St. Pius senior honored by Atlanta piano association

Spivey Hall

On Sunday, Jan. 15 St. Pius Catholic High School senior Mia Park will showcase a talent she’s cultivated since she was 4 years old. Park, 17, recently earned a Graduation Senior Award from the Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Association (AASPA), a nonprofit piano instruction organization founded in 1990. To celebrate the honor, Park will perform […]

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OPINION: Governors can’t deal


    “Governors can’t deal with the national debt. They can’t deal with Social Security. We’re at peace with Alabama right now. Education is the primary duty of every governor, though we may have different views on what needs to be done,” former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes. Since passage of Georgia’s Quality Basic Education Act (QBE) […]

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Former Marist quarterback hired as LA Rams head coach

Sean McVay

Sean McVay, who quarterbacked the Marist War Eagles football team to a state title in 2003, was named the new Los Angeles Rams head coach Jan. 19. McVay, 30, is the youngest head coach in NFL history. “I am incredibly honored by this opportunity and I want to start by thanking [team owner] Mr. [Stan] […]

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OPINION: ‘I feel like’ it’s a generational thing


I am intrigued by words, phrases and slogans and often catch myself paying more attention to the words and phrases one may be using than to the actual message they are attempting to convey. Those who have read my columns in the past may recall that the often-used phrase “reach out”—unless referring to extending arms […]

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Clarkston divided over city charter

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry.

  Officials debate city charter amendment changing mayoral powers Interruptions, insinuations and Facebook may be the best characterizations of a Jan. 3 Clarkston City Council meeting involving an amended city charter. The council voted 5-0 in favor of amending its city charter and eliminating the mayor’s power to call special-called meetings formulating a community budget […]

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Decatur police making an impact via social media


With the advancement of technology and social media, the scope of policing has changed, according to police officials with the city of Decatur. From Twitter to Facebook and other social media platforms, police departments are stepping up their efforts to connect with the residents they serve. Recently, the city of Decatur Police Department joined social […]

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Firefighters fighting for higher wages


Low wages and a high work load have created a dangerous atmosphere in DeKalb County, according to a representative of professional firefighters in DeKalb County.From 2011 to 2014, the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Department had a 9.3 percent attrition rate, according to a Matrix Operational Efficiency Study provided by the Archer Company. According to […]

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Carla’s Corner: College players have the right to look out for their best interests


It was the knee tear that broke the camel’s back. During the 2016 Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State, Notre Dame linebacker and potential Top 5 NFL draft pick Jaylon Smith suffered a knee injury in the first quarter of the bowl game. It was later discovered that Smith tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and […]

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