Meet Johns Creek’s new police chief

JOHNS CREEK — The city of Johns Creek has a new police chief, nearly a year after the previous chief came under fire for comments he made about Black Lives Matter protests. Mark J. Mitchell was sworn in last month as the

Georgia firefighter dies in boating accident

The Gainesville Fire Department confirmed yesterday that firefighter Chandler Patterson died over the weekend in a boating accident. Chandler died after a boating accident on Lake Tugaloo Saturday evening, while spending time off with his family and friends. Chandler had been with

Meet the new principal at Mulberry Creek Elementary School

CATAULA — The Harris County School District’s Board of Education has approved Amy Allen as the new principal for Mulberry Creek Elementary School in Cataula. As the 2021-2022 school year marks her 26th year as an educator, Allen will be re-joining the

Meet Gwinnett County’s first African American parks chief

When a young Chris Minor played football at Cemetery Field, he did not know he would one day oversee the organization that operates that very park. Minor is the first African-American director of the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Division. “I’m honored

Find out what former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson is doing now

Former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson launched a nonprofit organization Wednesday to raise awareness and funding for neurocognitive diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Isakson, R-Ga., announced his diagnosis with Parkinson’s in 2015 and retired from Congress at the end of 2019,

Remembering an Atlanta Legend: Who was C.T. Martin?

Former Atlanta City Council member C.T. Martin died this morning surrounded by his family at his home in Southwest Atlanta. He was 84 years old. Martin was known as the “Dean” of the City Council because he was one of the longest

Meet Savannah State University’s new president

Savannah State University Interim President Kimberly Ballard-Washington is about to take on the job on a permanent basis. Ballard-Washington has been selected sole finalist for the post, system Chancellor Steve Wrigley and Sachin Shailendra, chairman of the Board of Regents, announced Thursday.

These are the finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year

State School Superintendent Richard Woods today announced the 10 finalists for 2022 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The finalists were chosen from a pool of applicants all previously selected as their school district’s Teacher of the Year. The applications were read by

Meet Atlanta’s new police chief

ATLANTA — Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appointed interim Atlanta Police Department Chief Rodney Bryant as the permanent Chief to lead the department. Since his appointment, Bryant has focused on reducing violent crimes, taking guns off the streets and bridging the gap between law enforcement and the communities they

Georgia remembers former lawmaker Hank Huckaby

Former University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby died Wednesday at age 79 after suffering a stroke last week. Huckaby served a brief stint in the state House of Representatives representing a Watkinsville-based district and before that spent years as an administrator

Meet Valdosta’s new judge

Judge Jeremy Baker was sworn in as the Valdosta Municipal Court Judge Monday by Lowndes County Superior Court Judge Gregory Voyles. Valdosta’s mayor and city council appointed Baker in March.  “The Municipal Court is usually people’s first introduction into dealing with the

Alpharetta mom pens book about raising confident kids

When raising children, especially pre-teens and teenagers, parents can face tension when big topics are brought up and it can be challenging for them to navigate these tough conversations. Author Kim Moog, a parent herself, has recently published “Food for Thought: Raising Confident

Henry County commissioner dead from COVID-19

Henry County Commissioner Gary Barham died this morning due to complications from COVID-19, according to county officials. Barham served as Henry County’s District 3 Commissioner since his election in 2013 and spent much of his life in service to the Henry County

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