35 years of MARTA History

Dual enrollment is at record high at Georgia Perimeter

dual enrollment at GPC

by Kysa Anderson Daniels Sarah Ghalayini isn’t quite sure what career path she’ll eventually take, but the 17-year-old Georgia Perimeter College dual enrollment student is exploring a broad range of possibilities including biomedical engineering, intellectual property law and neuro-oncology. “But that can all change at a moment’s notice,” she said.  Ghalayini is certain, however, that […]

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Towers’ principal journeys from remedial to remarkable

Ralph Simpson, principal of Towers High School, said he is “humbled” and “amazed” to be named principal of the year by the DeKalb County School District. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Dr. Ralph Simpson, principal of Towers High School, said he is “just blessed” to be named the 2014 principal of the year for the DeKalb County School District. “I am just amazed by [God’s] grace because I would have never imagined that I would be here at this point…four years ago,” said Simpson, who was […]

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Old hotel to be imploded

The 19-story former Executive Park Motor Hotel will soon disappear in a cloud of dust. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

The skyline at the corner of I-85 and North Druid Hills Road will be a little emptier in a month after the implosion of a 19-story building. The vacant Executive Park Motor Hotel, described in an advertisement in the 1970s as “Atlanta’s Prestige Suburban Hotel,” is scheduled for implosion Saturday, Nov. 8, amid fanfare, according […]

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Carla’s Corner: NFL should wear purple, too


Since 2009, NFL players, coaches and referees have worn pink apparel in games during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The initiative is a part of the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign. The NFL partnered with the American Cancer Society for the campaign, which focuses on the importance of annual screenings, especially […]

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Maker Faire celebrates innovation and tech in Decatur

Artists, craftsmen, builders and tinkerers displayed their creations Oct. 4-5 in Decatur for the estimated 20,000 visitors to Maker Faire Atlanta. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

  What constitutes a “maker”? By definition, the term can apply to artists, crafters or anyone who creates something. But the past decade has seen a more specific “maker movement” emerge, one with robots, drones, bitcoins, gurus and storm troopers. Maker Faire Atlanta, a self-described hybrid of science and county fairs that dubs itself the […]

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Avondale Estates mayor resigns

Avondale annexation map

Avondale Estate Mayor Ed Rieker announced his resignation Oct. 2. In a message sent through the city hall news email, Rieker said he accepted a “professional opportunity that will require a significant amount of [his] time and attention. “Therefore, I am resigning as mayor effective today. The city of Avondale Estates and its residents are […]

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Dunwoody and Lakeside defend JV cross country county championships

Dunwoody Team

The championship reign of Dunwoody and Lakeside will continue for another year as the pair defended their titles in the 2014 DeKalb County Junior Varsity Cross Country Girls’ and Boys’ Championships at Druid Hills Middle School Oct. 2. The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats captured their fourth consecutive title by placing all seven runners in the Top […]

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EDITORIAL: Ebola and the importance of communication


  The newest threat to world safety and security is not in the form of a terrorist cell or movement but can likely be far more devastating to the world’s population. Unlike the trillions of dollars needed to defend our borders and those of our global allies in the war on terrorism, Ebola can be […]

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