MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Art showcase gives glimpse into mental health recovery

From left, Helen Hogin, creative expression instructor; Marianette ReFour, psychosocial rehabilitation director; and Angel Warren, creative expression instructor.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) put together a showcase of its clients’ art on May 15. Psychosocial rehabilitation, or PSR, is a service offered by CSB that provides day treatment to clients with mental illnesses who need assistance with life skills, including money management, coping skills, communication […]

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Georgetown Park hosts grand opening with flair

The playground at Georgetown Park will continue to be a draw for families.

Dunwoody’s newest park opened with a party in the front yards of dozens of people who have bought property in the Georgetown area. Ground on Georgetown Park was broken more than a year ago on April 17, 2013. The grand opening May 17 featured bands, food trucks and kids’ activities. But when the dust settles […]

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MARTA makes changes to bus and rail services

MARTA has improved bus and rail services for riders as well as implemented a new fare evasion policy for bus riders.

MARTA riders may have noticed buses and trains arriving more frequently to pick up riders recently as the public transportation service rolled out service improvements. MARTA officials announced that bus routes were modified, which went into effect May 17, to improve service and on-time performance. Rail changes also went into effect May 19 on the […]

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Black clergy need to launch a prophetic political and social movement


Dr. Cornel West, an American philosopher and a specialist of religion, advises us that Black clergy and the Black church “are already playing an important, even if not sufficient, role in holding back the meaninglessness and hopelessness that impinges on large numbers of Black people.” In support of this observation, DeKalb’s Black clergy and churches […]

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DeKalb alums sign with NFL teams


The NFL draft went by May 8-10 without any DeKalb County alumni being drafted by a team, but a few players did sign with teams as undrafted free agents. So far, five players from DeKalb County schools have signed as undrafted free agents and have joined their new teams for rookie camps, which began May […]

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Marist, St. Pius win tennis state titles

Marist boys’ and girls’ tennis teams swept the Class AAAA tennis championship.

It was a sweep for the Marist tennis program as both boys’ and girls’ teams won the Class AAAA state tennis title May 10. Marist boys won their 14th state title in school history with a 3-1 win over River Ridge. The no. 2 doubles team of Eric Thompson and Chris Bertasi clinched the title […]

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Cedar Grove improves depth chart for 2014 football season


The 2013 season for the Cedar Grove Saints football team ended on a higher note than previous seasons with the team winning its first playoff game since 2010. The team is heading into its second season under head coach Jermaine Smith and after its spring game on May 16, Smith saw a few things from […]

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Three school board seats to be decided in runoff election


For the second time in two years, Marshall Orson has defeated Don McChesney for the DeKalb County School Board District 2 seat. Orson, the incumbent for District 2, received 60.95 percent of votes to McChesney’s 30.95 percent from 25 precincts. In 2012, Orson unseated McChesney with 61.65 percent of the votes to McChesney’s 38.19 percent. […]

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