2020: Pandemic, politics, and passing of a civil rights icon

2020: Pandemic, politics, and passing of a civil rights icon
2020 is drawing to a close. (Source: WALB)

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The coronavirus pandemic and its imprint on politics, education, work and society in all corners of Georgia made headlines throughout most of 2020.

But the year also included the high-stakes November election and early voting in a pair of Senate run-off elections that cast a white-hot spotlight on Georgia.

Two high-profile killings drew sharp attention to racial justice issues in a year that also saw the passing of civil rights icon John Lewis.

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