Agnes Scott welcomes new board members

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As of July 1, Agnes Scott College welcomed and bade farewell to 10 total board of trustees members.Five new members joined the Agnes Scott board—financial analyst Adrian Cronje, Coca-Cola ad marketer Quinton Martin, AT&T vice president Elizabeth “Beth” Adcock Shiroishi, pastor Tony Sundermeier and Emory University executive Pamela Tipton. Agnes Scott president Elizabeth Kiss said […]

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Marijuana penalties reduced

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Clarkston encourages new $75 fine, no arrest over state marijuana laws “We’ve been having a discussion about the impact of this law for the past century, how it has marginalized certain people and how people have been arrested. Considering that there are states that have made marijuana legal and prominent figures in our [country] that […]

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DeKalb County offers only comprehensive sexual health course in region

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According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 423 people ages 13 to 25 in metro Atlanta were diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2014. Of those 423 diagnosed, 109 came from DeKalb County, the largest number came from Fulton (205) with fewer from Cobb (48) Clayton (34) and Gwinnett (27). The Centers for […]

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Election Day ordinance passes

Beverly Burks, above, Awet Eyasu and Mario Williams supported the election day resolution with the intent of extending democracy in Clarkston.

Clarkston city employees allowed half a day off for gubernatorial, presidential elections Despite concerns from public officials and residents, Clarkston now allows city employees half a day to go to the polls for presidential and gubernatorial elections. “We have a large refugee population and those who have gone from being a refugee to a nationalized […]

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Tucker grad explores Ghanaian roots

Aniya Hamilton said the best part about studying in Ghana is interacting with local children.

For many people, summer is a time to unwind. Whether it is by grilling on the back patio, hanging out by the pool or taking weekend trips to scenic destinations; summer is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy warm weather. This is not the case for Aniya Hamilton. Hamilton, a Tucker High graduate […]

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Survey shows citation, plagiarism still an issue for higher education students

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The final word of a final paper is put on the page. As far as the student writing it knows, the ideas flow well and the copy is crisp. Without a doubt, it’s an easy “A” on a topic thoroughly researched and committed to memory. In the United States, this can all change when a […]

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Raises, bonuses on deck for DeKalb County schools

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Staff, substitutes, nurses and new hires may be the primary beneficiaries in DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) approved 2017 budget. Full-time employees and substitutes are set to see increases in pay at the beginning of the new school year. New positions also will be available at for nurses at middle and high schools. Funds were […]

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$2.8 million in E-SPLOST spent on custodial equipment

$2.8 million in E-SPLOST spent on custodial equipment

More than $3 million in tax revenue remains in question a year after a major custodial equipment purchase in DeKalb County. In April 2015, the DeKalb County board of education approved a $2.8 million purchase for custodial equipment, parts and training from Southeast LINK, a janitorial supplier and training company based in Atlanta. Where that […]

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