Doraville Police go high-tech

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  License plate recognition, traffic, vehicular analysis system costs city $61,047 Doraville City Council unanimously approved a Doraville Police Department purchase for a traffic and vehicular analysis system worth more than $61,000 during its Feb. 21 meeting. Doraville Police Chief John King made the request for the system, which includes a radar speed trailer, three […]

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Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity

Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Spring is truly right around the corner, making its 2017 debut on Monday, March 20. It’s been feeling like the season of new beginnings for some time with mild, sunny days and the emergence of daffodils and budding trees throughout our communities. While spring may mean an abundance of yard work and spring cleaning for […]

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Event highlighted local Black history

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DeKalb History Center held its ninth annual Black History Celebration on Feb. 23 in the historic DeKalb courthouse in downtown Decatur. An estimated crowd of 150 was treated to a musical performance by LaDoris Davis opening the ceremony singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Following Davis was a discussion on the Flat Rock community […]

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DeKalb theater companies plan to make audiences laugh and cry in 2017

OPINION: Ashamed of our wasteful ways

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I don’t often think about how much I’m consuming, how wasteful I am or how much I contribute to polluting the planet. However, during a recent trip to Cuba that’s just what I spent time contemplating. In Cuba where there are no chain restaurants or expensive coffee shops on every corner, I watched in amazement […]

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Be prepared to stay safe and healthy in winter

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With weather forecasters warning metro Atlanta and DeKalb County residents about the possibility of severe winter weather in 2017, it is time to think about the hazards of winter. Being aware of the dangers of winter likely will keep us all safer and healthier when temperatures start to fall, according to the Centers for Disease […]

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Paste returns to paper with ‘a visual feast’

Josh Jackson promises the new Paste Quarterly will be unlike other magazines. Photo by Kathy Mitchell

Paste, a Decatur-based online arts and lifestyle brand covering music and pop culture, is returning to print after six years of being available only online. Paste, which existed as a printed version called Paste Magazine between 2002 and 2010, launched its new quarterly print publication, Paste Quarterly, Dec. 5. “Given today’s increasingly digital media environment […]

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Investigated Cross Keys teachers resign

Two Cross Keys High School teachers have been removed from the classroom following allegations they said disparaging remarks about undocumented immigrants. Cross Keys High School’s student body is 80 percent Hispanic or Latino, 11 percent Black, 6 percent Asian, 1 percent White, and 1 percent other races.

Two teachers who were removed from Cross Keys High School in November over allegations of anti-immigration remarks have resigned, according to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) officials. Officials said Diane Clark, a French teacher at Cross Keys, resigned effective Nov. 28 while Susan Petre, an English as a second language (ESOL) teacher resigned on Dec. […]

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