Art or violation?

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Local artist told displays violate code Local artist Kyle “black cat tips” Brooks has made a name for himself selling his artwork in the Atlanta area. Brooks, a DeKalb County resident for more than a decade, said he purchased his home and land near Lithonia because he wanted a place to display his material.  However, […]

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Liverpool legend visits Clarkston

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Former European soccer pro plays with local youth   Phil Neal isn’t a name known by many in America or in DeKalb County.  It is, however, a name known by millions around the globe thanks to his 11-year career at Liverpool Football Club, one of the most popular soccer teams in the world.  During his […]

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Brookhaven closes on purchase of greenspace at PDK

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Brookhaven finalized the purchase of 33 acres of greenspace near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) April 28, the city announced May 1.  The closing came three months after Brookhaven City Council signed off on an intergovernmental agreement to purchase and preserve the space. The council’s action followed a unanimous vote by the DeKalb County Commission authorizing the […]

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OPINION: Boundaries, borders and empires—oh my!

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“There is no more sagacious animal than the Icelandic horse. He is stopped by neither snow, nor storm, nor impassable roads, nor rocks, glaciers, or anything. He is courageous, sober, and surefooted. He never makes a false step, never shies. If there is a river or fjord to cross (and we shall meet with many) […]

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More than a game

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  Growing up, Frank Johnson assumed that chess was something “old guys did.” Johnson’s father played chess but didn’t teach his son the game. During Johnson’s youth, chess just seemed out of reach for him.  Now, Johnson is giving young adults the opportunity he didn’t have by introducing them to the game of chess at […]

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Stone Mountain Jack and Jill celebrates 30 years

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In 1987 Black families made up a small percentage of Stone Mountain’s population. To assure that their children had cultural experiences relevant to their heritage as well as leadership development opportunities Black mothers in the area formed a chapter of Jack and Jill, an organization created in 1938 to provide Black children cultural, educational and […]

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OPINION: Out of the mouths of babes and seniors

Opinion

For many years, my wife and I have joked about an incident that occurred a year or so after we married. My wife had gained a few pounds since our wedding. We were visiting my family for Easter, if memory serves me correctly, when a young niece with a syrupy-slow southern accent approached my wife, […]

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Clarkston sends message to ICE

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City to pass “symbolic” non-detainer policy to help protect immigrant residents    “Somalians have been coming here since the 1980s. We have integrated into this great country. We have paid our dues for passes… We’ve raised our children here. When we saw the raids by ICE, it affected us. It hurt our feelings. It’s not […]

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