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Shooting suspect at Paine College named
Early this morning, the Richmond County jail confirmed that Xavier Cooper, of Augusta, was the suspect in Monday’s shooting at Paine College.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Muscogee County School Board still affected by divisive 2012 vote
Another election cycle has arrived, and two more bloc members are running. And that two-year-old vote still is a campaign issue.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Middle Georgia school districts benefit from recovered state funds
The additional state money isn’t exactly a financial increase for school systems. Rather, it means fewer cuts to the money that local school districts earn, officials say. Still, recovering some state funding likely will mean more school days, fewer furlough days and the return of raises for some midstate school employees.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Georgia Tech professor resigns after bilking students of $50,000
A Georgia Tech professor has agreed to repay nearly $50,000 that he improperly took from his own students and a private company.
Two Georgia students picked as Presidential Scholars
Officials said in a statement Monday that Sathvik Namburar of Duluth and Meghana Nallajerla of Milton have been selected for the honor. Officials say Namburar attends Woodward Academy in College Park and Nallajerla attends Milton High School.
Dalton State president to retire
University System of Georgia officials say John O. Schwenn, who has served as university president since March 2008, will retire from his position Dec. 31, 2014.
Trial to begin for former UGA football coach
The criminal trial is set to begin Tuesday for former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan, who’s accused of running a pyramid scheme using relationships of trust to lure investors.
• Former UGA football coach to go to trial
Former University of Georgia head football coach Jim Donnan is scheduled to go to trial on criminal charges of mail and wire fraud Tuesday in a federal courthouse about a mile from Sanford Stadium.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Valdosta State gets $1 million donation for nursing program
Health care entrepreneur Martin Miller and his wife, Laura Lynn, have given $1 million to Valdosta State University to provide scholarships for students interested in a career in community or behavioral health nursing.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
15 Gwinnett County seniors selected as Gates Millennium Scholars
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
New leadership at Atlanta Public Schools to cost $500,000
The money is coming from outside donors, but pushes the envelope on how business influences public education.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution/subscription