DeKalb officials demonstrate frying techniques

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In the past decade or so, a turkey cooking trend has become more popular during the holidays. Deep frying turkey cuts down on cooking time and produces a different flavor than traditional oven-baked turkey for a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. However, there are unintended consequences if not done properly, according to DeKalb fire officials. On […]

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DeKalb All-Stars defeat APS All-Stars in inaugural game

The DeKalb County middle school all-star team. Photo by Mark Brock

The DeKalb County middle school All-Stars scored three times in the second half to knock off the Atlanta Public Schools All-Stars 18-0 in the inaugural DCSD-APS All-Star game at Hallford Stadium Nov. 19.  The two teams battled to a 0-0 tie at the half as neither team could get much going on offense. DeKalb came […]

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Broadwater, defense leads Tucker to win over Harrison

Aaron Sterling puts pressure on Harrison’s quarterback. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Tucker Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs after a 23-7 win over the Harrison Hoyas Nov. 18 at Adams Stadium. Defensive end Aaron Sterling led the Tigers defense with 6 ½ sacks, 2 tackles for a loss and a pass deflection. Sterling, defensive ends Antonio Showers and Terrell Paxton […]

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Tucker Middle honored at STEM awards

Tucker Middle School’s STEM program received a statewide honor from the Technology Association of Georgia’s 2016 STEM Education Awards on Nov. 4. Photos courtesy of Technology Association of Georgia.

Tucker Middle School was honored for its dedication to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Nov. 4 at the 2016 STEM Education Awards. Since 2011, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has honored schools, programs and businesses for their efforts in supporting and promoting STEM disciplines in the classroom. Tucker Middle School is a […]

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DeKalb fire department hosts child car seat event

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The DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Department hosted a child car seat program to help residents understand Georgia’s child safety laws and how to install car seats properly. The event, held on Nov. 9, was in Decatur on Memorial Drive at the Super Wal-Mart Center. Fire Rescue officials said they wanted an event that could […]

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City Schools of Decatur announces teachers of the year

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Nine individuals honored by peers, superiors and district City Schools of Decatur (CSD) announced its nine 2016-2017 teachers of the year on Nov. 8. The accolades given to each teacher differed in specificity but shared a common theme: each teacher helps make his or her school a positive, welcoming and top-notch place for learning, according […]

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Holiday shoppers urged to remember small local stores

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Holiday shopping this year is expected to “increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent and above the seven-year average of 3.4 percent since recovery began in 2009,” according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The figures include not just purchases of gifts, decorations and the like, but also […]

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DeKalb residents still frustrated over water bills

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County seeking resolutions Jennifer Tate, a Brookhaven resident who said she’s still dealing with high water bills from the county, said she has little faith in the county to resolve her issues. Some DeKalb residents seemed to share Tate’s sentiment at a town hall meeting Nov. 10 to discuss high water bills. The meeting, held […]

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