Safari guides enhance African bush experience

Safari guides enhance African bush experience

First of a two-part series on adventures in Zimbabwe Peter Gava knows how to read the tall golden grass and soft Kalahari sand of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. There are lions here, and Gava knows how to find them. So do Liberty Ibasa and Tracy May. All three are African guides and rangers who […]

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Handcrafted bracelets cute as buttons they’re made from

Handcrafted bracelets cute as buttons they’re made from

“Oh, look at this one!” exclaimed one woman in the group gathered July 7 at the Chamblee Library meeting room. Another said, “This one is just stunning. I wonder what it’s made of.”  What had these women giddy with excitement were buttons—little disks that for centuries have been used to fasten clothing. For many, buttons […]

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OPINION: Are winds of change coming?


Writer is doubtful that America is ready to end divisiveness On Wednesday July 6, I was several paragraphs into an opinion piece attempting to express my anger and frustration yet again about two tragic deaths of Black men in two different states after what appeared to be routine encounters with police. I was having a […]

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Agnes Scott welcomes new board members


As of July 1, Agnes Scott College welcomed and bade farewell to 10 total board of trustees members.Five new members joined the Agnes Scott board—financial analyst Adrian Cronje, Coca-Cola ad marketer Quinton Martin, AT&T vice president Elizabeth “Beth” Adcock Shiroishi, pastor Tony Sundermeier and Emory University executive Pamela Tipton. Agnes Scott president Elizabeth Kiss said […]

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Island twist makes south DeKalb restaurant special

Grillers served in a “bowl” made from a scooped out pineapple are a specialty at Taste Buddz. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Alana Simpson has started three businesses since graduating from Georgia State University’s business school with a degree focusing on hospitality. She said she’s never had one take off the way the restaurant she opened two months ago has. “Our success is my biggest challenge right now. We’re so busy it’s hard to keep up,” she […]

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Marijuana penalties reduced


Clarkston encourages new $75 fine, no arrest over state marijuana laws “We’ve been having a discussion about the impact of this law for the past century, how it has marginalized certain people and how people have been arrested. Considering that there are states that have made marijuana legal and prominent figures in our [country] that […]

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Nigerian soccer team prepares for Olympics in DeKalb

Members of the Nigerian Olympic soccer team jog around the field during warm-up.

The last time a Nigerian soccer team won gold in the summer Olympic Games was in 1996 in the Atlanta Olympics Games. Twenty years later, the Nigerian Olympic soccer team is seeking another gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has come back to metro Atlanta to prepare for […]

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DeKalb County offers only comprehensive sexual health course in region


According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 423 people ages 13 to 25 in metro Atlanta were diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2014. Of those 423 diagnosed, 109 came from DeKalb County, the largest number came from Fulton (205) with fewer from Cobb (48) Clayton (34) and Gwinnett (27). The Centers for […]

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