If 2020 was the Year of COVID, then it was also the year Americans rediscovered their love for nature. Visitation to the Little River Canyon west of Rome on Lookout Mountain reached an all-time high, with more than 802,000 people visiting the national preserve over the course of the year.  

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ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims fell again in Georgia last week, mirroring a decline in jobless claims nationwide as more and more businesses shut down by the coronavirus pandemic reopen.

David Perdue, who lost to Jon Ossoff in January’s runoff for one Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats, announced Tuesday he has decided not to run for the seat in 2022 after a high-profile and drawn-out election.

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COVID-19 deaths in the United States surpassed 500,000 on Monday, the latest desolate way station in a once-uncharted landscape of loss. The toll is hard to fathom. It's as if all the people in an American city the size of Atlanta or Sacramento simply vanished. The number is greater than the combined U.S. battlefield deaths in both world wars and Vietnam. Last month, based on average 24-hour ...