GEORGIA — Top news of the week on Georgia Patches includes a funeral for Rayshard Brooks at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, an official urged a Confederate monument be moved out of its downtown location, which fireworks are legal and when you can shoot them off, schools prepare for classes to resume, and a sex shop is ordered closed.
Plus, the Georgia legislature passes a hate crimes bill, all three defendants in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case have been indicted, a statue of Thomas Jefferson is moved into storage, Delta Airlines has banned travelers who won't wear masks as coronavirus cases surge, , and other news.
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Here are some of the week's top stories:
Just as one Tokyo Valentino opened in East Cobb county, another one in Marietta had its business license pulled for selling too much sexually oriented merchandise.
A mother of three said security tried to stop her and her children from entering Six Flags Over Georgia on Juneteenth because of their 'Black Lives Matter T-shirts.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has banned travelers who wouldn't comply with its new safety guidelines. Those who refused to wear face coverings or masks weren't allowed on the plane.
Gwinnett County's solicitor is asking its board of commissioners to take down a Confederate monument in downtown Lawrenceville "due to safety concerns."
Schools Gear Up For Classes
- Cobb County Schools Announces Plans For Students Returning
- Act Now By Social Distancing, Wearing Mask: Fulton Superintendent
- Parents Asked To Take Reopening Survey For Cherokee Schools
- Forsyth Schools Sets Opening Date, Reveals Learning Options
For the first time since March, the church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached opened its sanctuary to an in-person congregation gathered to mourn Rayshard Brooks, the 27-year-old Black man whose death has sparked protests and criminal charges against two white Atlanta police officers.
- Georgia DA Rejects Calls To 'Step Aside' In Rayshard Brooks Case
- Woman Accused Of Setting Wendy's Fire Released On Bail
Three men arrested for shooting and killing Ahmuad Arbery have been indicted by a grand jury, announced the Cobb County District Attorney.
- 'Today Is A Happy Day' Says Ahmaud Arbery's Mother On Indictment
- Hate Crimes Bill Passes GA Legislature
With many GA fireworks displays canceled due to coronavirus, it may be tempting to light your own pyrotechnic display. Here's what's legal.
More Top GA Stories
- Tyler Perry Gifts Atlanta Nonprofit Founder With New Car
- Atlanta Mayor Issues 3 Orders From 'Use of Force' Council Report
- Cobb School Board Split On Resolution Against Racism
- New Flooring Company Expected To Add 240 Jobs In Bartow County
- Marbut Principal, Teachers Take On Student Garden During Pandemic
- 4 Buckhead Business Organizations Are Coming Together
- Delta CEO: 500 Staff Tested Positive For Coronavirus, 10 Died
- Dallas Mom Rescues Son From Deal Gone Bad, Shoots At Attackers
- Georgia Reports Its 2nd Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases In A Day
- State Lawmakers Put Gambling Back On The Table, Or At Least Online
- Georgia Convention Hotels Slash Jobs, Bad Unemployment News Persists
- Street Names With Possible KKK Tie To Be Changed In Sandy Springs
- Use Of Force, Hate Crime Ordinances Approved By Fulton Officials
- Georgia Senate Tosses Revised 'Right To Farm' Hot Potato To House
- Smyrna Police Officer Rescued After Semitruck Lands On Car
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