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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Promises kept

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Clarkston passes non-detainer policy, limiting cooperation with immigration officials    Clarkston city council passed an official policy limiting the city’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainment on May 2 following two separate meetings.  The policy will not require Clarkston Police Department to comply with detainment requests without an official judicial warrant from federal […]

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Liverpool legend visits Clarkston

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Former European soccer pro plays with local youth   Phil Neal isn’t a name known by many in America or in DeKalb County.  It is, however, a name known by millions around the globe thanks to his 11-year career at Liverpool Football Club, one of the most popular soccer teams in the world.  During his […]

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