University presidents author letter urging stricter gun laws

Oglethorpe president writes about guns

More than 300 presidents of higher learning institutions all over the country have signed a letter that calls for stricter gun laws in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. The Dec. 19 letter is titled “An Open Letter to Our Nation’s Policy Leaders” and was authored by Oglethorpe University President […]

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AdvancED’s report garners strong response from residents


A group of DeKalb County parents have been circulating a petition asking Gov. Nathan Deal to remove DeKalb County School Board members if the findings of a recent report from accrediting agency AdvancED are accurate. The petition, which has gained nearly 500 supporters since it was posted on, asks Deal to review the findings […]

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OPINION: The difference between want and need


€œOver the course of history, men learn that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary philosopher and essayist Friederich Nietzsche (1844-1900) in 1878.   I am a loyal Georgia Bulldog fan, as well as an alumnus of UGA and its Grady College of Journalism. Some close friends believe that I bleed red and black. In truth […]

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Agnes Scott boasts interactive arboretum centered on liberal arts

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To Agnes Scott College classics professor Jim Abbot, a tree is much more than meets the eye—it’s a metaphor, an organizational tool, a symbol of life—he said the very idea of a tree is basic to the way humans think. “The crown shape of a tree is consistent from species to species and humans have […]

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Commissioner Lee May now head of county board

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  The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has a new presiding officer. Commissioner Lee May was elected Jan. 8 by his peers to head the board for 2013. Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton is the new deputy presiding officer. Both were chosen by a vote of 5-2, with commissioners Kathie Gannon and Jeff Rader voting against […]

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Brookhaven’s first mayor: ‘We’re building something from scratch’


The first meeting of Brookhaven’s elected officials lasted approximately six hours. “So we’ve got a lot to do,” said J. Max Davis, who was elected to be the first mayor of the city that officially was created Dec. 17. “I’m humbled by the results of the election,” Davis said. “I didn’t expect that big of […]

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OPINION: Jails hold too many mentally ill


Dec. 14, 2012, was quite possibly the saddest day in America since the national tragedy that occurred on 9/11 in 2011. The loss of 20 children and six adults is still very fresh for many people, especially the families and friends of those shot to death in Connecticut by a young gunman who then committed […]

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Suspects sought in armed robbery of fast food restaurant

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  The Dunwoody Police Department is looking for suspects in an armed robbery of a McDonald’s restaurant Jan. 7. At approximately 4 a.m., Dunwoody Police responded to an armed robbery at the McDonald’s located at 4540 Ashford Dunwoody Road, according to the media statement. “While the driver of a dark sedan vehicle was at the […]

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