Jewish Music Festival spotlights interfaith acts

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One reason Atlanta native Russell Gottschalk started the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival seven years ago was because he needed a job. Gottschalk, who has “always loved and been a part of this Atlanta community,” became more involved in the Atlanta Jewish community while attending Emory University. “While I was at Emory–I was a film and […]

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Lucky Number Seven: Miller Grove pulls out a close victory to win seventh state title

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It took a steal and a free throw for the No. 1-ranked Miller Grove Wolverines to win its seventh state title in eight years. The Wolverines defeated No. 2-ranked and previously undefeated Allatoona 50-48 to win the Class AAAAA state championship. Coach Sharman White called the run to another state title incredible. “This run has […]

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Southwest DeKalb wins fifth state title in nine years

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The No. 1-ranked Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers shot 26.4 percent from the field, but still managed to pull out a 49-48 win over Winder-Barrow to claim the Class AAAAA state championship on March 4 at the Macon Centreplex. The state title was the fifth in nine seasons for coach Kathy Walton and the Lady Panthers […]

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Macon’s Tubman Museum

A 55-foot-long mural depicts African-American history makers in a series of panels. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

For quite some time Macon’s Tubman Museum was the sort of place that had obvious potential. Its collection of African-American art and artifacts impressive but the environment in which they were displayed was small, cramped, old and did little to showcase the importance of the pieces. Now the Tubman Museum of African-American Art, History and […]

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High school student fatally shot

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DeKalb County police have identified a teen shot and killed on March 2 as 17-year-old Rakwon Reid. Reid was a student at Stephenson High School, according to DeKalb County School District spokesman Quinn Hudson. According to DeKalb County Police Major Stephen Fore, officers responded to a call of a person shot at 722 Shore Drive […]

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Interim CEO to deliver final state of the county address

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May introduced a “new covenant” to restore trust in government. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May will deliver his 2016 State of the County address during two events on March 10. May will address the business community during a luncheon, Thursday, March 10, at 11:30 a.m., at the Thalia N. Carlos Hellenic Community Center, 2500 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta. WSB-TV news anchor Erin Coleman will […]

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Students recognized for app creation

Congressman Hank Johnson hosted the top three students of his inaugural App Challenge. Photos by Carla Parker

Three Stone Mountain High School students received monetary awards for their submissions to Congressman Hank Johnson’s inaugural App Challenge. The challenge is a competition that encourages high school students to create mobile applications. Twenty students from high schools in the 4th District entered the contest and Heru Samuel, Tariq Booker and Nikedra Dooley were the […]

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County budget includes public safety pay raises

DeKalb County’s Board of Commissioners passed the 2016 budget Feb. 25 which includes pay increases for police, fire, sanitation, watershed and E911 employees. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

DeKalb County commissioners voted 4-3 to approve the county’s 2016 budget of $1.32 billion, which includes $5.2 million in pay increases for police, fire, 911, sanitation and watershed employees. The  salary raises, which will affect approximately 2,800 employees, will go into effect in May. There will be a “4 percent across-the-board increase for all employees […]

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