DeKalb Schools graduation rate less than 60 percent

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The Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) has released statewide graduation rates for the 2010-11 school year and Georgia has one of the lowest in the country—the DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) is even lower. According to the most recent data, only 67 percent of Georgia’s students graduate from high school in four years, making it […]

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Ministry needed to help traumatized war veterans and their families

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Long-separated military families will soon reunite as another wave of combat veterans return from Afghanistan. However, for many of these families, reuniting will be the beginning of a difficult period of transition and readjustment for both the soldier and family. After seeing death and carnage close up, many combat veterans develop post traumatic stress disorder, […]

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Principal passionate about parental involvement

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Marchell Boston, principal of Stone Mill Elementary School, has been connecting parents and teachers for more than a decade. Boston has been an educator for 16 years, beginning his career in 1996 at Ronald E. McNair Middle School as a teacher, then counselor. He graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School. From the time he was […]

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World AIDS observed with quilt at Emory

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As World AIDS Day Dec. 1 brought people together from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, Emory University localized that mission by hosting the annual Quilt on the Quad event at the Dobbs University Center Nov. 30. This year’s display differed from those in the past where the quilts were centrally displayed in […]

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Wonderful evening of theater as It’s A Wonderful Life comes to the Renaissance Project stage

Trivon Howard, right, and Kara Michele Wilder play roles made famous by Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in the 1946 movie It’s A Wonderful Life.

In place of its usual production of A Christmas Carol, the Renaissance Project theater this year has chosen for its holiday offering It’s A Wonderful Life. “It’s sort of an American Christmas Carol,” observed the theater’s producing artistic director Michael Cole. There are some interesting parallels in the two stories. Both, of course, center on […]

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Marist advances to semifinals; Tucker, Stephenson fall short

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The Marist War Eagles and St. Pius X Golden Lions are the only two teams left in the playoffs after as the Tucker Tigers and Stephenson Jaguars both fell in Class AAAAA state playoff road games on Nov. 30. Marist 15, Stockbridge 7 Marist defeated Stockbridge 15-7 in the Class AAAA quarterfinals. Marist relied heavily […]

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Stone Mountain High School to host Community Spirit Night

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                Stone Mountain High School (SMHS) will hold a Community Spirit Night Dec. 11 featuring basketball games between the Stone Mountain Pirates and Lady Pirates and Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. The varsity boys’ competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Pirates will take […]

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The News Lady: Grateful 2012

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“For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson If you’re reading this at home, look around into the faces of your family and even the family pet. How grateful we should be […]

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