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Ellenwood Library breaks ground after long wait

Construction on the long-planned Ellenwood Library is about to begin. DeKalb County officials will break ground Monday on the $4.2 million library branch, which voters originally approved in 2005. The 12,000-square-foot library will hold a collection of 20,000 items, including books, newspapers, magazines and audiovisual materials. It will also have computers, ...

Toni Morrison receives Bellow award for lifetime achievement

NEW YORK —  Toni Morrison received a lifetime achievement award Thursday night from the PEN American Center, a ceremony of music and words that ended with a special treat from the guest of honor: An excerpt from a novel in progress. Hundreds gathered Thursday night at the New School auditorium ...

Blind mother in APS dispute gets free rides for kids

For more than two months, Daffanie Todd couldn’t send her children to school. Blind since 2013, Todd couldn’t walk them to and from Continental Colony Elementary, half a mile from their southwest Atlanta home. Because they live so close, the school district said the children were ineligible for bus service. So ...

Satanic group wants Cobb after-school program to begin on Halloween

A local satanic group wants to start its after-school program at a Powder Springs elementary school on Halloween. The effort to start the group at Still Elementary School is part of a campaign by The Satanic Temple to bring "After School Satan Clubs" to schools throughout the United States. The Cobb County ...

Professor holds toddler during class to help student mom

A single mother says she had to bring her son to class with her -- but she didn't expect things to turn out like this. And shortly after class started, the toddler wandered up to the front of the room in the middle of the lecture.  Professor Joel Bunkowske looked ...

Truck driver is the No. 3 on a American Staffing Association list of in-demand jobs

Top 10 hot jobs and top 20 best-paying college majors

So many people have been unemployed or underemployed over the last 7 years. At a time when it seems the doors are closed, where is the opportunity? I've talked pretty extensively in the past about the geography of opportunity. Thanks to an energy boom, the prospects for employment are rosy in ...

See which schools ranked as America's top universities

Take a closer look at the U.S. News and World Report's influential annual rankings of the country's top colleges. [View the story "Who made the list of top American universities?" on Storify]


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90-year-old gets H.S. diploma 71 years after dropping out to serve in World War II

A 90-year-old man has his high school diploma after he dropped out of high school to serve in World War II. Jack Koolik graduated from Darnell Cookman High School in Jacksonville on Monday evening. He left his New York high school 71 years ago to join the U.S. Army Air ...

Deaf valedictorian gives inspirational speech at graduation

Deaf valedictorian gives inspirational speech at graduation

RAW VIDEO: Deaf valedictorian gives inspirational speech at graduation

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