Reconstruction in Georgia–the long road to recovery

Reconstruction in Georgia–the long road to recovery

Once the American Civil War–or War Between the States, as some prefer to call it–was over, the nation, especially the South was left with much to sort out. What was to become of the millions of former slaves who were then free? How should the government deal with Confederate leaders who had been in open […]

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Entrepreneur opens cool business

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Dion Page enjoys selling frozen treats in neighborhoods around Decatur. “I love kids and it really thrills me to see them so happy to see me coming,” he said. Page opened a Kona Ice franchise in April and says he’s never had a moment’s regret. Before buying the franchise Page operated a recording studio, but […]

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New library exhibit focuses on technology

New library exhibit focuses on technology

“Science and technology touch nearly every aspect of our lives—even in ways we don’t normally think about,” noted Kitty Wilson, branch operations coordinator with DeKalb County Public Library, who is coordinating a technology-focused library project. The library system is hosting Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference, a hands-on exhibit about the impact engineers […]

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Decatur actress stays busy in local theater

Decatur actress stays busy in local theater

  Randi Garza moved to the Atlanta area from her native Houston, Texas, to take a theater role. She liked the area and busy entertainment community so much that she moved and is now a Decatur resident. “I moved here four years ago and I’ve been in 18 productions,” she said. “Atlanta’s theater community is […]

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Restaurant offers farm-to-table meals

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  Hudson Rouse is a farmer and a chef. Both occupations are central to the venture he and his wife, Kathryn Fitzgerald Rouse, started recently. The couple in March opened Rising Son Restaurant, which features freshly prepared menu items that use locally grown ingredients. “We use some items from our own land and some from […]

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Festival celebrates grace and beauty of butterflies

Festival celebrates grace and beauty of butterflies

    Representations of butterflies appear in 3,500-year-old Egyptian frescoes, according to thebutterflysite.com, evidence that the colorful flying insects have captivated human attention across the ages. They still can draw a crowd. The Dunwoody Nature Center is expecting more than 3,000 visitors to its one-day Butterfly Festival Saturday, Aug. 20, according to Alan Mothner, the […]

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East Atlanta tire business keeps rolling along

East Atlanta tire business keeps rolling along

Twyla Styles said ever since her days taking business classes at Payne College in Augusta, she has dreamed of owning her own business. “I never thought it would be a tire business,” she said. “I always assumed I would own a restaurant—maybe a chicken wing place.” Her plans took a different direction after she had […]

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Exhibit highlights 100 years of civil rights history

Exhibit highlights 100 years of civil rights history

In 1863, the United States was a nation in crisis. The Civil War was raging with the fate of millions of people of African descent who lived within the nation’s borders at stake. A hundred years later many issues concerning the rights of Black Americans remained unsettled as racial segregation continued to be legal in […]

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