Families across Georgia are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Some staunchly believe inaccurate information shared on social media. And they refuse to get vaccinated, even after surviving the disease.
A pushback on social and emotional learning in the schools is starting to surface as some parents believe this concept relates to tenets of the highly politicized critical race theory.
The Cherokee County School Board voted to ban critical race theory, which has become an issue for some parents and many conservative politicians, from its curriculum last week. But some are still unsure what it is. This week on Georgia Today, we examine why critical race theory has become such a hot political topic with GPB News' Donna Lowry.
Many are calling for hate crime charges for the man who allegedly targeted Asian massage businesses in Cherokee and Fulton counties. But he could already face the state’s stiffest penalty, death by lethal injection. So, what could be the role of hate crime charges?
Across the country, people are remembering the eight victims who died in a series of shootings at massage businesses this week in the Atlanta area. Six of those killed were women of Asian descent. In Cherokee County Thursday night -— the site of the first shootings — the community held a vigil to honor those who died.
A political group in Cherokee County is hosting a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan and Daoyou Feng, who were shot and killed Tuesday at Young's Asian Massage in Acworth.
A Facebook page appearing to belong to a Georgia sheriff’s office spokesman promoted a T-shirt with racist language about China and the coronavirus last year.
Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock told officials he had "a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate," Capt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
As Cherokee County residents reacted to the unusual crime — the sheriff’s office investigated only one homicide in both 2020 and 2019 — some insisted the solution is more guns.
An expert on the industry, who requested anonymity, reviewed the documents obtained by GHN about the violations, and called the series of collapses at the site “the worst thing I’ve ever read short of an entire landfill being shut down.”
“The brain drain affects quality of instruction,” former educator Allison Webb said. Cherokee County has seen 28 certified educators leave their jobs since the end of the 2019-20 school year. This time last year, the number stood at three.
Georgia’s policies are simply not enough to prevent “widespread and expanding community viral spread,” and more action is needed to limit transmission of the virus, according to a recently leaked White House Coronavirus Task Force report.
Etowah High School is temporarily closed effective Tuesday after a surge of coronavirus cases was reported.
Parents started a Facebook group dedicated to “positivity vibes” and organized a Tuesday morning rally to show support for the school board that made the difficult decision to allow students to come to class unmasked.
More than 800 students and 42 teachers and staff in Cherokee County are quarantining after coronavirus was reported at 19 different schools, the school district announced late Monday.