Friday, June 12, 2009

GNB Weekend Update

The weekend has arrived...Here's the news...

It's the end of era in suspended quarterback Michael Vick was released by the Falcons on Friday morning. The Associated Press reports that Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff officially terminated the rights to the embattled NFL star. Vick is currently sentenced to home confinement in Virginia, as he completes his 23-month federal prison sentence for running a dogfighting ring. He is scheduled to complete i on July 20.

Also see: Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on Vick release

A cheating scandal at a suburban Atlanta school leads to a principal's resignation. The Associated Press reports that James Berry submitted his resignation as principal at DeKalb County's Atherton Elementary School on Thursday. Assistant principal Doretha Alexander was reassigned for her role in the cheating scandal. The moves happened after both Berry and Alexander changed the answers on fifth-grade standardized tests in an effort to improve scores, as well as avoid penalties under the federal "No Child Left Behind Act". Georgia's board of education will decide next month whether students should re-take the test.

Hundreds of bicycle riders converge on downtown Macon this weekend. reports that the "Georgia Cup" will pay a visit to middle Georgia Saturday and Sunday. Over 300 riders statewide will participate in the race. One leg will take place on four Macon streets on Saturday, followed by two on Sunday.

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