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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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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