5 Things You May have Missed over The Weekend

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Welcome to a brand new week that is sure to be filled with news. Nationally, there will be a presidential debate Tuesday and locally, the election to fill John Lewis‘ seat is also on Tuesday.

Looking back to the weekend, here are a few stories you may have missed while you were spending time with your family or just not consuming news.

A NEW SUPREME?: President Donald Trump announced his pick for the Supreme Court. Trump has chosen 48-year-old Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Here’s what we know about Barrett.

STATE FAIR IS A GO: The Georgia State Fair will be happening this year. In fact, it starts this week. The fair will proceed with several measures to protect against COVID-19 and a set of guidelines for visitors to follow.

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR BALLOT IS?: Changes to the postal service have left many voters concerned about the status of their absentee ballots. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger unveiled a tracking and notification system that voters can use to find out where their ballot is at all times. The system will send email or text alerts telling you where your ballot is and what its status is as it moves through the process. If for some reason a ballot is rejected, voters will receive a notification and contact information to get the issue resolved.

COLD CASE SOLVED: Gwinnett County Police believe they have solved a 2012 murder. Robert Mixon was murdered on Nov. 2, 2012 and his case has remained unsolved until this month when police found evidence linking a man who was already incarcerated to Mixon’s death.

CENSUS DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Census was supposed to be finished Sept. 30. However, a federal judge has stepped in and ruled that the counting must continue until Oct. 31. If you haven’t filled out your census form, you have a little extra time, but you should still hurry. There is an ongoing lawsuit and the judge’s order could be overturned.