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Nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products

November 15, 2018

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As Thanksgiving approaches, an outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey has affected 164 people across 35 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the strain of salmonella in samples of raw turkey pet food, live turkeys, and raw turkey products. As of November 8th, 2 people in Georgia have been infected. The CDC recommends washing hands,...

Juul Labs suspends sale of most flavored pods

November 15, 2018

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Juul Labs announced on Tuesday that the company would suspend sales of most of its flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores. The company also announced that it would end social media promotions. Mint, tobacco and menthol flavors will continue to be sold in retail stores in order to prevent some users from reverting to Menthol cigarettes, said Juul. The announcement has undermined...

Grady hosts Carter/King debate tournament on Nov. 17

November 12, 2018

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The 10th Annual Carter/King Quest for the Dream Speech and Debate Tournament is being held here at Grady on Saturday, Nov. 17. The tournament will host 32 schools from three states.

Harris Hines, retired Chief Justice, 1961 Grady alum killed in car crash

Harris Hines, retired Chief Justice, 1961 Grady alum killed in car crash

November 4, 2018

Harris Hines, the recently retired Chief Justice is the Georgia Supreme Court died today in a car crash, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. Hines was a 1961 Grady graduate who retired as Chief Justice in August 31, 2018. ...

Polio-like illness AFM spreads to Georgia

October 31, 2018

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An outbreak of a mysterious illness with symptoms similar to polio has reached Georgia. This year, three children across the state have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an illness that causes respiratory issues, muscle weakness and varying degrees of paralysis. Since the CDC started investigating the condition in 2014, the agency have seen nearly 400 c...

Local student falls ill after vaping at school

October 30, 2018

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A student at a private school in North Fulton County was hospitalized after vaping at school, according to a report on WSB-TV. The Kings Ridge student became sick last Thursday. Friends to student at the Alpharetta school said they had bought Green Mist from a vape shop in Milton. The full report can be found here.  ...

Grady’s performance index exceeds state average

October 29, 2018

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Grady's College and Career Readiness Performance Index exceeded Atlanta Public Schools' and the state's average for high school, according to results released by the Georgia Department of Education. Grady's score of 81.7 exceeded the state average of 75.3 and the district's average of 65.5. The index measured schools by five metrics: content mastery, progress, closing gaps,...

Debate team performs well at North Carolina Invitational

October 28, 2018

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The Grady Jesters debate team performed well at the Queen City Invitational at Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, N.C. over the weekend. The team had the following finishes: 5th Place in Informative, Joe Earles; 6th Place in Extemporaneous, Sarah Likins and 2nd Place Franky Fernandez; 3rd Place in Duo Interpreataion, Joe Earles & Olivia Hunter, 2nd Place in Varsity...

Georgia is eighth in youth obesity, study finds

October 26, 2018

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A recent study by the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) round that Georgia has the eighth highest rate of obesity in youth aged 10 to 17 at 18.4 percent. Southern states had disproportionately high rates compared to the rest of the country. The study, which is based on data from 2017, highlighted the importance of addressing youth obesity.

Grady’s SAT scores top state and national average

October 25, 2018

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Grady's average SAT score of 1128, topped the state and national average, according to results released by the College Board. Georgia's average score was 1054 and the national average was 1049. The average score in Atlanta Public Schools was 997. North Atlanta had the district's second-highest score at 1085, while Drew Charter High School was third at 1058 and Carver Early...

Grady publications recognized at journalism conference

October 23, 2018

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The Georgia Scholastic Press Association recognized Grady's publications as the state's best in its First Edition Competition on Oct. 22 at the University of Georgia. GSPA named Southerner Best Overall Newspaper and recognized the article: "Juul: A new generation of nicotine addicts as the top print news article. The association recognized the Southerner Online website as the...

FBLA raising proceeds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 23, 2018

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 The FBLA Club is sponsoring a school-wide pink out on Friday, Oct. 26 in an effort to raise $500 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to donate to Susan G. Koman Greater Atlanta. The club is selling T-shirts for $20 to aid its efforts.

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