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“Young man, there’s a place you can go.I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough.You can stay there, and I’m sure you will findMany ways to have a good time.”–Lyrics from the song Y.M.C.A., by The Village People The YMCA, the Young Men’s Christian Association, and its sibling the YWCA, are excellent organizations […]

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Clarkston mayor confident after ethics hearing


After three hours of testimonies and back-and-forth arguments between lawyers and councilmembers, Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry said he feels confident that the ethics committee will make a decision in his favor. “I feel that the lack of evidence that was presented speaks for itself,” Terry said. “These allegations were frivolous, unfounded and patently false.” The […]

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Commissioner helps promote, secure funding for STEM camp

CH2MHill, an engineering firm with offices in Atlanta, donated $10,000 to help fund the camp and provide scholarships to all 40 participating students. Photos by Lauren Ramsdell

In a center where a classroom of girls–historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields–were building electronic cars, a young inventor named Emmanuella Buteau described how to start the machine. “You put this key in and connect this key to the battery,” she said, connecting wires to a small, flat-bodied car about the size […]

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Play Review: Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad team to make memorable theater

Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad as George and Doris carry on a decades-long affair in Same Time Next Year. Photos by Josh Lamkin

Two Broadway veterans have brought their considerable talents to an Atlanta stage, giving a new twist to a classic play about an affair that spans decades.Fresh off his Tony Award best director win, Kenny Leon, and actress and director Phylicia Rashad take on the roles of George and Doris in True Colors Theatre Company’s Same […]

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Teams hope to build on last season’s success

Members of this year’s Tucker Tigers football team are looking to build on last year’s success. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Although the Tucker Tigers were the only football team that represented DeKalb County in the state championship games last season, a few other programs in the county can say the 2013 season was one of their best seasons. The Arabia Mountain Rams had their first winning season in program history with a 7-3 record, and […]

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Group protests ‘inhumane’ eviction process

Protestors gather outside the DeKalb County Jail to protest how the county evicts residents. The group is calling for a moratorium on evictions until the process is changed. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta wants a change in the eviction process in DeKalb County. Members of the organization protested outside the DeKalb County jail July 16. “We’re here today because DeKalb County is home of six of the 15 highest foreclosure rates for ZIP codes in the whole country,” said Tim Franzen of Occupy Our […]

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Panola Road liquor store plans expansion

A liquor store owner wants to expand his business into an adjacent 1,500-square-foot store. Photo by Andrew Cauthen.

Liquor store owner Tony Nguyen said his store is too small. “The store here is so narrow,” said Nguyen, owner of PJ’s Package Store in Stone Mountain, “ We don’t have a storage room. The aisles are narrow. People were complaining [that] they don’t have enough room through some of the aisles. “The small aisles are […]

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Interim CEO addresses communication concerns at Chamblee Chamber meeting

Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May addresses a group of business leaders at the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce’s first breakfast meeting. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

At the inaugural breakfast business meeting of the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May reflected on his now one-year term of office. “We are really trying to restore the partnership between DeKalb County and our municipalities,” May said in his opening remarks. “We are family, and we have to act like […]

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