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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Program works to unite refugees with family members

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Vestina Inanahazwe received a call Nov. 15 from her mother in Burundi who told her that her brother is missing. Inanahazwe, a refugee from Burundi, has been living with her two children in Clarkston for the past six years. Her mother, brother and sisters are living in Burundi and her father is in Tanzania. “Burundi […]

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Occupy Atlanta protests in support of Wal-Mart workers’ rights

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While shoppers were searching for the best deals at the Wal-Mart on Memorial in Decatur on Black Friday, members from Occupy Atlanta were across the street boycotting the major chain store. Approximately 10 protesters gathered in the parking lot of Aaron’s across the street holding signs and passing out flyers about the nationwide protest in […]

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