Some Georgia schools have added security measures for a high-stakes test this month. Students statewide are taking the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. The state is sending test monitors into schools previously suspected in cheating scandals. Atlanta schools have the most serious charges and security.
The Master tournament is underway in Augusta. The first group of golfers teed-off around 7:45 Thursday morning. But official play is always preceeded by a time-honored tradition. Thousands of fans lined the opening fairway Thursday as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus hit ceremonial tee shots to get the tournament under way.
It’s Masters week in Augusta. Last night, the city welcomed golf fans from around the world for the sport’s biggest event. City officials say more people are coming to the tournament this year which means more money for the local economy.
The Democratic Party of Georgia held its state committee meeting in Augusta Saturday for the first time in many years. The meeting marks the opening of the party’s first field office outside of Metro Atlanta. Party leaders say the move signals a new direction for Georgia Democrats.
Some jobs that have been outsourced overseas are returning to U.S. shores. A new trend known as ‘rural sourcing’ is beginning to take root - including in Georgia. The term applies to companies placing some jobs - typically information technology or call center work - in small cities and towns in the U.S. Costs to companies are lower there than in bigger cities, and they’re closer to what’s spent overseas.