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SACS: DeKalb County schools to remain accredited

SACS: DeKalb County schools to remain accredited

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The DeKalb County school district is keeping its accreditation.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced Tuesday that the district will remain "accredited on advisement." That means the nearly 100,000-student district is accredited but will be watched closely by SACS to ensure progress is being made.

The district had until last month to shape up or lose accreditation with the metro Atlanta-based SACS. Agency President and CEO Mark Elgart said DeKalb County has "demonstrated significant work" on issues ranging from an ineffective school board to instability in the superintendent's office.

SACS will visit the district again in March.

Exclusive Interview: Yo-Yo Ma

Check it out as we go back stage with the greatest cello player ever, Yo-Yo Ma. Yo-Yo has come out with a new album that he says is his best yet. Join us as we discover why. 

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Wintry mix moving in Tuesday morning

ATLANTA -- After brief break in the wet weather, rain and snow will move into Metro Atlanta Tuesday morning.

It will start out as a wintry mix, then briefly switch over to snow before tapering off in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will remain above freezing all morning.

The high will only be about 44 degrees.

The rest of the week will bring sunshine and warmer temperatures.

2 Metro Atlanta students win Marshall Scholarships

2 Metro Atlanta students win Marshall Scholarships

ATLANTA -- Two Georgia college students have won prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which will pay for their graduate education at a British university.

RELATED: Westminster grad named Rhodes Scholar

Garrett Turner from Emory University and Matt Sellers from the University of Georgia were chosen from more than 1,000 applicants for the awards funded by the British government. They are among the 36 winners chosen from across the U.S. this year.

The scholarships have been handed out annually since 1953 to encourage young Americans to study in the United Kingdom. The awards are named for former U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall.

Turner is studying at the University of St. Andrews, while Sellers will attend Oxford University.

City Leaders advise motorists to use caution on potentially icy roadways

City Leaders advise motorists to use caution on potentially icy roadways

ATLANTA – City officials are closely monitoring current weather forecasts, which predict a combination of precipitation and falling temperatures will bring light snow to north and west-central Georgia this evening and overnight. Although no accumulation is expected, the City of Atlanta is well prepared for inclement weather response. City of Atlanta officials are monitoring weather reports for conditions that cause ice, snow, sleet, or other elements that may cause slick or hazardous situations.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Evan

ADOPT A PET: Meet Evan

 

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Rosie

ADOPT A PET: Meet Rosie

ATLANTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

According to the Humane Society, Rosie came to the Atlanta Humane Society in search of a forever home; her previous family could no longer care for her. Rosie is an American Staffordshire and Terrier mix and she’s almost two years old. She likes to go on long walks and loves to roll around and sun herself. Come visit her at the Humane Society and you can take her home for $100.00