Cobb County, GAMarietta Daily Journal

AROUND TOWN: Sunshine and the Cobb school board

In an apparent violation of Georgia’s sunshine laws, which require governments to be open and transparent, a Cobb school board public hearing on its fiscal 2022 budget Thursday afternoon was not broadcast live, and media was barred from observing in person. When MDJ senior reporter Thomas Hartwell asked why a...
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Douglas County, GADouglas County Sentinel

Willette pioneered kindergarten in Douglas County

Underneath the magnolia trees in the Douglasville City Cemetery can be found three graves that have quite a story to tell which begins with the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and ends with the establishment of Atlanta’s first public kindergartens. The graves bear the names of Darius Mann Allen (1822-1903), Sophia L. (Ober) Allen (1830-1908), and their daughter Willette A. Allen (1862-1941).
Cobb County,

Cobb school board bans Critical Race Theory; Democrats abstain

The four Republican members of the Cobb Board of Education voted Thursday to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in the Cobb County School District. The three Democrats on the board—all of them African-American—abstained from the vote, accusing the all-white GOP majority of placing political interests ahead of educational concerns.
Fulton County,

Thousands of Fulton students take summer courses to reset learning

More than 11,000 students enrolled in Fulton County Schools’ in-person summer school program, which was designed to help kids catch up since the pandemic and virtual classes slowed some students’ progress. At many of the 39 schools used for summer school, lines formed for registration on the first day of...
Clayton County, GACBS 46

Two upcoming job fairs for Clayton County Public Schools

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS 46) — Be on the lookout for two job fairs next week, including Clayton County Public School positions. On Tuesday, June 15 Clayton County Public Schools will host a Virtual Transportation Job fair. They are seeking bus drivers and monitors. Those interested can register here and view current Clayton County Public School vacancies on the career tab at

Cobb residents graduate from Suwanee osteopathic medical school

Six Cobb County residents have graduated with doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy and physical therapy from Suwanee’s Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), the school announced. Degrees were conferred to the graduates in a ceremony held at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta on May 27. The graduates, degrees conferred...
Dacula, GAPosted by

'Radiance Lost' —Mill Creek High School grad publishes first novel

Although Dacula resident Richard Anthony “Richie” Perry Jr. was born in Brooklyn, he traces his familial roots to the West Indies, particularly the island of Carriacou, near Grenada, and to the South American country of Guyana, located north of Brazil. “I was raised in a very Caribbean household,” said Perry,...
Clayton County, GAClayton News Daily

Clayton schools, Morrow hosting job fairs Tuesday, Friday

JONESBORO — Clayton County schools is hosting a virtual recruitment event on Tuesday, June 15 for the district’s transportation department. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register for the event, visit The school district is also participating in the city of Morrow’s Job...
Cobb County,

Cobb County School District bans teaching students critical race theory

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Critical race theory will not be taught in Cobb County Public Schools. Board members voted against the curriculum Thursday afternoon. Following that decision, dozens of parents gathered outside their district office to protest. The three Black board members abstained from voting on a resolution to prohibit...
Albany Herald

Clayton State University gets new president

ATLANTA -- The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has named T. Ramon Stuart president of Clayton State University, effective July 1. Stuart served as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Fort Valley State University for the past five years. “Dr. Stuart brings outstanding experience...

Cherokee leads county teams in Corky Kell 7-on-7

ROSWELL -- Cherokee led the way as three county teams competed in the Corky Kell 7-on-7 tournament in Roswell on Friday. Cherokee quarterback AJ Swann led the Warriors to a 5-0 run during the tournament before it was cancelled because of weather. The three-star University of Maryland commit said he felt it was a good showing from his team.
Marietta, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Marietta leads Cobb in Corky Kell 7-on-7

ROSWELL -- Marietta led the way for the four Cobb County teams which competed in the Corky Kell Classic 7-on-7 Friday in Roswell. The Blue Devils, after a 3-1 record in pool play, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 45-team tournament against Cherokee before the event was called because of inclement weather. The tournament title was awarded to Westlake as the highest seeded team still alive when play was suspended.
Cobb County, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Cobb school board bans teaching of critical race theory, 1619 Project in district schools

The Cobb County School District will not use critical race theory or the New York Times’ 1619 Project after a party line vote by its governing board Thursday afternoon. Board Chair Randy Scamihorn, a Republican, said he brought the resolution forward after Gov. Brian Kemp and the Georgia Board of Education condemned critical race theory and after seeing some district employees claim on social media they have used it in their schools.
Loganville, GAWalton Tribune

State of the program: Loganville Football

Editor's Note: Now that spring football practice has concluded, local football players are currently hard at work in the weight room and on the practice field preparing for the upcoming season. Each week during the summer, The Walton Tribune will take an in depth look at the state of each local football program heading into the 2021 season.

Cobb school board adopts online sign-in for public comment

Cobb residents or property owners who want to address the Cobb County School District’s governing board will, beginning July 1, have to register online rather than in-person. The measure was adopted in a 4-3 vote during the board’s afternoon work session Thursday. The board’s Republicans voted in favor of the...