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Local banks, children collect 4 tons of PB&J

Local banks, children collect 4 tons of PB&J

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Metro Atlanta students have come through for their fellow children in a big way, "spreading the love" through peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Bank of North Georgia and Bank of Coweta recently hosted their fourth annual food drive to benefit 30 local food pantries.

Cherokee County Schools to honor top students

Cherokee County Schools to honor top students

CANTON, Ga. -- The Cherokee County School District has planned a special banquet to honor this year's valedictorians and salutatorians.

The event will be at 7 p.m.

Chattahoochee Tech graduation is June 16

Chattahoochee Tech graduation is June 16

ATLANTA -- Chattahoochee Technical College is gearing up for its spring graduation ceremony.

Approximately 1,200 students will graduate at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

This year's featured speaker will be Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

Canton student named district winner in statewide art contest

Canton student named district winner in statewide art contest

CANTON, Ga. -- A student at Cherokee High School in Canton has been named a district winner in the 17th annual Georgia Farm Bureau Federation Art Contest.

Kira Ray received a $100 cash prize for being the top winner in the first district.

She was one of 10 district-level winners from throughout Georgia. A state winner and two runners-up were chosen from these students.

"We are very proud that Kira was selected as a district winner in the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest," said Vicky Grizzle, chair of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Women's Committee.

Carmen Deedy visits Clayton Elementary

Carmen Deedy visits Clayton Elementary

CANTON, Ga. -- Children's author Carmen Agra Deedy paid a special visit to Canton's Clayton Elementary School on Monday, May 16.

Deedy, a native of Cuba, has been writing for kids for more than two decades. She shared her stories with the kindergartners and first and second graders at Clayton.

Read more about Carmen Deedy's amazing life and career.

Charter school law declared unconstitutional

Charter school law declared unconstitutional

ATLANTA -- A Georgia law that cleared the way for a surge in new charter schools was struck down by the state's top court in a high-profile decision that will affect thousands of students and could reshape how the state's public school system is funded.

The Georgia Supreme Court's 4-3 decision on Monday overturned the 2008 Georgia Charter Schools Commission Act, which allowed the state to approve and fund charter schools over the objection of local school boards.

LOCAL PROFILE: Cobb County Summer Reading Program

LOCAL PROFILE: Cobb County Summer Reading Program

MARIETTA, Ga. – Although, local schools are on the cusp of summer recess students in the area will, no longer, be able to use summer as an excuse to impede on their enrichment. The Cobb County Library System is sponsoring their annual summer reading programming for this year on June 1. The county offers programs for adults, teens and children.

Children interested in participating in the children’s reading program will start the program with a folder of information and their choice of a book. Participants will be awarded stickers, certificates and other gifts from completing the program, at the end of the summer. Teens are to write alternative-style book reviews about the books they read. Teens and adults will be vying for gift certificates and other gifts for their participation in the program.

The system will, also, be hosting a number of other programs during the summer, including: Reading Paws, their GIANT Celebration, The WestFest, 4-H and many others.