Lakeside wins fourth county gymnastics title in five seasons

Lakeside wins fourth county gymnastics title in five seasons

In the second closest competition of the DeKalb County Gymnastics Championships, the Lakeside Lady Vikings pulled out a 0.15 victory over the Arabia Mountain Lady Rams 95.65-95.50 at Dunwoody March 29 for their fourth title in the past five seasons. Coach Pat Floyd’s Tucker squad pulled out a 0.05 victory (102.50-102.45) over Redan in 1991, […]

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Three seek tax commissioner’s seat

Three seek tax commissioner’s seat

The current tax commissioner, the daughter of a former tax commissioner and a former county commissioner will face each other in the May 24 Democratic primary in the race to fill the tax commissioner position. Candidates for the position include Irvin Johnson, who was appointed to fill the position after former tax commissioner Claudia Lawson […]

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Two Chamblee track-and-field athletes sign with Ivy League schools

Two Chamblee track-and-field athletes sign with Ivy League schools

Two Chamblee High School students are heading to two of the top academic colleges in the country on track and field scholarships. Elena Brown-Soler signed with the University of Pennsylvania and Sydney Holmes signed with Yale University on March 29.  Holmes—who competes in 100-meter hurdles, pole vault, triple jump and relay races—selected Yale over Harvard […]

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Starter Lexus isn’t lacking

Starter Lexus isn’t lacking

The IS200t is Lexus’s entry level line but there isn’t anything about the vehicle that hints of it being part of a starter line. Good looks inside and out, the 2016 IS200t has both the style and power that Lexus is known for. The four-door sedan comes with a 2-liter, twin turbocharged (for the first […]

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Lake Junaluska, N.C.: A happy place

Lake Junaluska, N.C.: A happy place

Since we first stayed there in the early 2000s, North Carolina’s Lake Junaluska has been my family’s home away from home. Specifically, we stay at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, run in partnership with the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Approximately nine miles from Maggie Valley, N.C., the retreat is located […]

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Global Growers: Connecting the dots one garden at a time

Jessica McGowan 1

In DeKalb County, it’s not uncommon to walk by or encounter a diverse group of people. In the span of one day, one can pass a group of teenagers hailing from such places as Ethiopia, Vietnam, Japan, Nepal and North Carolina. In the same day, one can encounter their parents at their respective places of […]

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Open letter from DeKalb DA: ‘Jobs, Not Jail’

Robert James

  A guest editorial by Robert James, DeKalb County DA We have an incredible opportunity to correct a major problem in DeKalb County. Far too often our youth are unable to find work, and turn to crime as a result. We can’t police or prosecute our way out of this problem. A community-based strategy putting […]

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Emory University buys Executive Park

Executive park plan

Emory University announced April 5 the purchase of the Executive Park property. The 60-acre property is located near the North Druid Hills Road and I-85 interchange. Emory purchased the property from Equity Commonwealth, according to a released statement from the University. Emory President James W. Wagner said in the release that the university “takes a […]

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