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OPINION: Escaping Donald Trump nearly impossible

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I recently spent 10 days out of the country in central Africa and while I was looking forward to the trip for the cultural experiences, outdoor adventure and simply getting away from the routine, I anticipated another benefit—escaping the bombardment of reports about President Donald Trump. I have become weary trying to stay up with […]

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Mayoral candidate for Stonecrest claims unfair treatment

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  A candidate running for mayor of the newly formed city of Stonecrest says he was treated unfairly during a recent forum. Charles Hill said he was “accosted on stage” by State Representative and former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones during a Feb. 11 forum. Hill, a graduate student at Yale University, said he was […]

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War of the words

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Attack, support ads surface for 6th district democrat Republican and Democrat political action committees (PACs) have wasted no time in spending money to discredit and defend 6th congressional district Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super-PAC backed by Republican House of Representatives leaders, spent approximately $1.1 million on ad buys leading up […]

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DeKalb board of ed questions, approves $3.1 million purchase

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DeKalb County School District makes consecutive multi-million modular classroom purchase DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) board of education approved the third consecutive multi-million dollar purchase of portable classrooms on Feb. 13 despite skepticism from board members. The approved $3.1 million purchase will pay Mobile Modular Management Corporation for an unstated number of single-wide and quad […]

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‘Not your grandfather’s vo-tech’

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    Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers cutting-edge courses According to Georgia Piedmont Technical College President Jabari Simama, the DeKalb County school is leading the way in offering a platform for 21st century jobs in America. “This is not your grandfather’s vo-tech,” Simama said. “Technical education, as the young folks say, is hot. It’s on […]

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Six basketball teams advance to Elite Eight

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Six DeKalb County basketball teams took another step forward in playing for a state championship. The boys’ basketball teams from Greenforest, Lithonia, Miller Grove and St. Pius advanced to the Elite Eight of their respective classification after wins in the second round of the playoffs on Feb. 23. Southwest DeKalb and Stephenson girls’ basketball teams […]

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Event highlighted local Black history

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DeKalb History Center held its ninth annual Black History Celebration on Feb. 23 in the historic DeKalb courthouse in downtown Decatur. An estimated crowd of 150 was treated to a musical performance by LaDoris Davis opening the ceremony singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Following Davis was a discussion on the Flat Rock community […]

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Avondale Estates officials oppose house bill 204

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The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners has voiced its opposition to House Bill 204.   The board voted Feb. 27 to pass a resolution announcing its opposition to House Bill 204–the ad valorem tax bill, which would prohibit cities from billing municipal fees on the same bill as property tax. Municipal fees—nontax related […]

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