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Missing Atlanta zoo owl found on neighborhood porch

ATLANTA - Authorities say an owl that went missing from Zoo Atlanta has been found on the front porch of a home about a half-mile away.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-18/missing-atlanta-zoo-owl-foun
Superintendent finalist comes from troubled system

...corruption, but she has been credited by some with playing a role in its turnaround.According to a story by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the DeKalb County Board of Education was rocked with allegations of nepotism and corruption in 2012...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-09/superintendent-finalist-c
Georgia commission struggling to regulate for-profit schools

...and the commission's director say the organization would likely be more effective with more resources.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission has certified that for-profit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-10/georgia-commission-struggling
Georgia's defense limits big plays in scrimmage

...quarterback Hutson Mason agreed with that assessment."There weren't many big plays given up," Richt told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "There weren't any touchdown passes. There were no interceptions either. The offense might have caught...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-09/georgias-defense-limits-b
Across the region

ALBANY, Ga. - A soldier from Georgia is recovering after he was shot during an insider attack in Afghanistan.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-08/across-region
Jury selection begins, potential jurors given questionnaires in Atlanta test cheating trial

...Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 400 potential jurors have been summoned. After examining them, attorneys will select 12 jurors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-11/jury-selection-begins-potential-jur
Leaked memo from Michelle Nunn Senate campaign sets up attacks on Georgia Democrat

...focused on talking about a collaborative approach ... and changing the culture in Washington," she told The Atlanta-Journal Constitution this week.She had already taken to criticizing Ricketts on the campaign trail even before the latest attack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-02/leaked-memo-michelle-nunn-sen
Number of black Georgia inmates hits 25-year low in 2013

...Department of Corrections says the number of black inmates in 2013 reached its lowest level since 1988.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports state corrections data shows the number of black men sent to prison in the past five years declined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-03/number-black-georgia-inmates-
Across Georgia

...after her car plunged into a suburban Atlanta pond.County medical office investigator Ted Bailey tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 53-year-old Laura Jones Tavel of Duluth drowned in her car after it sank into a retention pond in Peachtree...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/across-georgia
Georgia county increases taxes 17 percent

...approved the increase with a 4-3 vote.The increase is the first of its kind in more than two decades.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/1skqrx2) that the tax raise is expected to pay for countywide services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-07/georgia-county-increases-taxe