Tucker sweeps middle school track championships

Tucker boys won their second consecutive title. Photo by Carla Parker

Tucker Middle School will have bragging rights for the next 12 months after winning both the girls and boys DeKalb County Middle School Track and Field Championships on March 23. Tucker boys are back-to-back champions after scoring 77 points, outscoring runner up Champion Middle, which scored 59 points. Cedar Grove came in third with 50 […]

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Retirees ask ‘where do we go from here?’


Americans now have a wide range of choices as to where they will live in their retirement years and some of the choices they are making may be surprising, according to a recent Merrill Lynch study conducted in partnership with Age Wave, Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices. The study indicates that most Americans […]

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OPINION: Many boys feel like prisoners in school


My first-grade grandson has told me several times that he hates school. He is a nice, sensitive kid who is really good with his hands. Show him a picture of a Lego creation, and he can make it. He is really interested in making things. Recently, he drew a diagram of a treehouse he wants […]

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EDITORIAL: Give District 5 a voice


What is it going to take to temporarily fill the District 5 seat on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners? For 20 months the seat has been open. Lee May, the elected District 5 commissioner, was appointed interim DeKalb County CEO by Gov. Nathan Deal in July 2013, following the indictment and suspension of DeKalb […]

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Southbound marries old with new

Amanda Averill and Mike Plummer worked on transforming Southbound into a contemporary restaurant in a structure dating back to the 1800s. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

It’s not immediately apparent that one of metro Atlanta’s hot new restaurants is housed in one of Chamblee’s most vintage structures. Southbound serves up contemporary cuisine such as pork osso buco, turkey pot pie, crispy kale and grain salad, country fried steak benedict sandwich and duck leg confit. It’s been cited by Atlanta Magazine in […]

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Commissioners, interim CEO discuss District 5 seat

DeKalb’s commissioners have yet to fill the District 5 seat with a temporary commissioner. Photo by Travis Hudgons

For approximately 20 months there has been no one sitting in the DeKalb County District 5 seat on the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners have voted several times, but have been unable come up with enough votes to fill the seat. It which has been vacant since July 2013, when Lee May, the […]

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State’s first lady reads at Woodward Elementary

Woodward Elementary School teachers, faculty and students take a picture with Georgia’s first lady Sandra Deal. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

Georgia first lady Sandra Deal was greeted by safety patrol students Jeremy Avellaneda and Melissa Cambron when she arrived at Woodward Elementary in Atlanta on March 12. Deal visited the school to promote Read Across Georgia Month, a campaign that Gov. Nathan Deal said supports increased childhood literacy in the state. First lady Deal introduced […]

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Church declares drive-through prayer meets a community need

Deacon Hattie Washington invites passersby to drive in for prayer with Rainbow Park Baptist Church’s “prayer warriors.”

There is a drive-through on Columbia Drive where patrons don’t pick up prescriptions or laundry and are never asked if they want fries. Those lining up at Rainbow Park Baptist Church each Monday evening are seeking someone to pray with them. The church’s drive-through prayer program started in 2011 as part of the Rainbow Park’s […]

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