Georgia

Some Georgia parents are outraged after they say an elementary school used examples of slavery and beatings to teach their children about math. The problems in question appeared on a third grader’s math assignment. One problem said, ‘Each tree had 56 oranges. If 8 slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave work?’ […]

Every Sunday, in an unmarked building in Athens, Georgia, a group of students quietly gather in secret. They are aspiring professors, diplomats and engineers who have been banned from Georgia’s top five public universities. But here, in this donated space, it is safe to study. This place is called Freedom University. It has one classroom […]

The Georgia State pardon’s board has denied a last minute clemency plea for Troy Davis.  Davis will die by lethal injection tonight at 7.  Davia was convicted and sentenced death for the killing of an 0ff-duty Savannah officer, Mark MacPhail. The shooting happened on August 19, 1989. From CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/20/national/main20108745.shtml

A bride-to-be died after falling five stories from a balcony at a posh Georgia resort, authorities said. Elizabeth Ludwig, 33, of Milton, Ga., was staying with her fiancé at the Marriott Evergreen Resort in Stone Mountain when she mysteriously plunged off her room’s balcony early Sunday morning. Stone Mountain Park Police said Ludwig’s panicked fiancé […]