Rep. Hank Johnson, Clarkston mayor listen to immigrant, refugee concerns


In the Clarkston Community Center roughly 250 people expressed concern about President Donald Trump’s policies regarding refugees and immigration. In an event hosted by Congressman Hank Johnson and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry on Feb. 12, refugees shared stories of how Trump’s travel restrictions targeting predominately Muslim countries affect their lives. “First of all, people don’t […]

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Construction under way for Sams Crossing development

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Dirt has been dug up and a couple of buildings have been demolished to construct a multi-use development in Avondale Estates. A week after Avondale Estates officials announced Jan. 11 that South City Partners closed on the property at Sams Crossing and East College Avenue, construction crews begin work to build the future development. The […]

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Dunwoody city attorney resigns

Allegations of anti-Muslim remarks made

Allegations of anti-Muslim remarks made Dunwoody assistant city attorney Lenny Felgin resigned Feb. 1 following allegations of anti-Muslim remarks on Facebook. Felgin, who represents Dunwoody through Riley McLendon, a metro Atlanta law firm with contracts throughout the city and DeKalb County, allegedly posted derogatory remarks about Muslims on a Facebook thread on Jan. 30. The […]

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OPINION: Escaping Donald Trump nearly impossible


I recently spent 10 days out of the country in central Africa and while I was looking forward to the trip for the cultural experiences, outdoor adventure and simply getting away from the routine, I anticipated another benefit—escaping the bombardment of reports about President Donald Trump. I have become weary trying to stay up with […]

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Mayoral candidate for Stonecrest claims unfair treatment

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  A candidate running for mayor of the newly formed city of Stonecrest says he was treated unfairly during a recent forum. Charles Hill said he was “accosted on stage” by State Representative and former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones during a Feb. 11 forum. Hill, a graduate student at Yale University, said he was […]

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War of the words

Jon Ossoff

Attack, support ads surface for 6th district democrat Republican and Democrat political action committees (PACs) have wasted no time in spending money to discredit and defend 6th congressional district Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super-PAC backed by Republican House of Representatives leaders, spent approximately $1.1 million on ad buys leading up […]

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DeKalb board of ed questions, approves $3.1 million purchase

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DeKalb County School District makes consecutive multi-million modular classroom purchase DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) board of education approved the third consecutive multi-million dollar purchase of portable classrooms on Feb. 13 despite skepticism from board members. The approved $3.1 million purchase will pay Mobile Modular Management Corporation for an unstated number of single-wide and quad […]

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‘Not your grandfather’s vo-tech’

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    Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers cutting-edge courses According to Georgia Piedmont Technical College President Jabari Simama, the DeKalb County school is leading the way in offering a platform for 21st century jobs in America. “This is not your grandfather’s vo-tech,” Simama said. “Technical education, as the young folks say, is hot. It’s on […]

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