Connecting neighbors through books

Kelly Stopp, a second-grade teacher at Winnona Park Elementary School in Decatur, was surprised by students and parents with this Little Free Library as an end-of-the-year class gift. She said it became a symbol for the school and a great way to catch up with reading and meet new neighbors. Photo by Marta Garcia

It may be called Little Free Library (LFL) but it is a big program that’s spreading all over the country and the world. No late fees. No restrictions. No library card necessary. It’s free and for everybody. The concept is very simple; you build your own weather-resistant box, put it in your front your yard, […]

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MG walk provides awareness and support step by step

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    Awareness and support step by step The second annual Myasthenia Gravis (MG) walk was a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite the community to honor MG patients, increase awareness about this rare disease and raise money toward funding research for better treatment. The one- and three-mile hikes held on March 15 at Chamblee First United […]

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Hundreds pedal for a safer Georgia ride

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Despite the cold weather more than 700 cyclists participated in the ninth edition of Georgia Rides to the Capitol on March 18 to reinforce safety for riders and improve bicycling conditions. This year Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal joined the event and addressed to the crowd, along with 35 elected officials, about improving conditions for cycling, […]

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Cityhood may be dead in DeKalb, at least for this year

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With only three days left in the legislative session and three proposed areas vying for cityhood, the House Governmental Affairs Committee tabled any vote on new municipalities March 12. The proposed cities of Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker all appeared before the committee in the past two weeks. For the past year, the cityhood debate has […]

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DeKalb History Center honors five local trailblazers

From left Karyn Greer, Jennifer Ffrench-Parker, Steen Miles, Valerie J. Morgan, Joyce Godfrey and Carolyn Jernigan Glenn. Photo by Travis Hudgons

For the seventh year as part of its Black History Month celebration, the DeKalb History Center recognized county trailblazers. This year’s program—held Feb. 6 at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, which houses the History Center—honored women in media. Carolyn Jernigan Glenn, publisher of The Champion Newspaper—the program’s presenting sponsor—presented awards to five colleagues in the news […]

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Closings in DeKalb County

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  DeKalb County Cancellations and Delayed Openings Decatur – The rezoning meeting scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Maloof Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  All items on the agenda will be rescheduled to Feb. 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  DeKalb County will advertise the rescheduled meeting in […]

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Movie filmed in downtown Decatur

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Decatur residents may see parts of downtown Decatur in the upcoming film Lila and Eve. Movie production and film crews were filming at different locations in the city Jan. 22 and 23. Movie trucks were parked at Decatur First Methodist Church Jan. 22 and people from the production were seen setting up lights and other […]

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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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