DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

IRMAGEDDON

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DeKalb responds to first-ever tropical storm warning as result of largest recorded hurricane in history Compiled by Carla Parker, Horace Holloman and R. Scott Belzer As Hurricane Irma decimated many parts of Florida with wind speeds reaching up to 80 miles per hour, the Peach State hunkered down for its first-ever tropical storm warning. On […]

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Program created to address blight

Program created to address blight

DeKalb County officials may have some extra ammo in the fight to prevent blight in the county. The DeKalb Magistrate Court recently launched a new initiative to help clean up blight and prosecute those responsible for it. Chief DeKalb Magistrate Judge Berryl Anderson announced the formation of a new court effort to remediate blight issues […]

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Seven ways to say ‘Welcome’

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International Student Center mural completed by Atlanta artist According to Atlanta artist Ralph “rEN” Dillard, art has the ability to break down structures—both real and imagined—that hold people back from their true potential. “My work’s grand theme is unlearning,” Dillard said. “It deals with breaking down the social constructs or social agreements that hold people […]

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A midnight miracle

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Chamblee police rescue abandoned baby Shortly after midnight on Aug. 31, Chamblee Police Department received a call about a matter most officers dread: an abandoned baby. According to a press release from Chamblee police, the call came from the Family Medical Clinic—located at 4861 Buford Highway—following the discovery of a baby in the building’s entryway. […]

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Sewer spills plague DeKalb County

The large tree shown above was growing out of a concrete sewer box, causing the Aug. 23 spill into Snapfinger Creek.

Up a creek without a paddle DeKalb County workers are attempting to make permanent repairs at the site of a major sewer spill. The spill, located at Snapfinger Creek which resulted in an estimated 6.4 million-gallon leak, was contained Aug. 26 by repairing the damaged concrete junction box and installing two temporary, redundant bypass systems […]

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A platform for parents

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DeKalb resident helms parent education center, community Most of Chamblee resident Phyllis Austin’s time is spent serving, supporting, educating and helping parents create a quality education. “Many parents don’t know what a quality education looks like,” Austin said. “Education is about the school and the home working together.” Austin, a Chicago native and former DeKalb […]

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Dunwoody wins fourth straight Golden Spike over Chamblee

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Emotions were high Sept. 1 for the Dunwoody Wildcats as they played their first game after the death of co-defensive coordinator Kent Davis. While grieving for their late coach, the Wildcats were able to pull out a 16-0 win over rival Chamblee in the annual Battle of the Golden Spike at North DeKalb Stadium. It […]

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Three years marching

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Lakeside High School marching band continues Dragon Con tradition    For the third consecutive year, members of Lakeside High School’s marching band donned their uniforms, polished their instruments and marched alongside stormtroopers from Star Wars, Spartans from 300, celebrities and other icons from pop culture.  Approximately 70 students from Lakeside’s marching band participated in Atlanta’s […]

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