Volunteers planting seeds of success  


A public median on Hairston Road, just south of Redan Road looks a little more colorful thanks to Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation (GHHCDC)—a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes business development in DeKalb County. On Oct. 29, volunteers planted trees and bushes to revitalize business in the area. According to GHHCDC officials, thousands of […]

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Tucker clinches region title with win over Stephenson

Tucker’s Joshua Vann jumps over defenders into the end zone.Photos by Travis Hudgons

With a region title on the line, the Tucker Tigers took care of business to avoid a three-way tie—defeating the Stephenson Jaguars 31-0 at Hallford Stadium Nov. 4. With the win, Tucker (9-1, 7-0) clinched the Region 4-AAAAAA title and will host a playoff game Nov. 11 against Bradwell Institute at Adams Stadium. Stephenson (6-4, […]

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Danger zone: Study indicates dangers in school drop-off and pickup areas


How safe are middle and high school students when walking to and from school? How pedestrian-friendly are the campuses they walk to each morning and leave each afternoon? According to a recent study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide, not as safe as expected. Safe Kids Worldwide’s Alarming Dangers in School Zones report, released Oct. 27, […]

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Mann stays sheriff

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann

District attorney, solicitor general, Superior Court clerk, tax commissioner run unopposed Nov. 8 proved to be a time for celebration for Democrats in DeKalb County as the left wing retained the office of sheriff while running unopposed in races for district attorney, Clerk of Superior Court and tax commissioner. DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann retained […]

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DeKalb says ‘NO’ to state school takeover


        Following months of lobbying, press releases and public appearances, DeKalb County joined other counties throughout the state in denying a state school takeover. As of press time on Nov. 8, the statewide results showed 38.5 percent approving, 61.5 percent opposing Amendment 1, which would allow Georgia state government to create an […]

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Play reveals the making of Dr. Ruth

Play reveals the making of Dr. Ruth

Ruth Westheimer is such a popular sex therapist, author and radio host that she has been widely known simply as Dr. Ruth. While many are familiar with her frank and friendly advice about sex—all delivered in a high-pitched grandmotherly voice—few likely are aware of how she became an icon during the 1980s. That’s what the […]

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Research reveals scammers may not be the usual suspects

Research reveals scammers may not be the usual suspects

New research released by Merrill Lynch revealed findings about financial fraud that are contrary to some common beliefs. Buck Wiley, a wealth management expert at Merrill Lynch in Atlanta, said while there are many reports of older people losing their life savings to such telephone scams as fake lotteries and callers impersonating bank or government […]

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True Colors’ Proof is a winner in every way

True Colors’ Proof is a winner in every way

True Colors Theatre Company is starting its 2016-2017 season in a winning fashion—with a Pulitzer Prize/Tony Award winning play performed in a stellar manner. Proof, which was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer, on the surface centers on the relationship between a father who was once a brilliant mathematician and his struggle with mental illness and the […]

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