Wednesday, January 9, 2013

First Slice 1/9/13: Eight Georgia colleges merge in order to save money, 'expand' programs

Posted By on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 8:30 AM

More bikes less traffic?

Four children, ranging from infancy to age 7, died in a Conyers house fire last night. The mother, who went to Grady Hospital with severe burns, was reportedly able to "save one of the children" by throwing him out of a second-story window.

Eight Georgia colleges will soon merge into four academic institutions. The State Board of Regents says that decision was made both in response to state budget cuts and in order to concentrate academic offerings at individual schools.

While it's hardly a surprise to anyone that lives here, a new study has re-confirmed the fact that Atlanta has the worst traffic in the South.

Keith Ratliff, a key figure behind YouTube's third most popular channel, FPSRussia, was found dead in northeast Georgia. The 32-year-old weapons manager was shot once in the head alongside a local Carnesville road. GBI officials have taken the body to Atlanta for an autopsy and will help local police in the potential homicide's investigation.

President Barack Obama has chosen Rev. Louie Giglio, Passion City Church's pastor, to offer benediction at his inauguration this month.

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