DeKalb County class sizes shrink

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According to a two-year independent study by DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board member Stan Jester, class sizes throughout the district are waning. Jester released two blog posts on May 1 and 2 that serve as updates to an original post made in September 2015. The original post contained an analysis outlining the average class […]

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A fond farewell

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Chamblee Charter High School principal accepts new post It’s not unusual to see activity from Chamblee Charter High School principal Norman Sauce III’s Twitter account.  Sauce is not shy in sharing comments and pictures about employees of the year, student protests, athletic accomplishments, district activities and academic achievements.  “As I’ve learned as a leader—if you […]

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Opera composer focuses on American stories

Mann returns to work

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Sheriffs’ Association says Mann should resign if allegations are true DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Cynthia Williams said DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann returned to his regular work schedule on May 10.  “He will be coming and going as he usually does because he will have meetings throughout the day to attend like he normally does,” […]

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Four advance to soccer state finals

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Clarkston and Druid Hills boys, as well as Marist and St. Pius X girls will play for a state soccer title May 12-13. Marist and St. Pius X will face each other for the third consecutive year in the Class AAAA state title game May 13 at McEachern High School at 12 p.m. St. Pius […]

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Bouldercrest Park improvements come to fruition

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Longtime DeKalb County resident Patricia Culp said she was disappointed about the condition of a playground where local children play. She, along with members of the Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association (CGNA), decided to do something about it. Culp, president of CGNA, said the association worked with county officials to fund a new playground for the […]

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Doctor seeks MORE for Moms

Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford

DeKalb County District Director of Public Health Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford is a woman who precisely plans every aspect of her life. She also has a passion for young moms and wants to provide support to those moms and their infants. She has drawn from personal experience of the uncertainties of childbirth and single motherhood […]

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Smile for the camera

City of Decatur School Resource Officer Damico said the only way he can survive the day is with a large cup of coffee. Prior to becoming a police officer, he worked in a psychiatric hospital for 10 years. Photo provided by Decatur Police Department.

Local police departments promote selfie challenge   DeKalb County residents will get to see a different side of local law enforcement officials as Dunwoody Police Department and Decatur Police Department have decided to participate in an online campaign.  The LESelfiechallenge, or Law Enforcement Selfie Challenge, began May 1 and will run through July 31. The […]

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