Behind The Lens

Decatur resident Beate Sass created the "I am Decatur" photo project to celebrate the city’s diversity.

Creator of Decatur photo project discusses diversity Beate Sass, who moved from Tallahassee to DeKalb County in 2011, said Decatur is the first place she’s lived that feels like home.  Sass said she wanted to do something that truly depicted the essence of her “home”—lively, diverse and full of stories to tell.  That’s how the […]

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Burks wants to usher Clarkston into future

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Challenger for mayor’s seat to focus on city’s assets     According to Clarkston mayor candidate and former council member Beverly Burks, it will take a new leader to move the city, its people and its vision forward.  “This means making sure the mayor represents the varied interests of our city, making sure we put […]

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Pull up with pull ups

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Radio shows host diaper drive in DeKalb for Hurricane Harvey victims DeKalb County officials, residents and radio hosts stopped by South DeKalb Mall in Decatur to give diapers and wipes for the “help Houston diaper drive” for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The drive, held Sept. 6, was hosted by radio stations V-103, 92.9 The […]

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Avondale Estates officials discuss streetscape project

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Before more new development comes to Avondale Estates, city officials want to make sure the central business district has a consistent streetscape standard. Mayor Jonathan Elmore started a streetscape discussion during the Board of Mayor and Commissioners work session on Sept. 6. With the construction of the mixed-use development at Sam’s Crossing and East College […]

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Clarkston mayor seeks four more years

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When Mayor Ted Terry first ran for public office in 2013, he had one goal for the city of Clarkston: to put it on the map. “The role of every mayor is to represent the city to the outside world,” Terry said. “You’re an outward facing leader. Every mayor wants to say the name of […]

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IRMAGEDDON

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DeKalb responds to first-ever tropical storm warning as result of largest recorded hurricane in history Compiled by Carla Parker, Horace Holloman and R. Scott Belzer As Hurricane Irma decimated many parts of Florida with wind speeds reaching up to 80 miles per hour, the Peach State hunkered down for its first-ever tropical storm warning. On […]

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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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