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DCSD board to appear before state to answer AdvancED allegations


    The DeKalb County school board has been summoned to appear before the Georgia Board of Education to explain why it faces losing its accreditation due to governance issues. The hearing will take place Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Members of the DeKalb County school board are expected to explain to the state school […]

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Inauguration is a national celebration


The national tradition of swearing in the newly elected president of the United States has Washington, D.C., all abuzz. Security experts, transportation officials, party planners, out-of-towners and local residents are figuring out the best way to deal with the impending traffic, crowds, revelry and confusion that comes at inauguration time. Presidential inauguration festivities play out […]

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Decatur Recreation Center to reopen in February


  The newly renovated Decatur Recreation Center will be open for business on Feb. 4. The recreation center, which opened in 1958, closed its doors in May 2011 for renovation. The original 26,000-square-foot building was widened to 34,400 square feet and went from two levels to three. The $6.2 million project includes a new climbing […]

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OPINION: Lillian Lewis- a gentle freedom fighter


It is said that there’s a strong woman behind every man of great achievement. While she was content to live in her husband’s shadow, Lillian Miles Lewis, I suspect, was a far greater contributor to her husband’s success both as a civil rights leader and as a member of Congress than the world will ever […]

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DCSD swears in new board members, discusses school organization plan

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  After a brief ceremony earlier in the day welcoming board members Jim McMahan, Marshall Orson, Melvin Johnson and Pamela Speaks, the DeKalb County school board held its first meeting of 2013. The board postponed a vote on a proposed school organization plan until Jan. 23. Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said no action from the board […]

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New MARTA chief excited by challenges


  MARTA’s new general manager and chief executive officer loves a challenge. “If we can be successful here, we’ll be the model for the country,” said Keith Parker, who replaced Dr. Beverly A. Scott, who ran MARTA for five years. “That gets me excited—just knowing that there’s so many people out there that say there’s […]

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Dunwoody hopes to put a stop to false alarms

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Dunwoody residents who call in numerous false alarms to the police department could face a fine up to $500. The city of Dunwoody is one of three north metro cities that are adopting ordinances that assess fines for false alarms. Dunwoody, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs, which share the same dispatch service, hope to have […]

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County leaders unite for ceremony

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County unity was the theme Jan. 3 as commissioners, judges, school board members and the solicitor general joined DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis for the county’s second Unity Inauguration. The elected officials gathered at Saint Phillip A. M. E. Church on Candler Road during a ceremony to take their oaths of office. They were sworn […]

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