Office Park to be razed for shopping center

A group attending the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners’ meeting raise their hands to announce their support of the rezoning of LaVista Office Park to redevelop a retail shopping center. Photo by Travis Hudgons

More retail stores are coming to the Northlake/Tucker area, including Dick’s Sporting Goods. On April 28, the DeKalb County Board of Commissions approved rezoning a portion of the LaVista Office Park within the Northlake Overlay District from single family residential to office institutional to combine with the adjoining property to be redeveloped as a retail […]

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Local teams go to world robotics championship

Lonnie Johnson, center, the inventor of the Super Soaker, is a sponsor of Team Reboot.

Two robotics teams from DeKalb County joined more than 700 teams from around the world for an international competition in St. Louis, Mo., April 22-25. “It was really big,” said Andrew Morris, 17, a junior at The Paideia School and chief technical officer for Fernbank Science Center’s LINKS Robotics team. “It was pretty awesome. It […]

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OPINION: Now there’s a Peake performance

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“For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain, the wait is finally over. I applaud the efforts of the Department of Public Health and the Georgia Composite Medical Board to see that this legislation is implemented safely and in a timely manner. Now, Georgia children and their families may return home while continuing to receive […]

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Kirkwood woman has neat ideas

Jodi Doughty says sometimes a few smart ideas are all that’s necessary to make a room more functional.

Jodi Doughty has always liked tidy surroundings, now she’s turned that character trait into a business. “When I was a little girl I would line my stuffed animals up neatly, then I’d line up my friends’ toys. They didn’t always appreciate it,” she said with a smile. Those who do appreciate an orderly environment but […]

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Georgia students receive visit from Choice Bus

State Farm and The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation have teamed up for the last four years to bring The Choice Bus to Alabama, Georgia, Delaware, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, Texas and other State Farm territories.

Each year, dropouts cost the U.S. economy $329 billion in lost economic opportunity and social services according to The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation (MCSF). In an effort to encourage students to stay in school and avoid the likely consequences of dropping out, from April 28 through May 1, students of DeKalb County will experience firsthand […]

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Stone Mountain depot’s new role

Stone Mountain city officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the exterior renovations to the train Depot. Photos by Carla Parker

What was once a Georgia Railroad depot and has served as city hall and city jail will soon be Stone Mountain’s Visitors Center and event space. Stone Mountain Mayor Patricia Wheeler along with city council members and other city officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 23 to celebrate the completion of exterior renovations on the […]

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OPINION: Convicted cheating teachers could have said ‘no’


It could have been avoided—the prison sentences for eight administrators and teachers after the seven-month-long Atlanta Public Schools (APS) cheating trial. They could have avoided the accusations, trial, public humiliation, loss of income and prison time by just saying “no.” On April Fools’ Day, the APS educators were convicted of crimes including the Racketeer Influenced […]

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Tucker High celebrates 100 years

Former German teacher Bob McCormick poses in front of the Tucker centennial float.

It has been 100 years since Tucker High School opened its doors. To commemorate the anniversary, Tucker High School foundation and the Tucker community sponsored a parade and a variety of events for students, alumni and school supporters on April 18 at the school. “Tucker is about family. We have a great community here. We […]

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