Your Atlanta updates for Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
Extremist professor exposed
A math professor at Georgia State University's Perimeter College has been accused of posting hateful and extremist comments online. Larry Coty has allegedly been circulating neo-Nazi propaganda on the Russian social media site VK and in comment sections of reactionary far-right websites. Coty was also a math teacher at Decatur High School in the 90s.
Who needs $100?
In an effort to get more residents vaccinated, Fulton County is offering a $100 incentive to those who receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals can only receive the shot at specific events, the first day to get the reward is Wednesday. Those interested in getting the incentives should get first or second doses of Pfizer on Wednesday, Friday, Nov. 3 or Nov. 6.
The final stretch
The Atlanta mayoral election is entering its final stretch and election day is just one week away. In a roundup, it was revealed that the most pressing issue amongst city residents is crime and affordable housing. Currently, young voters have been noted as undecided and an ideal target for candidate's final round of campaigning. Early voting ends Friday.
Trick or Treat!
Several fun events are happening in Decatur this week including trick or treating and a tree tour at the Decatur Cemetery. Children and teens can trick or treat along the Decatur Square this week, Oct. 25-30 and the tree tour will take place in Decatur’s Historic Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 1-4 p.m.
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