DeKalb schools adjust makeup schedule

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) adjusted its plans to makeup time lost to Hurricane Irma on Sept. 27.  DCSD revised the original plan to extend the school day by 20 minutes until winter break in December, the extension will now last from Oct. 2 until Oct. 31. The district kept its plans to hold school […]

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Grits with grands

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    Marbut Elementary Traditional Theme School hosts annual event honoring grandparents Before the sun rose on Sept. 26, hundreds of grandparents at Marbut Elementary Traditional Theme School broke bread with their sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters as part of the school’s annual Grits With Grands event. “We are celebrating our grandparents,” said PTA member […]

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DeKalb schools to make up missed days through 20-minute extension

DCSD superintendent R. Stephen Green

  DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its plan to make up days missed during Hurricane Irma on Sept. 22.  “In order to recapture precious instructional time lost due to Hurricane Irma, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school day by 20 minutes, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, through […]

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NJROTC offers students discipline, drive

Cross Keys High School’s NJORTC program recently competed at a drill meet in Henry County where it claimed a third place trophy. Photo submitted

Each school day, Cross Keys High School senior Nikol Diaz makes sure her grades, physical fitness and character are exemplary in the eyes of her peers and teachers. This comes as second nature, Diaz said, as she is a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC). “I wish I had joined earlier,” […]

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Burks wants to usher Clarkston into future

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Challenger for mayor’s seat to focus on city’s assets     According to Clarkston mayor candidate and former council member Beverly Burks, it will take a new leader to move the city, its people and its vision forward.  “This means making sure the mayor represents the varied interests of our city, making sure we put […]

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Schools struggle after Irma

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Closures last until Sept. 15 as facilities go without power   Following lengthy rains and strong winds, schools in DeKalb County remained closed through Sept. 14 following the arrival of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 11 and 12.  On the evening of Sept. 12, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education member Stan Jester reported […]

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Clarkston mayor seeks four more years

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When Mayor Ted Terry first ran for public office in 2013, he had one goal for the city of Clarkston: to put it on the map. “The role of every mayor is to represent the city to the outside world,” Terry said. “You’re an outward facing leader. Every mayor wants to say the name of […]

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Seven ways to say ‘Welcome’

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International Student Center mural completed by Atlanta artist According to Atlanta artist Ralph “rEN” Dillard, art has the ability to break down structures—both real and imagined—that hold people back from their true potential. “My work’s grand theme is unlearning,” Dillard said. “It deals with breaking down the social constructs or social agreements that hold people […]

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