Nature presentations explore beyond books

Students pet Greer’s albino Burmese python which was rescued from hurricane Katrina. The snake is just over 12 feet in length.

In the fall of 2010 naturalist Greg Greer launched “Mr. Greg’s Reptile Roadshow,” a one-of-a kind mobile habitat for that he uses to travel and teach children about reptiles. Greer’s roadshow gives youngsters hands-on, up-close and personal experiences with non-venomous lizards, snakes, alligators, turtles and tortoises. The experience for children is much more than what […]

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Lithonia holds comprehensive plan open house

The open house allowed residents to voice what city should focus on with the comprehensive plan.

  by Lithonia is updating its comprehensive plan and has invited residents to a Aug. 17 open house to share their thoughts on what the city’s goals and direction should be. A comprehensive plan outlines a framework for the development of an area, recognizing the physical, economic, social, political, aesthetic and related factors of a […]

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Decatur’s public works building wins award

The Eloise T. Leveritt Public Works building has been recognized by a national organization. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Decatur’s Eloise T. Leveritt Public Works Building Project was recently named a 2015 Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA). The award goes to the city of Decatur, as the managing agency; Hogan Construction Group, the primary contractor; and Stevens & Wilkinson, the primary consultant. The award will be […]

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County officials tour District 5’s assets, challenges

DeKalb Commissioners Nancy Jester, Kathie Gannon, Jeff Rader and Sharon Barnes Sutton ride the MARTA bus to District 5. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

DeKalb County’s commissioners and other government officials boarded a MARTA bus Aug. 21 for a three-hour tour of DeKalb’s fifth district. The bus, accompanied by a four-motorcycle police escort, traveled by the Kensington Station area and the site of the proposed Atlanta United Football Club soccer headquarters and practice fields. The tour included Indian Creek […]

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Cedar Grove shuts out Southwest DeKalb in season opener

Saints All-State running back LaBron Morris had 18 carries, 167-yards and two touchdowns against Southwest DeKalb. Photo by Travis Hudgons

A defense with three highly recruited and preseason All-State players played like they were on a mission as the Cedar Grove Saints shutout the Southwest DeKalb Panthers 36-0 in the season opener for both teams at Panthersville Stadium on Aug. 21. The Saints’ defense limited the Panthers to 110 yards of offense on 47 plays […]

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Nash, Dunwoody open season with win

Dunwoody quarterback Nick Pastrone (18) eludes Clarkston defenders. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Michael Nash got his first win as a head coach after Dunwoody defeated Clarkston 32-14 at Hallford Stadium Aug. 21. “It feels real good,” Nash said. “These kids deserve it. They worked their tails off and they’ve believed in the promise that we made to them that we’re going to get there. We’re a long […]

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Shop frames ‘anything that doesn’t breathe’

Owner Carolyn Shalosky shows the variety of possibilities in frames and mats. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Carolyn Shalosky calls her business partnership with her husband “a match made in heaven.” The Shaloskys, who opened a framing shop called The Great Frame Up in Atlanta’s Morningside area in 2011, recently opened a second store in downtown Decatur. Andy Shalosky, a graphic artist, is in charge of the production end of the business. […]

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Ivy Prep names new executive director

Newly appointed Executive Director Alisha Morgan stands in the halls of Ivy Preparatory Academy.

Former Georgia lawmaker Alisha Morgan is asking Ivy Preparatory academies to “dream with me.” Morgan was recently appointed as the new executive director by the Board of Directors of Ivy Preparatory single-gender charter schools network. She said, “There’s no way that you can take an organization forward if you’re not genuinely exposing yourself to the […]

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