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Outgoing Dunwoody principal honored

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Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal and city council honored outgoing Dunwoody High School (DHS) principal Tom McFerrin on Aug. 14 with an official city-wide proclamation. “I, Denis L. Shortal, Mayor of Dunwoody, do hereby proclaim August 14, 2017, as Principal Tom McFerrin Day in the city of Dunwoody in honor of his service, dedication, and commitment […]

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Arrest made in Brookhaven bank burglary

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Brookhaven police arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with an Aug. 20 bank burglary. Carvell E. Brown of Atlanta was arrested and charged with multiple felony counts committed during a commercial burglary. On Aug. 20, officers responded to a commercial alarm at SunTrust Bank at 4030 Peachtree Road. When officers arrived, they saw that a […]

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Shooting death raises questions about veterans’ mental health

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A DeKalb County support group established to protect the interests of veterans are searching for answers after a man was shot and killed by DeKalb County police. Amos King, president of Justice for Veterans, said he was saddened by the news of Quintas Harris—a DeKalb County man killed Aug. 3 after he allegedly shot at […]

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Old meets new

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SWD debuts new ‘old gold’ jerseys The past and present came together Aug. 18 when the Southwest DeKalb High School football team debuted its new gold jerseys against Redan. The jerseys are replicas of the old gold jerseys that the Panthers football teams wore in the late 1980s and 90s, but with the tight fit […]

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OPINION: Looking for hope in a world gone crazy


The events of recent weeks have left me in a funk—the clash between protesting groups that turned deadly in Charlottesville, the deaths and injuries in Barcelona from a terrorist attack, the growing prominence of hate groups, the protests and counter-protests surrounding removal of Confederate monuments. Add to that the mounting controversies involving President Donald Trump, […]

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A family tradition

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Hometown Country Cookout honors Kirkwood community, residents   According to East Atlanta natives Alleah and Ayansa Salone, leaving a legacy is about impacting your community one small act of kindness at a time.  “Legacy is generational—the food you eat has a recipe that has been brought down generation by generation and it still tastes wonderful,” […]

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Confederate monument focus of discussion

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Hannah Hill, pastor at Decatur-based Church of Mary Magdalene, said she’s grown up in the South her entire life and is proud of her Southern roots. But Hill, the descendant of slave owners, said there are aspects of her roots she’s not proud of. On Aug. 19, Hill said it’s time the Confederate monument located […]

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Decatur’s first Black mayor: Confederate monument should be moved

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  Elizabeth Wilson, Decatur’s first Black mayor and first female mayor, said she remembers the first time she saw the Klu Klux Klan hold a rally at the square in downtown Decatur.  Nearly 60 years later, a monument was erected in honor of Wilson in the same area the KKK once marched. In an interview […]

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