DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, one of metro Atlanta’s most powerful leaders, finally told jurors and the public his side of the story Wednesday, testifying in his corruption trial that he never retaliated against county contractors who refused to give campaign contributions.
It happened in 2012. Georgia won the SEC East and played Alabama for the conference title. Georgia Tech tied Miami and North Carolina for first in the ACC Coastal but, since the Tar Heels were ineligible and the Hurricanes chose in late November to remove themselves from postseason play, the Yellow Jackets advanced to meet Florida State in the league championship game.
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New school years bring new people and new stuff. About a quarter of Atlanta Public School principals are new, including 70 percent of the high school honchos. More than 20 Fulton schools will have new principals, and Cobb County has a dozen new ones.
Cobb will also have more of a feature that probably wasn’t part of your parents’ school day: 11 new school police officers. DeKalb is adding more than 2,000 of those, along with more than 16,000 new computers to aid teachers.
Gwinnett may be hoping some kids don’t learn to say ‘yuck’ to cafeteria food in French or Spanish. As it launches an immersion program in those languages at three elementary schools, the district is also considering its cuisine.