Library sowing seeds in DeKalb County

Library sowing seeds in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) won’t solve food desert issues within the community overnight, however, a new program launched by the library is targeting the problem in an innovative way. On Aug. 29, the DCPL opened the DeKalb Invests in Growing Gardens (DIGG) library at the Decatur branch. The library comes complete with an […]

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Program leads Georgia youngsters to healthier lifestyles

Program leads Georgia youngsters to healthier lifestyles

Roasted jerk pork roast, cilantro lime cole slaw and watermelon slushy aren’t items most adults remember from their school cafeterias, but the generation currently in Georgia’s public schools may find such chef-created, health-conscious dishes part of their mid-day meals. A group that’s working to place these and other tasty, healthful selections on Georgia school menus […]

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Advice on depression in the teen years

Advice on depression in the teen years

The challenges of being a teen and dealing with depression are the subject of a new book. Patrice Foster’s memoir The Journey Home provides details about her personal battle with depression during her formative years and how she dealt with it. It’s directed at teens, their parents and teachers. “Rock bottom is a place you […]

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Enactment chronicles lives of 19th century Black women

Enactment chronicles lives of 19th century Black women

History came to life in the auditorium of the Stonecrest Library Aug. 31 as Kuumba storyteller LaDoris Bias-Davis took the stage as Susie King Taylor, telling the story of how Taylor became America’s first Black Army nurse.  The program, created especially for homeschooled youngsters, was held in conjunction with the exhibit Changing America, recently displayed […]

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Unusual museums opening all over

Unusual museums opening all over

  “Let’s go to a museum” could sound like an invitation to a boring afternoon, but it all depends on the museum. Of course there are art museums, history museums and museums for young audiences. There are also museums that hold collections one wouldn’t expect and just might make for an enlightening exploration. Some focus […]

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Arrests made in Tucker fatal shooting

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Two suspects are behind bars for the shooting death of 33-year-old Aromsuk Somohot. DeKalb County police announced Sept. 14 that 23-year-old Jarvis Stanford and 20-year-old Imani Burns were arrested and charged with murder and armed robbery. According to police, Somohot was leaving the Mai Thai restaurant off Hugh Howell Road in Tucker on Sept. 10 when […]

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Reconstruction in Georgia–the long road to recovery

Reconstruction in Georgia–the long road to recovery

Once the American Civil War–or War Between the States, as some prefer to call it–was over, the nation, especially the South was left with much to sort out. What was to become of the millions of former slaves who were then free? How should the government deal with Confederate leaders who had been in open […]

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Enjoying our national treasures

Enjoying our national treasures

  Those looking for inexpensive vacation ideas may want to consider perusing www.recreation.gov for more than 60,000 facilities and activities located in every area of our nation. Under the banner of recreation.gov are entities such as the National Park Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Smithsonian Institute and the National Archives. […]

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