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’

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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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Jobs bus visits Doraville

DeKalb Workforce Development assistant Donnie Cantley and the mobile center coordinator stand in front of the jobs bus. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

The mobile career center and resource jobs bus, sponsored by DeKalb Workforce Development was at the Doraville library on April 23 to assist residents with job search assistance, resume writing and provide interviewing tips. “It’s a mobile outlet for DeKalb County residents. We have an on-site resource center that is pretty popular in our community […]

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Stonecrest librarian has a heart for homeschooled students

“I’m trying to serve my community the best I can,” said Glenda Zachary, a children’s librarian at Stonecrest Library. Zachary has run the Homeschool Hangout program for two years. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Although she has no children of her own and was not homeschooled, Glenda Zachary, a children’s librarian at Stonecrest Library, has a heart for the homeschool community. “Everybody needs to know that Miss Glenda is awesome,” said Shante Harvey, a homeschooling mother of two sons, ages 5 and 7. “We appreciate that she’s doing something […]

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Cedric Alexander: Public safety director tackles local and national issues

Dr. Cedric Alexander has garnered national attention in his role as DeKalb’s deputy chief operating officer for public safety. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

When Dr. Cedric Alexander took the helm as DeKalb County’s police chief in February 2013, the department needed help. “The department was riveted with issues around corruption and police abuse or police brutalilty…[and] here we had just had a couple of officers caught up in a federal drug scheme,” Alexander said. “The department was somewhat […]

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