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More than 100,000 Georgians have been confirmed to have coronavirus infections, as the number of people currently sick enough with COVID-19 to be hospitalized pushed past 2,000 on Tuesday. 

Atlanta Mayor: No Need For Troops, Despite Governor's Order

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The mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday that she doesn’t agree with the Georgia governor’s order to mobilize the National Guard in her city as a surge in violence became a political talking point. 

Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the activation of up to 1,000 Guard troops after a weekend of violence in Atlanta left five people dead. One was an 8 year old girl, killed while riding in a car near a Wendy's that was burned after a Black man was shot by a white police officer in the restaurant parking lot last month.

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Georgia’s 26 public universities and colleges will mandate campus-wide mask wearing after the state university system reversed itself on Monday. 

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission recently announced five Arts in Communities award recipients.

The former Madison County police officer indicted for killing a University of Georgia graduate student in 2019 is now arguing his charges are invalid. 

 
Winford Terrell Adams III is arguing his seven-count felony charges are invalid because he acted while in the performance of his duties as an officer. Adams filed a motion to quash the indictment in the Clarke County Superior Court, alleging he shot the 26-year-old student because he was "concerned for the safety and welfare of his wife," who was at the student's place of residence at the time of the shooting. 

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