Self-reported survey shakes up Decatur High parents

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One recent survey’s results have some parents of Decatur City School students worried about post-curricular activities. An anonymous self-reported survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Education during the 2014-2015 school year found 45.21 percent of Decatur High School seniors drank alcohol at least once in a 30-day period. This is more than double the […]

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Apartment fire safety is concern for officials

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Every 2.5 days there is an apartment fire in DeKalb County. And fire officials say apartment fire safety is the concern of residents and apartment managers alike. So far in 2016 there have been 40 apartment fires, such as the one at Hidden Villas Apartment in Panthersville on Jan. 27 when DeKalb County Fire Rescue […]

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ManMade Mentoring impacts Stephenson Middle School

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For five hours on March 19, a group of 22 Stephenson Middle School boys received a lesson in manhood. As part of author John Dennis’ pilot ManMade Mentoring Program, the group scrubbed, scraped, washed, mopped and swept four Stephenson Middle School bathrooms. The 22 middle school students were joined by Dennis and six mentors in […]

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Freshman Brian Herron turns Lakeside track into title contenders

Lakeside freshman Brian Herron, center, won the 400-meter dash at the DeKalb County track-and-field meet.

Before the Lakeside High School boys’ track-and- field team won the DeKalb County title on March 28, the program had not won a county title since 1974. In that same year, Lakeside won the Class AAA state title. History could repeat itself for Lakeside in the Class AAAAAA track meet with the help of freshman […]

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Vickie Turner to Lithonia voters: vote ‘no’ on Opportunity School District

DeKalb County School Board member Vickie Turner told Lithonia voters to vote ‘no’ on the Opportunity School District referendum. Photo by Carla Parker

DeKalb County School Board member Vickie Turner is telling voters to know the facts when voting on the Opportunity School District referendum question in November. “I’ve been telling people, for whatever it’s worth, don’t fall for the okey-doke,” Turner said. “Pay attention to the fine print. Do your homework because making a decision to render […]

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Dunwoody begins transition to LED lighting

Dunwoody begins transition to LED lighting

On March 28, the Dunwoody city council unanimously approved an initiative that will replace 2,221 regular light bulbs with light-emitting diode lights (LED) streetlights.  According to officials involved with the project, the total monthly bill for such a change will be $24,682.37. That amount is $230 more per month than the city’s current lighting costs. […]

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Stone Mountain NJROTC receives annual inspection

Stone Mountain NJROTC receives annual inspection

For most of the day March 30, the sounds of military commands rang through the halls of Stone Mountain High School’s auditorium. They were quick, direct and authoritative, all for the purpose of obtaining an exceptional score. The commands’ forthrightness stems from a years’ worth of hard work. They seemed to represent hours spent in […]

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Dunwoody to spend more than $400k on stormwater repairs

Dunwoody to spend more than $400k on stormwater repairs

The Dunwoody City Council approved spending more than $400,000 on five separate residential projects related to stormwater drainage, including pipe, foundation and sinkhole repairs at two separate city council meetings.  The largest project presented before the council, amounting to $162,018, included storm water repairs at seven addresses along Vermack Road. According to the document presented […]

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