Virtual academy offers school choice

After attending public schools all her life, Molly Herman-Gallow decided in September 2012 that she needed a change. “I was getting really tired of the way I was learning in public schools,” said 16-year-old Molly, who at the time was a student at Decatur High School. The typical school day was also cutting into her […]

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Update: suspicious package burns thrift store employee

                        Officials have determined a “suspicious package” that burned a DeKalb County thrift store employee was most likely “commercial grade pyrotechnics” or fireworks. According to Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos, the package was in a parcel the thrift store had for two months […]

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DeKalb honors its extraordinary volunteers

Spring rains the afternoon of April 14 didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of friends, family members, co-workers and community members at the fourth annual CEO’s Community Hero Awards ceremony. Held at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, the event honored nine winners in five categories. “By publicly acknowledging these individuals, we celebrate volunteerism in our community and encourage […]

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DeKalb detective arrested in Forsyth County

A DeKalb County Police detective was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in Forsyth County April 17. At 11:50 a.m., Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Scott A. Biumi, 48, of Cumming and charged him with aggravated assault, according to a media statement. The charge stems from an April 9 incident at the McDonald’s on Old […]

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Former DeKalb football and NFL player receives Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Shamrock High School graduate Jeff Saturday was awarded the Distinguished Young Alumni Award by the General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Saturday, who recently retired after playing center 14 years in the National Football League, received the award for bringing credit to the university through his achievements. The […]

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