Tucker grad explores Ghanaian roots

Aniya Hamilton said the best part about studying in Ghana is interacting with local children.

For many people, summer is a time to unwind. Whether it is by grilling on the back patio, hanging out by the pool or taking weekend trips to scenic destinations; summer is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy warm weather. This is not the case for Aniya Hamilton. Hamilton, a Tucker High graduate […]

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Crime wave cools in DeKalb County

Retired DeKalb County captain Roderick Morgan talks to a group of local youth about bullying and law enforcement as part of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy summer camp. East precinct Education Specialist Emmitt Jenkins said community programs help combat crime in the area. Photo by Horace Holloman

In 2015, officers in the DeKalb County Police Department (DCPD) east precinct were hit with what was described as a “crime wave.” A summer task force was established to combat the problem, centered near Lithonia. According to reports, it seems as though crime has cooled. From January to mid-June, crime is down in almost every […]

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Survey shows citation, plagiarism still an issue for higher education students

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The final word of a final paper is put on the page. As far as the student writing it knows, the ideas flow well and the copy is crisp. Without a doubt, it’s an easy “A” on a topic thoroughly researched and committed to memory. In the United States, this can all change when a […]

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Lawn referral service cuts path from customer to provider

Founders of GreenPal, from left, Ross Brooks, Bryan Clayton, Zach Hendrix and Gene Caballero, say they believe there isn’t another business like theirs in the country.

8 Business innovations often start with the observation that there has to be a better way. That’s how GreenPal started, according to Gene Caballero, one of the company’s four founders. GreenPal matches lawn services with homeowners needing yard work. “That sounds simple,” Caballero said, “but we discovered a lot of frustration among homeowners looking for […]

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Raises, bonuses on deck for DeKalb County schools

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Staff, substitutes, nurses and new hires may be the primary beneficiaries in DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) approved 2017 budget. Full-time employees and substitutes are set to see increases in pay at the beginning of the new school year. New positions also will be available at for nurses at middle and high schools. Funds were […]

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Sutton, Bradshaw clash in debate

Steve Bradshaw said his military and business experience make him the best candidate available for the District 4 Commissioner position during a runoff debate against Sharon Barnes-Sutton June 30 at New Bethel AME Church. Incumbent commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton discusses why she is the best candidate in a DeKalb County Commissioner District 4 runoff debate June 30. Photo by Horace Holloman

Ethics, government transparency and crime were a few of the hot-button issues during a District 4 runoff debate June 30 at New Bethel AME Church in Lithonia. At 7 p.m. more than 50 DeKalb County residents were in attendance to hear a debate between District 4 incumbent Sharon Barnes-Sutton and Steve Bradshaw. Hosted by the […]

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Brookhaven fire station off SPLOST list

Brookhaven fire station off SPLOST list

The city of Brookhaven will be without a fire station as DeKalb County officials confirmed a second potential fire station was taken off the final special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) list. On June 21, the DeKalb County governing authority hosted a meeting to discuss implementation of the (SPLOST) and Equalized Homestead Option Sales […]

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$2.8 million in E-SPLOST spent on custodial equipment

$2.8 million in E-SPLOST spent on custodial equipment

More than $3 million in tax revenue remains in question a year after a major custodial equipment purchase in DeKalb County. In April 2015, the DeKalb County board of education approved a $2.8 million purchase for custodial equipment, parts and training from Southeast LINK, a janitorial supplier and training company based in Atlanta. Where that […]

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