New Georgia school chief visits two ‘failing’ schools and finds state grades don’t tell full story.

Interesting column by the new Georgia state school superintendent on his visit to two Athens-area schools with low accountability scores. I have had the same experience Richard Woods describes — visiting a school labeled failing and finding a building full of hardworking educators and attentive students. A few weeks ago, I was at one of […]

If bathroom graffiti threatened violence at school today, would you keep your child home?

If threatening graffiti was found in your child’s high school bathroom, would you have kept your child home? Yesterday, in a boy’s bathroom at Lakeside High School in DeKalb County, someone wrote, “Everyone is going to die on Fri., Jan. 30.” CBS 46 had posted a photo of the graffiti, which included a sketch of […]

Georgia picks fight with College Board over AP history. Guess who loses again? Our children.

Both my twins are in AP U.S. History this year, and I’m impressed with the depth of the course. They are learning far more about American history than I ever did. They are being taught more than dates and names. Their assignments require they look beyond what happened to why, how and the long-term consequences. […]

Randy Lewis “no longer affiliated with Southern Proper Hospitality”

Randy Lewis, the executive chef responsible for the kitchen concepts and menus at recently opened Gypsy Kitchen and the Southern Gentlemen at Buckhead Atlanta, is out. Southern Proper Hospitality, the team behind Gypsy Kitchen and the Southern Gentlemen, as well as Tin Lizzy’s, Big Ketch and Milton’s, confirmed Lewis’ departure in a statement: Randy Lewis […]

Pick 5: Super Bowl Specials at these Spots

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and the best way to get in on the action is by watching the big game in the company of others-with a cold drink in hand and massive amounts of finger food. We’ve already rounded up the best places to order wings for your parties, but if you want […]

Recipe: Mahogany Style Wings

Looking for a crowd-pleasing recipe before the Super Bowl? Here’s Chef Shane of Ocean Catering Company on his Mahogany style wings with blue cheese dressing. They’re hot and spicy, and will be an excellent addition to your Super Bowl spread. Feeds 4-6 people Wings Rinse about 3lbs of chicken wings in colander under running water […]

Loretta Lynn plays Chastain Park Amphitheatre

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An event-filled weekend in Atlanta

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NeNe Leakes unveils her Nethia shoe

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Recruiting scorecard for UGA

WR Darius Slayton (AJC/Michael Carvell) GEORGIA Number of commitments: 25 Expected class size: 28-31 Rankings: UGA’s class rates as No. 6 in the nation News of the week: UGA gained a commitment and lost one. The newbie is Sam Madden, an offensive lineman from New Jersey who recently backed off his commitment to Wisconsin because […]