Atlanta, Ga.

June 22, 2017

Seventeen children with severe visual impairments now can see better after receiving vision aid equipment June 21 at Sight Savers America’s annual Atlanta clinic in Midtown.

Qualified children were given an Onyx Deskset HD electronic video magnifier (EVM). The EVM, which looks like a desktop computer, is a closed-circuit television with a magnifying camera. It can magnify an object up to 131 times its normal size. This allows people with visual impairments...

June 21, 2017

Concern has risen from Sandy Springs residents about the lack of funds in the city’s new budget to develop new bike paths.

 

“In 2014, this council passed a bike-pedestrian plan to support (that) means of transportation,” Bill Black said at the city council meeting June 20. “Looking over (the fiscal) 2018 budget, there is little in there. There is $500,000 for planning and implementation for bicycle...​

June 21, 2017

Local lawmakers had mixed grades when the Georgia Center for Opportunity released its legislator report card June 1.

The report card grades Georgia lawmakers based on how they voted on different education-related bills during the 2017 General Assembly. Grading for the report card was based on the voting of House Bills 340, 217, 224 and 338. Legislators made the honor roll, earning up to half an additional letter grade, if they sponsored...

With only less than 40 cases of polio reported worldwide last year, Rotary International is rallying together to make that number zero.

 

“Not only are you eradicating one of the worst diseases, you are also providing people with better help and a better future,” said Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

 

Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was one of many guest speakers at Rotary International's End Polio discussion June 12 at the Georgia...

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