Weston Franklin talks commitment to Georgia Tech

One of the more coveted prospects in the Peach State, the 6-foot-4, 308-pound Franklin’s offer list also included Arizona, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, N.C. State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Duke, Kentucky and West Virginia among others. He is tabbed by the 247Sports Composite as the nation’s No. 24 offensive guard.

2 Georgia men arrested in Alabama prostitution sting

Williams is charged with two counts of drug possession and one felony count of promoting prostitution. He remains jailed with bail set at $30,000. Wright is charged with one count each of unlawful drug possession and felony promoting prostitution. He remains jailed with bail set at $20,000.

Rs 100 crore tech innovation hub to come up at IIT-Indore

INDORE: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore has secured its highest-ever single grant of Rs 100 crore from department of science and technology for setting up a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) aimed at creating an ecosystem for development and commercialisation. The upcoming technology hub will be based on system simulation, modelling and visualization aspects of […]

Reopening Plans for Georgia’s Public Universities Are Under Fire from Students and Faculty

The degree to which the Board of Regents may exert influence over how its institutions set their housing policies is unclear. Despite the language of the agenda, which suggests the Board of Regents “direct” and “permit” institutions to take various actions, the Board of Regents claims the institutions alone are responsible for housing choices, telling […]

‘We learn more when we’re alive’: University of Georgia students and professors stage a ‘DIE-in’ with fake tombstones to protest the college’s re-opening plans – as the state’s COVID-19 cases hit 216,596

A spokesperson for the university said that preparations for the fall semester began in April, and the school ‘is deeply committed to the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, and continues to follow COVID-19 guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health and the CDC.’ 

Georgia governor, first lady unveil anti-trafficking plans

Doubling down on efforts to combat human trafficking has been a central part of the governor’s message since he took office last year. G ov. Kemp signaled during his State of the State address last week that it would continue to be a top priority. He used the address to honor three women who he […]

Georgia board approves online absentee ballot request portal

The rule authorizing the creation of the online absentee ballot request portal was an emergency rule, meaning it took effect immediately after the vote and will remain in effect for six months, Germany said. That means that the board would have to vote again to reauthorize the online request portal to make it permanent.

Over 900 in Georgia district quarantine as high school shut

And Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton extended a statewide judicial emergency through Sept. 10. That means jury trials and most grand jury proceedings remain prohibited, but his order says a task force is looking at how those proceedings could be safely held, including the possibility of holding them remotely.

More than 900 students and staff in Georgia school district told to quarantine after reopening last week

“As we said before reopening, social distancing is not possible in all situations at our schools — this is why we require our staff to wear masks or face shields when they cannot distance, and this is why we’re providing masks to students and strongly recommending they wear them,” he said in an announcement Friday. “This is […]

Tech smarts: How to tell if someone blocked your calls

Even if you suspect your number is blocked, don’t jump to conclusions. There may be a simple reason why your calls aren’t going through. There could be a network problem, the person may have the phone turned off, the battery is dead or they didn’t pay their bill on time. It happens.