Suspensions high in DeKalb County

It’s a story familiar to many schools in the country. A student arrives on campus. He or she does not want to be there because of problems at home, trouble in the classroom or conflict with another student. By many routes, trouble becomes another routine. It becomes so routine, like homework or getting on the […]

4,227 total views, 3 views today

Chamblee residents reject LaVista annexation

Roughly 100 concerned residents were present at a Chamblee town hall meeting held Feb. 16 to discuss the issue of annexation with elected officials. After its failed attempt at incorporation in November 2015, the area of DeKalb County known as LaVista Hills is considering being annexed into surrounding cities. Chamblee was approached as an option, […]

2,651 total views, 1 views today

Hightower Highbots showcase DeKalb’s engineering skills

While most DeKalb County residents are in the daily grind, at least seven elementary school students in Doraville are practicing the arts of collaboration, innovation, strategy and robotics. What’s more, the seven are earning trophies in the process. Hightower Elementary School’s “Highbots,” or Robotics Club, recently competed in the Georgia FIRST LEGO League at the […]

2,589 total views, 2 views today

Perimeter regional leaders discuss growth, future

For an hour on Feb. 19, community leaders and government officials from Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs came together to discuss the future of a northern DeKalb region. The Perimeter Business Alliance (PBA), a volunteer organization based in north Atlanta, hosted a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Perimeter Center, where the mayors of Chamblee, […]

3,208 total views, 3 views today

Kittredge Magnet students enact environment change

Since September 2015, five DeKalb middle school students have done more for local recycling than most do in an entire year. The Kittredge Magnet School (KMS) Recycling Cougars, made up of sixth grade students Sanjeev Anand, Sooriya Senthilkumar, Ashvij Hosdurg, Aaditya Saha, and Alexander Jovanovic, as part of this year’s Lexus Ecochallenge, have impacted the […]

3,397 total views, 2 views today

Stephenson High students wear their pride

More than 150 Dekalb County high school students, staff and faculty chose to celebrate Black History Month by donning colorful, patterned, loose-fitting clothing. On Feb. 11, Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain celebrated “Dashiki Day,” where members of the school, ranging from students to the principal, dressed in pullover garments known as dashikis. Though widely […]

3,369 total views, no views today