Narrowing the margins

Patricia “Ms. Pat” Jackson, a program director at East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club in Lithonia, recently celebrated 45 years of service within the Boys & Girls Club organization, a career that began in 1971. Photo submitted.

Boys & Girls Club program director celebrates 45 years of service   For the past five decades, an Atlanta native has made community children her daily priority. “It takes a village to raise a child,” said Patricia Jackson, program director at East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club and 45-year veteran of the organization. “My job […]

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District approves $200,000 contract for graduation audio, video services

Vicki Turner questioned how much money the district is spending to hold DeKalb County School District commencement ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in May preceding a $200,000 contract approval for video and audio services. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Sparks discussion on commencement ceremonies   DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) board of education approved a contract worth $204,663 for audio, video and staging services to be used at graduation ceremonies the week of May 22. According to the request for proposal (RFP) from the district, services will include providing an 80-foot by 40-foot stage, […]

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Clarkston adopts alcohol ordinance


Following a six-month ban on the issuance of licenses, several public meetings and input from the community, Clarkston City Council adopted an ordinance with strict laws on alcohol sales. On Dec. 6, the council adopted an amended ordinance mandating packaged alcohol only be sold at growler shops, specialty wine shops and grocery stores. It also […]

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Lakeside High performs in Hawaii


Lakeside High School’s band, chorus and color guard recently returned from Honolulu, Hawaii, where they participated in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. More than 85 Lakeside High School students took part in a wreath-laying ceremony, a tribute concert at U.S.S. Arizona Memorial and U.S.S. Missouri Memorial as well as a one-mile […]

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North DeKalb Senior Center opens in Chamblee


DeKalb County’s third senior center opened along Malone Drive in Chamblee on Dec. 1, bringing such activities as aerobics, arts, crafts, billiards, computers and more to residents. “This center will serve as a welcoming gathering place where area seniors can learn new skills and participate in exciting activities,” said interim DeKalb CEO Lee May in […]

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Examining the Dunwoody Daily Bulletin

Examining the Dunwoody Daily Bulletin

City councilman discusses online arrest record Dunwoody Police Department’s “Daily Bulletin” tracks all tickets, arrests, incidents and ordinance violations within city limits. The website lists alleged offenders’ names and the site of an infraction, and sometimes the exact address. Offenders ages 17 and older can be listed on the website, regardless of the outcome in […]

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Fallen officer honored in Doraville


Dozens of representatives from Doraville, Dunwoody, Chamblee and DeKalb County police departments joined city officials Nov. 14 in honoring the late Doraville Police Detective Shane Wilson. Wilson’s watch ended on Nov. 14, 2011 when his vehicle was struck head-on by a drunken driver. The driver was traveling on the wrong side of I-20 and struck […]

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Dunwoody launches citizen patrol program

Dunwoody’s Citizens on Patrol program, in which eight volunteers were selected to assist law enforcement, began the morning of Nov. 15. Photo submitted.

On the morning of Nov. 15, eight Dunwoody residents began duties unique within the city.As part of the Dunwoody Police Department’s “Citizens on Patrol” program, residents Jim Sturgis, Ron Silvers, Jim Roberts, Russ Thompson, Julian Black, Jim Kilburn, Wayne Radloff and Kris Bhatia began their duties. According to city officials, these duties include special event […]

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