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. [Continue Reading]
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. While Koonin says the Hawks’ recent issues relating to race are deeply troubling, at the heart of the dispute is a disagreement amongst owners.
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. Team co-owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday he will sell his share in the team after an email came to light in which he claims black fans are keeping white fans from attending home basketball games. A group of civil rights leaders will meet with the CEO of the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday to discuss racially Ferry and Levenson’s comments. One of those leaders will be the Reverend Markel Hutchins, who says there aren't enough African American owners of NBA teams. He sat down with GPB “All Things Considered” host Rickey Bevington to talk about his hopes for the meeting, the Atlanta Hawks, and his opinion about the remarks.
One week down and a lot of action has already taken shape. If I told you that NINE ranked teams would be gone, what would you have told me…???
Two of the state’s most decorated and successful programs meet for the first time ever in the GHSA AAAAAA quarterfinals Friday night on GPB when the Tucker Tigers play host to the McEachern Indians