Active living a hit with adults

Decatur Active Living hosted a New Class Expo to inform the community of new classes for adults at the Decatur Recreation Center. Photos by Travis Hudgons

More than 100 adults attended the New Class Expo Jan. 11 to learn about and sign up for new classes that Decatur Recreation Center offers. Decatur Active Living has added 10 new active and enrichment classes for adults to the list of activities at the recreation center. There are now 30 classes available for adults. […]

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Volunteers to spend MLK weekend repairing homes in Decatur

Joy Jackson, right, and her aunt stand by the ramp that volunteers built during last year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Photo by Travis Hudgons

An army of volunteers will soon descend on Decatur, marching into town armed with tools to repair the homes of elderly residents. These volunteers are participants in the Decatur Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project, under the auspices of the Decatur Preservation Alliance. In honor of King’s legacy, the alliance created the service project to […]

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Boil water advisory in effect for the Clairmont Road area

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The DeKalb County Watershed Division is issuing a boil water advisory for 1777 North East Expressway, Mount Royal Drive and Oak Lane, according to a Jan. 8 news release. Watershed crews are making a repair on a 16-inch main and have isolated the line to complete the repair in the area, the release stated. Georgia […]

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First-time author Rashan Ali reads to children

First-time author Rashan Ali held a book signing and reading for Piper Sky’s Pink Popsicle Shoes. Photos by Travis Hudgons

DeKalb native and radio personalty Rashan Ali held a book signing and reading Nov. 23 at Turner Hill Road Chick-fil-A in Lithonia. Ali sold and signed copies of Piper Sky’s Pink Popsicle Shoes. She entertained and engaged her young audience with a reading of the book. Piper Sky’s Pink Popsicle Shoes is Ali’s first book. […]

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Study finds proposed city of Lakeside financially sound

Members of Lakeside City Alliance announced Nov. 21 the results of a feasibility study that claims the proposed city of Lakeside would be financially viable. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

The Lakeside City Alliance announced Nov. 21 that a recent cityhood study found that the proposed city of Lakeside can be created without an additional property tax increase to residents. The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute found that the proposed city of approximately 63,000 residents in north-central DeKalb County would generate an estimated $35.8 […]

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Seven community Trail Blazers honored

DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson stands with Trail Blazer award winners William “Buck” Godfrey, Gilbert “Doc” Turman, Gwen Torrence, Gregory B. Levett Sr., Carolyn Jernigan Glenn, Jennifer Ffrench-Parker and Valerie J. Morgan. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Three DeKalb County newspaper publishers, an Olympic gold medalist, a retired football coach, a funeral home owner and a former school administrator were honored Nov. 21 as leaders of distinction. The 2013 Trail Blazer Leadership of Excellence award recipients include The Champion Newspaper publisher Carolyn Jernigan Glenn, On Common Ground editor/publisher Valerie J. Morgan, CrossRoadsNews […]

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Autumn lights: Community holds vigil for Autumn Mack


Just as the voting polls were closing and some people where headed home from work, a somber group of approximately 70 men, women and children held a candlelight vigil for 5-year-old Autumn Mack Nov. 5 in DeKalb County. Autumn was struck by a vehicle and killed while trick-or-treating on Pepperdine Drive in the Chapel Hill […]

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CORE dance company celebrates cross-cultural exchange

Members of CORE and Association Manifeste collaborate during a “salon.” Photos by John Ramspott

As Decatur-based contemporary dance company CORE begins its 33rd season, artistic director Sue Schroeder said the company is beginning a project that has been more than 15 years in the making. “A big piece of what we’ve done for many years is cultural projects and dialogue and this one has been 15 years in the […]

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