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Certain employees in Tuolumne County government will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19, or seek approval of a religious exemption, after the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday learned it couldn’t flout a recent California state health officer’s order that applies to health care workers.

A 17-year-old male from Soulsbyville crashed a truck on Highway 108 in Mi-Wuk Village Monday night allegedly while under the influence of alcohol, killing a 19-year-old male passenger from Sonora, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release.

Nearly watching the home he grew up in on Golf Links Road burn in the Washington Fire on Aug. 26 reminded Ron Hamilton of the inherent dangers that come with living in a fire-prone area like Tuolumne County, but seeing the community rally afterward to help those who lost everything confirmed…

People who live in the 209 area code — including residents of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties — are going to have to switch to 10-digit or 11-digit calling by Oct. 24, and nobody will be able to make calls by simply entering seven-digit numbers any more, according to the California Public Ut…

Julia and Geoff Falkner, of Sonora, dropped off their ballots at the Tuolumne County Elections Office about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, voting to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom and elect Republican radio host Larry Elder to replace him.

Dr. Stephanie Stuart, emergency room physician and chief of medical staff for Adventist Health Sonora and its outpatient clinics, is among the health care professionals who treat about 100 patients a day in the hospital’s emergency department. 

Hailey Hurst spent the past year working hard to protect her fellow Tuolumne County residents from COVID-19, only to have her own life cut short by the deadly virus last Friday.

John Stivers, owner of the Lake Tulloch Campground in Jamestown who went missing for a month under mysterious circumstances, is in fragile condition, but safe, his wife told The Union Democrat on Wednesday. 

AWAD — A memorial service for Clyde Moses Awad will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose at Lyons Street, Sonora. Burial with military honors will follow at Mountain Shadow Cemetery on Lyons-Bald Mountain Road in Sonora. Mr. Awad,  97, died Mo…

At least one Tuolumne County employee is among more than 20 COVID-19 deaths recorded in the county since Aug. 1, yet the Board of Supervisors for the county’s government had a four-hour discussion Tuesday of coronavirus policy that highlighted lack of consensus among elected leadership, refl…