Stimulus Check, Strained Hospitals, Holiday Closures: News Nearby

Kathleen Sturgeon

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

Coronavirus Claims Life Of Adored GA 'Santa' On Christmas Eve

Larry Kenneth Jones, 76, died Thursday from the coronavirus. An ironic date, as he played the part of Santa for 33 years in Cumming.

Loeffler, Perdue Voice Support For $2K Coronavirus Stimulus Check

Ahead of a runoff to keep their jobs, Georgia's two GOP U.S. Senators said Tuesday they favored increasing COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000.

Fatal Shooting Of Kennedy Maxie: Atlanta Police Name Suspect

Atlanta police Lt. Pete Malecki named a suspect in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie, who was shot near Phipps Plaza.

Gwinnett Man Steals Car With Baby On Board: Police

A man that police say stole a car left with its engine running — and a baby inside it — was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping.

What's Open, Closed On New Year's

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This article originally appeared on the Sandy Springs Patch