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Healthy eating starts young at Decatur early childhood center

Students at City Schools of Decatur’s College Heights Early Childhood Learning Academy plant vegetables for fall harvest at the school garden. Photo provided

Kids from age 2 to pre-kindergarten get a taste for vegetables at City Schools of Decatur’s College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center. The school has a 16-bed garden located near its playground, in easy access for children to wander, play, grow and explore. Principal Suzanne Kennedy said the school’s PTA approached her nine years ago […]

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St. Pius defeats Marist with field goal

Marist quarterback Sam Phelts (16) hands the ball off to fullback Griffin King.

The Marist offense has averaged 33.4 points per game this season. However, the St. Pius Golden Lions defense held the high‒scoring offense to just nine points. And, it took a 30-yard field goal for St. Pius to beat its long‒time rival the Marist War Eagles 10-9 at Marist Oct. 10. The loss was Marist’s (6-1) […]

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OPINION: Farewell to my old friends

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I’m not an overly sentimental person. Yes, I’m sentimental when it comes to people but not so much with possessions and such. Having traveled quite a bit and moved a number of times, it’s generally not hard to say goodbye to places and things. So I was taken by surprise when I was flooded with […]

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Come walk a mile in a smile at the Buddy Walk

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“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” –Albert Camus, (1913-1960) a French-Algerian Nobel Prize winning author, journalist and philosopher. Albert Camus may never have attended a Buddy Walk, but he certainly captured the essence of the day. Across America […]

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New chamber president plans to ‘drive progress in DeKalb’

The first female president of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, Katerina Taylor says she will be aggressive in building the county’s business environment.

Katerina Taylor said one of the things she likes about her new position as president of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce is that it enables her to use skills she honed in the corporate world along with her passion as a community advocate. “The chamber is the one place key players in the building […]

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Students serve in Lithuanian summer camp

Students marching in a parade with the Rotary Summer Camp flag are, from left, L’jaaz Kingston, Agnes Scott College; Lyndsay Morrow, Decatur High School; Celeste Whitman, Agnes Scott College; Nico, a Lithuanian Jesuit  Gymnasium high school student;  Vito Antinozzi, Decatur High School; and Alina, another Jesuit Gymnasium high school student from Vilnius, Lithuania. The Jesuit Gymnasium, which has a highly regarded school, rented the conference site for the Rotary project and the summer camp. Photo provided

Lithuania has had a long and storied history. Once a large empire, it was ravaged by the Holocaust, subsumed under the USSR, then a satellite nation and is now a free member of NATO. Its economy is expanding, and there’s more opportunity than ever in this Baltic country. However, the economy hasn’t affected everyone equally. […]

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Decatur Fire makes history with women in top leadership positions

Decatur Fire Chief Toni Washington, left, and Deputy Fire Chief Stephanie Burton are the first women to hold the top positions in the Decatur Fire Department.

On Sept. 1, the Decatur Fire Department promoted Stephanie Burton to deputy fire chief, making her the first woman to hold this position. Burton, 40, was promoted by Decatur Fire Chief Toni Washington, who is the department’s first woman fire chief. Washington said she was excited to promote Burton, and she is excited about what […]

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Atlanta Falcons visit Princeton Elementary

Students pose for a “rise up” photo to commemorate a visit by an Atlanta Falcons player. Photos by Nicholas Washington

  by Nicholas L. Washington Princeton Elementary School students, faculty and parents experienced an evening with Atlanta Falcons’ tight end McKenna Sean “Bear” Pascoe, the Falcons’ team mascot, Freddie the Falcon, and the Falcons’ cheerleaders as they celebrated the opening of the facility’s homework center. “Fitness Fun with the Falcons” was the theme of the […]

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