DeKalb Schools superintendent speaks on diversity

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DeKalb County School District superintendent Stephen Green released a statement on diversity Jan. 30 addressing the district’s position in the current political climate. Green said he wanted to “make sure all our principals and teachers clearly understand” the district’s position, specifically regarding immigrants and refugees. “We are hearing a lot of conversation right now, some […]

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The Year of the Rooster

The Chinese New Year celebration featured four performances of the lion dance, which symbolizes a community approaching good fortune. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Hundreds made their way to Chinatown Mall in Chamblee on Jan. 28 and 29 to celebrate the year of the rooster. Jan. 28 marked the Lunar New Year—2917, also known as the year of the rooster—for China and much of Asia. Chinatown Mall joined others around the world to celebrate the event by hosting fire-spinners, […]

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Dunwoody denies resident in-home business

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Despite following instructions of holding a public meeting in his home, informing neighbors of his application, corresponding with city officials, presenting before the planning and zoning commission, presenting before Dunwoody City Council and going door to door in his neighborhood, business owner Rhett Roberson will not be allowed to legally open an in-home physical therapy […]

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Programs available for DeKalb students

Rep. Hank Johnson serves the 4th Congressional District of Georgia and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, which awards scholarships and opportunities to students in DeKalb County. File photo

Six exclusive programs are available to DeKalb County students thanks to U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s involvement in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). On Jan. 24, Johnson’s office announced the deadline for four scholarships, an internship program and a study abroad program in the Far East. The scholarships include the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts […]

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GBI busts eight Decatur businesses

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Eight warrants served to businesses along Glenwood Road for commercial gambling Eight gas stations along Glenwood Road in Decatur have been served warrants from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) after the businesses were found to house illegal gambling operations. According to a release, the Commercial Gambling Unit of the GBI executed warrants at Glenwood […]

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School climate high in DeKalb County

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DeKalb County district, City Schools of Decatur schools rank high in quality of life Seven DeKalb County School District (DCSD) campuses and four City Schools of Decatur (CSD) schools have scored the highest possible rating on a recent school climate survey. Since the 2013-2014 school year, the Georgia Department of Education has calculated a school […]

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Boys & Girls Club director honored

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DeKalb commissioners commend Brandon Riley for service Family, friends, coworkers, community members and the parents he serves joined East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club executive director Brandon Riley at the Jan. 10 board of commissioners meeting in DeKalb County for an official recognition and honor. Riley recently finished his first year as executive director after […]

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‘A discourse on brotherly love’

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Local author discusses Resurrecting Abel, his latest book discussing lack of ‘fraternal love’ According to local author Marcus Johnson Jr., one of the first steps in addressing problems in the African-American community is addressing a lack of respect. Johnson released his second book, Resurrecting Abel: A Discourse on Brotherly Love, on Jan. 6. The 45-page […]

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