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Winfrey wisdom

Oprah Winfrey spoke at Agnes Scott College’s 2017 commencement ceremony to an audience of thousands.

Oprah advises Agnes Scott grads to “feel everything with love” for success According to world-renowned media icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, the best way to build a legacy is to feel everything with love.  Winfrey spoke at Agnes Scott College—located at 141 E. College Avenue in Decatur—on May 13 as the private college’s 2017 […]

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DeKalb County class sizes shrink

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According to a two-year independent study by DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board member Stan Jester, class sizes throughout the district are waning. Jester released two blog posts on May 1 and 2 that serve as updates to an original post made in September 2015. The original post contained an analysis outlining the average class […]

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A fond farewell

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Chamblee Charter High School principal accepts new post It’s not unusual to see activity from Chamblee Charter High School principal Norman Sauce III’s Twitter account.  Sauce is not shy in sharing comments and pictures about employees of the year, student protests, athletic accomplishments, district activities and academic achievements.  “As I’ve learned as a leader—if you […]

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Promises kept

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Clarkston passes non-detainer policy, limiting cooperation with immigration officials    Clarkston city council passed an official policy limiting the city’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainment on May 2 following two separate meetings.  The policy will not require Clarkston Police Department to comply with detainment requests without an official judicial warrant from federal […]

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Liverpool legend visits Clarkston

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Former European soccer pro plays with local youth   Phil Neal isn’t a name known by many in America or in DeKalb County.  It is, however, a name known by millions around the globe thanks to his 11-year career at Liverpool Football Club, one of the most popular soccer teams in the world.  During his […]

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Clarkston sends message to ICE

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City to pass “symbolic” non-detainer policy to help protect immigrant residents    “Somalians have been coming here since the 1980s. We have integrated into this great country. We have paid our dues for passes… We’ve raised our children here. When we saw the raids by ICE, it affected us. It hurt our feelings. It’s not […]

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Dunwoody donation causes debate

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An approved $1.2 million donation from a Dunwoody booster club stirred controversy April 17 during a DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education meeting. The donation—which will go toward artificial turf, seating, outdoor lighting, track replacement, restrooms and a concession stand—will be used in conjunction with $790,000 in E-SPLOST V funds already allocated to […]

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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

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Code enforcement on portable classrooms in question DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester has raised questions about code enforcement on school property following the installation of portable classrooms at Dunwoody High School.  Jester posted concerns on her blog on April 12, approximately one week after DeKalb County School District (DCSD) placed modular classrooms on school property. […]

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