MLK takes down Redan in scrimmage

MLK coach Nicolas Kashama addresses his team during a timeout. Photos by Carla Parker

DeKalb County football coaches got an opportunity to evaluate their teams a week before the season through scrimmage games Aug. 11-13. The M.L. King Lions and the Redan Raiders went at it Aug. 13 at Godfrey Stadium with the Lions coming out on top 27-13. The Raiders got on the scoreboard first with a rushing […]

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County officials, code enforcement concerned with abandoned building

pool outside of presidential parkway property

Owners of a dilapidated 14-story building at 4001 Presidential Parkway near Spaghetti Junction were cited with 34 code violations and are scheduled to appear in court, according to DeKalb County code enforcement officials. The property has been abandoned and rapidly deteriorating over the past two weeks in July, said DeKalb County Interim Code Enforcement Administrator […]

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Fostering wisdom through wonder


Crowdfunded program raises $5,000 for travel, field trip expenses at local schools According to Elizabeth Horner, director of education at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, local school systems are in danger of giving up some of the most captivating, inspiring and interesting pieces of primary evidence: museum exhibits. “There’s a wonderful quote from Socrates, ‘Wisdom […]

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DeKalb has its first zero energy ready home

DeKalb has its first zero energy ready home

Brody Bryant and his family wanted to find a way to cut their utility bills. The Chamblee family did that by purchasing it next door to them, demolishing the home and building a certified zero energy ready home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program, a zero energy ready home offers “a whole […]

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Travel expert touts benefits of hiring a travel consultant

Travel expert touts benefits of hiring a travel consultant

Wandering the world can be filled with unimaginable adventure but arranging the best trip possible requires careful planning and guidance. Carolyn Anderson is a world-class traveler who uses her personal and professional knowledge to provide those with wanderlust the vacation that lives up to their dreams. She stresses that while travel options and offers are […]

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Festival celebrates grace and beauty of butterflies

Festival celebrates grace and beauty of butterflies

    Representations of butterflies appear in 3,500-year-old Egyptian frescoes, according to, evidence that the colorful flying insects have captivated human attention across the ages. They still can draw a crowd. The Dunwoody Nature Center is expecting more than 3,000 visitors to its one-day Butterfly Festival Saturday, Aug. 20, according to Alan Mothner, the […]

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‘Left behind for far too long’

Charter School Screenshot

Doraville considers establishing public charter school to address Cross Keys Cluster overcrowding, underperformance   “Our kids have been left behind for far too long. It’s not just overcrowding. You see the trailers, the dirt and the mold. You’ve read the blogs about teachers calling in sick and having lung diseases. What is happening to these […]

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Officers deal with fear, public perception

DeKalb County police officers gather at a Dunkin Donuts in support of a fellow officer recently diagnosed with cancer. Photo by Horace Holloman

July was particularly tough for some officers. In the wake of several police shootings and officers killed in the line of duty, community members and law enforcement are making efforts better understand each other. In DeKalb County, officers are trying to get the message across to the general public that their job isn’t as easy […]

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