Beauty and relaxation while riding the rails

Beauty and relaxation while riding the rails

Life in Pennsylvania Dutch country is not as fast paced as life in the city and the rolling hills of its farmland invites visitors to slow their roll too. One of the best ways experience to this slower pace of life is aboard the trains of the Strasburg Rail Road. Located in Strasburg, Pa., (85 […]

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Avondale Estates considers changes to park and lake restrictions

Avondale Estates considers changing the language to park and lake restriction signs.

The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners had its first read Oct. 24 of an ordinance that would remove language that limits use of the city’s park and lake to residents. At the Sept. 21 work session, the board requested the city staff and attorney review removing the deed restrictions, incorporated in a chapter […]

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OPINION: Presidential election overtime

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“I will keep you in suspense.” GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump, in response to the second question by Chris Wallace, Fox News moderator of the third and final presidential debate on whether Trump would accept the will of the voters and outcome of the election. The closest presidential election in U.S. history was the 2000 […]

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OPINION: The humorous aspects of aging

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Those of us who are collectively referred to as “seniors”, the “elderly” and a variety of other rather demeaning labels likely prefer to think that we are aging gracefully; however, quite often this is not the case. Aside from the greatly increased number of aches and pains, diminished eyesight and hearing, we all have situations […]

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Red All-stars capitalize on big innings to defeat Blue 15-8

Arabia Mountain’s Kayla Phillips, left, won the MVP award for the Red All-star team and Dunwoody’s Megan Pierce won the Blue MVP Award. Photo by Mark Brock

The DeKalb County School District Red Senior All-Stars used big third and fourth inning rallies to knock off the Blue Seniors 15-8 in the 12th annual DCSD Softball Senior All-Star Classic Oct. 26 at Chamblee High School. Leading 3-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Red All-stars exploded for six runs keyed […]

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New regions, new coaches: the hot topics at basketball media day

The Stephenson Lady Jaguars will try to compete for another state title in a higher classification.

DeKalb County high school basketball tips off Nov. 8 and a few new coaches are eager to begin their new regime, while other coaches are looking forward to see how their teams competes in a new region. The DeKalb County School District held its annual basketball media day for the upcoming 2016-17 season at Tucker […]

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NAACP formally opposes three Georgia amendments

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*As of Nov. 8 at 4 p.m., this story has been updated. NAACP Georgia has changed its stance on Amendment 2* The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Georgia branch formally announced its opposition to all proposed Georgia amendments on Oct. 19 “The Georgia NAACP formally opposes all the statewide constitutional amendment […]

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OPINION: Bushwhacked and down, but not quite out

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“…when you’re a star, they let you do it.” GOP presidential nominee and longtime NBC reality show TV “star” Donald Trump, prior to an on camera interview with Access Hollywood in 2005. I have often stated, and will repeat, the sole candidate likely to end the White House run of Donald Trump is Donald Trump.  […]

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