Twelve-Year-Old Marietta College Student Takes Up Aerospace EngineeringMARIETTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) -- Caleb Anderson knows a thing or two about Transformers toys, shows and movies. That’s pretty normal for a kid, but what some may find surprising is the fact that Caleb is a college student at Chattahoochee Technical College, at just 12 years old. He was 11 years old last fall when he enrolled there. “I wondered how they would treat me, if they would treat me worse than the schools that I went to before, and they didn’t, which is something I’m really glad about," he said. His parents, Kobi and Claire Anderson, knew his journey would be unique from the very beginning. “Caleb was almost four weeks old, and he started mimicking the words that were coming out of my mouth," said Claire. They started teaching him sign language as an infant and said he was only 22 months old when they put him in private school. He completed programs at John Hopkins, Stanford University. Then Claire started the Atlanta Gifted Academy, where he and other kids could learn based on their skill sets. “Seeing Caleb excel academically and use his intellectual gifts, that’s been a true joy," Kobi Anderson said. Caleb says he’s no genius, he just learns much faster than most kids. He plans to work as an aerospace engineer. “When I was like six or seven, I researched it, and I found out that being an aerospace engineer would be the quickest and the best," he said. To reach that goal, he plans to transfer to Georgia Tech and later to MIT to get his doctorate. He said an internship with Elon Musk is also on his to-do list. His parents hope his success will remove remove stereotypes about little boys who look like him. “There is a way to foster a well-rounded child and let them follow their passion at the same time," said Claire. They hope his story will inspire others.
Atlanta Artist Offers Free Art To Encourage Voter RegistrationAtlanta artist Sanithna Phansavanh gives free art to people who register to vote.
Georgia Auburn College Football PreviewGeorgia and Auburn will renew the deep south’s oldest rivalry tomorrow night in Athens. ESPN’s College Gameday will be there tomorrow morning. Former Bulldog star David Pollack has adjusted to having no fans at the show due to the pandemic. Pollock says the new Production protocols are not all bad.
Atlanta Braves Take A Breather Before Taking On Marlins/Cubs Series WinnerThe Braves won’t play again until next Tuesday. The league division series will be played in a bubble and the Braves will be in Houston facing the Cubs-Marlins series winner. For now, the team is working out at Truist Park...It’s a good opportunity to reset.
Atlanta Police Officer Donates Car To Single Mom With Five KidsAtlanta Police Officer Veronica Campbell helped a mother and five kids get a new start by giving them a car.
Drought No More! Atlanta Braves Win First Playoff Series Since 2001Nineteen years of drought no more! The Atlanta Braves have won their first playoff series since 2001… sweeping the Reds in 2 games. The Braves pitched back-to-back shutouts, winning game 2, 5 to zero. Atlanta pitched 22 scoreless innings over the 2 games. Rookie Ian Anderson got his first playoff start and he was calm, cool, and collected. He went 6 innings and had 9 strikeouts. Ronald Acuna doubled to the gap in left center sending Austin Riley around from first to score the Braves first run. In the bottom 8th, Marcell Ozuna hit a two run home run scoring Freeman. Braves led, 3-0. Later in the 8th - Adam Duvall’s two-run homer scored Ozzie Albies. Braves win 5-0. Atlanta will now move into the playoff bubble. They will play in Houston starting next Tuesday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. They will play the winner of the Cubs/Marlins Wild Card Series. The Marlins lead one game to none. Game 2 was postponed to tomorrow due to rain.
Georgia Power Customers Have Until Start Paying Their Bills Again.Georgia Power customers have until start paying their bills again. The power company's moratorium on disconnecting homes for non-payment has ended. Starting this month - customers must begin paying back past-due balances that built up during the pandemic. You have six months -- until March -- to pay the entire amount. You won't have to pay late fees.
Twitter Vs. Atlanta Street RacingAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke on the issue during today’s press briefing, saying between last Friday and Sunday, police made 43 traffic stops, issued 97 citations and impounded two cars. Last month, Atlanta police said they had arrested 459 people for street racing since January. Bottoms and law enforcement officials have said it's a national problem.
