Students applying to 23 of Georgia’s 26 public universities and colleges next year won’t need to take the SAT or ACT college tests to apply. Regents voted Wednesday to let students apply without the tests through the 2024-2025 school year, after University System of Georgia officials told them that renewed testing requirements would likely drive students to other colleges. Tests will remain required at the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, while Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville will resume a testing requirement in what Chancellor Sonny Perdue characterized as an experiment to examine how requiring the exams affects applications.
The new football field at Lafayette High School is almost complete. School officials have announced the field will be named in honor of Coach Jeff Suttle. The ribbon cutting on the new turf field will be announced soon.