Spicy spooky dwellings now part of gingerbread house tradition

Spicy spooky dwellings now part of gingerbread house tradition

Celebrating the holidays by baking and decorating houses, churches and even entire villages of gingerbread trimmed in cookies, candies and frosting is a tradition that goes back to early 19th century Germany, according to An A to Z of Food and Drink, published by Oxford University Press.   In recent years, there has been a […]

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Baby boomers meet at bookstore to plan ‘the next chapter’

Baby boomers meet at bookstore to plan ‘the next chapter’

The year after World War II ended, 1946, more babies were born in the United States than in any previous year in the nation’s history, according to history.com. The birth rate continued to escalate during the next 20 years, creating what came to be known as “the post-war baby boom.” Now, the oldest members of […]

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Majority of DeKalb high schools to graduate at Georgia World Congress Center

The Georgia World Congress Center will play host to 22 of 25 DeKalb County School District high school graduation ceremonies for the 2016-2017 school year. Photo submitted.

Clarkston and Cross Keys high schools and Margaret Harris Comprehensive School are the only schools that will use DeKalb County School District (DCSD) and local facilities for their 2016-2017 graduation ceremonies following an announcement from DCSD officials. On Oct. 11, DCSD board member Stan Jester announced all other DCSD high school graduations will take place […]

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Debate continues over Clarkston Clean Indoor Air Act


More than a dozen Clarkston residents publicly spoke against the Clean Indoor Air Act adopted by Clarkston city officials in August. Enacted in September, the act bans indoor smoking within city limits and mandates that outdoor smoking take place at least 30 feet from business entrances. Before its adoption in August, Clarkston City Council received […]

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Tasting Decatur —business samples city’s diverse restaurant scene


A Decatur businesswoman has latched on to what industry officials say is a new, but growing trend—food tourism. According to an article recently published by Skift, a company that provides information to the global travel industry, “While cuisine has always been an important part of most travel experiences, the concept of traveling to a destination […]

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Tattoo shop gives Decatur mobile memories


Kingdom Tattoo in Decatur held its second annual Kustom Kulture car and bike show Oct. 16 featuring customized cars and vintage bikes. Shop owner Ryan Weaver, who came up with the car show concept last year, said the event gives Decatur residents something to look forward to. “I just love custom cars and custom bikes. […]

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Georgia Association of Educators takes stance against state takeover

Georgia Association of Educators President Sid Chapman said the proposed Opportunity School District is misleading and corrupt.

President calls OSD ‘misleading’ and ‘corrupt’   The “faces on the front line” of education have taken a stance against Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed state takeover of local schools. Representatives from the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) have been traveling the state to make sure people hear the facts about Amendment 1, which would allow […]

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Chamblee begins history project


In 2008, Chamblee celebrated its 100th birthday by gathering and showcasing pieces of history—pictures, maps and interviews from yesteryear that residents and business owners had collected during the city’s lifespan. In August, the Chamblee Downtown Development Authority (CDDA) decided to cash in on this history and use it as a marketable resource. The idea was […]

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