New library exhibit focuses on technology

New library exhibit focuses on technology

“Science and technology touch nearly every aspect of our lives—even in ways we don’t normally think about,” noted Kitty Wilson, branch operations coordinator with DeKalb County Public Library, who is coordinating a technology-focused library project. The library system is hosting Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference, a hands-on exhibit about the impact engineers […]

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New Orleans Revisited: as vibrant as ever!

New Orleans revisited: as vibrant as ever!

I remember my sister frantically calling my father more than a decade ago. At the time, she was studying at Xavier University to become a clinical doctor, and had been told to evacuate New Orleans because Hurricane Katrina was on its way. My dad told her she should think about “waiting the storm out.” That’s […]

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Decatur actress stays busy in local theater

Decatur actress stays busy in local theater

  Randi Garza moved to the Atlanta area from her native Houston, Texas, to take a theater role. She liked the area and busy entertainment community so much that she moved and is now a Decatur resident. “I moved here four years ago and I’ve been in 18 productions,” she said. “Atlanta’s theater community is […]

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Night melodies return to Lithonia

Night melodies return to Lithonia

Seven years ago, outdoor music died in Lithonia. The concerts that once attracted hundreds to the small city in southeast DeKalb County came to an unceremonious end. Now Jason Lary is on a mission to bring music, comedy and other forms of entertainment back to downtown Lithonia. Lary, who won the bid to take over […]

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Avondale Estates discusses chicken coops

The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners discussed allowing chicken coops on residential properties. File photos/Travis Hudgons

Avondale Estates residents apparently love chickens–and not just the chickens on the dinner table. The city’s board of mayor and commissioners discussed allowing chicken coops on residential properties during its Aug. 17 work session. According to Mayor Jonathan Elmore, a few residents have chickens as pets and there have been discussions about allowing chicken coops […]

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Double-decker bus comes to DeKalb

MARTA Doble-decker bus 2

MARTA unveiled its double-decker bus in DeKalb County recently. After initial tests in Clayton County, the two-decker bus was featured on route 116 in DeKalb. MARTA officials said the bus may be considered for future use after pilot tests with customers. “People love it,” said MARTA COO Rich Krisak. “They point at it when it […]

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Zika information focus of Decatur Rotary meeting

Dr. Uriel Kitron presented information on the Zika Virus to the Decatur Rotary Club at the historic Decatur courthouse on Aug. 12. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

  It starts with a mosquito bite. It progresses to a fever, rash, joint pain or red eyes. In more extreme cases, it ends with birth defects, pregnancy problems and a rare nerve syndrome. This is the Zika virus, and the world has been forced to learn more about it with each passing day. The […]

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Cedar Grove rolls past Stephenson

Cedar Grove wide receiver Dennis Bell (14) catches a jump ball over Stephenson defensive back Hassan Littles. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Cedar Grove Saints are on a mission to win their first football state title this season as they began the season with a 34-23 win over the Stephenson Jaguars on Aug. 19 at Hallford Stadium. The Saints’ offense got off to a slow start in their first possession. A fumble by running back Rashad […]

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