Bill Evans knew progress was headed his way - he had a clue about it in 1956.
Steven Ballowe, former superintendent of Gainesville city schools, began his administrative career 30 years ago as the assistant principal of an inner-city school in South Carolina plagued by racial disharmony.
Back in the 1940s, poll worker Melvin Thomas hand counted votes past midnight in a school house, illuminated by the light of gasoline lanterns.
No Father's Day cards this year. All I can offer now is this tribute.
It's hard to believe I'm even writing the words.
Helium has now seeped from all the red, white and blue balloons that lined Green Street for the Memorial Day parade. The cheering crowds have shuffled home and all the barbecue has been eaten.
James Brooks walks past two manicured lawns on College Avenue, proudly proclaims their owners' history and narrows his eyes in contempt.
They're cute but not harmless.
Little pink plastic pigs, dogs, frogs and other animals that would fit perfectly in a menagerie of knickknacks are actually cigarette lighters showing up increasingly at convenience store counters.
Georgia schools already struggling to shed negative labels of "needs improvement" and not making "adequate yearly progress" are in an even deeper hole this year as basic proficiency standards get tougher.
Good things come in small packages.
It took an armed standoff with police to finally get Ron the help he needed for his depression.
Suicidal and waving a loaded .357 Magnum in a public place, the bankrupt 46-year-old was certain he would be shot by officers.
What started out with a mile-long line at the Delta check-in area, ended up as being one of the most life-changing weeks in my life. We arrived at the airport around 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 to begin our weeklong trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We were going to the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf to stay on the school's campus to take part in a mission trip.
Abigail Cruz takes short steps in the noon heat, marching down each minute of her half-hour walk to work.
Launching a child into adulthood means sending them through the teenage years, an unavoidable and thorny path that parents remember with scars of their own.
And among the most worrisome distractions for parents are drugs and alcohol.
The subject is a parents' biggest enemy, and some teenagers' biggest curiosity.
But teenagers say they don't have to go far to find out what drugs and alcohol are all about.
Over a week after adjournment of the 2008 session of the Georgia General Assembly, political observers are still talking about the session that long will be remembered for the deep rift that developed between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson.
Left undone was any compromise on tax relief from differing ideas floated by Cagle and Richardson. Also undone was any long-term solution for trauma care and transportation.
When my husband and I decided to become foster parents, we considered how it would affect our daily life, what saying goodbye to these children would feel like and whether we would ever adopt.
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