Open letter from DeKalb DA: ‘Jobs, Not Jail’

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  A guest editorial by Robert James, DeKalb County DA We have an incredible opportunity to correct a major problem in DeKalb County. Far too often our youth are unable to find work, and turn to crime as a result. We can’t police or prosecute our way out of this problem. A community-based strategy putting […]

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Lakeside, Chamblee win county track-and-field titles

Chamblee, left, won its second consecutive DeKalb County girls’ track-and-field title. Lakeside won its first county track-and-field title since 1974. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Lakeside boys’ and Chamblee girls’ track-and-field teams came out on top at the 2016 DeKalb County School District’s Track-and-Field Championships on March 28 at Godfrey Stadium. Lakeside outscored runner-up Cedar Grove 107.5 to 89. Defending champions Southwest DeKalb finished third with 87.5 points.  It was the first county title for Lakeside since 1974.  “This feels […]

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Wine connoisseur brings sip and shop to Avondale Estates

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Steffini Bethea has been interested in wine most of her adult life—so interested that her husband remarked she had put so much time and money into wine research she should make a living at it. The remark inspired Bethea to launch The Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop & Tasting Room. Bethea said her previous experiences as […]

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East Lake neighborhood seeks to be annexed by Atlanta

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  No one spoke during a public hearing before the Atlanta City Council’s finance committee Feb. 10 about the proposed annexation of the Olmsted at East Lake neighborhood into the city of Atlanta. Located off Glenwood Avenue on the border of the city of Atlanta and adjacent to the historic East Lake Golf Course, Olmsted […]

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Georgia’s Junior Leagues Participate in Inaugural Little Black Dress Initiative

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  Georgia has one of the highest poverty rates for children in the United States at over 26 percent. Some statistics say that 40+ percent of single family homes are living below the poverty line. Growing up in poverty is one of the greatest threats to healthy child development. Poverty and financial stress can impede […]

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Bookstore plots ‘brave new chapter’

The store features material reflecting “diverse and marginalized voices.”

  The small pastel building in Little Five Points that now houses 41-year-old Charis Books and More as well as its companion nonprofit, Charis Circle, may pass to other hands in 2016. The Charis leadership team, which includes Charis Books co-owners Sara Look and Angela Gabriel and Charis Circle Executive Director Elizabeth Anderson, recently decided […]

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OPINION: ‘Fire! ready, aim’

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“The San Bernardino, Calif. attacks were about guns in the same way that 9/11 was about box cutters,” quipped radio newsman Tim Bryant, WGAU-AM/FM, Athens, Ga, host of Georgia’s Morning News on his Facebook feed.We may not yet know the entire nature of the threat which we face, but it is coming–and the threat is […]

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OPINION: Are we no longer the home of the brave?

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The recent mass killings in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have put many in our country on edge and again pitted Americans against each other in hotly contested debates over immigration, gun control and refugee admissions policies. We have read and heard voices of condemnation and voices of support on the subject of admitting Syrian […]

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