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Stop The Drop: Community Programs Make A Difference

All across Georgia, students, teachers and community volunteers are doing their part to help improve Georgia's high school graduation rate. In 2013, only 71.5 percent of high school students graduated with their classmates.

Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry To Take Indefinite Leave Of Absence

Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry will take an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin released a statement Friday afternoon, detailing Ferry’s departure.

Atlanta Reverend: Bruce Levenson’s Premise Was Wrong

The Atlanta Hawks CEO says general manager Danny Ferry will be punished for making racially charged comments about a free agent. Ferry is the second Hawks official who facing backlash for racially–charged comments in recent days.

Talking Women's Football With Atlanta Phoenix Founder, April Christler

There are professional women's football teams across the country, including teams in Savannah and in Atlanta. They use a smaller ball than what men use on the field, but the rules mirror those followed by NCAA football.

Wondering About Georgia’s Love For Football? Take A Look At The Numbers

The sounds of football are once again filling hundreds of fields across the state. Another season of pigskin pride has begun, a winning cry from the state's first intercollegiate game played in 1892.
Tracy Hamm

Tracy Ham: The Hall Of Fame And The Future Of College Football

Georgia is now home to the national College Football Hall of Fame. It opened a week ago in downtown Atlanta. Georgia has 25 players in the national hall. They are all from University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, except for one man: Tracy Ham.

Blue Chip Quarterbacks And Neighbors

How typical is it to have two highly touted, pro-style, quarterbacks essentially next door to each other in Houston County? "I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of it," said Von Lassiter, head coach at Houston County High School in Bonaire.

In Houston County, Two Star Quarterbacks Are Only Miles Apart

How typical is it to have two highly touted, pro-style quarterbacks essentially next door to each other in Houston County? “I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of it,” said Von Lassiter, head coach for Houston County High School’s football team.

Why Are Southerners So Passionate About Football?

Why are Southerners so passionate about football? From Friday night lights to college championships to the Superbowl, people in the South love their pigskin. This week, we’re looking at why.

Revamped College Football Hall of Fame Opens In Atlanta

Atlanta is now home to one of the largest museums in the country honoring U.S. college football greats.

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