OPINION: One size does not fit all

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“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.  The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” –educator and minister Dr. Benjamin E. Mays (1894-1984) and president of Morehouse College from 1940-1967 as well as longtime mentor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Offering some free counsel for the next superintendent of […]

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Nonstop spills and thrills at waterpark resort

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Waterpark resorts have gained popularity over the past several years and are great options for entertainment-included, safe family fun. This unique blend of upscale hotel combined with water features for all family members normally also offers adult options such as bars and restaurants that are adjacent to or nearby, the water features. Adults can enjoy […]

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Ex-watershed employees plead guilty to $20,000 theft

District Attorney Robert James said his office will bring “bad apples” in government to justice. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Three former DeKalb County watershed department employees pleaded guilty May 20 to bilking the department of $20,000 in fraudulent overtime pay.Cynthia F. Hall, Jarvis Dion Foster and Anthony Quinn Lee were accused of theft by taking for an alleged overtime scheme. Although the defendants were arrested in early 2012 and released on bond, the case […]

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County selects hip-hop finalist

American rapper Bone Crusher, V-103 radio DJ Greg Street and DeKalb County employees pose for a group photo after the competition. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

Sanitation division employee Veronica Daniels won the “Rolling Forward to One” hip-hop competition. In an effort to promote recycling and spread the word for the county’s implementation of one-day-a week collection services of garbage, recycling and yard trimmings, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division hosted an employee hip-hop audition on May 8 in its administration building. […]

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Doraville car show supports Children’s Healthcare

Youngster Skylar stands next to a renovated vehicle in the Doraville car show.

As a kickoff to the summer and fundraising event for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, classic car owners and enthusiasts gathered to admire vintage vehicles at The Georgia Cool Cruisers Car Show on May 16 at the Doraville Tilly Mill Goodyear Auto Center. The family-friendly event was sponsored by Goodyear and National Automotive Parts Associates and […]

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OPINION: Why waste time and money on second Ellis trial?

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DeKalb Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis has been in limbo since June of 2013. He was removed from office by Gov. Nathan Deal after the district attorney presented evidence to a grand jury and got a recommendation for an indictment. Ellis was charged with four counts of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion; three […]

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Students learn about employment opportunities

Clarkston High School welcomes professionals in various industries to motivate students to apply for internships during the summer and explore new job avenues. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

In an effort to help students “connect the dots” between school and career, Clarkston High School Community in Schools coordinator (CIS) Calleb Obumba organized a career exploration event on May 19 for ninth through 11th graders.“We have a big emphasis on career and college readiness. This event helps prepare kids and give them an idea […]

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Picture this: Exhibit features children’s book illustrations

Joe Davich, executive director of the Georgia Center for the Book, and illustrator Prescott Hill are part of the team that put together the exhibit now at the Decatur Library.

“The old saying ‘you can’t judge a book by its cover’ is not entirely true,” observed Joe Davich, executive director of the Georgia Center for the Book. “We often are initially attracted to books by their cover illustrations. This is especially true for children.” Highlighting and recognizing those who illustrate children’s books—as well as allowing […]

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