Clarkston candidates debate issues, personalities

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Eight Clarkston City Council candidates made their voices, platforms and opinions on city government public on Oct. 17 as part of a municipal election forum at the Clarkston Community Center. Moderated by WABE reporter Elle Yu, the forum consisted of three panels that also included the candidates for mayor. City council candidates present on Oct. […]

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OPINION: Giving wisely makes all the difference


With cooler temperatures upon us and the holiday season just weeks away, expect an uptick in the number of food drives and requests for donations from organizations that serve the needy. It’s wonderful to give, especially when the giving is from the heart. However, we should think twice about what we’re giving and why. I […]

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Officials urge voters to be educated on SPLOST


Voters could soon approve a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in DeKalb County. With more than $380 million in funding over the next six years on the line if the referendum is approved in November, county officials are urging voters to be informed before heading to the voting booth. On Oct. 18, DeKalb […]

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Miss USA 2016 speaks at McNair High School

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For Miss USA 2016, motivational speaker and United States Army Reserve Captain Deshauna Barber, the secret to success is consistent self-love, being “on the grind” early and addressing skeletons in the closet. Barber spoke to McNair High School female students on Oct. 19 as part of an empowerment discussion. Students were encouraged to discuss topics […]

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Police find woman’s decomposed body in apartment


Charles Peters and his aunt Elizabeth Stewart, 88, lived together at the Emory Square Apartment complex on North Williams Drive in Decatur for almost a year. But a month after Stewart’s death, DeKalb County Police say her nephew attempted to conceal her death while her body decomposed in the bedroom.  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Cedar Grove 48, StN. Mountain 6

Cedar Grove’s Alvin Williams sacks Stone Mountain's QB. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Cedar Grove pummels Stone Mountain The No. 1-ranked Cedar Grove Saints continued to dominate Region 5-AAA with a 48-6 win over Stone Mountain Oct. 21 at Godfrey Stadium. The Saints remain at the top of the region with a 5-0 region record and an 8-0 overall record. This is the fifth time in program history […]

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DeKalb schools to continue 20-minute extension

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Additional 20 minutes to last until Nov. 30, fourth makeup day waived   DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intention to continue adding 20 minutes to each school day on Oct. 20 to make up days lost to inclement weather caused by Hurricane Irma. According to a recent release, the extension will last until […]

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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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