DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

County agencies celebrate Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Survivor Christy Sims participate in DeKalb’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week commemoration. Photos by Travis Hudgons

  For more than an hour on April 14, the gazebo in downtown Decatur echoed with cries of victory. They came from voices not typically associated with triumph, achievement or joy but carried a message filled with hope for the future. The cries came from victims of violent crimes and their allies. As part of […]

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Self-reported survey shakes up Decatur High parents

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One recent survey’s results have some parents of Decatur City School students worried about post-curricular activities. An anonymous self-reported survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Education during the 2014-2015 school year found 45.21 percent of Decatur High School seniors drank alcohol at least once in a 30-day period. This is more than double the […]

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ManMade Mentoring impacts Stephenson Middle School

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For five hours on March 19, a group of 22 Stephenson Middle School boys received a lesson in manhood. As part of author John Dennis’ pilot ManMade Mentoring Program, the group scrubbed, scraped, washed, mopped and swept four Stephenson Middle School bathrooms. The 22 middle school students were joined by Dennis and six mentors in […]

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Dunwoody begins transition to LED lighting

Dunwoody begins transition to LED lighting

On March 28, the Dunwoody city council unanimously approved an initiative that will replace 2,221 regular light bulbs with light-emitting diode lights (LED) streetlights.  According to officials involved with the project, the total monthly bill for such a change will be $24,682.37. That amount is $230 more per month than the city’s current lighting costs. […]

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Stone Mountain NJROTC receives annual inspection

Stone Mountain NJROTC receives annual inspection

For most of the day March 30, the sounds of military commands rang through the halls of Stone Mountain High School’s auditorium. They were quick, direct and authoritative, all for the purpose of obtaining an exceptional score. The commands’ forthrightness stems from a years’ worth of hard work. They seemed to represent hours spent in […]

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Dunwoody to spend more than $400k on stormwater repairs

Dunwoody to spend more than $400k on stormwater repairs

The Dunwoody City Council approved spending more than $400,000 on five separate residential projects related to stormwater drainage, including pipe, foundation and sinkhole repairs at two separate city council meetings.  The largest project presented before the council, amounting to $162,018, included storm water repairs at seven addresses along Vermack Road. According to the document presented […]

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Chamblee creates safe meetup zone

Chamblee creates safe meetup zone

It could happen to anyone. An item, such as shoes or car equipment, is wanted and desired by an individual. The usual channels of purchasing such an item are of no use; the local store is out or doesn’t carry a specific model while the store requiring a day trip just sold out. Friends suggest […]

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Conjuring bayou ghosts with Barry Sons

Conjuring bayou ghosts with Barry Sons

To limit local artist Barry Sons to one label would be a mistake.  While it’s true Sons is a painter, a writer, a poet and environmental activist, a more appropriate term exists in the abstract: Sons is a conjuror of ghosts. The ghosts in Sons’ case are not the spooky soothsayers found in A Christmas […]

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