DeKalb school district moves forward with arts school facility

DeKalb School of the Arts parent Walker Scott spoke in favor of a comprehensive arts school at DeKalb County School District’s Sept. 12 meeting.

  The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) approved the selection of a design firm and a $5.4 million budget allocation for a comprehensive arts school at its Sept. 12 board of education meeting, prompting a mixed reaction from the public. The project—part of the E-SPLOST IV project schedule—will combine DeKalb School of the Arts (DSA) […]

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Decatur holds first recycling expo

The city of Decatur hosted its first recycling expo entitled, “Recycle Decatur.” The event, held Sept. 15, focused on informing residents on the proper way to recycle.

City of Decatur officials are urging residents to become more informed about the city’s recycling process. With the help of various departments, Decatur hosted its first recycling expo Sept. 15. Recycle Decatur was held in downtown on the Decatur Square and featured exhibits for residents on how and where to recycle. City spokesperson Renae Madison […]

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Research and technology the backbone of chiropractic clinic

David Shapiro, chief wellness officer at Complete Spine Solutions, demonstrates a whole body vibrator he calls “the Cadillac of vibrating machines.”

 David Shapiro, who has been a chiropractor for 16 years, chose Brookhaven as the location of his new Complete Spine Solutions (CSS) clinic, describing DeKalb County’s largest city as an area where “people make health a priority.” Shapiro, who continues to operate the Tucker clinic where he has practiced for 14 years, said he opened […]

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Celebrating citizenship

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  According to Yohannes Edward, Sept. 15 is his best day of work at Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) Clarkston campus. Edward currently serves as a full-time policeman at Georgia State University as well as a part-time security officer at GPTC. He dreams of someday joining The Department of Homeland Security to protect his country. […]

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‘Getting their hands dirty’

‘Getting their hands dirty’

  Hands-on, weekend science program kicks off at Miller Grove High For four hours on Saturday, Sept. 17, more than 90 DeKalb County students gathered at Miller Grove High School to study science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). As part of Georgia-Pacific’s third annual Science Saturday program, the event featured elementary students building birdhouses, […]

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Local churches support national evangelizing crusade

Local churches support national evangelizing crusade

Greg Laurie’s Harvest Christian evangelizing crusades have drawn comparisons to the Billy Graham crusades popular in the mid- to late-20th century. It’s no coincidence. Laurie serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and notes on his website that Graham called him the “evangelist of the future.” First Baptist Stone Mountain […]

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Augusta Canal reveals historic and natural wonders

Augusta Canal Reveals Historic and natural  wonders

Augusta is one of those places perfect for a quick fall getaway. It requires a bit of a drive—140 miles or so from metro Atlanta—just far enough to feel like one has escaped the everyday, yet not so far that an overnight stay is mandatory. A perfect day trip activity is a guided tour of […]

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Redan volleyball has eyes set on state title

Undefeated Redan hopes to get past the first round of the state playoffs. Photo by Carla Parker

After four straight seasons of first-round playoff losses, the Redan Lady Raiders volleyball team has hopes that this is the year they make it out of the first round of the playoffs. Those hopes are because of the team’s undefeated record through 20 matches. The 20-0 record is the best start the Lady Raiders have […]

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