Decatur school board, community updated on survey

City Schools of Decatur Board of Education members discussed a recent self-reporting survey April 12 that indicates high drug and alcohol use in students. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

City Schools of Decatur (CSD) officials vowed more student involvement and community partnerships following recently released data indicating higher-than-average alcohol and drug use. At its regularly scheduled meeting on April 12, CSD school board members and administration members discussed the issue with the public. Since the issue took place between monthly board meetings, Superintendent David […]

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From tent to vintage travel trailer


I’ve had a passion for the outdoors all my life. I vaguely recall as a youngster, throwing quilts and blankets over furniture to pretend we were camping in tents. My second date with my now wife of 31 years was a camping excursion. She assured me on our first date that she too loved the […]

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EDITORIAL: A matter of public trust


In the private sector when one looks for a new job, it typically is done with a great deal of secrecy as the employee makes every effort not to let his or her current employer know he or she is looking for another job. However, in the government sector it is not uncommon for elected […]

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North senior center to be completed in six months

DeKalb County plans to seek legal action against a contractor that could not finish construction on the North DeKalb Senior Center. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

It has been plagued with problems that delayed its completion but now construction on the North DeKalb Senior Center in Chamblee is expected to be completed in September. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted April 12 to increase the contract amount by up to $1.62 million and extend until Dec. 31, 2017. Construction on […]

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Super district commission seat being challenged


compiled by Andrew Cauthen A DeKalb County Super District commissioner is being challenged for her seat. Kathie Gannon has represented Super District 6, the western half of DeKalb County, since 2005. She is being challenged by Warren Mosby, a consultant. They will face each other in the May 24 Democratic primary. Each candidate was given […]

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Decatur Crossing Phase III proposed

Decatur crossing pic

A third phase has been proposed for the Decatur Crossing development. According to a notice sent to DeKalb County April 6 from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the ARC reviewed and completed a preliminary regional review of the proposed project, which was reviewed as a Development of Regional Impact (DRI). The county sent the proposal […]

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OPINION: New government center may be tough to sell


At the southeast intersection of Memorial Drive and Kensington Road, DeKalb County government owns acres of prime real estate. It is across Memorial Drive from the Kensington MARTA Station. East of the property is the DeKalb County Juvenile Court. It’s also near the proposed site of the failed Atlanta United professional soccer training facility. It […]

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Volunteers prepare to-go meals for homeless


Southwest DeKalb High School alums and other volunteers gathered at the high school gymnasium April 9 to prepare to-go care packages for the homeless. The event was hosted by Pass The Love (PTL) Atlanta, an organization that gives back to homeless people in metro Atlanta. PTL partnered with Trinity Table Soup Kitchen in Atlanta to […]

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