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There was plenty of news across Georgia on Wednesday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of the top stories from the past 24 hours.

Gilmer Sheriff Tries To Take Back Facebook Shot At Atlanta Mayor

Gilmer County's sheriff took a shot via social media Saturday at Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. By Wednesday, he was trying to take it back. The shot was a comment made under a Facebook post showing a meme of a revolver with the barrel pointed backward toward the shooter.

Some Georgia Parents Dread Return To Classroom As Pandemic Persists

As school administrators across Georgia try to predict what a return to class might look like for their students for the start of the new school year, a suburban Atlanta district appears to lead the way with a date certain for students to roam the halls during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many systems are planning for the likelihood that it will be too risky to pack children close together in a classroom before a vaccine or a treatment for the disease is available.

Rayshard Brooks: Ex-Officer Faces Murder Charge, Death Penalty

A former Atlanta Police officer faces 11 criminal charges — including felony murder, which carries the death penalty — in the death of Rayshard Brooks on Friday after a confrontation in a Wendy's parking lot.

Netflix CEO To Donate $120M To Spelman, Morehouse

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, announced that they are donating a total of $120 million toward student scholarships at historically black colleges and universities, including two in Georgia.

GA COVID Cases Top 60K, Now Equal To Population of Marietta

Georgia passed 60,000 cases of coronavirus in statistics released Wednesday by the state's health department. The reported case number of 60,030 is roughly equal to the population of Marietta.

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