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Tax refund checks come with message: Brought to you by Gov. Kemp - The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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...Brian Kemp and state lawmakers are facing reelection this year, and the Georgia Department of Revenue is making it clear to Georgians exactly who is responsible for the special surplus tax refunds they are now beginning to receive. Many Georgians receive direct deposits of refunds.... ...Georgia House Minority Whip David Wilkerson, a Democrat from Powder Springs and a certified public accountant, said he's not surprised Kemp's name is on the refund check and that many of the checks are being sent out right before the Republican primary. Kemp faces former U.S....

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Georgia destroys thousands of dollars" worth of baby formula every year. Here's why.

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...Founder of Hispanic Alliance Georgia, a nonprofit that helps thousands of low-income immigrant families in Gainesville access basic necessities, Sarazua fears the current formula shortage could make desperate parents take "dangerous steps," such as diluting dwindling supplies of formula with... ..."You don't want to risk giving it to another parent if it was stored in a garage in the hot summer heat, for example," said Eric Nickens, from the DeKalb County Board of Health....

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BREAKING: Ex-Ga. insurance commissioner indicted on charge of fraud - The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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...Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has been indicted by a federal grand jury on health care fraud and money laundering charges.... ...Oxendine served four terms as the state's insurance commissioner before launching an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican nomination for governor in 2010. He is the second Republican to serve as insurance commissioner in Georgia in recent years to face law enforcement trouble....

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Gwinnett's teacher of the year is quitting the school district

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...Lee Allen tried to reassure the 12,500 other teachers in Gwinnett County as he was named the district's teacher of the year in December.... ..."I don't feel like a teacher very much anymore," Allen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I"m just managing behaviors.". A national survey found that the stresses teachers faced before the pandemic became worse, driving many away from the profession....

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DeKalb ditches nearly 6,000 diplomas with fired superintendent's name

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...The DeKalb County School District is reprinting nearly 6,000 diplomas to reflect the recent change in superintendents. The Board of Education unexpectedly fired Cheryl Watson-Harris from her role as superintendent in a split vote in April.... ..."Therefore, a reprint was ordered to reflect the correct individuals.". The board hired Vasanne Tinsley as interim superintendent of the state's third-largest district. It cost about $25,000 to produce and print diplomas for this year's graduates, a district spokesman said....

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Jan. 6 Committee requests info from Loudermilk regarding Jan. 5 tour

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...House Committee investigation the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol say they have evidence that Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk led visitors on a tour of the building they day before, and they want him to talk about it.... ...The letter is signed by Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat, and Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican, the committee's chair and vice chair. Loudermilk's spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. This article will be updated....

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Atlanta, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett valedictorians share pandemic tales - The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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...Now that high school seniors are graduating, the class of 2022 is ready for college. These graduates across metro Atlanta offer advice and stories about going to school during a pandemic. In some cases, responses were edited for clarity or length. School system: Atlanta Public Schools.... ...I"ll use this story to teach my grandkids about the importance of saying "no" and balancing one's time. I"ll make sure they know that no amount of success is worth their happiness and mental health. DeKalb County Schools. Clarkston High School. University of Georgia....

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Opinion: Why Mark Cuban's take on college inefficiencies falls short - The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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...Matthew Boedy is an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition at the University of North Georgia and president of the Georgia Conference of the American Association of University Professors.... ...He chose Indiana University without looking at the campus because it had the lowest tuition. He took night courses at Pitt before that. Certainly, no frills in that experience. Cuban, though, is not just interested in remaking one school....

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Opinion: Parents value social, emotional learning. But it"s under siege - The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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...Social and emotional learning turned into a flashpoint in school board races in several counties, including Cherokee, Coweta and Forsyth. It seems an unlikely target as the concept has been around for nearly three decades.... ...Adam Tyner, author of the Fordham report, found school district explanations often use too much education jargon....

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Capitol Recap: Kemp hands out big COVID-19 grants just before primary

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...So far, the state has received $2.4 billion of the money through the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, legislation some Georgia Republicans opposed, saying the state didn't need that much money while also criticizing the measure for not giving Georgia a fair share.... ..."This grant is so important to Georgians -- every single hotel property in the state has suffered significant loss since March 2020," said Brad Koeneman, general manager of Hilton Atlanta and chairman of the association. A pair of sizable grants were also given to nonprofits....



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