About 1,000 miles and $12k away

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To ensure a memorable trip to one of the nation’s most prestigious technology colleges for Drew Charter School’s InvenTeam, it’s going to take more than brains, collaboration and innovation–it’s also going to take about 1,000 miles in travel and more than $12,000 in expenses.  For more than a year, Drew Charter’s engineering students have worked […]

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Junior League to close thrift store

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For almost seven decades, The Junior League of Atlanta Inc. (JLA) has operated a thrift shop as one of its most reliable fundraisers. Citing multiple factors, including “increased competition, an ongoing decrease in revenue and the need to meet the evolving needs of our volunteers,” JLA announced it will close the Nearly New Shop, its […]

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Outdoor Music 2017


What better way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer than to head outdoors. Throughout DeKalb County, several venues turn simple outdoor spaces into places for people to gather, relax and listen to good music. Yes, music will be in the air from spring through summer and at some venues into fall. Here’s […]

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Arabia Mountain remains at top of region standings

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The Arabia Mountain Rams baseball team still has a grip on first place in Region 5-AAAAA after its win over Lithonia April 10. The Rams beat the Bulldogs 6-1 at home. Arabia Mountain (8-1, 13-7) got off to a slow start, going down 1-0 in the second inning after Lithonia (2-5, 3-9-1) scored on a […]

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Public transportation going electric in DeKalb Some companies are making a more concentrated effort to protect the environment and MARTA has recently stepped up its efforts as well. MARTA plans to “go green” with a pilot program debuting Proterra’s Catalyst electric bus. The bus was a loan to MARTA until mid-April and will be used […]

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Decatur girl dances for cancer cure

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Decatur’s Ruby Kaufman, 12, loves to dance. Perhaps it’s is her love of dancing that powered her through a tough battle when she was diagnosed April 17, 2015 with soft-tissue cancer in her sinuses.  It’s also because of her love of dancing that Kaufman helps other children battling the same form of cancer she once […]

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Focus on individualized learning

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  DeKalb County School District unveils new curriculum plan DeKalb County School District (DCSD) expects to commit to a teacher-developed curriculum focusing on rigor and individual learning following several months of “intense” collaboration. According to DCSD superintendent Stephen Green, whose team unveiled the curriculum on March 20, the curriculum has been vetted by teachers, administrators […]

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Miles service attended by thousands

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  On April 8, Greenforest Community Baptist Church’s 2,700-seat sanctuary was filled to capacity by family, friends and dignitaries gathered for Ollisteen “Steen” Miles’ celebration of life. Miles, a retired journalist, former state Senator, ordained minister and a member of countless boards and community organizations succumbed to her battle with cancer on March 29. A […]

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