DeKalb has its first zero energy ready home

DeKalb has its first zero energy ready home

Brody Bryant and his family wanted to find a way to cut their utility bills. The Chamblee family did that by purchasing it next door to them, demolishing the home and building a certified zero energy ready home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program, a zero energy ready home offers “a whole […]

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Travel expert touts benefits of hiring a travel consultant

Travel expert touts benefits of hiring a travel consultant

Wandering the world can be filled with unimaginable adventure but arranging the best trip possible requires careful planning and guidance. Carolyn Anderson is a world-class traveler who uses her personal and professional knowledge to provide those with wanderlust the vacation that lives up to their dreams. She stresses that while travel options and offers are […]

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Festival celebrates grace and beauty of butterflies

Festival celebrates grace and beauty of butterflies

    Representations of butterflies appear in 3,500-year-old Egyptian frescoes, according to, evidence that the colorful flying insects have captivated human attention across the ages. They still can draw a crowd. The Dunwoody Nature Center is expecting more than 3,000 visitors to its one-day Butterfly Festival Saturday, Aug. 20, according to Alan Mothner, the […]

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‘Left behind for far too long’

Charter School Screenshot

Doraville considers establishing public charter school to address Cross Keys Cluster overcrowding, underperformance   “Our kids have been left behind for far too long. It’s not just overcrowding. You see the trailers, the dirt and the mold. You’ve read the blogs about teachers calling in sick and having lung diseases. What is happening to these […]

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Officers deal with fear, public perception

DeKalb County police officers gather at a Dunkin Donuts in support of a fellow officer recently diagnosed with cancer. Photo by Horace Holloman

July was particularly tough for some officers. In the wake of several police shootings and officers killed in the line of duty, community members and law enforcement are making efforts better understand each other. In DeKalb County, officers are trying to get the message across to the general public that their job isn’t as easy […]

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Local author addresses race issues in new book

Local author Marcus Johnson’s new book Concentrated Blackness proposes Black communities come together financially, physically and politically.

According to local author Marcus Johnson, it’s time for Black Americans to come together and heal themselves. In his new 60-page book, Concentrated Blackness, Johnson outlines a three-part plan and philosophy for settling issues of race relations in the United States: concentrating financially, geographically and politically. “The book addresses a problem the whole nation is […]

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Officer battling cancer gets support from community

Jacqueline Adams passes out informational flyers and takes donations from customers in the drive through at Dunkin Donuts. Photos by Horace Holloman

In April of 2016 DeKalb County police officer Darrell Price noticed a lump on his right thigh near the groin region. After tests and various medical procedures Price was told he has cancer. The news was devastating, he said. But in the months to follow, Price said he’s found strength in his friends, family and […]

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SWD names interim football coach

SWD football helmet

Fletcher Salter has been appointed interim coach for the Southwest DeKalb High School football team following the death of head coach Michael Tanks, the DeKalb County School District announced Aug. 12. Salter, who coached under Tanks and former head coach Buck Godfrey, is a retired educator. Salter is a graduate of Carver High School in […]

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