GPC professor says of Mayan prediction, ‘it’s not the end of the world’

Ernie Guyton, an anthropology professor at Georgia Perimeter College, says those who believe the Mayans predicted Dec. 21 as the end of the world should remember the Mayans also thought the world was flat. Photo by Leita Cowart

  The Australians will be among the first to know if the Maya were right. “They’re already building underground shelters there,” said Ernie Guyton. Guyton, a Georgia Perimeter College anthropology professor, is talking about the ancient Mayan long calendar, which some say predicts the end of the world on Dec. 21. Those on the other […]

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County’s role questioned as new cities form


What would be the role of DeKalb County going forward if more cities are created? That was the question asked by DeKalb legislators at a Nov. 29 meeting held by the Senate Study Committee on the Incorporation of the City of DeKalb. State Sen. Gloria Butler (D-55) chairs the committee that includes Democratic senators from […]

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DeKalb starts new school construction projects

DCSD groundbreaking ceremonies

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) broke ground on construction projects at Miller Grove, Southwest DeKalb and Martin Luther King Jr. high schools recently. The construction at Miller Grove includes a classroom addition and renovations to several existing classrooms. The project will cost approximately $6 million and is slated to be complete in September. 2014. […]

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DA’s program gives second chance after arrest


Nineteen-year-old Nathan once thought he was invincible. That was before a run-in with the law and a second chance through a program started by DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. Nathan was one of seven people that graduated Nov. 30 from the DA’s Anti-Recidivism Court (ARC), a pilot program for first-time offenders ages 17-25 years […]

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Group collecting Christmas gifts for former foster children

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Sometimes, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other family members who undertake the task of rearing their young relatives struggle provide for the children. “It’s so difficult to make ends meet every week even with support from the state,” said Trenny Stovall, director of the DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). For some, “being able to […]

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OPINION: A tale of two bakers


“It is the eternal struggle between these two principles—right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, ‘You work and toil and earn bread…and I’ll eat it.’”—President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), America’s 16th president. This […]

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Principal passionate about parental involvement


Marchell Boston, principal of Stone Mill Elementary School, has been connecting parents and teachers for more than a decade. Boston has been an educator for 16 years, beginning his career in 1996 at Ronald E. McNair Middle School as a teacher, then counselor. He graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School. From the time he was […]

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World AIDS observed with quilt at Emory


As World AIDS Day Dec. 1 brought people together from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, Emory University localized that mission by hosting the annual Quilt on the Quad event at the Dobbs University Center Nov. 30. This year’s display differed from those in the past where the quilts were centrally displayed in […]

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