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The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will open its doors to the public on August 13th after four months of closure.

Hillary Brown, the Director of Communications at the Georgia Museum of Art, tells us what to expect.

"We added pre-time ticketing to limit the number of people in the building at one time, those are half-hour slots, we are requiring masks for all visitors and staff members," Brown said. "We are not doing tours, but we have to ability to do some virtual tours."

Bars Reopening and the Spread of COVID

Aug 7, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the impact that bars reopening may have had on the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia over the past few months.

COVID-19 Deaths in Georgia Top 4,000

Aug 6, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Total Covid-19 reached a tragic milestone today. 42 people have died due to the virus, bringing the total to now more than 4,000. The Georgia Department of Public also Health reports that there are over 3,200 confirmed new cases today, bringing the total case number to over 204,000. There have also been 214 new hospitalizations from the virus

Photo courtesy Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald

Athens and Atlanta are among the cities highlighted in a new report on the progress of solar power in the nation.

That’s according to the 'Shining Cities: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar' report.

Jennette Gayer is director of Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center, which released the data.

“The city of Atlanta, city of Athens have made pretty impressive progress in just a few years,” according to Gayer. “Both Athens and Atlanta struggle with really high energy burdens and solar can help really address some of those problems.”

Millions of Georgians with criminal histories will now be able to get a second chance at having a clean record. Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 288 into law on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The legislation will allow individuals to have certain misdemeanors restricted and sealed from their public criminal records, after four years with a clean record. The process is commonly referred to as expungement.