Deja vu for DeKalb Medical protesters

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A group gathered outside of DeKalb Medical Center (DMC) in Decatur to protest policy changes, something which seemed eerily familiar to some of the demonstrators.  Last August, mothers voiced their concerns after DMC temporarily suspended water birthing. This year, protesters find themselves in a similar fight after the privileges of Brad Bootstaylor, a delivery doctor […]

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Thurmond: SPLOST would be ‘game-changer’ for DeKalb

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Months after one word derailed an opportunity for DeKalb County to benefit from a $550 million special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST), DeKalb County officials will try again.  Gov. Nathan Deal signed two pieces of legislation pertaining to DeKalb County’s SPLOST. Senate Bill 143 amends the “tolled” language that sidetracked a SPLOST referendum in […]

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As a man thinketh

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Boys to Men Christian Mentors celebrate, award scholarships at 20th banquet For three hours on May 5, a ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tucker became groud-zero for celebration, as Boys to Men Christian Mentors celebrated its 20th annual scholarship banquet. Each year, officials from Boys to Men Christian Mentors pair at-risk youth with […]

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Tucker mayor speaks on strong community in state of city address

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The past year for Tucker has been a year of fundamentals and foundation-building, according to Mayor Frank Auman.  Auman gave the first state of the city address for Tucker May 12 at the new city hall annex. Auman mentioned everything the city accomplished in a year, including moving into the city hall on Adrian Street […]

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Winfrey wisdom

Oprah Winfrey spoke at Agnes Scott College’s 2017 commencement ceremony to an audience of thousands.

Oprah advises Agnes Scott grads to “feel everything with love” for success According to world-renowned media icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, the best way to build a legacy is to feel everything with love.  Winfrey spoke at Agnes Scott College—located at 141 E. College Avenue in Decatur—on May 13 as the private college’s 2017 […]

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MARTA brings TOD to Chamblee

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  Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson said he’s excited that the city will have its first “Class A” office project after officials with MARTA and Pattillo Industrial Real Estate held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $25 million project named Trackside.  Trackside, located adjacent from the Chamblee MARTA station parking lot at the intersection of Peachtree Road […]

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DeKalb County class sizes shrink

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According to a two-year independent study by DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board member Stan Jester, class sizes throughout the district are waning. Jester released two blog posts on May 1 and 2 that serve as updates to an original post made in September 2015. The original post contained an analysis outlining the average class […]

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A fond farewell

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Chamblee Charter High School principal accepts new post It’s not unusual to see activity from Chamblee Charter High School principal Norman Sauce III’s Twitter account.  Sauce is not shy in sharing comments and pictures about employees of the year, student protests, athletic accomplishments, district activities and academic achievements.  “As I’ve learned as a leader—if you […]

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