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Atlanta Hawks Snag Preseason Win vs Milwaukee Bucks

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Parker Wallis

On October 6th, the Atlanta Hawks won their preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks with a final score of 113-123. 

The Atlanta team faces them again on Saturday, October 8th, and fans can watch on NBA TV at 12:00 PM EST. The Hawks have two more preseason games against the Cleveland Cavaliers (October 12th) and the New Orleans Pelicans (October 14th) before they kick off the 2022-2023 season with a home game against the Houston Rockets (October 19th).

In the previous 2021-2022 season, the Atlanta Hawks sported a record of 43-39. They placed 2nd in the Southeast Division and 9th in the Eastern Conference. They made it to the First Round of Playoffs before losing to the Miami Heat 1-4.

Georgia Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Athens DA’s claim of open records exemption

In an upcoming ruling, Georgia’s Supreme Court will weigh in on a claim brought by Athens-Clarke District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, arguing that top prosecutors are exempt from the state’s open records laws. The case involves assertions that the trial court overlooked a constitutional provision in denying Gonzalez’s motion to dismiss an open records complaint, mirroring similar immunity arguments made by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a separate case related to the 2020 presidential election interference.

Georgia public colleges to expand admissions testing requirements for fall 2026

Georgia colleges are reverting to requiring standardized test scores for all new applicants, signaling a shift from pandemic-era policies. Beginning in fall 2026, institutions including Augusta University, The University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech will mandate SAT or ACT scores, a decision unanimously approved by the Georgia Board of Regents.

Water-hogging data centers flagged in latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ environmental watchdog report

In its annual report released on Thursday, the Georgia Water Coalition spotlighted the detrimental effects of record economic growth on the state’s waterways, particularly in the coastal region, where a surge in state-of-the-art data centers poses a significant threat to Georgia’s rivers. The report urges urgent action from public officials and residents to advocate for policies that safeguard natural resources crucial for clean drinking water and outdoor recreation, emphasizing the need for coordinated water planning to address mounting environmental pressures.