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Community Opposes MCG Road Closure

At a public meeting this week people living around MCG complained that closing the portion of Laney Walker Boulevard to traffic would make travel to and from their neighborhoods more difficult.

Students Screen Homeless For Mental Illness

Outside the Salvation Army shelter in down town Augusta a line of homeless men begins to form along the sidewalk. It’s nearly 30 degrees and they have arrived early in the hopes of getting food and a bed for the night.

UGA Gets $2M Federal Grant

The University of Georgia has received a $2 million grant to work on designing a new computer that can more rapidly solve problems in such fields as cryptography, mathematics and physics.

Bad Weather Shuts Some North Ga. Schools

The temperature in Atlanta broke the record low for the date and some north Georgia schools were closed as a cold spell continued across the state.

Poll: Most Want Bad Teachers Fired

An overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it's too difficult to get rid of bad teachers, while most also believe that teachers aren't paid enough, a new poll shows.

Audit Blasts Special Ed Program

A state audit has found there is little evidence that a program costing the state millions of dollars is helping Georgia's most emotionally disturbed students.

Fort Valley Receives Bio Fuel Grant

Fort Valley State University got a $1 million bio fuel research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The five-year grant will look at six crops including a type of sugar cane and several grass varieties.

Students Prepare to Protest

Students at several public universities are planning their response to possible HOPE Scholarship cuts. This comes after Governor-elect Nathan Deal hinted that changes in fee and book allowances may be needed to sustain HOPE.

Bill Targets Healthy School Lunches

A new law signed by President Obama Monday hopes to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The $4.5 billion effort takes aim at school lunch programs in Georgia and around the nation.

Accreditors Visit Atlanta Schools

The Atlanta school district is in the middle of a two-day review to determine whether it will keep its accreditation.

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