Mann stays sheriff

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann

District attorney, solicitor general, Superior Court clerk, tax commissioner run unopposed Nov. 8 proved to be a time for celebration for Democrats in DeKalb County as the left wing retained the office of sheriff while running unopposed in races for district attorney, Clerk of Superior Court and tax commissioner. DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann retained […]

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DeKalb says ‘NO’ to state school takeover

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        Following months of lobbying, press releases and public appearances, DeKalb County joined other counties throughout the state in denying a state school takeover. As of press time on Nov. 8, the statewide results showed 38.5 percent approving, 61.5 percent opposing Amendment 1, which would allow Georgia state government to create an […]

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Play reveals the making of Dr. Ruth

Play reveals the making of Dr. Ruth

Ruth Westheimer is such a popular sex therapist, author and radio host that she has been widely known simply as Dr. Ruth. While many are familiar with her frank and friendly advice about sex—all delivered in a high-pitched grandmotherly voice—few likely are aware of how she became an icon during the 1980s. That’s what the […]

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Research reveals scammers may not be the usual suspects

Research reveals scammers may not be the usual suspects

New research released by Merrill Lynch revealed findings about financial fraud that are contrary to some common beliefs. Buck Wiley, a wealth management expert at Merrill Lynch in Atlanta, said while there are many reports of older people losing their life savings to such telephone scams as fake lotteries and callers impersonating bank or government […]

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True Colors’ Proof is a winner in every way

True Colors’ Proof is a winner in every way

True Colors Theatre Company is starting its 2016-2017 season in a winning fashion—with a Pulitzer Prize/Tony Award winning play performed in a stellar manner. Proof, which was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer, on the surface centers on the relationship between a father who was once a brilliant mathematician and his struggle with mental illness and the […]

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Local blacksmith, church make international difference

Local blacksmith, church make international difference

Equipped with a Colt 38 pistol as a handle, AR15 rifle and a couple of single-barreled shotguns, the contraption sitting at the center of Columbia Presbyterian Church may appear to be used for something other than helping others.  However, with the help of a local blacksmith and various ministries, the church successfully demonstrated how to […]

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Church looks to the heavens to meet financial, scriptural objectives

Church looks to the heavens to meet financial, scriptural objectives

By installing solar panels on the church’s roof, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Decatur is responding to a financial need as well as to a Biblical mandate to care for others, according to Pastor Daniel Dice. “Stewardship of the Earth’s resources is our responsibility,” Dice said. “How we use our energy resources and care for […]

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Beauty and relaxation while riding the rails

Beauty and relaxation while riding the rails

Life in Pennsylvania Dutch country is not as fast paced as life in the city and the rolling hills of its farmland invites visitors to slow their roll too. One of the best ways experience to this slower pace of life is aboard the trains of the Strasburg Rail Road. Located in Strasburg, Pa., (85 […]

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