Gwinnett Co. Police K-9 Officers Train At Lake LanierThe Fulton County Sheriff's Office Is Mourning The Loss Of Two Of Its Deputies.
The Fulton County Sheriff's Office Is Mourning The Loss Of Two Of Its DeputiesDeputies Anthony White And Kenny Ingram died yesterday morning in a truck crash. It happened between in Columbia County on I-20. Georgia State Patrol said their car hit the back of a tractor-trailer that was stopped for traffic. The two were on their way to pick up an inmate from Augusta.
Runoff For 5th Congressional District On December 1stThe Fifth Congressional District special election is headed to a runoff. Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and Former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin will go to the runoff. Both are Democrats. The runoff is set for December 1. The winning candidate will serve until January 3.
Amazon Announces Prime DayAmazon has scheduled its prime day for October 13 & 14.
Lil Yachty Talks About His Arrest On Tik TokGSP clocked him at over 150 mph on the connector.
Lil Yauchty Addressed His Arrest YesterdayGSP clocked him doing over 150 mph on the connector.
Georgia Tech Announced Its Plans For The Spring 20-21 Semester.The semester will now start a week later than normal on January 14. To cut down on travel risks the university has cancelled the weeklong spring break. Instead students will get two days off - March 16 & 24. Final exam days have not been changed.
More Cats Have Been Rescued From A Sandy Springs Condo That Was Overrun With Them.CW69 News at 10 first reported on the condo last week. Fulton County Animal Control officers have since rescued 12 more cats from the condo. Two more cats were dead inside of the walls.
GBI Announced It Completed Its Investigation Into The Rayshard Brooks Shooting YesterdayThe Georgia Bureau Of Investigation Announced It Completed Its Investigation Into The Rayshard Brooks Shooting Yesterday. They sent the results to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. The lawyers for the officer involved in the shooting of Rayshard Brooks wants the investigation released to the public.
Special Election Held For John Lewis's Congressional SeatToday’s Special Election was more than special for some DeKalb County voters at the Candler Park and Mary Lin Precincts. They voted for who they believe should fill Representative John Lewis’s seat for the 5th Congressional District, a seat he held for more than 30 years before he died in July.
Amazon Now HiringNew Stone Mountain facility is accepting applications for 1,000 new workers. Jobs pay a minimum of $15 per hour. Text ATLNOW to 77088 to apply.
Activist Charged In Atlanta Black Lives Matter Donation Fraud CaseCleveland FBI agents say former Atlanta activist Sir Maejor Page, also known as Tyree Conyers-Page, 32, cheated people out of thousands of dollars through Atlanta Black Lives Matter Facebook and GoFundMe pages.
Georgia Tech Disciplining Student Athlete After Video SurfacesGeorgia Tech says it is discipling a student-athlete after a video of him cursing at two women in a drive-thru surface online. The women tagged the baseball program-- in a Facebook post with video that shows tech baseball player Charlie Benson-- berating the women and slinging politically charged insults at them after an alleged fender bender. Days later Benson issued an apology on the baseball team's Twitter and Facebook pages. Georgia Tech did not release information about how they disciplined Benson.
Sheriff Victor Hill Orders Correctional Officer Fired For Making Racial N-Word Remark To A InmateSheriff Victor Hill ordered Correction Officer Gregory Hubert Brown placed on administrative leave without pay today after he called a inmate on suicide watch a “crazy N-word” in front of other inmates and another Correctional Officer. Brown will be fired within the next 72 hours by order of the Sheriff in compliance with civil service guidelines according to a statement from the Clayton County Sheriff's Office.
Former Police Officer Who Choked Former NFL Player Desmond Marrow Pleads Guilty To Simple BatteryCellphone video showed former police officer David Rose choking Marrow and Marrow was on the ground handcuffed.
President Trump Addresses Black Supporters In AtlantaPresident Donald Trump took the stage, repeating one of his common statements that he’s done more for Black people than any president since Abraham Lincoln. He received a warm welcome in Atlanta from a crowd of mainly Black supporters.