published Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Woman to don 'fool' sign at stop, and more Chattanooga region news

MACON, Ga.

Woman to don 'fool' sign at stop

A central Georgia judge gave the woman a choice: Wear a sign proclaiming that she was a fool or spend four weekends in jail.

The woman, 38-year-old Natasha Latrice Freeman, chose the sign. It says "I made a fool out of myself on a Bibb County Public Schools bus."

The Macon woman pleaded guilty to battery and making terroristic threats during a Monday hearing in Bibb County Superior Court.

Prosecutor Sandra Matson said she went onto a school bus April 4 and repeatedly struck her 11-year-old cousin and pulled the girl's hair. Freeman apologized during Monday's court hearing.


NASHVILLE

Constitutions set for display

Three versions of the original handwritten Tennessee Constitution were carefully moved this week to the Tennessee Supreme Court building in preparation for their upcoming public display.

The documents were removed Tuesday from a vault at the State Library and Archives building and carried by hand in archival boxes to the Supreme Court building. They were escorted by a detail from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

This is the first time that all three documents -- handwritten in 1796, 1834 and 1870 -- will be on display together. The public can view the original constitutions from Thursday through Monday.


ATLANTA

Videos teach science, math

State leaders and Georgia Public Broadcasting have launched a new program intended to improve student performance in science, math and related subjects.

It's a 16-part video series designed to tie science and math concepts to careers in engineering and technology. Students will see physics in action at a zip line course at North Georgia Canopy Tours. They'll see Newton's Second Law of Motion at Atlanta Motorsports Park.

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