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Ga. teen accepted to 31 colleges goes viral for inspiring photo  11Alive.com WXIA

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. -- Kayla Willis wasn't sure if she should share the fact that she had been accepted to 31 colleges - but the Internet was pretty inspired ...



Tweet by girl with 31 college acceptances goes viral  Chattanooga Times Free Press

A Georgia high-school senior's tweet about being accepted by 31 colleges and universities has gone viral.



Georgia teen accepted to 31 colleges  FOX 5 Atlanta

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Parents are usually happy when their kids get accepted to one school, but for a Westlake High School senior, she has a lot of options ...



Westlake High grad found dead in South Fulton; girlfriend injured  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A 19-year-old man was killed and his girlfriend was injured after a possible home invasion earl...



Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston at Silver "Tea with Z"  PRNewswire

ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Iota Zeta chapter of East Point, Ga., held "A Silver Tea with Z Celebrating Zora ...



South Fulton student finds career path by helping others  MDJOnline.com

A senior at Westlake High School is guiding young residents, who in turn are helping him.



Tennessee State football player visits Westlake High School after brain injury  CBS46 News Atlanta

He couldn't say many words, but Christion Abercrombie was present--walking, waving, and smiling at a community of students, teachers, and families who have ...



Students welcome injured athlete  CBS46 News Atlanta

He couldn't say many words, but Christion Abercrombie was present--walking, waving, and smiling at a community of students, teachers, and families who have ...



Local teacher develops project to show students ‘they matter’  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sometimes, Toni Johnson's students at Westlake High School in south Fulton County don't...



Atlanta Westlake girls skipping prom to compete in GEICO Nationals  USA TODAY High School Sports

Prom is virtually an inviolable high school right at this point. At the very least, it's certainly a respected and expected rite of passage. Now one Georgia girls ...



Westlake students show support for Christion Abercrombie  CBS46 News Atlanta

Students at Westlake High School will host two events in a show of support for graduate Christion Abercrombie.



Cause Of 28 Sandtown Students Illness Still A Mystery  Atlanta, GA Patch

Police Still Investigating Students' Illness - Atlanta, GA - Twenty-eight students were rushed by ambulances to local hospitals Thursday afternoon. Officials still ...



South Fulton high schools win basketball championships  MDJOnline.com

Langston Hughes and Westlake high schools are basketball champions following the Georgia High School Association playoffs in early March at Georgia Tech.



2 shootings reported in Cobb include teen shot near high school basketball game  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cobb County police responded to two shootings Friday night, including one that started as an alterca...



South Fulton athletes on track for Powerade honors  MDJOnline.com

Westlake High School seniors Kennedy Simon and Cameron Murray were two of the best high school track and field athletes in the U.S. this season, according ...



Injured TSU football player to be released from hospital  CBS46 News Atlanta

FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46). Injured Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie has continued to make progress two weeks after an in-game ...



Lanier to take part in Cam Newton football classic  WSFA

ATLANTA, GA. (WSFA) - More high school football between the states of Alabama and Georgia will be played in the coming future thanks to Heisman Trophy ...



High school football player dies days after collapsing on field  Atlanta Journal Constitution

They prayed for a miracle, gathering on the same field where, two nights earlier, 17-year-old Dylan Thomas suddenly collapsed during a high school football ...



Lowndes High Victorious Over Cherokee High, Advances to Second Round  ValdostaToday.com

LOWNDES – With a victory over Cherokee High School, the Vikings advance to the second round of the 2018 state football playoffs. On Friday November 16, ...



College football player, former Westlake athlete critically injured during game  CBS46 News Atlanta

A former Westlake High School football standout is in critical condition after suffering a major injury. A crippling play in a college football game brought both ...



Local schools are cashing in on movies and tv shows  11alive.com

An 11Alive News analysis of figures from six counties shows Atlanta Public Schools were used the most for filming over the past two years.



College football player from Atlanta in critical condition with head injury  Atlanta Journal Constitution

There “wasn't anything malicious” about the play that left an Atlanta native and Tennessee State football player with a head injury in Saturday's game against ...



