Seniors at DeKalb County’s Druid Hills High School graduated Friday in a ceremony at the Atlanta Civic Center. Mark Elgart, the CEO of DeKalb’s accrediting agency, delivered the commencement address.
The sound of pomp and circumstance is especially sweet this year for seniors at DeKalb County high schools. The district was placed on accredited probation in December, which precedes a loss of accreditation. That could affect scholarships and college acceptances. But during his address, Elgart encouraged the class of 2013.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration bill this week. Some Georgia organizations support the measure, which provides a route to citizenship for those living in the U.S. illegally. About a dozen local opponents of the bill delivered a petition to the Atlanta offices of both Georgia U.S. senators Thursday.
It’s that time of year again, for caps, gowns, speeches and celebrations. The month of May always marks graduation season, and among the many ceremonies taking place just yesterday was that of Grady High School.
We caught up with some of the students just moments before their walk across the stage, to find out just what goes through the mind of a brand new graduate.
This weekend, a number of free jazz concerts will be taking place in Piedmont Park and in a few other places as well, as the Atlanta Jazz Festival marks its 36th year. The city’s Director of Cultural Affairs, Camille Russell Love, joined host John Lemley to talk about what to expect and to take a listen to some of this year's scheduled acts. She began the conversation by explaining how the festival got its start.
AAA says the number of Georgians traveling by plane is expected to dip slightly this Memorial Day. But according to the auto club, nearly 3,400 more Georgians will travel 50 miles or more by car in comparison to last year. AAA says it’s because even though gas prices have risen slightly, they have remained relatively steady.
Latresha Smith fills up her car at a gas station on Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta. She’s planning to drive to Savannah this memorial day for a family reunion.
“I don’t really know that part of my family, so I’m so excited”