Confederate Monument, School Restart, Six Flags Fuss: GA Top News

Deb Belt

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:

Sex Shop Opens In East Cobb; Another Shop Shut Down In Marietta

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.

Family Says Six Flags Questioned Their Black Lives Matter Shirts

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.

Delta Has Banned Some Passengers For Not Wearing A Mask

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.

Solicitor Urges Gwinnett County To Move Confederate Monument

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

At Rayshard Brooks' Funeral, Mourning A Life That Mattered

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.

Jury Indicts All 3 Suspects In Ahmaud Arbery Fatal Shooting

Three men arrested for shooting and killing Ahmuad Arbery have been indicted by a grand jury, announced the Cobb County District Attorney.

What Fireworks Are Legal, Illegal In GA: Fourth Of July 2020

With many GA fireworks displays canceled due to coronavirus, it may be tempting to light your own pyrotechnic display. Here's what's legal.

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