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DeKalb schools to make up missed days through 20-minute extension

DCSD superintendent R. Stephen Green

  DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its plan to make up days missed during Hurricane Irma on Sept. 22.  “In order to recapture precious instructional time lost due to Hurricane Irma, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school day by 20 minutes, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, through […]

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NJROTC offers students discipline, drive

Cross Keys High School’s NJORTC program recently competed at a drill meet in Henry County where it claimed a third place trophy. Photo submitted

Each school day, Cross Keys High School senior Nikol Diaz makes sure her grades, physical fitness and character are exemplary in the eyes of her peers and teachers. This comes as second nature, Diaz said, as she is a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC). “I wish I had joined earlier,” […]

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Burks wants to usher Clarkston into future

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Challenger for mayor’s seat to focus on city’s assets     According to Clarkston mayor candidate and former council member Beverly Burks, it will take a new leader to move the city, its people and its vision forward.  “This means making sure the mayor represents the varied interests of our city, making sure we put […]

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Schools struggle after Irma

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Closures last until Sept. 15 as facilities go without power   Following lengthy rains and strong winds, schools in DeKalb County remained closed through Sept. 14 following the arrival of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 11 and 12.  On the evening of Sept. 12, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education member Stan Jester reported […]

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Clarkston mayor seeks four more years

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When Mayor Ted Terry first ran for public office in 2013, he had one goal for the city of Clarkston: to put it on the map. “The role of every mayor is to represent the city to the outside world,” Terry said. “You’re an outward facing leader. Every mayor wants to say the name of […]

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Seven ways to say ‘Welcome’

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International Student Center mural completed by Atlanta artist According to Atlanta artist Ralph “rEN” Dillard, art has the ability to break down structures—both real and imagined—that hold people back from their true potential. “My work’s grand theme is unlearning,” Dillard said. “It deals with breaking down the social constructs or social agreements that hold people […]

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A platform for parents

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DeKalb resident helms parent education center, community Most of Chamblee resident Phyllis Austin’s time is spent serving, supporting, educating and helping parents create a quality education. “Many parents don’t know what a quality education looks like,” Austin said. “Education is about the school and the home working together.” Austin, a Chicago native and former DeKalb […]

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Three years marching

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Lakeside High School marching band continues Dragon Con tradition    For the third consecutive year, members of Lakeside High School’s marching band donned their uniforms, polished their instruments and marched alongside stormtroopers from Star Wars, Spartans from 300, celebrities and other icons from pop culture.  Approximately 70 students from Lakeside’s marching band participated in Atlanta’s […]

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