DeKalb schools tout improved test scores, graduation rates

DeKalb County School District touted its recent improvements in graduation rates and SAT test scores. Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Officials at DeKalb County School District (DCSD) are celebrating a continued rise in graduation rates and SAT scores, according to recent releases. According to a release from the district on Sept. 28, DCSD graduation rates have increased from 70 percent in 2016 to 74 percent in 2017. The rate was announced by the Georgia Department […]

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Behind The Lens

Decatur resident Beate Sass created the "I am Decatur" photo project to celebrate the city’s diversity.

Creator of Decatur photo project discusses diversity Beate Sass, who moved from Tallahassee to DeKalb County in 2011, said Decatur is the first place she’s lived that feels like home.  Sass said she wanted to do something that truly depicted the essence of her “home”—lively, diverse and full of stories to tell.  That’s how the […]

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OPINION: Protests take many forms


  To take a knee or not to take a knee seems to be one of the hotly debated questions of the day. Football players who took a knee during the national anthem last year to express their anger and frustration with police brutality and racial injustice have been joined by other athletes—pro and amateur—as […]

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Marist remains undefeated

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The Marist War Eagles moved to 6-0 after defeating the Gainesville Elephants 39-14 at home on Sept. 29. The War Eagles accumulated 341 yards of total offense, led by quarterback Chase Abshier. Abshier completed 10 of 17 attempted passes for 130 yards and threw two touchdowns. He also rushed for 61 yards on eight attempts […]

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MARTA, State Farm celebrate new bridge

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State Farm employees in Dunwoody now have more convenient access to the Dunwoody MARTA Station. MARTA and State Farm Insurance held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 28 to celebrate the opening of the State Farm Park Center Bridge at the Dunwoody MARTA station. The bridge allows State Farm employees and others a direct connection between the […]

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Riding the wings of history

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Peachtree-DeKalb Airport offers historic flight on WW2-era bomber Some might say flying aboard and touring an EAA B-17G-VE bomber plane built in 1945 is a rare, if not impossible experience.  For the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA)—a Wisconsin-based company dedicated to promoting the spirit of aviation through plane rides, events and activities—delivering such a flight to […]

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DeKalb schools adjust makeup schedule

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) adjusted its plans to makeup time lost to Hurricane Irma on Sept. 27.  DCSD revised the original plan to extend the school day by 20 minutes until winter break in December, the extension will now last from Oct. 2 until Oct. 31. The district kept its plans to hold school […]

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Grits with grands

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    Marbut Elementary Traditional Theme School hosts annual event honoring grandparents Before the sun rose on Sept. 26, hundreds of grandparents at Marbut Elementary Traditional Theme School broke bread with their sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters as part of the school’s annual Grits With Grands event. “We are celebrating our grandparents,” said PTA member […]

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