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Arabia Mountain wide receiver named Offense-Defense All-American

  Arabia Mountain Rams wide receiver Jonathan Jones is heading to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the eighth annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week Dec. 30-Jan. 5. The 17-year-old senior was named an Offense-Defense All-American based on his performance during the 2013 football season. Jones finished second among wide receivers in DeKalb County with 49 total receptions […]

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Emory students take a doggie study break

Somnath Das enjoys a study break with Henry, the Canine Assistants’ spokesdog. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  Twenty-year-old Heejae Choi petted a dog for the first time on Dec. 11. “This is a very special experience in my life,” said Choi, a chemistry major at Emory University. “It’s good,” she said, while petting a Golden Retriever. “It really makes me feel comfortable. I can study effectively after this. I can’t explain […]

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Towers High students to start wearing uniforms in January

The students behind Towers Principal Ralph Simpson will be wearing school uniforms in January. File photo

  School uniforms will be the new fashion statement at Towers High School when students return from the winter holiday break in January. Student will be required to wear khaki pants, shorts or skirts, along with golf, polo or button down shirts. The shirts can be of any color or pattern. “It gives us an […]

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Artist guides youthful creative expression

This sculpture at Drew Charter School in Atlanta includes more than a dozen sound-making elements, ranging from bamboo to tone blocks to gongs.

For Jeff Mather, art has few boundaries. Indoors or outside, there are a wide range of places where artistic expressions can enhance the environment and the lives of those who interact with those environments. That’s why Mather, a public artist and environmental sculptor, has been working on projects at schools and community organizations throughout metro […]

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Get ready Clarkston, new streetscape on the way

The city of Clarkston held a news conference Dec. 10 to announce the hiring of an engineering and consulting firm that will prepare design plans for its streetscape project.

It’s taken eight years to get to this point but Clarkston residents will have a new streetscape that will reflect the growth and diversity of their city. Clarkston held a press conference Dec. 11 at the Clarkston Community Center to announce the $5.7 million streetscape project, led by the engineering and consulting firm AMEC. “We […]

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Rowland Elementary School’s Christmas Holiday Spirit

Rowland Elementary School’s Christmas Holiday Spirit

Students at Rowland Elementary School entertained their families and friends at the school’s Christmas celebration Dec. 10 during the PTA meeting. Students dressed in holiday garb and sang holiday songs in the packed room as onlookers clapped, cheered and took photos. Photos by Andrew Cauthen       266 total views, no views today

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College learning labs support learners

Calvin Williams, 54, continues to go to the learning labs even though it isn’t required for him.

When 54-year-old Calvin Williams of Stone Mountain decided to go back to college, he needed a little help academically. “When I came here…I scored a little lower than I wanted to move up in the advanced courses,” said Williams about enrolling at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC). “And I was told about the lab.” Each […]

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Real men read at Columbia Elementary

took time to read to students at Columbia Elementary School. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Approximately 150 men gathered at Columbia Elementary School Dec. 6 to participate in the school’s Real Men Read program. “This is where we invite fathers, uncles and members of the community to come out and read a book to our students and also share the importance of reading,” said Columbia Elementary Principal Raymond Stanley. “Some […]

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