Scoutmaster honored in Dunwoody

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Helps locate missing elderly man on a hunch    On May 16, Dunwoody resident and Boy Scout Troop 477 leader Barry Deutsch joined other community members in tracking down an elderly man who had been reported as missing.  Rumors spread that the man may have dementia or similar medical issues that caused him to wander […]

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Outgoing Dunwoody principal honored

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Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal and city council honored outgoing Dunwoody High School (DHS) principal Tom McFerrin on Aug. 14 with an official city-wide proclamation. “I, Denis L. Shortal, Mayor of Dunwoody, do hereby proclaim August 14, 2017, as Principal Tom McFerrin Day in the city of Dunwoody in honor of his service, dedication, and commitment […]

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A family tradition

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Hometown Country Cookout honors Kirkwood community, residents   According to East Atlanta natives Alleah and Ayansa Salone, leaving a legacy is about impacting your community one small act of kindness at a time.  “Legacy is generational—the food you eat has a recipe that has been brought down generation by generation and it still tastes wonderful,” […]

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Cross Keys High trailers spark debate

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   The decision to place a number of portable classrooms on an athletic field at Cross Keys High School——located at 1626 N Druid Hills Rd NE in Brookhaven—has sparked discussion and interest in DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  On Aug. 19, former Cross Keys teacher Rebekah Cohen Morris posted an image of 8 to 10 […]

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DeKalb responds favorably to $100k convocation

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) held a convocation at the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett County on Aug. 4, bringing together more than 13,000 employees for a day of performances, inspirational speeches and fellowship. On Aug. 4, official DCSD Twitter accounts and accounts from district employees were flooded with images and videos of the event. […]

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‘Many hands make light work’

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Community mural receives official welcome in Clarkston     Local artist Shannon Willow and Clarkston city officials came together Aug. 10 to unveil a finished community mural at 4154 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.  Willow joined more than 100 Clarkston residents May 20 to paint the Human Family Forest Mural at Christ Community AME Church […]

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Student health survey results improve

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The most recent results of a student survey indicate a decline in alcohol and drug use at Decatur High School (DHS) and DeKalb County high schools.  The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 is an anonymous self-reported survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Education each year to gauge student habits in and out of the […]

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School day extended for eclipse

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intent to extend the school day by one hour on Aug. 21 to observe an upcoming solar eclipse. The eclipse—the first to cross the United States in approximately 100 years, scientists say—is expected to take place Aug. 21 from approximately 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in various stages. […]

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