35 years of MARTA History

Jamaica mission trip is eye-opening experience for GPC student

Students and volunteers at the Watford Hill Primary School in Hanover, Jamaica.

  by Justin Beaudrot Those were my favorite days—the days when our Jamaica Study Abroad trip took us to Watford Hill Primary School. In collaboration with DeKalb-based nonprofit Unconditional Love for Children (ULC), Georgia Perimeter College was able to give 12 college students and many Watford Hill students one of the most unforgettable experiences of […]

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New charter school opens to neurotypical, autism-spectrum students

Cofounders Tonna Harris-Bosselmann and Devon Christopher cut the ribbon at Tapestry Public Charter School, opening this school year.

One of the newest schools in DeKalb County is also one of the most unusual. Tapestry Public Charter School, which opened Aug. 11, will educate neurotypical children and those on the autism spectrum in inclusive classrooms. According to Tapestry’s website, 62.7 percent of students with any disability are mainstreamed into inclusive classrooms, but only 41.2 […]

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Restaurant patrons dine like it’s 1974

trout almondine

Shrimp cocktail for $1.80. Beef Wellington for $7.95. Strawberries a la Romanoff for $1.30. Those were a few of the offerings when Petite Auberge celebrated its 40th anniversary Aug. 14 by offering invited guests the opportunity to dine at 1974 prices. “I wan’t born yet when this place opened,” remarked one diner who could barely […]

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Business owner to run for vacant Brookhaven council seat

Tim Nama with his wife, Stacey, and their oldest son Miller.

Brookhaven resident and business owner Tim Nama announced Aug. 5 that he will run for the vacant Brookhaven District 2 City Council seat. Nama, who serves as chairman of the city’s zoning board of appeals, resigned from his position to run for the council seat. Nama announced his decision to the run for the open […]

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New helmets reduce impact

High and middle school football players have new helmets that help reduce impact. Photo by Carla Parker

Middle and high school football players may feel less impact during helmet-to-helmet contact this season. The DeKalb County Athletic Department has provided all middle and high school football players with new helmets that reduce the impact when players have helmet-to-helmet contact. Middle school players received Riddell Revolution Speed helmets, and high school players received Schutt […]

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Role reversal: Caring for mom and dad

Renfroe Middle School to get iPads for all sixth-grade students


Thanks to a gift from Meredith McCoyd, all sixth-grade students at Renfroe Middle School will have their own school iPads to use in the classroom. McCoyd’s donation covers three-fourths of the $91,000 total of to buy the iPads, while the City Schools of Decatur will cover the costs of rolling storage carts and applications the […]

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Several ethics complaints dismissed against county leaders

The DeKalb County Ethics Board is in the process of considering several complaints against county leaders. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Ethics complaints against DeKalb County Commissioners Jeff Rader and Stan Watson have been dismissed. The ethics board “found that the complaint was unspecific, although it was inflammatory and defamatory,” said Rader after the complaint against him was dismissed. “They found that it didn’t have enough specifics for them to act on, so I’m glad it […]

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