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Georgia college students throw massive party ahead of school year starting, ignoring COVID-19 guidelines – CBS News

“We are disappointed that many of our students chose to ignore COVID-19 public health guidance by congregating in a large group without social distancing or face coverings,” a UNG rep said in a statement.

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A now-viral video posted on social media shows a massive gathering of University of North Georgia (UNG) students at party on Saturday night. Partygoers flooded the lawns of off-campus houses in Dahlonega, Georgia, two days before the school year officially began.
It is unclear who originally posted the video, in which dozens of students flouted guidelines against large social gatherings and few, if any, were wearing face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
Parties as students retu…

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Late to shut down, first to reopen, Georgia reports its highest daily death toll – USA TODAY

As photos of crowded school hallways catch the nation’s attention, Georgia reports its highest daily coronavirus death toll.

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It wasnt easy for Jenny Hunter to send her kids back to school this fall, but she knew it was the better of two impossible choices for her family.
“Im well aware of the clinical risks for children,” Hunter, a nurse and mother of two in Cherokee County, just outside Atlanta, told USA TODAY on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m not a teacher, and neither is my husband. I felt the benefit versus the risk was better to get them in person for their education.”
Minutes after hanging up, Hunter received a tex…

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GOP candidate who embraced QAnon conspiracy theory wins Georgia runoff, CNN projects – CNN

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a GOP candidate with a track record of incendiary rhetoric and ties to the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, prevailed in a Georgia primary runoff, CNN projected Tuesday, a victory that puts her in a strong position to win a congressio…

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Washington (CNN)Marjorie Taylor Greene, a GOP candidate with a track record of incendiary rhetoric and ties to the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, prevailed in a Georgia primary runoff, CNN projected Tuesday, a victory that puts her in a strong position to win a congressional seat in the fall representing a solidly Republican district.
The victory will also put national Republicans in the difficult position of how to respond.
Greene faced off against GOP opponent John Cowan in the runoff. T…

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Georgia school seen in photo of a crowded hallway will briefly move to online learning after reporting 9 cases of Covid-19 – CNN

A Georgia high school that came under scrutiny last week when a student shared a photo of a crowded hallway will temporarily move to virtual learning after it reported nine cases of Covid-19, according to a letter the school district sent to parents Sunday.

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(CNN)A Georgia high school that came under scrutiny last week when a student shared a photo of a crowded hallway will temporarily move to virtual learning after it reported nine cases of Covid-19, according to a letter the school district sent to parents Sunday.
“As a result of our being informed of nine cases of Covid-19 at North Paulding High School following the first week of in-person instruction, along with the possibility that number could increase if there are currently pending tests th…

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