Cam Newton to open cigar bar-lounge near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, just in time for Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta  11Alive.com WXIA

The Carolina Panthers' three-time Pro Bowl quarterback and Atlanta native is opening his new bar, Fellaship, just in time for the Super Bowl.



Here is Fulton County Schools’ 2018 graduation schedule  Atlanta Journal Constitution

High schools in the Fulton County school district will host graduations for the Class of 2018 from May 17 until May 25 throughout Atlanta, Georgia.



Signee Spotlight: Myles Farmer can make opponents 'cry real quick' with his physicality  Omaha World-Herald

The "Signee Spotlight" provides all the information you need on the newest batch of Huskers, including rankings, evaluations and a look at how they landed at ...



Vigil held for TSU player injured during game  CBS46 News Atlanta

Inside Vanderbilt Medical Center, the mothers of Tennesee State players have formed a network of football moms to be at the side of the family of Christion ...



Aspiring actor killed in the city of South Fulton  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Keenan Carter, 33, of College Park, was found dead Oct. 3 in the area of Connell Road and White Tail Lane. South Fulton police are investigating the man's ...



WATCH: Westlake alum tallies Clemson's first score of CFP title game  11Alive.com WXIA

Cornerback A.J. Terrell jumped the route, corralled the ball and easily scurried 20 yards for the game's opening salvo.



Tierra Whack's Labor Of Self-Love, From Car Wash To Critical Mass | 90.1 FM WABE  WABE 90.1 FM

A misplaced Grammy nomination meets classic blaxploitation as hip-hop's rising star recalls the watershed period in her journey to self-discovery.



Police search for killer of Atlanta area actor  FOX 5 Atlanta

From Atlanta to Los Angeles, hundreds in the theater and acting community expressed an outpouring of grief after the death of a local actor.



Injured football player from Atlanta able to wave, whisper 'yes', mother says  WSB Atlanta

Channel 2 Action News has been following Abercrombie's recovery since he suffered his injury on Sept. 29.



Former Suncoast coach Bobby May hired as offensive coordinator at Westlake (Ga.)  Sun Sentinel

After stepping down as Suncoast's football coach in January, May has been hired as the offensive coordinator at Westlake High School — the alma mater of NFL ...



Texas Basketball Recruiting: Will Baker nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game  Hook 'Em Headlines

Could we see more products of a Texas basketball recruiting class take part in the McDonald's All-American Game this year, like Will Baker?



Three Fulton classmates win national scholarship  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Three students at Westlake High School in South Fulton won't pay a cent for college tuition after collectively winning almost $600000 in scholarships.



Westlake High School No Stranger to the NFL  Patch.com

Cascade, GA - Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton is set to become just the latest former Lion to play professional football.



Drunk driver in crash that killed Indianapolis Colts player from Atlanta sentenced  11Alive.com WXIA

INDIANAPOLIS -- The driver of the car that crashed and killed Atlanta native and former Indianapolis Colts' linebacker, Edwin Jackson, has been sentenced to ...



Cam Newton set to open cigar bar-lounge near Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Renderings)  Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta's Cam Newton may finally have a place to smoke with fellow cigar aficionado and Carolina sports icon Michael Jordan. And, in Newton's own hometown.



TSU player Christion Abercrombie tweets for first time since serious head injury  11Alive.com WXIA

Injured Tennessee State University player Christion Abercrombie is showing major signs of progress - posting a Tweet for the first time he sustained a serious ...



Fulton 2018 Graduation Rate Highest In Metro Atlanta (ICYMI)  Johns Creek, GA Patch

Fulton Graduation Rate Highest In Metro Atlanta - Johns Creek, GA - Several North Fulton high schools have graduation rates that exceed 90 percent, according ...



South Fulton seniors set to graduate  MDJOnline.com

South Fulton seniors are preparing to leave their high school careers behind, some for scholarship-funded futures in colleges and universities.



Fulton principal of the year overcomes obstacle; had to repeat first grade  MDJOnline.com

The Fulton County School System Legacy of Excellence ceremony is held each fall to recognize outstanding principals, teachers and school professionals from ...



