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Atlanta firefighter recovering from fall

Atlanta firefighter recovering from fall

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An Atlanta firefighter was recovering in the hospital Friday after falling from the roof while battling a Buckhead blaze the previous day.

Firefighter Spurgeon Putnam fell 20 feet from a building at the Victoria complex in the 3500 block of Roswell Road Thursday. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

“No neck injuries, no spinal injuries, no broken bones. He was amazingly lucky,” fire department spokeswoman Janet Ward told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Georgia graduation rates inch upward

Georgia’s public high school graduation rate has continued to rise, but more than a quarter of the state’s students are still failing to make it out into the real world with a regular diploma within the allotted four years.

The graduation rate for 2014 was 72.5 percent, according to figures released by the Georgia Department of Education Thursday.

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Georgia graduation rates inch upward

Georgia’s public high school graduation rate has continued to rise, but more than a quarter of the state’s students are still failing to make it out into the real world with a regular diploma within the allotted four years.

The graduation rate for 2014 was 72.5 percent, according to figures released by the Georgia Department of Education Thursday.

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Atlanta firefighter recovering from fall

An Atlanta firefighter was recovering in the hospital Friday after falling from the roof while battling a Buckhead blaze the previous day.

Firefighter Spurgeon Putnam fell 20 feet from a building at the Victoria complex in the 3500 block of Roswell Road Thursday. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

“No neck injuries, no spinal injuries, no broken bones.

ATLANTA NOW: BREAKING NEWS

Fulton football player accused of attacking coach

A Fulton County high school football player is facing a simple battery charge for allegedly attacking his head coach during a game.

According to Channel 2 Action News, a police report said 18-year-old Keewan Williams, a defensive lineman at Northview High School, pushed coach Chad Davenport during Northview’s game against Chattahoochee High School last week.


COUNTY BY COUNTY

Community Voices: Local brothers have commitment to public service

You can live in a place almost 20 years and still learn a few things. Turns out the mayor of Norcross and Lawrenceville chief of police are brothers.

I sat down with Mayor Bucky Johnson and Chief of Police Randy Johnson a couple of weeks ago and I must say, they disappointed me greatly. I was hoping for a little brotherly rivalry, a little barely harbored jealousy.

TORPY AT LARGE: BILL TORPY

DeKalb Landgraborama is set to begin

Hurry up, folks, the municipalization train’s leaving for parts unknown. You and your neighbors don’t want to get left behind in DeKalb County, do you?

It’s time again for the annual pre-legislative jockeying by north/central DeKalb residents to carve out territory to either be incorporated as a new city or annexed by one already rolling along.

AJC READERS SOUND OFF

The Vent

I don’t usually brag, but when I do, it’s because I made the Vent!

Nobody is going to be overjoyed when the elections end in runoffs. The mudslinging is here through the holidays folks.

Gas is going down only because of election time. I caught on to that the last election.

You do know that there is no family called the “Biltmores”, right?


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