Tuesday may not have seemed like an election day, but voters across the state filled local offices and three vacant General Assembly seats. Northwest Georgia insurance agent and entrepreneur Bruce Thompson, former Gwinnett County prosecutor Chuck Efstration and retired Army lieutenant Brian Prince secured seats in the state legislature.
Atlanta Public Schools board chairwoman Brenda Muhammad said Tuesday that the 50,000-student district has been taken off probation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The district will be on "accreditation with advisement," which is one step below full accreditation, for the next year.
The state attorney general's office has put the Atlanta Public Schools board on a year's probation, saying the board has committed violations related to open meetings and public records laws. In a report, state investigators said former Atlanta Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall and former Deputy Superintendent Kathy Augustine illegally suppressed a report by a testing expert.