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Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

Tyler Jones and Hope Nathanson

March 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Local News, NEWS, School News, Uncategorized

Seventeen backpacks line the field of the Grady Stadium in front of a crowd of hundreds of students. Today, on the one month anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, Grady students joined thousands of pupils across the nation and walked out of cl...

Boys and girls swim teams win city championships

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Grady's boys and girls swim teams won first place at the Atlanta Public Schools Swimming Championships yesterday Jan. 24 at the Washington Park Natatorium. The girls have won for five consecutive years, while the boys earned their first win in team history. Both teams qualified for the state championship...

Clark named Knights’ new football coach

Clark named Knights’ new football coach

Sean Sweeney

January 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Football, School News, SPORTS

Mays defensive backs coach Kevin Clark has been named Grady's new head football coach.  Clark spent his college football career as a defensive back at South Carolina State, and from then on was a defensive backs coach at eight different schools, including Banneker and Mays high schools over 18 se...

APS Police shoots man armed with BB gun near Forrest Hill Academy

APS Police shoots man armed with BB gun near Forrest Hill Academy

Tyler Jones

December 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Local News, NEWS

An Atlanta Public Schools police officer shot a man armed with a BB gun who attempted to enter Forrest Hill Academy in Southwest Atlanta Tuesday morning. No officers or students were injured in the shooting.  The suspect’s name has not been released and no motive has been determined, the Georgia B...

Alum Westmoreland wins Atlanta City Council seat

November 10, 2017


Filed under Adminstration, Breaking News, Local News

Brief Grady alumnus and former Atlanta Board of Education member Matt Westmoreland had a strong win on Tuesday for an at-large post for the Atlanta City Council. He ended with 63 percent of the vote with approximately 48,000 votes which was more votes than any other candidate in the Atlanta election...

Atlanta Mayor Reed praises Grady journalism students, criticizes professional media

Atlanta Mayor Reed praises Grady journalism students, criticizes professional media

October 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Clubs and Organizations News, School News

KasimReed.com Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed   News Brief After the Atlanta City Council erroneously tweeted today Mayor Kasim Reed vetoed an ordinance to reduce fines and eliminate jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana, the mayor praised Grady journalism students. ...

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 a Tech police car, leading to the arrest of three people and the in...

Hurricane Irma causes school closures, empties stores

Hurricane Irma causes school closures, empties stores

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Local News

In response to Irma and the power outages it caused, superintendent Meria Carstarphen cancelled school for all Atlanta Public Schools for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the week of Sep. 11. Atlanta school board member Matt Westmoreland said schools were closed for Tuesday and Wednesday because the...

Protests break out in Atlanta in wake of Trump election

Protests break out in Atlanta in wake of Trump election

Chandler Morris

November 16, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Front Slideshow, NEWS

By Chandler Morris In response to Donald Trump being announced the next president of the United States, citizens have taken to the streets with signs and megaphones to protest. Protests have broken out in large cities across the country, including Atlanta. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, one day after Tr...

Victory for Trump sends nation into uncertainty

Victory for Trump sends nation into uncertainty

Chandler Morris

November 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

At approximately 3 a.m. today, Donald Trump was announced the next president of the United States. The election was a drastic turn from the expected and stunned the country, Republicans and Democrats alike. Trump, the Republican candidate, won the election with 279 electoral votes, Democrat Hillary...

Guiney departs, Bockman serves in interim

Guiney departs, Bockman serves in interim

Mei Nathan

August 25, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

Grady Principal Timothy Guiney will leave effective Sept. 9 to become Associate Superintendent in Clayton County Public Schools pending board approval Aug. 29. Guiney declined additional comment after announcing his departure in a staff meeting earlier today.  “While we are all disappointed that ...

Flint citizens continue to feel aftermath of water crisis

Mei Nathan

April 21, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

On April 16, 2013, former Flint, Mich. emergency managers, Darnell Earley and Ed Kurtz, decided to use water from Lake Huron instead of from Detroit pipes for the city’s supply, believing the decision would save millions of dollars. Because the completion of the Lake Huron pipeline was projected t...

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