A $50 million investment

Oglethorpe alumnus Q. William Hammack, Jr, speaks to the community on Sept. 27, 2017. Photo by Henry Bradley

  Oglethorpe University will offer a new, business-oriented curriculum by Fall 2019 thanks to a donation from a generous alumnus. Oglethorpe University—located at 4484 Peachtree Road NE in Brookhaven—announced the receipt of a $50 million gift on Sept. 29, marking the largest gift in school history. School officials state alumnus Q. William “Bill” Hammack Jr., […]

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OPINION: Zoning arguments, gentrification and diversity

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  Many who oppose another property owner’s plans for development will quickly throw out the term “gentrification,” which is defined by Merriam Webster as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.” Just as often, those who attempt to influence what […]

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From Politics To Pastoring

Former DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May decided to leave politics behind to focus on being a pastor at Transforming Faith Church.

Former Interim DeKalb CEO transitions into new role It’s been more than a year since former DeKalb County commissioner and interim CEO Lee May said he would call it quits for politics. When asked if he misses the spotlight of DeKalb politics, May responded by saying, “not for a second.” May left office at the […]

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Transgender conversations begin at Decatur schools

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City Schools of Decatur hosts first discussion on equal education policy  More than 40 parents, teachers, students and community stakeholders spoke for more than four hours at an Oct. 10 City Schools of Decatur (CSD) board of education meeting regarding transgender students.  Under its current equal education policy—also known as Policy JAA—CSD instructs teachers to […]

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Indian Creek design revealed

Indian Creek Elementary will be demolished and rebuilt into a three-story facility beginning July 2018 with an estimated completion date of Nov. 2019. Illustration courtesy of DeKalb County School District

Replacement elementary school site plan approved by DeKalb County school board DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) board of education unanimously approved site plans for the replacement of Indian Creek Elementary School on Oct. 2. The school—located at 724 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston—will be demolished and rebuilt into a three-story, 1,200-seat, 151,000-square-foot facility complete […]

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Getting a taste of Chamblee

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For more than four hours on Oct. 7, downtown Chamblee transformed into a crossroads of taste, culture and community as the city hosted the 10th annual Taste of Chamblee event. More than 20 food vendors, community organizations and government agencies lined Broad Street, offering samples, information and swag to intrigued passers-by. At two locations, giant […]

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DEKALB OLYMPIAN HONORED

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  Olympic gold medalist Angelo Taylor to be inducted into Georgia Sports Hall of Fame During his sophomore year at Southwest DeKalb High School, Angelo Taylor was in his father’s hometown, Macon, visiting the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. “I just remember looking at all of the athletes who were inducted into the hall of […]

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Tucker’s Dylan Wonnum named Under Armour All-American

Tucker High School senior offensive linemen Dylan Wonnum was named an Under Armour All-American and received his game jersey. Photo by Carla Parker

  Tucker and DeKalb County high school football fans can watch one of their own play in the Under Armour All-American game Jan. 4, 2018 on ESPN2. Tucker High School senior and offensive linemen Dylan Wonnum was named an Under Armour All-American and received his game jersey Oct. 4 in front of his family, teammates, […]

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