Seven ways to say ‘Welcome’

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International Student Center mural completed by Atlanta artist According to Atlanta artist Ralph “rEN” Dillard, art has the ability to break down structures—both real and imagined—that hold people back from their true potential. “My work’s grand theme is unlearning,” Dillard said. “It deals with breaking down the social constructs or social agreements that hold people […]

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A midnight miracle

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Chamblee police rescue abandoned baby Shortly after midnight on Aug. 31, Chamblee Police Department received a call about a matter most officers dread: an abandoned baby. According to a press release from Chamblee police, the call came from the Family Medical Clinic—located at 4861 Buford Highway—following the discovery of a baby in the building’s entryway. […]

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A platform for parents

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DeKalb resident helms parent education center, community Most of Chamblee resident Phyllis Austin’s time is spent serving, supporting, educating and helping parents create a quality education. “Many parents don’t know what a quality education looks like,” Austin said. “Education is about the school and the home working together.” Austin, a Chicago native and former DeKalb […]

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Scoutmaster honored in Dunwoody

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Helps locate missing elderly man on a hunch    On May 16, Dunwoody resident and Boy Scout Troop 477 leader Barry Deutsch joined other community members in tracking down an elderly man who had been reported as missing.  Rumors spread that the man may have dementia or similar medical issues that caused him to wander […]

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Shooting death raises questions about veterans’ mental health

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A DeKalb County support group established to protect the interests of veterans are searching for answers after a man was shot and killed by DeKalb County police. Amos King, president of Justice for Veterans, said he was saddened by the news of Quintas Harris—a DeKalb County man killed Aug. 3 after he allegedly shot at […]

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A family tradition

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Hometown Country Cookout honors Kirkwood community, residents   According to East Atlanta natives Alleah and Ayansa Salone, leaving a legacy is about impacting your community one small act of kindness at a time.  “Legacy is generational—the food you eat has a recipe that has been brought down generation by generation and it still tastes wonderful,” […]

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A ‘tender’ moment

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  McDonald’s surprises DeKalb firefighters with chicken tenders   Almost overnight, DeKalb County firefighter Robert Sutton became a local celebrity when video surfaced of him catching a baby thrown from a burning building.  The video quickly went viral and Sutton’s actions have appeared on multiple media outlets including Good Morning America. Media outlets weren’t the […]

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‘Many hands make light work’

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Community mural receives official welcome in Clarkston     Local artist Shannon Willow and Clarkston city officials came together Aug. 10 to unveil a finished community mural at 4154 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.  Willow joined more than 100 Clarkston residents May 20 to paint the Human Family Forest Mural at Christ Community AME Church […]

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