DeKalb schools to continue 20-minute extension

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Additional 20 minutes to last until Nov. 30, fourth makeup day waived   DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intention to continue adding 20 minutes to each school day on Oct. 20 to make up days lost to inclement weather caused by Hurricane Irma. According to a recent release, the extension will last until […]

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Frightful delights promised at Halloween

Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain

Those with a penchant for scares and frights, chuckles and laughs are likely big fans of Halloween. Ghosts, goblins and ghouls in a variety of forms adorn neighborhoods, restaurants and stores. Tykes dress up in adorable outfits while older children and even many adults compete to create the most ghastly, most bloody costumes or most […]

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A $50 million investment

Oglethorpe alumnus Q. William Hammack, Jr, speaks to the community on Sept. 27, 2017. Photo by Henry Bradley

  Oglethorpe University will offer a new, business-oriented curriculum by Fall 2019 thanks to a donation from a generous alumnus. Oglethorpe University—located at 4484 Peachtree Road NE in Brookhaven—announced the receipt of a $50 million gift on Sept. 29, marking the largest gift in school history. School officials state alumnus Q. William “Bill” Hammack Jr., […]

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OPINION: Zoning arguments, gentrification and diversity

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  Many who oppose another property owner’s plans for development will quickly throw out the term “gentrification,” which is defined by Merriam Webster as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.” Just as often, those who attempt to influence what […]

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From Politics To Pastoring

Former DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May decided to leave politics behind to focus on being a pastor at Transforming Faith Church.

Former Interim DeKalb CEO transitions into new role It’s been more than a year since former DeKalb County commissioner and interim CEO Lee May said he would call it quits for politics. When asked if he misses the spotlight of DeKalb politics, May responded by saying, “not for a second.” May left office at the […]

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Transgender conversations begin at Decatur schools

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City Schools of Decatur hosts first discussion on equal education policy  More than 40 parents, teachers, students and community stakeholders spoke for more than four hours at an Oct. 10 City Schools of Decatur (CSD) board of education meeting regarding transgender students.  Under its current equal education policy—also known as Policy JAA—CSD instructs teachers to […]

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Indian Creek design revealed

Indian Creek Elementary will be demolished and rebuilt into a three-story facility beginning July 2018 with an estimated completion date of Nov. 2019. Illustration courtesy of DeKalb County School District

Replacement elementary school site plan approved by DeKalb County school board DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) board of education unanimously approved site plans for the replacement of Indian Creek Elementary School on Oct. 2. The school—located at 724 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston—will be demolished and rebuilt into a three-story, 1,200-seat, 151,000-square-foot facility complete […]

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Getting a taste of Chamblee

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For more than four hours on Oct. 7, downtown Chamblee transformed into a crossroads of taste, culture and community as the city hosted the 10th annual Taste of Chamblee event. More than 20 food vendors, community organizations and government agencies lined Broad Street, offering samples, information and swag to intrigued passers-by. At two locations, giant […]

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