ATLANTA - Only Georgia's top-performing high school students would continue to receive free public college tuition under sweeping changes Gov. Nathan Deal and Republicans proposed Tuesday for the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship.
ATLANTA - Advocates for Georgia's pre-kindergarten program plan a rally at the state Capitol.
The rally is scheduled for Tuesday at noon. Advocates will call upon Gov. Nathan Deal and legislators to commit to supporting the program for the 150,000 4-year-olds in the state who are eligible to participate.
God has been good to Covington author Joyce Fincher, who has a new inspirational book available online, "He'll Lead You Through Your Sea."
It's her testimony of how God has led her through the darkest times of her life, as well as through the happy times. Fincher believes that she is simply God's vessel through whom he has written the story of her experiences.
ATLANTA - Fulton County fire officials say firefighters sent to douse an overnight blaze found dozens of suspected marijuana plants growing in the basement.
Fulton fire Battalion Chief Markus Jones says firefighters were sent to the house in south Fulton County early Monday. Jones says there was no one home when the firefighters arrived. He says the signs of a marijuana-growing operation included special lighting.
Pack your lunch and bring your own coffee. It's plain and simple, friends - this saves money! I estimate my family saves $150 a month by using this frugal living strategy. That's $1,800 a year! When you look at it like that, the convenience of not so healthy fast food and an overpriced cuppa joe isn't nearly as attractive, is it? Think about how much you could save if you drove past that shiny coffee shop with a thermos of your favorite in hand, brown bag filled with homemade goodies waiting beside you for lunch! Don't ...
Judge Horace Johnson has made a lot of memories since being born in Newton County Hospital in the late 50s. But the one that stands out most clearly happened at Ficquett Elementary School when he was one of the first black students to be integrated in Newton County.
The most significant bill by far to reach the house floor was the adjustment to the current, fiscal 2011 budget, also known as the supplemental or little budget bill. A few other items were of interest as well.
February 20, 2011|
By Doug Holt, Representative
ATLANTA - For Christopher McGee, getting the HOPE scholarship meant he could afford Georgia State University.
But state lawmakers are eyeing cuts to the cash-strapped scholarship program that has paid for more than 1 million Georgians to get a higher education - meaning McGee and other students across the state may have to pay thousands of dollars more for college. The 19-year-old from College Park said he'll likely increase the hours he works at his part-time job as a file clerk at an Atlanta law firm and decrease his class load to help make up the difference.