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Masks will be required in Clarke County Schools when they reopen to in-person classes on November 9th.  

That information was part of an update given to parents which provided several details of what the return to in-person learning will look like.

Sunday was the deadline for parents to notify the school system of whether their children will continue with virtual learning or head back to school buildings.

NPR

A federal judge in Atlanta is weighing a challenge to a federal order that halts the eviction of certain renters through the end of the year in an effort to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month issued an order barring landlords from evicting any person covered by the order from a residential property for failure to pay rent.

Stuart Tannehill/Florida Times-Union via AP, File

A mining company's plan to dig outside the federal wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp is taking a big step forward because of the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules. The CEO of Twin Pines Minerals said Tuesday that the company plans to mine on 600 acres just a few miles from the swamp's edge without first obtaining a federal permit.

Jesse for Athens

District 6 Commissioner-Elect Jesse Houle won a court battle at the Georgia Supreme Court Monday. Justices ruled unanimously that votes cast for a candidate who dies before Election Day are void. We have a reaction from Houle.

Two homeowners in Georgia have filed a lawsuit over emissions of a chemical used by a company that sterilizes medical equipment. The Journal-Constitution reports that the attorney for the couple who filed the suit says it’s the first of many such cases.

The lawsuit was filed by Bridget and Andrew Kurt of Cobb County against Sterigenics. It seeks damages for lost property value due to emissions of ethylene oxide, a toxic gas the company is legally authorized to use. The company declined comment when contacted by the newspaper.

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