DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

Group collecting Christmas gifts for former foster children

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Sometimes, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other family members who undertake the task of rearing their young relatives struggle provide for the children. “It’s so difficult to make ends meet every week even with support from the state,” said Trenny Stovall, director of the DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). For some, “being able to […]

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OPINION: A tale of two bakers


“It is the eternal struggle between these two principles—right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, ‘You work and toil and earn bread…and I’ll eat it.’”—President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), America’s 16th president. This […]

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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


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


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


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


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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