DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

It’s official–DeKalb’s school superintendent is leaving

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  The DeKalb County Board of Education will hold a meeting Feb. 8 to approve a separation agreement with Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson and hire an interim superintendent. The meeting, scheduled for 4 p.m. at the district’s Administrative and Industrial Complex in Stone Mountain, confirmed the rumors of Atkinson’s departure. Atkinson wasn’t present during a Feb. […]

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Hill honored at Homecoming

New York Jets receiver and Miller Grove alum Stephen Hill was honored Feb. 1 with a jersey retirement ceremony. Photos by Travis Hudgons

  Former Miller Grove football, basketball and track star and current New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill was honored Feb. 1, at halftime of the Miller Grove/Mays game. Both his basketball and football jerseys were retired during Miller Grove’s senior night activities. “I’m happy to be here and support these guys,” Hill said. He […]

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Maintaining a healthy relationship key to marital longevity

Maintaining a healthy relationship key to marital longevity

  A Woman’s Day magazine and AOL Living poll of more than 35,000 women revealed that 72 percent of women have considered leaving their husband at some point, and well more than half of those polled regretted marrying their spouse. What does it take to keep a marriage going strong years after the I-dos and […]

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DeKalb school board elects chairman, vice chairman; Atkinson not present

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The DeKalb County school board met Feb. 6 to vote on its chairman and vice chairman for 2013. Board member Eugene Walker will continue to serve as board chairman; Jim McMahon was elected as vice chairman. Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson was not present for the meeting. Although Walker remains the current chairman, he did not receive […]

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DeKalb Medical saves lives with umbilical cord blood


Mothers who give birth at DeKalb Medical can also give a second chance of life to someone with a life-threatening illness. Instead of discarding the umbilical cord after birth, which is the norm, she can choose to donate the blood in the umbilical cord to a public blood bank. This blood is a rich source […]

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Aimee Copeland encourages DeKalb elementary students to be active


Aimee Copeland, the 24 year old who lost her hands, left leg, and right foot to a flesh eating bacteria last May, spent the afternoon on Jan. 25 with Laurel Ridge Elementary School students speaking about the importance of being active. The school held a rally to get students ready for the its annual “Romp […]

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Police guard CEO’s home


  A DeKalb County police officer has been stationed outside CEO Burrell Ellis’ Stone Mountain home since Jan. 7, when it was searched by DeKalb County district attorney investigators. “It was a decision made by the public safety department,” DeKalb County spokesman Burke Brennan said. “Since investigators searched his home there has been some increased […]

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Animal group could run Fulton, DeKalb shelters


  Already chosen to run Fulton County’s animal shelter, an Avondale Estates animal rescue group may soon be running DeKalb’s. On Jan. 23, LifeLine Animal Project, the only group that submitted a bid to run DeKalb County’s animal shelter, was awarded the $2.4 million annual contract to run neighboring Fulton County’s shelter. That was the […]

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