Lakeside High breaks ground on new bleachers

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$320,000 in seating improvements to be completed before 2017-2018 school year   School district and DeKalb County officials, school foundation representatives, students and community members at Lakeside High School broke ground on a site for new bleachers on May 18 following several years of fundraising.  The bleachers—estimated to cost approximately $320,000—will be funded by $160,000 […]

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Chickens OK in Dunwoody?

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City considers backyard chicken ordinance Backyards in Dunwoody may welcome chickens in the near future following the first read of an amended ordinance on May 8. The proposed amendment will allow residents to raise chickens in all single-family residential zoning districts. Potential chicken owners will be required to construct coops, which must also meet applicable […]

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When it rains, it pours

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County school district fails to address flooding On any rainy day in DeKalb County, the lower hallway at Midvale Elementary—located at 3836 Midvale Road in Tucker—shows its age. Despite outcry from the public, multiple requests for maintenance from Principal Deborah Satterfield and others, as well as a professional assessment conducted in 2015, the lower level […]

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Med students offer free health screenings

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Boys & Girls Club partners with Emory   The East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club—housed in the Redan Recreation Center, 1839 Phillips Road in Lithonia—became free a vision, immunization, height and weight clinic on May 16 and May 17.  Students from Emory University’s pediatric residency program volunteered to provide health screenings to more than 50 […]

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As a man thinketh

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Boys to Men Christian Mentors celebrate, award scholarships at 20th banquet For three hours on May 5, a ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tucker became groud-zero for celebration, as Boys to Men Christian Mentors celebrated its 20th annual scholarship banquet. Each year, officials from Boys to Men Christian Mentors pair at-risk youth with […]

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Winfrey wisdom

Oprah Winfrey spoke at Agnes Scott College’s 2017 commencement ceremony to an audience of thousands.

Oprah advises Agnes Scott grads to “feel everything with love” for success According to world-renowned media icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, the best way to build a legacy is to feel everything with love.  Winfrey spoke at Agnes Scott College—located at 141 E. College Avenue in Decatur—on May 13 as the private college’s 2017 […]

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DeKalb County class sizes shrink

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According to a two-year independent study by DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board member Stan Jester, class sizes throughout the district are waning. Jester released two blog posts on May 1 and 2 that serve as updates to an original post made in September 2015. The original post contained an analysis outlining the average class […]

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A fond farewell

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Chamblee Charter High School principal accepts new post It’s not unusual to see activity from Chamblee Charter High School principal Norman Sauce III’s Twitter account.  Sauce is not shy in sharing comments and pictures about employees of the year, student protests, athletic accomplishments, district activities and academic achievements.  “As I’ve learned as a leader—if you […]

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