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Atlanta Mayoral Race: How Does It Affect The Grady Community?

Atlanta Mayoral Race: How Does It Affect The Grady Community?

October 3, 2017

By Parker Killenberg and Sophie Rivard On Nov. 7, Atlanta voters will sort through a crowded field of 10 mayoral candidates to select the successor to Kas...

School community deals with aftermath of Irma

School community deals with aftermath of Irma

September 27, 2017

Hurricane Irma left power outages lasting four-plus days, inch-deep debris on roads, empty water shelves in grocery stores and other damaging effects when...

Fate of local Confederate symbols remains uncertain

Fate of local Confederate symbols remains uncertain

September 21, 2017

While Stone Mountain, with its carvings of Confederate generals, may be the most visible piece of Atlanta’s Confederate legacy, it is far from the only...

Georgia Tech erupts into protest after vigil for student fatally shot by police

Georgia Tech erupts into protest after vigil for student fatally shot by police

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

September 18, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Local News, NEWS, Uncategorized

  by Anya Lomsadze Georgia Tech student and LGBTQ activist Scout Schultz was fatally shot by campus police on Sept. 16. After Schultz’s vigil on campus on Monday Sept. 18, protesters erupted around campus and set fire to ...

Hurricane Irma causes school closures, empties stores

Hurricane Irma causes school closures, empties stores

September 11, 2017

In response to Irma and the power outages it caused, superintendent Meria Carstarphen cancelled school for all Atlanta Public Schools for Monday, Tuesday...

DeKalb property annexation sparks debate

DeKalb property annexation sparks debate

September 5, 2017

Recent opposition to the proposal to annex the properties of Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta i...

Grady alum founds early childhood education program to combat poverty

James Bryan

August 28, 2017

Filed under Local News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Though he graduated from Grady in 2005, David Suitts returned to Atlanta heavily invested in the quality of public education. To help combat the poverty cycle, Suitts founded the program Unite4Kids, a nonprofit fighting for a minimum of $20 million of annual funding dedicated to early childhood education by 2018. After graduating from Grady and later the University of North Ca...

Reopening of the David T. Howard building

Reopening of the David T. Howard building

August 22, 2017

By Tyler Jones Old Fourth Ward is one of the most recent developing neighborhoods in Atlanta, and amid the extension of the BeltLine and crop up of ...

Morningside’s national award attracts families

The Southerner

June 1, 2017

Filed under Local News, NEWS

By Parker Killenberg and Alex Opsahl Thanks to high test scores and unique enrichment programs, Morningside Elementary, a Grady feeder school, was recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School for exemplary high performance. Like other schools in the Grady cluster,  Morningside’s student body has been growing in the past few years. At the beginning of the year the...

Commercial developer buys Underground Atlanta

The Southerner

May 24, 2017

Filed under Local News, NEWS

By Sophie Rivard Underground Atlanta, an  area that served as the center of downtown life in the 1960s, still holds remnants of the Atlanta history once rooted there. Despite its vibrant past, the shopping district full of kiosks and small shops has been neglected, and was subsequently sold to a development company on March 16. WRS Inc., a real estate and development...

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