Westchester hosts Battle of the Bands

Westchester Elementary School hosted its annual Battle of the Bands fundraiser event on March 10 at Avondale Towne Cinema. Rick Beato and Friends opened the event with a mix of classic rock. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

    PTA holds annual fundraiser at Avondale’s Towne Cinema, raises more than $15,000 On the evening of March 10, Towne Cinema in Avondale Estates transformed into a haven for good times, rock-n-roll and the epicenter of school fundraising. Westchester Elementary School—located at 758 Scott Boulevard in Decatur—hosted its third annual Battle of the Bands, […]

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A different complexion

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  DeKalb County Online Judicial System classifies Asian man’s skin as ‘yellow’     Merriam-Webster dictionary defines complexion in four different ways.  One definition is “the combination of the hot, cold, moist, and dry qualities held in medieval physiology to determine the quality of a body.” A second is “an individual complex of ways of […]

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Investing in success

The DeKalb County School District approved a $310,000 purchase for Advanced Placement tests to assure Free & Reduced Lunch Program students can take at least two tests cost-free. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

County school district spends more than $300,000 on Advanced Placement exams DeKalb County School District (DCSD) approved a $310,000 Advanced Placement (AP) exam purchase on Feb. 13. The purchase allows 4,443 students the opportunity to take at least one AP exam free of charge and 2,158 students the opportunity to take two exams at no […]

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Dressed to impress

Kindergarten student dresses as Colin Powell, receives feedback from American hero

Kindergarten student dresses as Colin Powell, receives feedback from American hero When Brendon Moore donned a pressed green jacket and matching slacks, pinned military buttons on his lapel, patched rank insignias on his arm and sported a homemade officer’s cap, little did he know he would be contacted by former United States Secretary of State […]

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Dunwoody city attorney resigns

Allegations of anti-Muslim remarks made

Allegations of anti-Muslim remarks made Dunwoody assistant city attorney Lenny Felgin resigned Feb. 1 following allegations of anti-Muslim remarks on Facebook. Felgin, who represents Dunwoody through Riley McLendon, a metro Atlanta law firm with contracts throughout the city and DeKalb County, allegedly posted derogatory remarks about Muslims on a Facebook thread on Jan. 30. The […]

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War of the words

Jon Ossoff

Attack, support ads surface for 6th district democrat Republican and Democrat political action committees (PACs) have wasted no time in spending money to discredit and defend 6th congressional district Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super-PAC backed by Republican House of Representatives leaders, spent approximately $1.1 million on ad buys leading up […]

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DeKalb board of ed questions, approves $3.1 million purchase

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DeKalb County School District makes consecutive multi-million modular classroom purchase DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) board of education approved the third consecutive multi-million dollar purchase of portable classrooms on Feb. 13 despite skepticism from board members. The approved $3.1 million purchase will pay Mobile Modular Management Corporation for an unstated number of single-wide and quad […]

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‘Not your grandfather’s vo-tech’

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    Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers cutting-edge courses According to Georgia Piedmont Technical College President Jabari Simama, the DeKalb County school is leading the way in offering a platform for 21st century jobs in America. “This is not your grandfather’s vo-tech,” Simama said. “Technical education, as the young folks say, is hot. It’s on […]

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