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Old meets new

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SWD debuts new ‘old gold’ jerseys The past and present came together Aug. 18 when the Southwest DeKalb High School football team debuted its new gold jerseys against Redan. The jerseys are replicas of the old gold jerseys that the Panthers football teams wore in the late 1980s and 90s, but with the tight fit […]

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OPINION: Looking for hope in a world gone crazy


The events of recent weeks have left me in a funk—the clash between protesting groups that turned deadly in Charlottesville, the deaths and injuries in Barcelona from a terrorist attack, the growing prominence of hate groups, the protests and counter-protests surrounding removal of Confederate monuments. Add to that the mounting controversies involving President Donald Trump, […]

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A family tradition

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Hometown Country Cookout honors Kirkwood community, residents   According to East Atlanta natives Alleah and Ayansa Salone, leaving a legacy is about impacting your community one small act of kindness at a time.  “Legacy is generational—the food you eat has a recipe that has been brought down generation by generation and it still tastes wonderful,” […]

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Confederate monument focus of discussion

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Hannah Hill, pastor at Decatur-based Church of Mary Magdalene, said she’s grown up in the South her entire life and is proud of her Southern roots. But Hill, the descendant of slave owners, said there are aspects of her roots she’s not proud of. On Aug. 19, Hill said it’s time the Confederate monument located […]

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Decatur’s first Black mayor: Confederate monument should be moved

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  Elizabeth Wilson, Decatur’s first Black mayor and first female mayor, said she remembers the first time she saw the Klu Klux Klan hold a rally at the square in downtown Decatur.  Nearly 60 years later, a monument was erected in honor of Wilson in the same area the KKK once marched. In an interview […]

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Building camaraderie while rubbing elbows in the kitchen

Donna Satchell Kimble, right, and her teammates assemble a smoked salmon appetizer.

Team building activities in the great outdoors have been popular for years. Now a local business is focusing on strengthening teams by taking them into the kitchen. Team Building With Taste is an enterprise that seeks to foster collaboration and innovation and build trust for the team members of its clients—all while cooking up appetizers, […]

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Cross Keys High trailers spark debate

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   The decision to place a number of portable classrooms on an athletic field at Cross Keys High School——located at 1626 N Druid Hills Rd NE in Brookhaven—has sparked discussion and interest in DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  On Aug. 19, former Cross Keys teacher Rebekah Cohen Morris posted an image of 8 to 10 […]

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DeKalb responds favorably to $100k convocation

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) held a convocation at the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett County on Aug. 4, bringing together more than 13,000 employees for a day of performances, inspirational speeches and fellowship. On Aug. 4, official DCSD Twitter accounts and accounts from district employees were flooded with images and videos of the event. […]

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