Study: Baby boomers aren’t retiring to a rocking chair

Study: Baby boomers aren’t retiring to a rocking chair

As they enter their retirement years, baby boomers—Americans born during the 20 years that followed World War II—are changing the norms for the post work years just as they changed lifestyle norms in other areas from housing to education to employment expectations.  A recent Merrill Lynch study finds that as the baby boomer generation retires […]

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In between the photos

In between the photos

Adventure travel can be for everyone by Daniel Palazzolo   Beautiful photos of far-off exotic places. A rare four-wheel drive truck with a near perfect patina sitting at a remote camp spot. This is the dream of adventure travel for some.  However, like all things in life there is a reality. The realities of […]

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The City of Conversation likely to stir conversation

The City of Conversation likely to stir conversation

The City of Conversation reaches the stage of The Horizon Theatre at the perfect time to add to the discourse of the current political season. The play is about how politics stirs people’s deepest feelings about themselves and those they encounter—even members of their own families.  Director Justin Anderson in his program notes comments, “From […]

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Curtain keeps rising at Porter Sanford III Center

Curtain keeps rising at Porter Sanford III Center

Producer/director big fan of Decatur venue Stepp Stewart’s passion for live theater is undeniable. Just get him talking about any aspect of it and not only does his face light up but his body becomes energized, animated, on fire. Stewart’s theatrical talents lie in dance, song, writing and birthing an idea and shepherding it into […]

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A different look for Dekalb History Center


DeKalb History Center Executive Director Melissa Forgey said she wanted to bring new, creative ideas to the exhibits on display at DeKalb History Center. Decorative Arts from the Permanent Collection fits Forgey’s vision by offering a fresh look at antique art pieces. Items belonging to DeKalb County residents such as Caroline McKinney Clarke, Judge Charles […]

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Towers grad takes flight, makes history

Jazmind Roberts, a Towers High School graduate, is the first Black female to graduate from Pilot school in the past 10 years. Photo provided

Graduation from Towers High School, acceptance to and graduation from the United States Air Force Academy, acceptance to and graduation from the United States Air Force Pilot School – these are a few of many accomplishments made by Jazmind “Jazzy” Roberts, who embarked from DeKalb County in 2006 to take to the skies and beyond. […]

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Elite eight

The Hightower Highbots, made up of Bryce Marshall, Brenda Sanchez, Nasir Sheikh, Katherine Portillo, Andy Quintanilla, Orlando Gama and Sebastian Ramirez, have greatly benefited from STEM programs.

Quality, rigor, availability and substance are not words typically associated with an education program, but when conversation involves the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program concentration, these words seem relevant–especially in reference to DeKalb County. The DeKalb County School Distrcit (DCSD) recently announced eight schools have received AdvancED STEM certification. These schools are Austin, […]

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Decatur experiencing residential building surge

Photo by Travis Hudgons

For those looking for a place to stay in the Decatur area, chances are an apartment or condominium won’t be hard to find within city limits. In the last few years, a condo and apartment development surge has dramatically increased the number of opportunities for those looking to reside within Decatur city limits. During a […]

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