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College football odds, lines, schedule for Week 4: Auburn, LSU favored big as SEC opens 2020 season

The college football season cranks up into overdrive in Week 4 as the SEC opens play, joining the ACC and Big 12 as Power Five conferences rolling along in the 2020 season. No. 8 Auburn will host No. 23 Kentucky in one of three ranked-on-ranked games of the weekend, while defending national champion LSU, which enters ranked No. 6 in the AP Top 25 poll, will kick off its title defense at home against Mississippi State on the SEC on CBS.

Elsewhere, No. 24 Louisville will look to get back on track against No. 21 Pittsburgh, No. 22 Army will visit No. 14 Cincinnati and Florida State will square off against No. 12 Miami (FL) in the first big rivalry game of the season.

Let’s take a look at what the oddsmakers think will get money on both sides of the equation, with odds provided via William Hill Sportsbook. 

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GA Tallies 13 Deaths, 3,177 Cases As Free Mega-Testing Site Opens

ATLANTA, GA — Sunday’s report of 3,177 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a day, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, comes as Georgia is about to open a free mega-testing site near Atlanta. The site opens Aug. 10 near Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport.

On Sunday the Georgia Department of Public Health reported more than 3,000 new cases, along with 13 deaths and 72 hospitalizations. The numbers are a drop from Saturday’s tally of 4,445 new cases, a one-day death toll of and 274 more hospitalizations.

The mega-testing site has the capacity to test 5,000 people a day and is located at 1800 Sullivan Road, College Park. It will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 26. Testing is available to all Georgians regardless of symptoms, but appointments and online registrations are recommended.

To register online and to make an appointment go to https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/.

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ENDO Ethos Hemp Store Opens In Huntington

HUNTINGTON, NY — ENDO Ethos, a hemp CBD retailer, is open for business in Huntington Village. CBD, which stands for Cannabidiol, is commonly used for stress and anxiety, pain, sleep and inflammation.

Husband and wife owners Clark and Chrissy Ruggeri held the soft opening of their second ENDO Ethos location on Aug. 1. The 289 Main St. location is in the heart of the village and is a larger space than their flagship Northport shop. The couple signed their lease in November — before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic’s harsh impact on merchants made them consider backing out on the lease, Chrissy said. Ultimately, they felt their products would benefit customers at a time some need them most.

“We decided there’s no better time than now, as people are struggling with stress and anxiety, and trying to boost their health naturally,” Chrissy told Patch. “Now we’re trying to build some

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Georgia school district opens this week with no mask mandate, prompting debate: ‘The risk is real’

Schools in Jefferson, Ga., will resume in-person learning on Friday without a mask mandate despite continual spikes in COVID-19 cases in the state. (Getty Images)
Schools in Jefferson, Ga., will resume in-person learning on Friday without a mask mandate despite continual spikes in COVID-19 cases in the state. (Getty Images)

Summer is far from over, but one small school system in Georgia is preparing to open its doors this week. Jefferson City Schools in Jefferson, Ga., will resume in-person learning on Friday without a mask mandate despite continual spikes in COVID-19 cases in the state. At the same time, other school districts in the state have pushed back school start dates or have scheduled remote learning.

Jackson County, where the school district is located, has 819 confirmed cases of the virus as of Tuesday, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Surrounding areas are also dealing with their own outbreaks. Georgia currently has 175,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the state’s Department of Public Health.

In an FAQ posted online, the

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Comic-Con 2020 Opens ‘At Home’ in Uncertain Times

To use the words of prophet and frequent convention attendee Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. This year, the professional weirdness of Comic-Con has taken a twist, as the four-day event will take place exclusively online.

To their credit, organizers are trying to replicate the commercialized fan-friendly confines of the San Diego Convention Center as much as possible: there is the traditional souvenir book featuring a pretty sweet drawing of Ray Bradbury on a T. Rex on the cover that is available for free .pdf download (and featuring click-through advertisements!), and you can print your own badge (sponsored by Amazon Prime Video!) to wear as you sit in front of your screen at home. The Comic-Con homepage also will take you to an online Exhibit Hall, where there will be interactive exhibits and events offered by vendors.

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‘The Old Guard’ Opens to Number One on Netflix as ‘The Outpost’ Flies High Again on VOD

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This week looks to be the biggest yet for original feature films debuting online. We don’t have data for “Greyhound,” the Tom Hanks World War II drama that Sony sold to Apple for $70 million; ditto Sundance hit “Palm Springs” on Hulu (a $22 million deal, also intended for theaters), or what traction “Hamilton” had in its second Disney+ weekend.

In a business-as-usual world, those would be significant players. (Related: Originally slated to open last weekend were “The Forever Purge” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” with “Minions: Rise of Gru” in its second week.) Of even greater note: 10 VOD originals filled 50 percent of the four top 10 VOD lists we track. This weekend reflects a shift to newer titles, rather than those that received a theatrical release.

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Amber Valletta Opens Online Sustainability Panel

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GREEN MACHINE: Sustainable development was the theme of a Fashion Matters talk featured on the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode’s online Men’s Fashion Week platform on Saturday in partnership with television network Canal+.

“The COVID-19 pandemic brought a short halt in overconsumption and manufacturing for many individuals and businesses, providing us with a glimpse of how quickly our planet could heal, if we were to care better and live in a more responsible way,” said presenter Camille Charrière.

The panel was made up of Agnès B. designer Agnès Troublé, Germanier’s Kevin Germanier, Officine Générale’s Pierre Mahéo and Pascaline Wilhelm, fashion director at Première Vision. Model and eco campaigner Amber Valletta opened the session.

Troublé, a pioneer when it comes to sustainability in fashion, summed up her vision: “Respect, respect of people, respect of customers, respect of the people I

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