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Ga. Supreme Court Delays Charter Ruling

The Georgia Supreme Court is delaying a decision in a high-profile case that will determine who has the power to create charter schools in Georgia. The lawsuit was filed by local school boards against a state agency.

DOD Taps KSU For Brain Injury Study

A Kennesaw Sate University professor has won a $2.4 million grant from the Department of Defense. Dr. Svetlana Dambinova is developing a blood test to diagnose concussions and mild traumatic brain injury.

Lawmakers Could Limit Tuition Hikes

Georgia lawmakers want to amend the state constitution to prevent the Board of Regents from raising tuition more than the rate of inflation. Lawmakers are set to hold a hearing at 3 p.m. Wednesday on legislation calling for the change.

Charter School Ruling Expected This Week

The state Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on a case that will determine the future of Georgia charter schools.

Feds Want 53% College Grad Rate in Georgia

Georgia colleges need to boost graduation rates to at least 53 percent by 2020, according to a new federal report.

Georgia's New Writers Hall of Famers

Today the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame added four new names to its ranks of the state's most influential literary figures. The inductees include a celebrated non-fiction writer, a Pulitzer prize winning poet and the hall's first-ever lyricist. 

GHSA Delays Reclassification Vote

The Georgia High School Association has put off a vote that would change high school sports competition in Georgia. GHSA officials gathered in Macon today. They say they need more time to consider the so-called '4/8' reclassification plan.

Colleges Pull Students Out of Japan

A handful of students from the University of Georgia studying in Japan are coming home after the U.S. State Department advised all Americans in the Asian country to leave. Seven UGA students are registered at Japanese universities.

Historical Georgia: There's an App For That

A new iPhone application allows people to tour Georgia historical sites with more ease. The Georgia Historical Society unveiled the app Wednesday.

Deal Signs HOPE Bill

Just three weeks after unveiling legislation to overhaul the state's cash-strapped HOPE scholarship, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the measure into law. Deal signed the bill Tuesday morning at the state Capitol.