President Trump’s election a wakeup call for some

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  DeKalb County residents concerned with the recent decisions of President Donald Trump’s administration held a “Stand Up for Democracy” rally on the square in downtown Decatur on March 11.  The rally featured various guest speakers and covered such topics as immigration rights, access to health care and the role of the press in the […]

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Investing in success

The DeKalb County School District approved a $310,000 purchase for Advanced Placement tests to assure Free & Reduced Lunch Program students can take at least two tests cost-free. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

County school district spends more than $300,000 on Advanced Placement exams DeKalb County School District (DCSD) approved a $310,000 Advanced Placement (AP) exam purchase on Feb. 13. The purchase allows 4,443 students the opportunity to take at least one AP exam free of charge and 2,158 students the opportunity to take two exams at no […]

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D.A. presents new team to prosecute officer charged with murder

D.A. presents new team to prosecute officer charged with murder

   Sherry Boston, DeKalb County’s newly-elected District Attorney, has assembled a new team of attorneys to prosecute the case against former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen.   In January 2016 Olsen, a White police officer, was charged with two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, two counts of violation of oath by public officer […]

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Dressed to impress

Kindergarten student dresses as Colin Powell, receives feedback from American hero

Kindergarten student dresses as Colin Powell, receives feedback from American hero When Brendon Moore donned a pressed green jacket and matching slacks, pinned military buttons on his lapel, patched rank insignias on his arm and sported a homemade officer’s cap, little did he know he would be contacted by former United States Secretary of State […]

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Buford’s defense stifles SWD

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SWD girls fall to Buford in Class 5A title game     The Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers could not get past Buford’s full-court press defense and were unsuccessful in defending their state title.   The Buford Lady Wolves defeated Southwest DeKalb 60-42 in the Class AAAAA championship game March 8 at the Stegeman Coliseum in […]

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Video: Logan’s Law legislation withdrawn

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                               Proposed legislation to protect people from “potentially dangerous animals” has been withdrawn by State Representative Keisha Waites.  On March 3, Waites decided to withdraw her proposed House Bill 313, otherwise known as “Logan’s Law.”  HB 313 proposed that the Department […]

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Tucker business turns wedding dreams to reality

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Amanda Lankford admits the name of her business, Amanda Jewel Floral + Design, often leaves people confused. “Most people think we’re a florist shop. Even though we deal with a lot of flowers, we’re not a florist. In fact, I often refer people to a very good florist right down the street from us,” Lankford […]

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Rep. Hank Johnson, Clarkston mayor listen to immigrant, refugee concerns

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In the Clarkston Community Center roughly 250 people expressed concern about President Donald Trump’s policies regarding refugees and immigration. In an event hosted by Congressman Hank Johnson and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry on Feb. 12, refugees shared stories of how Trump’s travel restrictions targeting predominately Muslim countries affect their lives. “First of all, people don’t […]

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