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Georgia lawmakers debate dual enrollment

September 26, 2023
ATLANTA – Simplifying Georgia’s dual enrollment program is the key to making it financially sustainable, a former school counselor who now runs a private counseling business told state lawmakers Tuesday. “Until we can get to the clarity piece, we’re never

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A man killed while riding his bike on Cobb Parkway

September 26, 2023
The Gist: A late-night collision on Cobb Parkway in Acworth left a bicyclist dead. Authorities are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident, calling for witnesses to come forward. The Details: Around 9:20 p.m. on Monday night, police say a man

What’s the latest on Georgia’s voting law?

September 26, 2023
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit will determine whether to continue blocking provisions of Georgia’s 2021 election law overhaul that civil rights groups say discriminates against Black and disabled voters. The Georgia Republican Party and national GOP political committees
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Is Atlanta Becoming a Vegan Haven? A New Report Says Yes

September 25, 2023
The Gist: Atlanta climbs the ranks in a new list that serves as a guide for herbivores, landing a spot in the top 20 U.S. cities for vegans and vegetarians. The Report: WalletHub, a personal-finance website, released a comprehensive report that ranks

This week’s Georgia weather: Rain could hit midweek

September 24, 2023
As Georgia heads into the final stretch of September, residents from Atlanta to Valdosta can expect a week of shifting weather patterns. The forecast from Monday to Friday suggests a tale of two seasons, blending the last remnants of summer warmth with

Insurance companies are denying coverage for coronavirus vaccines

September 23, 2023
The Gist: Insurance coverage denials for the updated coronavirus vaccines are prompting increased scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The situation has become so dire that Secretary of the U.S. health department Xavier Becerra sent a letter reminding

These are the best value colleges in Georgia

September 22, 2023
The Gist: SmartAsset’s ninth annual Best Value Colleges study is out, and Georgia Tech leads the pack among the state’s institutions. What Happened?: Financial analytics company SmartAsset released its latest Best Value Colleges study, evaluating schools on metrics such as scholarships, starting

What’s going on with fishing rights in Georgia?

September 22, 2023
ATLANTA – Georgia lawmakers passed legislation on the last day of this year’s General Assembly session guaranteeing Georgians the right to fish in navigable portions of the state’s rivers and streams. While the public’s right to fish had been established in Georgia

Gwinnett Ambulance Involved in Serious Traffic Collision

September 21, 2023
The Gist: One driver is in serious condition following a collision with a Gwinnett County Fire Department ambulance at a busy Norcross intersection. What Happened: According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, at about 3:10 p.m., a collision occurred between a passenger

Murder-Suicide at Hiram Walmart: What we know

September 21, 2023
The Gist: A sudden shooting at a Hiram Walmart took the lives of a former couple in a suspected domestic violence incident. What Happened?: According to the Hiram County Police Department, at around 7:22 p.m. on Wednesday, shoppers at the Walmart on

Will Georgia be the most important state in the 2024 election?

September 21, 2023
(The Center Square) — Georgia is likely “the most important state in American politics” heading into the 2024 election, a leading intellectual historian said. Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, narrowly defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams in 2018 and decidedly defeated her in a rematch in