Edwin Jackson’s former football coach called him a ‘symbol of hope’  WXIA-TV

"For us, in the program, it represented a symbol of hope," Kareen Reid, Westlake High School Football Coach said. "A guy that again you know wasn't the ...



‘Resilience of a champion’ | Christion Abercrombie showing signs of progress, doctors and family say  11Alive.com WXIA

ATLANTA – It's been 20 days since Christion Abercrombie was hit on the football field during a Tennessee State University game, and his family said it is their ...



Parents upset over alleged misuse of booster club funds  CBS46 News Atlanta

Parents of players on the Westlake High School football team are outraged that thousands of dollars raised by the booster club were withdrawn from an account ...



Stats and Notes: Week 2 at Atlanta  Panthers.com

--The Falcons lead the all-time series, 28-18, including a 17-6 edge in Atlanta. The Panthers are 6-5 against the Falcons in the last 11 meetings but will be ...



South Fulton seniors improve graduation rate | Education  MDJOnline.com

The percentages of south Fulton seniors who walked at graduation ceremonies in 2017 beat the class of 2016, the Fulton County School System reported Sept.



College Park teen competes for metro Atlanta title  MDJOnline.com

Westlake High School junior Zaria Joseph will walk into The Fairmont event venue in midtown Atlanta Nov. 2 as the youth of the year from the Jesse Draper Boys ...



Fulton School Board Member Sworn Into Office  Alpharetta, GA Patch

Fulton School Board Member Sworn Into Office - Alpharetta-Milton, GA - Kimberly Dove represents parts of East Point, College Park, Union City and South ...



VIDEO: This Vince Carter-level dunk by Chase Hunter is the early standout of 2017  USA TODAY High School Sports

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPZJrBWgSxe/ Note to Georgia high school hoopsters: If Chase Hunter is heading down the lane, get out of the way. Fast.



2017-18 ALL-USA Georgia Girls Basketball Team  USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Georgia Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based ...



These award-winning Atlanta students are headed to HBCUs  Atlanta Journal Constitution

When a metro Atlanta student wins the AJC Cup, it means they're going places. For these 10 students, that place is a historically black college or university.



news Stats You Need To Know As Carolina Hosts Atlanta Pro Bowler Luke Kuechly could set  Panthers.com

Carolina plays its final home game of the season against Atlanta. The Panthers are looking to snap a six-game losing streak. The game marks the second of ...



30 Fulton Schools Beat The Odds In Student Achievement  Sandy Springs, GA Patch

30 Schools 'Beat The Odds' In Student Achievement - Sandy Springs, GA - The analysis measures schools against those with similar backgrounds to see ...



Jumanji 3: Kevin Hart confirms Jumanji 3 filming  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has confirmed the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” sequel will begin filming next year.



Here are all 18 new members of Eastern Michigan's football program  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

With National Signing Day in full swing, high school seniors are signing their letter of intent to continue their playing career at a variety of colleges.



Westlake HS scores Fulton County's principal of the year  MDJOnline.com

In back-to-back surprise ceremonies at their places of work, the Fulton County School System today announced its top employees – the 2016 teacher of the year, ...



NFLs Pacman Jones Attacked At Atlanta Airport  Atlanta, GA Patch

NFL's 'Pacman' Jones Attacked At Atlanta Airport - Atlanta, GA - The contract worker who attacked Jones was charged with battery and taken to Grady Memorial ...



Slain NFL Player Edwin Jacksons Killer Sentenced  Atlanta, GA Patch

Drunk Driver Sentenced In Edwin Jackson's Death - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta-native Edwin Jackson, who played for the Indianapolis Colts, was killed by a drunk ...



High school girls track player of the year  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Girls track player of the year Kennedy Simon, Westlake Achievements: Class AAAAAAA state champion an...



TSU football player celebrated at alma mater after near miraculous recovery  WVLT.TV

After suffering a near catastrophic injury, Tennessee State football player Christion Abercombie visited his alma mater in Georgia.



95,000 Students Expected For 2018-19 School Year  Sandy Springs, GA Patch

SANDY SPRINGS, GA — The Fulton County School System will kick off the 2018-19 school year on Monday, Aug. 6 for tens of thousands of students around the ...



