Mobile career center announces countywide stops

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by Desi LaPoole During January, the WorkSource DeKalb Mobile Career Center will be stationed at various locations in the county providing residents with job search assistance.The Mobile Career Center is a 13-station, fully accessible computer lab. The unit has a private interview area, a classroom area that can be divided into two separate rooms and […]

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Five apartment units damaged by fire

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  By Desi Lapoole  On Jan. 7 at approximately 5 p.m., DeKalb County Fire and Rescue received a call about an apartment fire at Sterling Chase Apartment Homes in Stone Mountain.  Due to the intensity of the two-alarm fire, firefighters on the scene requested additional resources to help extinguish the flames. Approximately 40 firefighters responded […]

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DeKalb schools tout improved test scores, graduation rates

DeKalb County School District touted its recent improvements in graduation rates and SAT test scores. Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Officials at DeKalb County School District (DCSD) are celebrating a continued rise in graduation rates and SAT scores, according to recent releases. According to a release from the district on Sept. 28, DCSD graduation rates have increased from 70 percent in 2016 to 74 percent in 2017. The rate was announced by the Georgia Department […]

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OPINION: Protests take many forms

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  To take a knee or not to take a knee seems to be one of the hotly debated questions of the day. Football players who took a knee during the national anthem last year to express their anger and frustration with police brutality and racial injustice have been joined by other athletes—pro and amateur—as […]

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IRMAGEDDON

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DeKalb responds to first-ever tropical storm warning as result of largest recorded hurricane in history Compiled by Carla Parker, Horace Holloman and R. Scott Belzer As Hurricane Irma decimated many parts of Florida with wind speeds reaching up to 80 miles per hour, the Peach State hunkered down for its first-ever tropical storm warning. On […]

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Youth activist planning Colin Kaepernick rally

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Colin Kaepernick is a modern-day Rosa Parks, according to a local youth activist planning to host a rally for the unsigned quarterback.  Stonecrest resident Mary Pat-Hector, 19, a national youth director for Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, said she will host a rally in support of Kaepernick in the metro-Atlanta area in the upcoming months. […]

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DeKalb prepares for a solar eclipse

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For a short period on Monday, Aug. 21, the midday sky will turn midnight dark as the entire North American continent experiences a solar eclipse. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “During those brief moments—when the moon completely blocks the sun’s bright face for about two minutes—day will turn into night, making […]

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Everything’s turning red, white and blue

Fireworks at Stone Mountain Park. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The nation will be resplendent in its patriotic colors on July 4 as Americans celebrate Independence Day.  The tradition of Independence Day celebrations dates back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. The Continental Congress voted in favor of independence on July 2, 1776. Two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the […]

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