OPINION: Bushwhacked and down, but not quite out

Opinion crane

“…when you’re a star, they let you do it.” GOP presidential nominee and longtime NBC reality show TV “star” Donald Trump, prior to an on camera interview with Access Hollywood in 2005. I have often stated, and will repeat, the sole candidate likely to end the White House run of Donald Trump is Donald Trump.  […]

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Restaurant for Repairs, local organization continue to give back


Since 2003, one of Decatur’s volunteer groups, the Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Service Project, has helped low-income residents in need of home repairs. Recently, the group held one of its biggest fundraisers of the year—Restaurant for Repairs. The Restaurant for Repairs fundraiser uses the help of DeKalb-based restaurants with a percentage of the proceeds […]

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The power of grace

Rowland Elementary custodian Cory James—who celebrates his 80th birthday on Nov. 10— is DeKalb County School District’s oldest employee.

Rowland Elementary celebrates, honors custodian’s 80th birthday According to Rowland Elementary employee Cory James, there is no secret to long life, healthy relationships and an exemplary work ethic. It is only by the grace of God that these things are possible, James said. “The first thing that comes to mind is grace,” James said. “It’s […]

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Avondale Estates to request GDOT to consider modified road diet model


Before spending more money to update its road diet model for U.S. 278, Avondale Estates officials will ask Georgia Department of Transportation officials to consider taking a second look at a revised model. Avondale Estates Mayor Jonathan Elmore told city commissioners at the Nov. 19 work session that he, City Manager Clai Brown and City […]

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Stephenson senior honored by Boys & Girls Club

Brenda Rolles-Davis, East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year nominee, recently toured Georgia Senator Janice Van Ness around the Lithonia facility with director Brandon Riley. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Stephenson High School senior Brenda Rolle-Davis will be honored on Nov. 3 with 19 other young adults from the metro-Atlanta region. Rolle-Davis was chosen by the East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club as its 2016 Youth of the Year for her exemplary behavior and leadership at the club, her community and Stephenson High School. “I’ve […]

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Upscale restaurant a hit on Tucker’s Main Street

James Haggard says m572 is for diners who want to take time to enjoy good food and the company of those they are with.

After operating a successful restaurant on Tucker’s Main Street for four years James Maggard and his partner Jason Hylton decided to open a second restaurant just a few feet away. A year later, they concluded the decision was a good one. The original restaurant, Local No. 7, has a pub atmosphere. The owners decided that […]

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OPINION: Let fall signal time to get out of our ruts


Fall is officially here. While it has taken a while to feel like it weather-wise, our environment is on the cusp of change. The days have already started to shorten and the searing heat of summer is slowly tamping down. We’re witnessing leaves taking on autumnal hues as we move into fall’s full embrace before […]

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Clean Indoor Air Act reexamined in Clarkston


Following opposition at meetings held Sept. 6 and Oct. 4, Clarkston’s public safety committee hosted a public discussion regarding the city’s Clean Indoor Air Act on Oct. 20. Patricia Bernard, an Atlanta attorney representing Sunrise Café and Kabu Lounge, may have convinced city officials to amend certain parts of the ordinance following an hour-long discussion. […]

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