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Deadline for APS Device Distribution, Tomorrow (March 31, 2020) at 5:00 pm

March 30, 2020 – Atlanta, Georgia – For Atlanta Public Schools (APS) families who missed the original device distribution window for their child’s school, the District is doing a “last call” this week for device pick up. If an APS student does not have a device, it is very important that they contact their child’s school by Tuesday, March 31 at 5 pm, and let the school know that their child still needs a device. The District’s Technology team will assess those needs and make devices available for pick up…

Celebration of Life for John B. Smith, Sr.

John B. “J.B.” Smith, Sr. was born to the late John Watson Smith and the late Pressarene “Press” Whitfield Smith, the oldest of five children in LaGrange, Georgia. He was quite an ambitious young man and as the oldest, he was charged with caring for his siblings and family by chopping wood and shoveling coal to provide for this family. His strong work ethic was developed early while in grammar school when he won a bicycle as a newspaper deliverer for LaGrange’s Informer newspaper. In LaGrange, J.B. attended Kelly Grammar…

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