Champion Middle School wins first all-sports honor

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Champion Theme Middle School’s athletics program made school history by winning its first DeKalb County School District’s All-Sports Trophy. The award recognizes the best overall middle school athletics program in the school district. Champion won the award for the 2015-16 school year with 99.5 points, the highest point total in the award’s history. Stephenson finished […]

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Stephenson tops SWD in last regular season game

Stephenson closed out the regular season with a 21-6 win over Southwest DeKalb. Photos by Carla Parker

The Stephenson Lady Jaguars softball team had a successful senior night Sept. 29 with a 21-6 win over Southwest DeKalb in three innings. Stephenson was up 7-6 after two innings before scoring 14 unanswered runs in the third inning to close out the game with the mercy rule. Stephenson finished the regular season with a […]

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Demolition company chosen for Brook Run theater

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Dunwoody City Council proceeds amid public opposition Despite jeers, cheers and requests not to proceed with the demolition of a theater at Brook Run Park, Dunwoody City Council approved a $272,000 contract to bring the building down. TOA LLC, a demolition company based in Norcross, was selected Sept. 12 during the council’s regularly scheduled biweekly […]

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Brookhaven forms affordable housing task force

Brookhaven forms affordable housing task force

Thirteen people have been appointed to the newly-created Brookhaven Affordable Housing Task Force. The Brookhaven City Council approved a resolution to establish the task force at its Sept. 13 regular meeting. The task force includes community members, faith leaders and housing industry experts. The members named were David Schaefer, Rev. Hace Cargo, Rev. David Park, […]

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Ready for trouble—CERT offers tips on preparing for disasters

Specialist Robert Swanson and instructor Theoan LeDoux of CERT give visitors to Stonecrest Library tips on staying safe when disaster strikes.

Disaster comes in many forms—floods, fires, tornados, chemical spills, ice storms and many others. The one thing they have in common is that they disrupt people’s lives and put them at risk of injury or death. While these often come with little warning, there are actions that can be taken to minimize their effects, according […]

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Jester opposes district’s opposition to OSD

Jester opposes district’s opposition to OSD

On Sept. 19, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board member Stan Jester cast the single opposing vote to approve the district’s stance against Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed Opportunity School District (OSD). Approval means DCSD joins 30 other school districts throughout the state in opposing state takeover of schools not earning at least 60 College Career […]

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Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

There’s something new nestled behind Fernbank Museum. In the woods and among the tall trees, there’s now paved paths, boardwalks, exhibits, a wildlife sanctuary, outdoor play spaces and the entrance to an old-growth forest. Welcome to WildWoods, Fernbank’s new offering that organizers hope will connect current and future generations to their environment and foster a […]

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Stone Mountain debunks Syrian refugee report

Stone Mountain debunks Syrian refugee report

Stone Mountain city officials have spoken out against a report that claims the city has received more Syrian refugees than Los Angeles and New York City combined. An article published on The Daily Caller on Sept. 21 stated that 72 Syrian refugees have settled in Stone Mountain since Oct.1, 2015. The reporter, Peter Hasson, said […]

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