Early voting, Hice challenge, high-profile visits and more

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Early voters continue to come out to cast their ballots in the Georgia Senate runoff.

More than 1,400 people voted Monday in Richmond County yesterday, bringing the total of ballots cast to nearly 12,000.

The Columbia County Board of Elections says almost 3,000 early voters cast a ballot at both of their polling locations Monday. Add 9,000 absentee ballots returned, and that makes 26,000 total votes

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Visits with Santa looking very different in a COVID-19 world

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Many of the usual places children can see Santa Claus are still inviting him from the North Pole, but have several precautions in place due to COVID-19.

Visits with Santa Claus will be a little different this Christmas season. (Photo: ToddKuhns, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Add a facemask to the red suit and floppy hat for ol’ Kriss Kringle this year.

Despite a world that looks incredibly different this holiday season,

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Trump visits, long voting lines mark eve of pivotal election

Lengthy early voting lines in Michigan and two stops by President Donald Trump on Monday marked the eve of a pivotal election that will cement the path of the nation for the next four years.

Trump won the state by 10,704 votes in 2016, his closest margin of victory nationally. But he and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have both invested heavily in Michigan. The president made the final stop

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Santa visits get a pandemic makeover in person and online – for a safer, more inclusive Christmas

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Bay Area children hoping to sit on Santa’s lap this year are in for some big changes, but it is still possible to get quality time with Saint Nick.

A lot of Santa’s helpers who usually staff malls and department stores are older and at high risk for COVID-19. So to keep both them and visiting children safe, the old traditions are undergoing a major revamp.

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Prince William Visits Homeless Support Facility to Learn About Their Efforts During COVID-19

Prince William spent time at a drop-in homeless support facility this week to learn about the organization’s efforts to support vulnerable people amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

On Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge visited the Garden House in Petersborough, where he spoke to both clients and representations of various service organizations about how the pandemic has taken a toll on the homeless community.

The royal, 38, heard from members

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Are you missing vineyard visits during quarantine? Try a virtual wine tasting

The global pandemic is keeping oenophiles from gathering in bars or visiting vineyards. But vintners aren’t letting the wine tasting experience fall by the wayside. Instead, many wineries are offering virtual tastings.

Some ship wine to your door, then schedule a video call to walk you through a tasting, much the same as you’d find at a vineyard. Others are creating video series that wine drinkers can watch on demand.

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