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Fulton County school seeks help with dangerous situation

ROSWELL Ga. (CBS46) - Families at a small school that sits on the border of two north Fulton County cities are growing frustrated that neither city government has addressed a dangerous traffic situation at the school’s entrance. Porter Academy, a private school for children with varying developmental needs, opened...
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Hundreds of students receive free school supplies aboard Delta 767 aircraft

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Hundreds of students are still flying high after boarding a Delta 767 aircraft Wednesday morning to get free school supplies for this semester. CBS46 spoke to excited students at the Delta Flight Museum near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport about their experience. Around 300 students from Fulton,...

'I just can't wait': KSU move-in day sees thousands of students arrive

KENNESAW — About 5,900 Kennesaw State University students are arriving this week to live on campus, with incoming freshmen saying how excited they are to begin college. Lines stretched from the elevator inside the new 508-bed freshman dormitory, The Summit, all the way to the back side of the building Wednesday. Booths surrounded the front entrance, with areas for families to check in and a space to rent moving containers. Families waited to be guided to the rooms next to scattered suitcases and bins filled...
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Students plea for on-campus voting as Fulton County rolls back locations

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A Fulton County Board of Elections meeting to disclose preliminary voting sites could impact tens of thousands of students casting ballots in the fall. Georgia State University sophomore Mason Goodwin shared concerns the county could forego early in-person voting on college campuses. “We rely on these...
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Greyhounds hosting Buford for scrimmage

It may not count as an actual game, and like most scrimmages, it’ll likely see many parts of the roster taking the field on Friday at Greyhound Field. But Friday’s scrimmage hosted by the Greyhounds has a bit more weight behind it. That’s because JCHS will be hosting...

The Honeycomb Pattern Lives!

While not a formal introduction as football did with their new uniform set, the 2022 Volleyball uniforms were unveiled to the team as shown in a video released by the team’s Twitter yesterday. What We Have Here. HONEYCOMB IS BACK BABY!!. We haven’t seen the honeycomb design in this...

Board eyes $6.1M renovations for Hickory Hills Elementary

MARIETTA — Marietta City Schools will soon begin adding to its already extensive construction projects. This week, the Marietta school board indicated it intends to move forward with approval of a contract for R.K. Redding Construction, Inc. of Bremen to start pre-construction planning for updates to Hickory Hills Elementary and the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics. The estimated cost for the Hickory Hills renovations is $6.1 million and the cost...
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University System of Georgia introduces new college comparison tool

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The University System of Georgia just rolled out a new one-stop-shop website now available for Georgia parents and students making major college decisions. It’s called Georgia Degrees Pay. The tool, announced at the August Board of Regents meeting on Tuesday, allows users to compare all 26...

Cherokee Schools accepting applications for parent academy

The Cherokee County School District is accepting applications for its parent academy program through Sept. 6. Volunteer Instructional Leadership Learning Academy, VILLA, is an annual free six-session program that offers CCSD parents the opportunity to learn more about their school district and how to be more engaged in our schools. Participants learn about the role of school board members and school district operations, visit schools and district offices, participate in...

'I want to just be able to live my own life' | UGA-bound freshman says state hasn't delivered funds for disability accommodations

ATLANTA — Jake Branan is three days away from moving into college but he can't do it alone -- he needs a 24-hour personal care aid. Branan uses a wheelchair to get around due to a physical disability he's had since birth. He was accepted to attend the University of Georgia in the fall but the experience comes with the caveat of his accommodations.

Principals to watch: How to strengthen relationships to strengthen school climate

Principal Thomas W. Glanton Jr. says he can’t sleep the night before the first day of school. Even after 30 years in education, the Atlanta-area educator says he’s still excited about every aspect of K-12 education, from cafeteria duty to proms to football games. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t had to adapt during three decades as a building leader.
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Office supply company surprises Sandy Springs students

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (CBS46) - The cafeteria at Lake Forest Elementary School felt more like a party venue Tuesday as a DJ played music and teachers danced in the aisles. Students eagerly awaited a surprise from Office Depot. Their parents were already in on the secret, according to the school’s new principal Laryn Nelson.

Mile High Morning: Georgia Tech honors Demaryius Thomas

On Aug. 8, a day that Georgia Tech has established as Demaryius Thomas Day in a nod to his collegiate and professional jersey numbers, the institution held a ceremony to honor his life and legacy. Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was among those to...

Jo Ellen Newsome Named Vice President of Advancement

Pfeiffer University is excited to announce that Jo Ellen Newsome has been named Vice President of Advancement. Newsome has served Pfeiffer University as the Executive Director of Advancement since her return in 2017 and is a two-time graduate from Pfeiffer, with degrees in English and Nursing. Before serving as the Executive Director, Newsome held various roles in Advancement at Pfeiffer over a 17-year period, responsible for planned giving, grant writing, alumni relations, annual fund and major gift solicitation, and donor stewardship.