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Student Struck, Killed By Vehicles Outside School

Georgia State Police said they were searching for two drivers accused of fleeing the scene of a crash in Walton County that left a 16-year-old boy dead Tuesday morning.

Georgia Tech Student's Talk Goes Viral

Georgia Tech sophomore Nicholas Selby says he was surprised by the reaction to his convocation speech welcoming freshmen to the Atlanta university. The video quickly went viral on the Internet. It had more than 1.8 million views on YouTube by Friday morning.

State To Review Common Core

Georgia’s Board of Education plans to discuss a request next month by Governor Nathan Deal to review the Common Core. Common Core is a set of standardized benchmarks of academic progress that several states voluntarily adopted. Georgia signed on in 2010 and implemented the standards beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.

Brother: Ga. School Shooter Changed

The brother of the 20-year-old man who police say went to an Atlanta-area school heavily armed and exchanged gunfire with officers before surrendering says he was a normal kid growing up, but began to change as a teenager and engage in threatening behavior. The older brother's comments came two days after a school bookkeeper helped persuade Michael Hill to surrender to police following a frightening standoff and shooting Tuesday.

Women Fought In Civil War Armies

. This year marks the 150th anniversary of several key battles of the Civil War. One of the lesser known aspects of those battles is the number of women who served both the Union and Confederate armies.

'Sectors' Outline College Missions, Focus

Georgia’s state colleges and universities are now sub-divided into four different classes – “sectors,” as the University System of Georgia calls them. The Board of Regents approved the new policy last week. The categories – research university, comprehensive university, state university and state college – both determine and are determined by a college’s program of study, the degrees it offers and other measures.

Details Emerge About School Shooting Suspect

The man accused of exchanging gunfire with police at a Georgia school didn't seem to have any friends and rarely talked about his family or past during the months he lived with a couple who serve as pastors at a small church.

Sex Offender Arrested After Prompting Lockdown

Police in coastal Georgia say a sex offender who prompted lockdowns at three schools near Savannah has been arrested. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller said Wednesday that 40-year-old James Dover was taken into custody behind a house.

Police Identify Shooting Suspect

Police said Michael Brandon Hill held one or two staff members in the front office of McNair Discovery Learning Academy captive Tuesday for a time, making one of them call a local TV station. As officers swarmed the campus outside, he shot at them at least a half a dozen times with an assault rifle from inside the school and they returned fire.

Grant Funds Emory HIV Study

Researchers at Emory University have received a federal grant of nearly $12 million to study the HIV epidemic among women. The five-year National Institutes of Health grant is part of a recent expansion of the Women's Interagency HIV Cohort Study. NIH established the study in 1993 at six sites, mostly in the Midwest and on the east and west coasts.

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