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Illnesses and deaths spark efforts to curb vaping

Illnesses and deaths spark efforts to curb vaping

October 10, 2019

Twenty-three people nationwide have died from vaping-related illnesses this year, according to U.S. health officials. Vaping has always been advertised...

Impeachment Inquiry: A conversation with Dr. Richard Barke, Georgia Tech public policy professor

Impeachment Inquiry: A conversation with Dr. Richard Barke, Georgia Tech public policy professor

Tyler Jones

September 26, 2019

Dr. Richard Barke is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. The Southerner contacted Dr. Barke to ask about the impeach...

Students strike for Climate Action at the Capitol

Students strike for Climate Action at the Capitol

September 26, 2019

Chants of "this is what democracy looks like" and "climate action now" filled the humid, 80-plus degree air as capitol police and state troopers looked...

Music Midtown aftermath causes controversy in Piedmont Park neighborhood

Music Midtown aftermath causes controversy in Piedmont Park neighborhood

September 25, 2019

  Year after year, the aftermath of Music Midtown can be a major inconvenience and disruption for residents of the neighborhood. “It has a significant impact o...

New AP Seminar Curriculum Engages Students

New AP Seminar Curriculum Engages Students

September 25, 2019

The African diaspora is now part of the AP Seminar course. Developed by the College Board and a consortium of partner universities, the curriculum is...

Carstarphen questions why contract not extended

September 17, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen said she was surprised by the Atlanta Board of Education’s decision last week to not renew her contract. The superinten...

Scoot Over, Atlanta

Scoot Over, Atlanta

September 16, 2019

The first casualty was Eric Amis Jr., 20. On May 16, he was riding one of the 16,000 electric scooters in Atlanta when he was killed by a speed...

Superintendent and school board chair dispute reasoning for not extending contract

Superintendent and school board chair dispute reasoning for not extending contract

George Lefkowicz

September 10, 2019

After the Atlanta school board decided not to renew Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen’s contract, both sides went to the media to tell their ...

Atlanta school board to begin search for new superintendent

Atlanta school board to begin search for new superintendent

September 9, 2019

The Atlanta Board of Education has opted to not renew the contract of Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. Dr. Carstarphen has been superintendent s...

Grady welcomes new therapist on campus

Grady welcomes new therapist on campus

Kiki Soto

September 9, 2019

In an effort to combat mental health issues, Grady now has a full-time mental health provider.   CHRIS is an acronym that stands for the core...

Board moves to discuss superintendent’s future with district

Board moves to discuss superintendent’s future with district

September 8, 2019

The Atlanta school board will meet Monday, Sept. 9 to discuss the future of APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s contract renewal, which currently e...

Student arrested after bringing handgun to school

Student arrested after bringing handgun to school

September 5, 2019

A Grady student was arrested after bringing a handgun and marijuana to school today in a backpack. Administrators confiscated the backpack, holding the firearm dur...

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