Drew Charter receives $2.5 million grant

Drew Charter School and the East Lake Foundation were named the recipient of a five-year $2.5 million grant courtesy of the James M. Cox Foundation, which will be used for the school’s Pre-K and early childhood education program. Photos submitted.

  Charles R. Drew Charter School—located at 301 E Lake Blvd SE—was announced as the recipient of a five-year $2.5 million grant by way of the East Lake Foundation and the James M. Cox Foundation on March 13. The funds will contribute to research-based professional development classes and e-coaching for early childhood teachers, according to […]

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Hill: ‘Someone benefited from this mailer and it wasn’t me’

Former Stonecrest mayoral candidate Charles Hill said he plans to seek legal action after a mailer was sent out to residents days prior to the election.

DeKalb County resident and Yale graduate student Charles Hill, who recently lost the mayor’s race to Jason Lary for the newly formed city of Stonecrest March 21, said he plans to seek legal action after a mailer regarding Hill’s mental state was sent out days prior to the election.  The mailer states that Hill was […]

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Lary ready to lead Stonecrest

Jason Lary was elected first mayor of the new city of Stonecrest

Voters choose first mayor, two council seats   Stonecrest voters choose Jason Lary as the city’s first mayor in a March 21 special election.  Lary, who has been credited with starting the Stonecrest cityhood initiative, defeated Charles Hill and Douglas Favors for the city’s top elected position.  On March 21, Lary received 52 percent of […]

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Playing police

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  The job of a police officer isn’t an easy one. At times facing criticism, the profession can be stressful as well as life-threatening.  However, one 4-year-old Decatur boy helped lighten the mood of a local precinct by bringing smiles to officers at the Decatur Police Department.  Oliver Knowles, known by the Decatur Police Department […]

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Dunwoody Jewish Community Center victim of bomb threat

Scare marks the second in 2017

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA)—located at 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody—was the victim of a bomb threat on March 14. According to Officer Mark Stevens of the Dunwoody Police Department, the threat was found to be “non-credible” as no explosives were found. Stevens said the threat came from an email sent […]

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Emory swim teams win national championship

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The Emory University swimming and diving teams dominated the Division III championship swim meets in Shenandoah, Texas. The women’s swim and dive team won its eighth consecutive national championship and the 10th overall in program history, while the men’s team won its first national championship in program history March 18. The two titles mark the […]

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Businesses learn about exporting during Small Business Week

Jen Yun, manager of global business development at the Atlanta Metro Chamber, shares the importance of exporting to DeKalb small business owners.

  A group of DeKalb County small business owners received a lesson on exporting and how it can help their companies grow. Decide DeKalb Development Authority held a networking event March 16, during Georgia Small Business Week, to bring together business leaders from the county and various industry partners of the county. “We wanted to […]

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Exhilaration of whitewater rafting on the Nile

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My impression of the Nile used to be a gentle, meandering river. All that changed Feb. 14, when I had the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on what many consider to be the longest river in the world. Yes, parts of the River Nile are flat and placid, but then there are the other parts—rapids […]

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