Clarkston may crack down on smoke

Clarkston may crack down on smoke

At a “normal” city council meeting, it’s common to hear terms such as “agenda,” “minutes,” “quorum,” “budget,” and “ordinance.” During a Clarkston City Council meeting held May 3, it was more common to hear “vaping,” “flavors,” “e-cigs” and “nicotine.”  More than 50 people were present at Clarkston’s monthly city council meeting to protest an indoor […]

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DeKalb County School District purchases $167K microscope

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) students can expect to have a new tool when studying science. The board approved the purchase of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) totaling $167,858 on April 18 during its work session, stating “the equipment … would bring [DeKalb County School District] students back to the leading edge in comparison to […]

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Dunwoody looks to continue park success

The Park at Pernoshal Court, which had its grand opening April 29, may be set to host Dunwoody’s Food Truck Tuesday from June to August.

Dunwoody hopes to expand on a local event’s success by holding it at more locations.The city currently holds Food Truck Thursdays at Brook Run Park, located at 4770 N. Peachtree Road. Food trucks from throughout metro-Atlanta gather to sell goods and create a family-friendly community atmosphere. Bob Mullen, director of communications for Dunwoody, along with […]

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DeKalb super, others discuss male mentoring importance

Superintendent Stephen Green held the fifth and final “On the Scene with Dr. Green” at Lithonia High School. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) parents voiced concerns over discipline and male leadership in classrooms April 28 during a face-to-face session with Superintendent Stephen Green at Lithonia High School. For more than an hour, the group of more than 150 asked Green questions. The event was the fifth and final installment of “On the Scene […]

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Cedar Grove parents petition school board


  A group of DeKalb County parents is seeking to have their voices heard by the superintendent and school board. More than 130 individuals under the username “Cedar Grove Parents” have come together via to petition for a new or better version of Cedar Grove High School. The petition lists violations of Georgia’s Accessibility […]

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Decatur school board, community updated on survey

City Schools of Decatur Board of Education members discussed a recent self-reporting survey April 12 that indicates high drug and alcohol use in students. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

City Schools of Decatur (CSD) officials vowed more student involvement and community partnerships following recently released data indicating higher-than-average alcohol and drug use. At its regularly scheduled meeting on April 12, CSD school board members and administration members discussed the issue with the public. Since the issue took place between monthly board meetings, Superintendent David […]

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Clarkston proposes marijuana decriminalization

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry.

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry told media outlets the city’s public safety committee will review making misdemeanor marijuana possession of less than one ounce a ticket-only offense. If successful, Clarkston will be the first city in Georgia to do so. “This is an idea sponsored by all of the public safety committee members,” Terry told The […]

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Custodian dies at MLK High School


An overnight death of one custodian prompted the relocation of 1,600 Martin Luther King High School students on Thursday, April 21.  Nighttime custodian Anthony Jacobs, 52, was found dead at the Lithonia school at 5 a.m. Thursday morning, according to Quinn Hudson, DeKalb County School District’s director of communications. While the death was initially treated as a crime […]

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