Clarkston plans future facelift

Alex Fite-Wassilak of TSW Planning discusses Clarkston 2040 during a public meeting. The plan will amend Clarkston’s comprehensive plan to make the city more walkable and pedestrian friendly.

  The city of Clarkston began a 25-year facelift process on Feb. 29, starting a conversation that will last until early summer. City officials and residents came together at Clarkston Community Center to discuss Clarkston 2040, a long-term update to the city’s comprehensive plan. The meeting was the first of four, with the other three […]

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Principal resigns following racial, sexual allegations


Lakeside High School principal Jason Clyne, who was accused of making racial statements to staff and coworkers in January, resigned March 8 following the substantiation of seven more allegations dating back to August 2014. Clyne’s resignation comes after an investigation made public Jan. 27 and drafted in writing Feb. 17. The investigation was prompted by […]

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DeKalb nutrition official lobbies for schools

Wimberly attended the 44th annual Legislative Action Conference, hosted by the School Nutrition Association (SNA), in Washington D.C.

Considering the numbers, it may seem easy to determine the importance of school nutrition in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County School District is responsible for providing 73,500 lunches and 26,300 breakfasts per day, according to its website. These 99,800 daily meals eventually equal 18 million per school year. As of 2015, the district sets aside […]

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Clarkston council amends game machine ordinance

Clarkston City Manager Keith Barker, left, explains the issue of coin-operated amusement machines (COAMs) to board members, including Beverly Burks, right.   Clarkston City Council members Mario Williams, left, and Dean Moore, right, listen to the issue of COAMs in the city. Photos by R. Scott Belzer

The city of Clarkston tightened its grip on stores with coin-operated amusement machines (COAMs) on March 1 during a regularly scheduled council meeting. Clarkston’s city council unanimously voted in favor of amending Chapter 11, Article 4 of Clarkston’s city ordinances, clarifying profit limitations, legal ramifications and due process for businesses hosting COAMs. A bona fide COAM […]

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History Center brings education to life


For more than an hour on March 2, hundreds of students from three elementary schools saw history brought to life. Second-, third- and fourth-graders from Glenwood, E.L. Miller and Cedar Grove elementary schools attended the two-person production Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., hosted at the DeKalb History Center in […]

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Dunwoody Rotary Club hosts ‘State of the City’

Attendees examine the upcoming I-285 and GA-400 interchange which has a planned ground breaking in Dunwoody by late 2016 or early 2017. Photos by R. Scott Belzer

Dunwoody officials, business representatives and community advocates came together Feb. 25 to hear the seventh annual State of the City address from Mayor Denis Shortal. The three-hour event, hosted by Dunwoody Rotary Club at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia on Ashford Dunwoody Road, saw attendees converse with local leaders over a catered meal and scheduled program. […]

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Thousands to redistrict in Cross Keys cluster


More than 1,700 DeKalb County students can expect to attend a different school next year, following a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. On March 7, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) unanimously agreed to temporarily redistrict an area ranging from Ponce de Leon Avenue to the most northeastern portion of I-285 due to overcrowding. Following […]

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Renfroe students prepare for food drive

Representatives from Renfroe Middle School’s student government volunteered at Atlanta Community Food Bank on Feb. 24. Photo provided

For half a day on Feb. 24, more than 20 students from Renfroe Middle School received a crash course on hunger. In preparation for the school’s annual food drive on March 1, 24 representatives from Renfroe’s student government volunteered at Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), located on Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. in western Atlanta. They […]

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