Agnes Scott welcomes new board members


As of July 1, Agnes Scott College welcomed and bade farewell to 10 total board of trustees members.Five new members joined the Agnes Scott board—financial analyst Adrian Cronje, Coca-Cola ad marketer Quinton Martin, AT&T vice president Elizabeth “Beth” Adcock Shiroishi, pastor Tony Sundermeier and Emory University executive Pamela Tipton. Agnes Scott president Elizabeth Kiss said […]

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Island twist makes south DeKalb restaurant special

Grillers served in a “bowl” made from a scooped out pineapple are a specialty at Taste Buddz. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Alana Simpson has started three businesses since graduating from Georgia State University’s business school with a degree focusing on hospitality. She said she’s never had one take off the way the restaurant she opened two months ago has. “Our success is my biggest challenge right now. We’re so busy it’s hard to keep up,” she […]

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Marijuana penalties reduced


Clarkston encourages new $75 fine, no arrest over state marijuana laws “We’ve been having a discussion about the impact of this law for the past century, how it has marginalized certain people and how people have been arrested. Considering that there are states that have made marijuana legal and prominent figures in our [country] that […]

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Nigerian soccer team prepares for Olympics in DeKalb

Members of the Nigerian Olympic soccer team jog around the field during warm-up.

The last time a Nigerian soccer team won gold in the summer Olympic Games was in 1996 in the Atlanta Olympics Games. Twenty years later, the Nigerian Olympic soccer team is seeking another gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has come back to metro Atlanta to prepare for […]

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DeKalb County offers only comprehensive sexual health course in region


According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 423 people ages 13 to 25 in metro Atlanta were diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2014. Of those 423 diagnosed, 109 came from DeKalb County, the largest number came from Fulton (205) with fewer from Cobb (48) Clayton (34) and Gwinnett (27). The Centers for […]

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OPINION: Appropriation or appreciation?

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It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In our daily lives, as has been the case for thousands of years, we all consume, use or enjoy things that most likely did not originate within what we define as our own culture. Most of us can not accurately claim that we […]

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Election Day ordinance passes

Beverly Burks, above, Awet Eyasu and Mario Williams supported the election day resolution with the intent of extending democracy in Clarkston.

Clarkston city employees allowed half a day off for gubernatorial, presidential elections Despite concerns from public officials and residents, Clarkston now allows city employees half a day to go to the polls for presidential and gubernatorial elections. “We have a large refugee population and those who have gone from being a refugee to a nationalized […]

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Former DeKalb football coach returns home

Georgia Prep Sports Academy founder Michael Carson, right, speaks with parents about the academy. Photos by Carla Parker

GPSA moves to DeKalb County   Former M.L. King and Avondale High School football coach Michael Carson is back in DeKalb County along with his Georgia Prep Sports Academy. The academy has moved from downtown Atlanta to a 35,000-square-foot building on Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur. Georgia Prep Sports Academy is a post-high school graduate […]

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