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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

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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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Former school officials’ corruption trial begins

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Prosecutors in the corruption trial against former DeKalb County School District (DCSD) construction chief Patricia Reid and her then husband Tony Pope said the case is about three things: marriage, manipulation and money. Reid and Pope are accused of conspiring to defraud the school system of approximately $2.4 million through illegal construction contracts. Former Superintendent […]

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Decatur residents take Bike to Work challenge

Joseph Palmeri of Decatur has a 20-mile roundtrip commute to his job at Coca Cola Co. in Atlanta. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

For 40-year-old Joseph Palmeri, biking the 10 miles back and forth from his home in Decatur to his job in Atlanta is a way to get exercise. Palmeri, who has lived in the Medlock community for approximately five years, is a quality specialist for The Coca Cola Co. in Atlanta. A cyclist for more than […]

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Bike to Work: Decatur residents take challenge

From left, Paul Lantinga of Decatur Bikes and Tracie Sanchez of Decatur Active Living are part of a team participating in the metro Atlanta Bike to Work challenge. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

For 40-year-old Joseph Palmeri, biking the 10 miles back and forth from his home in Decatur to his job in Atlanta is a way to get exercise. Palmeri, who has lived in the Medlock community for approximately five years, is a quality specialist for The Coca Cola Co. in Atlanta. A cyclist for more than […]

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