Ten DeKalb schools test positive for unhealthy lead amounts


Ten out of 16 DeKalb County schools have tested positive for lead amounts deemed unacceptable, according to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) officials. As of press time Oct. 18, Wadsworth Magnet Elementary, Museum School of Avondale Estates, Allgood Elementary, Robert Shaw Elementary, Redan Elementary, Barack H. Obama, Briar Vista Elementary, International Community School, Stone Mountain […]

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City of Decatur sets new record for walk, roll to school day


The city of Decatur is known for local officials’ efforts to create a more walkable and bike-friendly community and on Oct. 5 for International Walk and Roll Day, the efforts seemed to pay off. Decatur broke its own participation record on International Walk and Roll Day with a total of 2,357 children walking or biking […]

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Tucker clinches fourth middle school county region title


The Tucker Middle School Tigers football team clinched its fourth consecutive DeKalb County region title after a 30-6 win over Champion Oct. 15 at Avondale Stadium. It was also the fourth consecutive undefeated regular season for the Tigers. The region title was on the line for the game and the Tigers responded with a 30-0 […]

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Arabia Mountain, Marist sweeps to the second round of softball playoffs

Arabia Mountain’s Dyamond Brown scores before being tagged at home plate. Photo by Mark Brock

The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams and the Marist Lady War Eagles swept their first-round opponents on Oct. 12 to advance to the second round of the state fast-pitch softball playoffs. Arabia Mountain defeated Kell at home in the Class AAAAA state playoffs in the best-of-three series. The Lady Rams shut out Kell in the first […]

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DeKalb unveils tentative ESPLOST V outline

Meeting attendees were placed in classrooms to engage with MTG of America for a more intimate discussion regarding ESPLOST V.

Three general options presented and discussed at Tucker, Miller Grove high schools   DeKalb County School District (DCSD) revealed tentative plans for more than $500 million in tax revenue on Oct. 4. DCSD hosted the first of five public input meetings regarding the use of education-specific special purpose local option sales tax (ESPLOST) at Tucker […]

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OPINION: Food, glorious food

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“Food glorious food!  We’re anxious to try it.  Three banquets a day—-Our favorite diet!” lyrics from the musical Oliver, re-telling the Dickens’ tale of orphan Oliver Twist. I have been to a few thousand dinner parties in my life, this one was inspiring. Decatur’s Dinner Party 2016 was a true feast of farm-to-table locally grown food and produce. The […]

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Stone Mountain Middle gets in motion

Stone Mountain Middle School hosted FMA Live! on Oct. 5, an award-winning, hip-hop based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interactive concert.

DeKalb school hosts award-winning STEM-based “FMA Live!” hip-hop concert   For one hour on Oct. 5, Stone Mountain Middle School combined learning with hip-hop, dance, comedy videos and sumo wrestling. As part of its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program, Stone Mountain Middle hosted Forces in Motion (FMA) Live!, an interactive, science-based hip-hop concert […]

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OPINION: Shocking police behavior just what some communities need


I couldn’t believe my eyes. Right here in my own community. Police having a stunning interaction with the community. Yes, right here in our own backyard. Here’s what I witnessed: During LakeFest, an annual festival in Pine Lake on Oct. 1, several Pine Lake police officers stepped into a crowd of people who had been […]

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