Westlake community knows and loves Cam Newton  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Carolina Panthers' often polarizing quarterback, Cam Newton, is two days from leading his team against the Broncos in the NFL's 50th Super Bowl.



Fulton County district plans Fairburn STEM school  MDJOnline.com

A new way for middle and high school students to learn science, technology, engineering and math is coming to Fairburn.



Westlake Lions score third state championship in O.T.  Marietta Daily Journal

Ending a 14-year drought, the Westlake Lions roared through four meetings with the Pebblebrook Falcons to claim the 6-A boys' basketball state championship ...



Texas commit De'Gabriel Floyd brings versatile skills to All-American Bowl  USA TODAY High School Sports

Texas commit De'Gabriel Floyd turned in a monster of a senior season. The four-star Westlake High School (Calif.) inside linebacker recorded 120 tackles and ...



How Myles Sims, a Michigan commit, became a top defensive back  USA TODAY High School Sports

ATLANTA — Myles Sims hated football the first few times he played it. Even 6-and-under pee-wee football in Georgia was serious. Sims, playing quarterback ...



ALL-USA Watch: Trevor Lawrence and Cartersville improve to 4-0 with defeat of Westlake  USA TODAY High School Sports

Trevor Lawrence came out throwing and Cartersville, Ga., improved to 4-0 with a 38-5 defeat of Westlake (Atlanta) on Friday. Lawrence, the No. 1-rated pro-style ...



Teachers can lock student smartphones using Yondr pouches  11Alive.com WXIA

A local high school is one of the hundreds across the country using a special system of pouches to keep student smartphones locked up during class.



Citadel signing day: Quotes, notes and video of each new Bulldog recruit  Charleston Post Courier

The Citadel signed 13 new football players on Wednesday. Here's what coach Brent Thompson had to say about each of them:



2019 National Signing Day: Live updates, analysis  USA TODAY High School Sports

Keep track of every commitment on National Signing Day.



Atlanta Restaurant Scores: J.R. Crickets, Starbucks, Little Azio  Atlanta, GA Patch

ATLANTA, GA — Here are some restaurant and food *service* inspections conducted in Atlanta and other parts of Fulton County during the past week. Click on ...



Union City, interns help each other  MDJOnline.com

Summer can mean vacation or, for an octet of south Fulton high school students and graduates, a chance to advance their careers, even if they have not chosen ...



Emory senior helps minority high school students network into STEM research  Emory News Center

After conducting award-winning research in high school, Alexa Dantzler founded Students Obtaining Atlanta Research (SOAR) her first year at Emory to ...



Raising the next generation of technologists: Closing the technology gap for youth  SaportaReport

By Guest Columnist KARA GRADY, a vice president at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. A group of 25 companies presented before the U.S. Committee on Education ...



South Fulton schools welcome new principals  MDJOnline.com

There may be many new hires reporting for work on Aug. 8, but few will be as visible as incoming public education leaders.



Clemson blasts No. 1 Alabama to claim second national title in three years  11Alive.com WXIA

No. 2 Clemson had always been viewed as a formidable challenger to Alabama, in the lead-up to Monday's College Football Playoff championship. But hanging ...



Nebraska welcomes 23 scholarship players to incoming class  NTV

A collection of 23 scholarship players and eight more preferred walk-ons have officially committed to the incoming class of freshman at the University of ...



OSI Huskers Football Huskers sign 23 recruits during early signing period Phil Bergman 10:55 PM  KMTV - 3 News Now

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications. The Nebraska Huskers signed 23 recruits and eight walk-ons during the early National ...



South Fulton cheerleader sets Guinness World Record  WSB Atlanta

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A local cheerleader has a lot to cheer about this week after apparently breaking a category in the Guinness World Records at ...



It’s official: Super Bowl ratings plummeted in the New Orleans area  WGNO New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints fans made good on their word and boycotted the Super Bowl in massive numbers. The game had a 26.1 household rating ...



