The first day of school is a milestone for every student, but this year, it was also a milestone for the new head of the Atlanta Public Schools. New APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen oversaw her inaugural first day of school Monday as an estimated 50,000 children headed back to class.
There’s a high cost to keeping cool, and Georgia Power customers have really felt the heat with bills that have doubled or even tripled this summer. This season’s usage peaked on Thursday at 17,014 megawatts. But that number is still far behind the all-time record of nearly 18,000 megawatts in August 2007.