Some students who get in trouble in an east Georgia school system will be doing community service projects instead of being suspended. Richmond County's school board approved the program this week. It gives principals the option of assigning community service projects to students instead of short-term suspension for discipline issues.
Georgia communities across the state are honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full day of service. King would have been 83 years-old on January 15th. The nation formally honors him with a national holiday Monday.
Georgia is expanding a pilot program that sanctions some parolees by putting them to work rather than returning them to prison. The program began in Milledgeville, Gainesville, Columbus and Dalton. This summer it will be expanding to communities across Georgia.