5 things to know: Georgia's teachers could see their biggest raise in years


5 things to know: Georgia's teachers could see their biggest raise in years

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Brant Sanderlin
April 21, 2015 Sandy Springs, GA: Patrice Dawkins-Jackson helps gifted 5th grade students Jordana Andrade and Meah Poret at Dunwoody Springs Elementary. After years of budget cuts, teachers in Georgia are expected to receive significant raises next school year. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Here are five things you need to know tonight:

1. A father is calling the pat-down Transportation Security Administration agents gave his 10-year-old daughter "inappropriate" and "invasive." [Read more]

2. Atlanta’s tallest tower and reputedly the tallest building foreclosed in the wake of the real estate meltdown has been sold. San Francisco-based Shorenstein Properties said in a news release this week it has completed its purchase of Bank of America Plaza, one of Atlanta’s skyline landmarks that ultimately became a symbol of the city’s real estate crisis. [Read more]

3. The Macy’s department store at North DeKalb Mall will be one of the 36 stores the company will close this spring, store officials announced Thursday. [Read more]

4. More than 200,000 teachers and state employees may see their biggest cost-of-living raises since the Great Recession and construction crews could be working overtime to keep up with the spending Georgia lawmakers approve this year as the state budget hits record levels. [Read more]

5. Rain could be on the way tonight, but not until late. [See the forecast]

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