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OPINION: Bring back the Golden Fleece!


“The Golden Fleece Award is as much a part of the Senate as quorum calls and filibusters.”— U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia), paying tribute to U.S. Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wisconsin) for his monthly selection of Golden Fleece Awards recognizing wasteful or ludicrous expense of U.S. taxpayer funds.   Maverick U.S. senator William Proxmire took to […]

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Leaders ponder state law changes


Annexation and taxes are concerns that DeKalb County government officials want addressed in the 2013 General Assembly. Five priorities were presented to a handful of concerned residents Jan. 24 by the joint legislative team from the county CEO’s office and the Board of Commissioners. To help the county improve its infrastructure, county leaders want the […]

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Q&A with executive director of Great Start Georgia


The Governor’s Office for Children and Families and the Georgia Department of Public Health are partnering together to administer the Great Start Georgia (GSG) program, which was launched Jan. 7 by Georgia first lady Sandra Deal. Great Start Georgia is an initiative designed to identify all expectant parents, children birth to 5 years, and their […]

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Hundreds attend annual reading bowl

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Despite major construction in the parking lot of Miller Grove High School, hundreds of parents, students and teachers attended the 14th Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Jan. 26. Gwen Green, a media specialist at Stephenson Middle School, has been volunteering for the reading bowl every year since it began. Green said although it’s not a physical […]

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Not too old to learn something new


  To be honest, I really have no business getting on a snowboard. After all, I’m way closer to 60 than I am to 50 and my once-flexible joints are far stiffer than they once were. Still, a visit to Bear Creek Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, Pa., gave me the opportunity to take […]

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School board hires lawyers to address accreditation


The DeKalb County Board of Education has hired a law firm to represent it when it meets with the state board of education about its accreditation problems. Without comment during the special called Feb. 1 meeting, the county school board voted 6-1 to hire the law firm of Wilson, Morton & Downs to represent it. […]

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Chamblee ends Lakeside’s nine year reign

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The Chamblee Bulldogs won the 2013 DeKalb County Boys’ Swimming and Diving Championships 263-212 over the Lakeside Vikings, bringing an end to the nine-year championship reign by the Vikings at Dynamo Swim Club in Chamblee on Jan. 26. Caleb Wikle got the Bulldogs off to a great start by winning the one meter diving title […]

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DeKalb baseball teams hoping to make a run in the playoffs this season


  Opening day for the 2013 DeKalb County baseball season is Feb. 16 and some of DeKalb’s top baseball programs have high expectations of having success in the postseason. Last season, four teams from DeKalb — Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Redan — reached the playoffs and all lost in the first round. The last […]

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