Here’s what the Reporter Newspapers team is reading:
*Andrea Sneiderman, the widow of a man killed outside of a Dunwoody daycare center in November 2010, recently hired new attorneys, CBS Atlanta reports. Sneiderman does not face charges. Her former boss, Hemy Neuman, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Neuman’s fate is now in the hands of a jury, which spent Wednesday, March 14, deliberating.
*In non-Hemy Neuman related news, CBS Atlanta reports rescue workers pulled a Dunwoody woman out of a trash chute after she fell into it trying to retrieve her cell phone.
*The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the Georgia Department of Education is putting schools on a priority list after the state was given a hall pass to get out of federal No Child Left Behind regulations. The new language replaces NCLB categories that were considered hard to understand. “Priority schools” are ones that have low graduation rates and test scores. Included in the list: 14 Atlanta Public Schools, 10 DeKalb County Schools and one Fulton County school.
*After disappointing showings in the politically relevant states of Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, March. 13, pressure mounts on former U.S. House Speaker and Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich to drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
* U.S. soldiers were told to disarm during speech by U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Afghanistan.