“Anything you can do….”

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Five girls try their hands at baseball at Cross Keys A winless season would be forgettable for most baseball players. However, for five young ladies at Cross Keys High School, the 2017 baseball season won’t be one they will forget soon—although the team did not win a game or score a run. Sophomores Jessica Cotom, […]

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Arabia Mountain boys win first track and field region title

Arabia Mountain’s Tyler Jones edges Southwest DeKalb’s Terryon Conwell to win the 4x100-meter relay.

The Arabia Mountain High School boys’ track and field team made history April 20. The Rams won its first region title after out-scoring Chamblee 144-132 in the region 5-AAAAA meet at Godfrey Stadium. Head coach Nathaniel Webb said it was good to see the team win its first region title. “The kids put in a […]

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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

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Code enforcement on portable classrooms in question DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester has raised questions about code enforcement on school property following the installation of portable classrooms at Dunwoody High School.  Jester posted concerns on her blog on April 12, approximately one week after DeKalb County School District (DCSD) placed modular classrooms on school property. […]

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Retiring Columbia coach Steve Dennis makes history with 400th win

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Longtime Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis could hardly contain his emotions as he reflected on his coaching career after his last home game at Columbia on April 22. “It’s been very rewarding,” Dennis said. Columbia (25-5) defeated Decatur 9-5 in Dennis’ last game, improving Dennis’ overall record to 401-325-5 in his 29-year tenure […]

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OPINION: Passengers have rights, so do airlines

Opinion

The recent uproar of the passenger being forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight has likely taught many a lesson that we either never knew or thought it would be highly unlikely that the rule would be enforced. The mice type that we never look at until there is an issue gives an airline the […]

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Sheriff Mann: ‘volunteers make this prison work’

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Sheriff’s office hosts volunteer appreciation day  Furqan Muhammad, a chaplain who volunteers at the DeKalb County Jail, said his line of work is a calling. Once the guard doors close, everyone can’t handle it, he said.  Chaplains such as Muhammad, along with the Sheriff’s Office Reserves Unit and organizations that provide volunteer services to the […]

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All In A Year

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Cross Keys High’s Unify BuHi celebrates inaugural accomplishments Approximately one year ago, on March 30, 2016, a group of students from Cross Keys High School went to Plaza Fiesta—located at 4166 Buford Highway NE—to engage with local citizens about infrastructure improvements, government engagement and affordable housing. “We are trying to find and show people better […]

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Spanish language program under threat of reduction

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City Schools of Decatur considers fewer instruction hours Despite serving as a reference for education professionals, opposition from parents and concern from board members, City Schools of Decatur (CSD) may proceed with reducing its Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES) program in grades K-3. “You have such a spotlight in your Spanish program,” said Georgia […]

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