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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Bikes a possible solution to Dunwoody traffic

Bikes a possible solution to Dunwoody traffic

Dunwoody officials discussed a possible plan to bring more cyclists to the Perimeter area during a regularly scheduled city council meeting. Yvonne Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Perimeter Community Improvement District (PCID), said Dunwoody should look at ways of incorporating alternative means of transportation such as bicycles to maintain its position as […]

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Doraville and Chamblee LCI grant goes to third-place firm

Doraville and Chamblee LCI grant goes to third-place firm

The city of Doraville recently awarded a Buford Highway consultant contract to a team that cumulatively  scored lower than two other firms that also submitted bids. On June 20 and June 21, Canvas Planning Group, an Atlanta-based community planning group, was awarded consulting duties on a $96,000 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant awarded to Doraville […]

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