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BREAKING: Fulton judge recuses herself from Kemp-Bottoms case

July 21, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Ellerbe is recusing herself from a legal battle between Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Georgia Sets Another Coronavirus Record While Mayor And Governor Battle Over Mask Mandate

July 20, 2020

CBS Atlanta

Last week, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also discussed his proposal to the state’s governor for a two-week shutdown due to the rise in cases. He said the city needed to “reset,” especially as leaders begin conversations about reopening schools. Turner’s proposal parallels what Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced last week.

John Lewis left footprints across metro Atlanta

July 20, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In his first elected office, Lewis served as an at-large councilman from 1982-1986. He was a proponent for transparency measures and neighborhood control.

Kemp’s office seeks to block Atlanta mask mandate in court

July 17, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration went to court Thursday seeking to block Atlanta from enacting coronavirus restrictions and requiring residents to wear masks, setting up a legal showdown between the state and local governments over efforts to contain the disease.

DeKalb, local cities with mask mandates react to Kemp’s latest order

July 16, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKalb County and at least six local cities recently mandated the wearing of masks in public places. The ordinances defied what was, at the time, a general prohibition on municipalities adopting coronavirus-related restrictions more stringent than those outlined by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

Woodruff Park tours suspended due to COVID-19 precautions

July 15, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In compliance with the City of Atlanta’s announcement to revert to Phase 1 public health precautions for COVID-19, the Woodruff Park’s Atlanta from the Ashes: Downtown History Tours are suspended until further notice.

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