800 DeKalb school employees resign

DeKalb County School District’s July meeting revealed 800 teachers have resigned between June and July.

From June to July, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) lost 800 teachers, bus drivers, substitutes, librarians, clerks, coaches, counselors and administrators. The loss, reported by Leo McCauley Brown, chief human capital management officer at DCSD, comes approximately four weeks before schools welcome students back on Aug. 8. According to Brown’s monthly human capital report, 100 […]

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OPINION: Olympic memories

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Twenty years ago, Atlanta was the focus of the world stage as the Centennial Olympic Games brought the world to our doorsteps.Atlanta and many individuals benefited greatly from the games; myself included. I had the pleasure of being very involved in the planning and day-to-day coverage of the games as a publishing coordinator. I was […]

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Getting Personal with Karen Beyers

Getting Personal with Karen Beyers

  Karen Beyers is the director of ART Station’s new production GRITS Girls Raised in the South, which is being staged July 14-31. Beyers has had a long love affair with the arts. She started as a dancer at the age of 2 and studied and performed with a half dozen ballet and ballroom companies […]

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Scottdale girl hopes for normal life after two bouts with cancer

Dunwoody author attacks sexual assault

Dunwoody author attacks sexual assault

“The ninth circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno—the lowest and most horrific level where you meet the devil face to face—includes betrayers, people who stood by and allowed evil to continue without acting,” said Dunwoody resident and author Anita LaRaia. “I won’t be guilty of that sin.” The evil LaRaia addresses in her recently released […]

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Zimbabwe is indeed a world of wonder

Zimbabwe is indeed a world or wonder

Exploring bush camps and going on safari Second of a two-part series on adventure in Zimbabwe Sometimes the tedium of everyday life beckons us to shake things up, change routine and take on an adventure that’s guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. An African safari with accommodations at a bush camp is surely a departure […]

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New DeKalb schools named after Obama, Lewis

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Board of education divided over new school names, naming process Two new elementary schools in DeKalb County will be named after President Barack Obama and Congressman John Lewis following a contested board of education meeting July 11. The board unanimously voted to name the former Terry Mill Elementary School, located at 797 Fayetteville Road, and […]

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Big man on campus

Offensive lineman John Krahn, who is 7-foot-tall and 400 pounds, is enrolled at Georgia Prep Sports Academy in Decatur. Photo by Carla Parker

7-foot, 400-pound John Krahn to suit up for GPSA   Last year, John Krahn, a senior offensive lineman at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Riverside, Calif., made national headlines. Not for anything bad or necessarily good, but he gained the spotlight because he was probably the biggest football player in the world at […]

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