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Sewer spills plague DeKalb County

The large tree shown above was growing out of a concrete sewer box, causing the Aug. 23 spill into Snapfinger Creek.

Up a creek without a paddle DeKalb County workers are attempting to make permanent repairs at the site of a major sewer spill. The spill, located at Snapfinger Creek which resulted in an estimated 6.4 million-gallon leak, was contained Aug. 26 by repairing the damaged concrete junction box and installing two temporary, redundant bypass systems […]

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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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Dunwoody wins fourth straight Golden Spike over Chamblee

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Emotions were high Sept. 1 for the Dunwoody Wildcats as they played their first game after the death of co-defensive coordinator Kent Davis. While grieving for their late coach, the Wildcats were able to pull out a 16-0 win over rival Chamblee in the annual Battle of the Golden Spike at North DeKalb Stadium. It […]

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Three years marching

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Lakeside High School marching band continues Dragon Con tradition    For the third consecutive year, members of Lakeside High School’s marching band donned their uniforms, polished their instruments and marched alongside stormtroopers from Star Wars, Spartans from 300, celebrities and other icons from pop culture.  Approximately 70 students from Lakeside’s marching band participated in Atlanta’s […]

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Bridging cultural boundaries through books

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  Omar and Kimberly Finley, owners of The Listening Tree, say they review each book before accepting it for their store. The more than 80,000 attendees to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival this Labor Day weekend are evidence that there’s no shortage of people who love books. Owners of a small independent bookstore a […]

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Three fatally shot in Stonecrest apartment

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DeKalb County detectives are investigating what led to the shooting deaths of three people at a Stonecrest apartment. Police said the bodies of brother and sister Stanford, 28, and Starlynne Henderson, 29, as well as Eric Robinson, 27, a friend, were found in an apartment in the 5000 block of Par Four Court around 2 […]

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Students shown ‘inappropriate’ film in school

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  Parents of students who attend DeKalb School of the Arts say their children were shown an “inappropriate” film that displayed elements of racism and sexism during class.  According to parents, the students of Jim Dickson were shown an excerpt from the film The Triplets of Belleville to a third level French class.  The animated […]

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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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