Art as a Collaborative effort


  Cross Keys High School (CKHS) senior Alexandra Zambrano said she believed her school was beautiful on the inside, and she wanted to make it beautiful on the outside, too. Junior Christina Robinson wanted to tell a story of her school that was deeper than grades.   These pleas and many more from CKHS students […]

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Looking for love in all the right places


Love and romance need not be a thing of the past for those who’ve passed their 55th birthday. In fact, the adventure might be just starting, according to relationship therapist Jennifer Key, who gave a presentation titled How to Get the Love You Deserve Feb. 12 at the Scott Candler Library. The program was part […]

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Expressing personal passion through body art

The rose on Gabrielle Besser’s arm is in honor of her mother, an avid gardener.

  Tattoos are a prevalent artistic expression that dates back thousands of years. Discovered on early Egyptians as well as a man from the Ice Age, tattoos have been signs of love, religion, status and used as punishment. In recent years in the United States, tattoos have begun to have an elevated status with many […]

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Electronic gaming, dining and entertainment highlights of Wind Creek Casino

The Center Bar in the middle of Wind Creek Casino’s gaming floor features a fish tank with sharks and other sea creature.

Feeling lucky or yearning to try to turn a few dollars into a few hundred or more? If so, Wetumpka, Ala., might be the place to be. Wind Creek Casino and Hotel is one of three hotel/casino complexes in Alabama and it’s located about 170 miles from DeKalb County, 20 miles from Montgomery, Al., While […]

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Exploration of historical spots and more await in Alabama’s capital

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  Those who have visited Montgomery, Ala., but haven’t been in a while are likely to be surprised with what is happening in the city. Those who haven’t made it to the city yet are advised to add it to their “Next Trip” wish list. Montgomery, which is the capital of Alabama, boasts a “capital […]

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Can’t think of a New Year’s resolution? We got you covered

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  The making of resolutions at the start of a new year is ages old. Historians say the practice dates back 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians who promised their gods they would return borrowed objects and pay off their debts. We know some of our readers struggle to come up with resolutions aside from […]

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Christmas in the Grove: Decatur family entertains Christmas enthusiasts with synchronized lights/music

Christmas in the Grove, a home on Oak Grove Drive in Decatur, has become a popular Christmas light display during the Christmas holiday. Photos provided by Tony and Katie Paradowski

  Since 2010, the Paradowskis’ home has been a go-to spot during the Christmas season to see Christmas lights and decorations.  Known as “Christmas in the Grove,” Tony and Katie Paradowski turned their home into a holiday attraction for five weeks with its animated light show that is choreographed to popular Christmas songs. From Thanksgiving […]

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Divided house of worship celebrates diversity

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On the surface it might appear that Indian Creek Baptist Church in Stone Mountain is a cliquish house of worship. Any Sunday, groups flock to separate areas of the church for worship led by ministers who have much in common with their congregants but who differ greatly from the other groups. Rather than this house […]

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