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Lithia Springs shooting intentional, teacher ID’d

by Vanessa McCray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 21, 2017

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Authorities identified a longtime math teacher as the man who shot himself in the face Thursday in his Lithia Springs High School classroom. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Jonathan Freeman fired one round f...

Atlanta’s NAACP chapter demands NFL boycott until Kaepernick signs with a team

by JuliaKate E. Culpepper, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 21, 2017

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Vice president of the NAACP's Atlanta chapter Gerald Griggs announced the Atlanta chapter will boycott all things related to the NFL until free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is signed by a team. Atlanta's NAACP chapter ...

Meet Cobb County Schools’ Teacher Of The Year

by Craig Johnson, South Cobb Patch

August 17, 2017

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The Cobb County School District recently named Nicole Kempson as its 2017 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced the honor on August 11 as the new school year's second week came to a close. The announcement,...

Metro Atlanta woman invents gloves designed for safety Read more: http://www.cbs46.com/story/36155273/metro-atlanta-woman-invents-gloves-designed-for-safety#ixzz4q29ljVTn

by WGCL-TV

August 17, 2017

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It's always dangerous when police officers stand in the middle of the road directing traffic, but a metro Atlanta woman has invented a product that hopes to help keep those officers safe. Deidre Goodwin is a police officer...

‘March on Google’ in Atlanta, other cities called off

by Richard Halicks, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 17, 2017

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A group protesting Google as an “anti-free speech monopoly” has postponed protest marches in nine cities, including Atlanta. The “March on Google” was to have taken place Saturday afternoon in Midtown Atlanta. ...

Atlanta mayor to consider renaming Confederate street names

by Stephannie Stokes, WABE

August 15, 2017

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he's carefully considering calls to rename streets recognizing the Confederacy or Confederate leaders. Petitions asking for name changes took off, after the violent weekend in Charlottesville,...

Powder Springs prepares to launch business support project

by Ross Williams, Marietta Daily Journal

August 15, 2017

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Powder Springs is hatching a plan: The city will soon be home to the latest business incubator in Cobb County. The City Council will decide Wednesday which businesses will be the first to receive office space from the city. “It’s...

Educators lose appeal in Atlanta test-cheating case

by Ty Tagami, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 11, 2017

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Two educators who were convicted for their roles in the Atlanta test-cheating conspiracy failed to reverse their convictions on appeal. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the convictions of Tamara Cotman and...

Some Cobb County teachers to be equipped with panic buttons

by Tasnim Shamma, WABE

August 11, 2017

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The Cobb County School District plans to give all school employees, from teachers to janitors, wearable panic buttons. Employees at three Cobb schools will be carrying panic buttons this year, giving them the power to communicate...

UGA nixes prof’s plan to let students decide grades to lessen stress

by Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 9, 2017

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A well respected University of Georgia business school professor, concerned over the stress on his students, posted online course policies that would have allowed them to change their grades, abandon group work that taxed t...

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