Worker suspended after fistfight with NFL star inside busy Atlanta airport  WSB Atlanta

ATLANTA - Former Cincinnati Bengals star Adam "Pacman" Jones was invovled in a brawl at the airport in Atlanta on Tuesday night, Atlanta police confirmed.



USA Baseball Unveils 2019 NHSI Field  MLB.com

USA Baseball announced on Tuesday the 16 teams that will compete in the 2019 National High School Invitational (NHSI) presented by the Greater Raleigh ...



Audio recording sheds light on booster club bonuses paid to high school coaches  CBS46 News Atlanta

An audio recording sheds more light into booster club bonuses for coaches on a popular high school football team. CBS46 is learning that coaches at Atlanta's ...



Rookie Lorenzo Carter brings needed energy and attitude to Giants defense - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Lorenzo Carter joked at first about what he said to Cam Newton when he got in the Panthers' quarterback's face in Sunday's second quarter.



How Michigan football commit Myles Sims became a top DB recruit  Detroit Free Press

Four-star cornerback Myles Sims has Detroit roots, but he fell in love with Michigan while living in Georgia.



City Of South Fulton Residents Fight Name Change To 'Renaissance'  WABE 90.1 FM

The city of South Fulton is less than a week away from becoming Renaissance, Georgia. But some residents are upset about the new name. Like us on ...



Vigil for Murdered Fulton County Teen  FOX 5 Atlanta

Police want to know who shot a teenage girl to death in her Fulton County home.



Wheeler football coach Mike Collins resigns after nine seasons  East Cobb News

Principal Peter Giles announced this afternoon that Mike Collins, the Wheeler football coach, has resigned to accept another position. Giles released the letter at ...



Power Five commitment recap: Nov. 17-23  247Sports

The early signing period for college football is less than one month away and some of the most talented prospects in the 2019 recruiting cycle are announcing ...



Fulton Schools Upgrade Security, Complete Renovation Projects  Johns Creek, GA Patch

FCS Upgrades Security, Finish Renovation Projects - Johns Creek, GA - The Fulton County School System will resume classes for the 2018-19 school year on ...



Husker coaches prepare for full, furious three weeks of recruiting after Iowa game  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska, at 21 commits following a Sunday night pledge from safety Myles Farmer, could sign as many as 30 in its 2019 class and will almost certainly be north ...



Georgia High School Football Player Dies of Head Injury  The Epoch Times

A high school football player from Georgia who was severely injured in a game on Sept. 28 passed away from his injuries on Sept. 30. Dylan Thomas, 16, of ...



What's filming in Atlanta now? First Man, Venom, Ozark—plus, you can see downtown in the new Avengers trailer  Atlanta Magazine

Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, new Spider-Man film Venom, and Mile 22 are just a few of the movies and TV shows filming in Atlanta right now.



Shiloh hires Westlake's Robert Wilson as new athletic and activities director  Gwinnett Prep Sports

After building a track and field dynasty and boosting the overall athletic program at his alma mater, Robert Wilson is ready for the next challenge.



New Georgia analysis: see which Fulton schools ‘beat the odds’  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A new analysis of performance with at-risk student groups shows Fulton County with the lowest percentage of schools in metro Atlanta that “beat the odds.”.



Panthers' Cam Newton, Ferrari in car crash with dump truck  UPI.com

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was in an crash with his Ferrari Thursday in Atlanta.



Jaden Hunter follows in family's footsteps  Red and Black

Jaden Hunter is somewhat of a legacy. His late father, Brice Hunter, played football at Georgia and his mother, Brandi Hunter, played basketball at Georgia. Now ...



Georgia's injury report for UMass  247Sports

Dawgs247 provides a rundown of Georgia's injury situation heading into its matchup with UMass.



Fulton Students Walkout To Protest Gun Violence  Alpharetta, GA Patch

Fulton Students Walkout To Protest Gun Violence - Alpharetta-Milton, GA - Fulton County School System students also took part in memorials honoring the 17 ...



Poise on the big stage: Winter Haven girls heading to nationals  The Ledger

The statewide leader in girls basketball meets the World Wide Leader in Sports when Winter Haven hits center stage in NYC.



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