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Parents say student wrongfully charged after being attacked by bully | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

A family says a bully attacked their son in school and now the son is the one facing charges.



VIDEO: 2020 South Carolina commit Mecose Todd goes #BeastMode on long TD run  USA TODAY High School Sports

You have to see this Marshawn Lynch impression from four-star South Carolina commit Mecose Todd.



Villa Rica councilman resigns after admitted use of 'n-word'  FOX 5 Atlanta

A decades-long Villa Rica councilman has resigned after admitting he said the a racial slur in the context of a conversation with a black city employee.



NEW DETAILS: Another Georgia official steps down after using racial slurs  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Villa Rica councilman has resigned from his post after making an “inappropriate racial comment” to a city employee, according to the mayor. Mayor Jeff Reese ...



One of nation’s top-100 players commits to Mitchell, Cats  Lexington Herald-Leader

Deasia Merrill, a 6-foot-2 forward from Georgia who is rated among the nation's elite 100 players, announced that she will play for Kentucky on Sunday night.



JARRED WRIGHT: Mom’s final words to metro Atlanta teen hours before mysterious death: 'I love you' | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

Parents of a Villa Rica teenager are preparing to bury their son Friday afternoon, and they still don't know how he died.



Georgia public school investigates a mass baptism on its football field  Washington Post

A Georgia public school is looking into a mass baptism on its football field that was posted on YouTube but later taken down. In a state where football is ...



Emma King, Deasia Merrill sign with Kentucky WBB for 2019  WYMT News

Coaches always use the cliché “get better every day” and the University of Kentucky women's basketball team did just that Wednesday by signing two players ...



Rockmart boys mixing it up in summer play  Northwest Georgia News

The new Rockmart Yellow Jackets basketball coach Vic Calhoun has not wasted time in preparing his team for the upcoming season.



Union Grove taps Chad Frazier as head football coach  Henry Herald

Frazier spent the last four seasons as head football coach and athletic director at Villa Rica High School. He spent 2007 to 2012 as the head coach at Heritage ...



School district investigates mass baptism filmed at football practice  USA TODAY

VILLA RICA, Ga. — A Georgia school district is investigating after video of a mass baptism at football practice was posted on YouTube.



Harris County Board of Education appoints interim superintendent after resignation  Ledger-Enquirer

The news comes five days after Harris County School District superintendent Jimmy Martin superintendent resigned and the school board appointed assistant ...



Villa Rica sophomore Deasia Merrill receives 2019 offer from Tech  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Villa Rica High School forward Deasia Merrill received an offer from Georgia Tech, according to a Tw...



Pastor thought baptism on Georgia school field was by the book  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Before video surfaced of a now-controversial mass baptism of several Villa Rica High School football players and a coach, a west Georgia minister had clear ...



Rome High School Hosts Howlin' Wolf Classic Cheerleading Competition  Northwest Georgia News

Rome High School's gymnasium was full this past weekend with cheer enthusiasts as Rome High hosted the first Howlin' Wolf Classic Cheerleading ...



Women's History Month: Statesboro’s Baynon breaking barriers on wrestling mat  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Statesboro's Kasey Baynon never thought twice about becoming a wrestler. From the moment she walked into wrestling practice at Statesboro High School at 14 ...



3 new Bartow principals prepare to meet students, parents  Daily Tribune News

When the bell rings Aug. 8 in Bartow County, three schools will have new principals at the helm. Stephen Revard, former assistant principal at North Cobb High ...



Football kicker crowned homecoming queen in Villa Rica  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Taylor Tidaback was a standout last Friday night as she was crowned homecoming queen of Villa Rica High School.



High school secretary Kristen Hammonds had sex with students, say Ga. police  CBS News

Suspect's husband kicked her out after the allegations.



Controversy in Georgia over football team's baptism in memory of fallen student  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Freedom from Religion Foundation expressed concern after group baptism in memory of former Heritage HS student https://t.co/5sKeqYdyHq pic.twitter.com/ ...



Chills, Thrills and Roller Coasters | Local  Northwest Georgia News

When he's not busy being Rome's City Planner, Artagus Newell is seeking the thrill of roller coasters.



VOLLEYBALL: Union Grove advances to Sweet 16 for first time since 2011  Henry Herald

Union Grove swept Villa Rica by scores of 25-10, 25-8 and 25-12 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the Class AAAAA state tournament.



Pastor defends mass baptism, with some regret  Baptist News Global

By Bob Allen. The pastor of a Georgia Baptist church at the center of controversy over a mass baptism on a public high school football field says he regrets not ...



Paulding high schools usher in fall with homecoming festivities  MDJOnline.com

High school spirit is taking over the streets of Paulding County as multiple schools are set to hold homecoming parades in October.



Muscogee County School Board approves 2 principals, 3 directors  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

During its monthly meeting Monday night, the Muscogee County School Board approved the appointment of two principals and three directors.



Georgia Southern hires Techs Bryan Cook as offensive coordinator  Savannah Morning News

Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers backed up his promise to return the Eagles to their football roots, hiring Georgia Tech quarterbacks/B-backs ...



Groups clash over 'religious liberty' at the Georgia Capitol  MyAJC

Georgia's fight over religious freedom and gay rights spilled Tuesday into the hallways of the Capitol, with both supporters and opponents making their case ...



JSU News | Center Stage Owned the Stage…And Plans to Do it Again  JSU News

01/27/2015. The JSU Center Stage Winterguard team reigned victorious in its first competition of the season this past weekend held at Flowery Branch High ...



With coach baptisms, secular advocates see troubling trend  Fort Worth Star Telegram

One sunny afternoon last month, Newton High School football coach Ryan Smith gave his players a different sort of pep talk. “This world's gonna give you a ...



Albany State football signs 22 players | Sports  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Albany State interim head football coach Dan Land has announced the program's 2016 signees as 22 players signed letters-of-intent to play for the ...



Still moving the chains: Trion coach Brown has weathered three catastrophes  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Justin Brown, head coach of the Trion (Ga.) High School football team, retreated to his windowless office in the football field house on a Monday afternoon in late ...



What a team — football and Jesus  Los Angeles Times

Last month, on a febrile afternoon before practice, the defensive coach of the Villa Rica Wildcats and 18 of his football players were baptized in a stock trough on ...



Union Grove’s Tumlin wants more Wolverine wins  MDJOnline.com

Union Grove High School football is already a month ahead of last year's season, notching its first 2017 win Sept. 1 on the road against Winder's Apalachee ...



NBA Free Agency 2017: Atlanta Hawks reportedly display interest in Kelly Olynyk  Peachtree Hoops

The Atlanta Hawks have been active since losing Paul Millsap to the Denver Nuggets, facilitating a three-way trade to garner assets for the future. On Tuesday ...



Coweta school chief Bass to retire, Barker named new superintendent  The Citizen.com

Coweta County School System Superintendent Blake Bass will retire from his position on March 31, 2011, leaving a career that began in 1976.



Faith stirs Isaiah to persevere toward turnaround season  BP News

High school senior helps lead and inspire football team past dismal start to season with the help of his faith and support of family.



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