Kids all smiles after DeKalb Sheriff’s office event

Destiny Lott, 3, is all smiles after receiving a gift from the employees at the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office.

With toys, new clothes and candy, the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office employees helped put an extra smile on the faces of young people whose families are part of the Division of Family and Children Services kinship program and from the Bethany Services foster and adoption care. Employees purchased gifts for 22 children to celebrate the holidays […]

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Narrowing the margins

Patricia “Ms. Pat” Jackson, a program director at East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club in Lithonia, recently celebrated 45 years of service within the Boys & Girls Club organization, a career that began in 1971. Photo submitted.

Boys & Girls Club program director celebrates 45 years of service   For the past five decades, an Atlanta native has made community children her daily priority. “It takes a village to raise a child,” said Patricia Jackson, program director at East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club and 45-year veteran of the organization. “My job […]

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Bryan Lamar named Atlanta Falcons’ coach of the year

Tucker High School football coach Bryan Lamar was named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Tucker High School football coach Bryan Lamar has added another award to his list of honors.Lamar was named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year. Lamar was honored before the Falcons’ game against the San Francisco 49ers Dec. 18 and was made an honorary captain. “It is a tremendous blessing and an honor,” Lamar said. […]

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Brookhaven approves annexation

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Brookhaven’s southeastern border has extended a little further east.  The Brookhaven City Council voted unanimously to accept the Woodcliff Annexation application, as well as the related rezoning application. Residents in the Woodcliff Drive and Briarcliff Road areas filed the application in October. The area is east of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Executive Park […]

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Paste returns to paper with ‘a visual feast’

Josh Jackson promises the new Paste Quarterly will be unlike other magazines. Photo by Kathy Mitchell

Paste, a Decatur-based online arts and lifestyle brand covering music and pop culture, is returning to print after six years of being available only online. Paste, which existed as a printed version called Paste Magazine between 2002 and 2010, launched its new quarterly print publication, Paste Quarterly, Dec. 5. “Given today’s increasingly digital media environment […]

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Local group pays off layaway accounts

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A group of metro Atlanta residents came together to give back for the holidays. David Hoffman of Marietta, Stone Mountain Mayor Pro Tem Chakira Johnson and Mechel McKinley, executive director of the Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority, formed Layaway Santa Metro Atlanta. The group raised nearly $1,000 to pay off delinquent or abandoned layaway accounts […]

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Cedar Grove celebrates state football championship

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Students, faculty and alumni gathered Dec. 17 to celebrate the Cedar Grove High School’s state football championship win. The football team hosted a block party at the school’s gymnasium in honor of the school’s first football championship. The Cedar Grove Saints defeated Greater Atlanta Christian 30-19 in the Class AAA state championship game Dec. 9.  […]

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Thurmond prepares for CEO transition

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CEO-elect Michael Thurmond is preparing to take over the county’s highest elected office and he said having CEO Burrell Ellis back in office will be a big help in the transition process.  Ellis, who returned to office Dec. 14 after his conviction was overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court, said he would help in the […]

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