DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

Avondale Estates awarded grant to complete Carl’s Corner

Avondale Estates received a $1,500 grant from the Georgia Historic Preservation Division to complete the preservation project for historic Carl’s Corner. Photos by Carla Parker

  The preservation project for historic Carl’s Corner in Avondale Estates will be completed soon. Carl’s Corner, located on South Avondale Road next to Twin Oaks Plaza, was once the city’s entryway when the city was built in 1926. It was named after Carl Houseworth, an Avondale Estates gardener. City Planner and Community Development Officer […]

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DeKalb County School District welcomes 17 new principals

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) welcomed 17 new principals to the school district July 24 as part of its Summer Leadership Conference at Miller Grove High School.DCSD reassigned due to low performance, and accepted the retirements of various principals in May. Since then, it has implemented a four-phase selection process to select principals for the […]

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Mixed messages on DeKalb County Georgia Milestones scores

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Mixed messages are being communicated to the public in reference to the most recent DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Georgia Milestones test scores. Georgia Milestones tests are designed to measure student proficiency in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies in grades three through 12. The Georgia Milestones’ highest achievement category is proficient or distinguished […]

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Brookhaven demolished Skyland building for future park

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A new park is coming to Brookhaven. The city, led by Mayor John Ernst, began the demolition process of the Skyland Center on Skyland Drive July 24 to make way for Skyland Park. Ernst, controlling an excavator, was the first to take part in ripping down the Skyland Center, a former school and former location […]

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Sheriff Mann asks judge for acquittal

Sheriff Mann

  Through his attorney, suspended DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann said he should be acquitted of indecency and obstruction charges because he’s currently serving a state suspension. Mann, who was arrested May 6 after he allegedly exposed himself to a police officer in Piedmont Park, is represented by his attorney Noah Pines. Pines argued in […]

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Water billing board awaiting appointments

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It’s been more than five months since the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved to create a Watershed Customer Service and Billing Advisory Group. According to county documents, the board of commissioners voted to create an advisory group on Feb. 28 so residents “can assist the Department of Watershed Management in addressing complaints and problems […]

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OPINION: An inch from a heart attack

Opinion

Having the latest technological gadgets doesn’t particularly interest me; my general opinion is that if I already have a working device that serves the same purpose, there is no reason for an upgrade or replacement. One such device that came standard on my recently purchased car is a backup camera. When I bought the car, […]

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DeKalb schools lacking principals, teachers

DeKalb schools lacking principals, teachers

Almost 300 vacancies weeks before school begins    DeKalb County School District (DCSD) may be a little light in terms of human capital by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  DCSD reported having almost 300 open positions on July 10 at its monthly board of education meeting. This includes 271 teachers, 17 principals and […]

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