35 years of MARTA History

CIS provides support for McNair Middle

Communities in Schools of Atlanta representatives and supporters with McNair staff and students.

  Ronald Mitchell, principal of Ronald E. McNair Middle School, said the students of McNair “think success is for other people. They haven’t seen success, they haven’t experienced success.” He added, “CIS helps support our families.” Communities in Schools (CIS) of Atlanta, an organization partnered with DeKalb and Fulton counties’ public schools to remove barriers […]

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OPINION: Take the real Deal

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“Without Jimmy Carter we might not have gotten Ronald Reagan, without Ronald Reagan there would probably still be a Soviet Union,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. When you find the perfect politician, please invite me to come and meet them. We all have our flaws; public and appointed officials are no different. Even Jesus Christ sometimes […]

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Cedar Grove and Tucker advance to Trail to the Title championship game

The Cedar Grove Saints celebrate their 28-22 victory over the Stephenson Jaguars to advance to the championship game Nov. 1 at Hallford Stadium. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Trail to the Title semifinals had four undefeated teams coming and two remain to play for the championship trophy.The Cedar Grove Saints jumped to a 22-6 lead and held on for a 28-22 victory over four-time Trail to the Title champion Stephenson Jaguars to advance to the championship game Nov. 1 at Hallford Stadium. […]

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Innovation summit aims to close achievement gaps

Annual Southern K-14 Education Innovation Summit.

Reading to children at an early age, parental involvement and student effort are key elements to educational parity, according to Former U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige, a speaker at Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) Oct. 23 regional education summit. Paige was invited to address college presidents, school superintendents, educators and students by GPTC […]

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New trials ordered after appeals court intervenes

Community leaders joined Thomas Brown, DeKalb’s former sheriff, to protest a judge’s handling of the case of former school superintendent Crawford Lewis. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

  A DeKalb County judge’s decision to sentence former school superintendent Crawford Lewis was reversed by the Georgia Court of Appeals Oct. 24. Lewis originally faced charges including violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and three counts of theft. In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Lewis agreed to serve as a key […]

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Family and football: Surprise mother-son reunion was almost 40 years in the making

Tucker Tigers assistant football coach Robby Gilbert reunited with his birth mother Tish Myatt during halftime of his team’s 55-0 victory over Alcovy. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Forty years ago Tucker Tigers assistant football coach Robby Gilbert was born and spent a short time in the arms of his 18-year-old mother before she reluctantly gave him up for adoption. Friday night at halftime of his team’s 55-0 victory over Alcovy, Gilbert walked out of the locker room with fellow assistant coach Todrick […]

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Amazed by her success, author releases her sixth novel

Terra McVoy says good books inspire her writing. Her newest novel, In Deep, is the story of a swimmer who’s “struggling with things emotionally.”

Although she recently released her sixth novel, Clarkston resident Terra Elan McVoy said she’s still amazed at her success as an author. “I always loved writing and reading, but I also learned fairly quickly that making a living as a writer is extremely difficult. So the fact that I have six books out that people […]

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EDITORIAL: There are no excuses to not vote

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  In the 2010 general election—that featured the governor’s race, U.S. Senate race and other state races—DeKalb County had a 54.43 percent voter turnout. At that time, there were 389,452 registered voters, but only 211,968 voters cast ballots. In the May 20 general primary election, DeKalb had a 20.17 percent voter turnout—78,656 ballots cast out […]

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