President Carter discusses Ebola at Emory University

U.S. President Jimmy Carter, University Distinguished Professor at Emory, answers questions posed by Emory University students and visitors.

More than 200 students, faculty and visitors attended an April 9 lecture on Emory University’s campus presented by former President Jimmy Carter titled Ebola, Democracy, Human Rights and Public Health, the sixth installment of a series of discussions and panels concerning the 2014 Ebola crisis. The former president discussed the Carter Center’s efforts in Liberia […]

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MARTA is standing up for transportation

Transportation supporters hold up signs during the “Stand Up For Transportation” rally. Photos by Carla Parker

MARTA is asking its customers to contact their congressional leaders to let them know how important transportation is to them. MARTA held a “Stand Up For Transportation” rally April 9 to raise public awareness about the country’s transportation infrastructure funding crisis. The transit system is urging the U.S. Congress to pass a new, multi-year authorization […]

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Defense leads Columbia to win over Arabia Mountain

Arabia Mountain’s Kobe Atkins waits for a pitch.

Columbia’s baseball team became the sole leader in first place in Region 6-AAAA after beating Arabia Mountain 1-0 at home April 13. After scoring the lone run in the fourth inning, Columbia’s defense and good pitching by senior Jalen Atterbury allowed the Eagles to hang to the 1-0 victory. “They found a way to get […]

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Redan wins DeKalb gymnastics title

The Redan Lady Raiders won the DeKalb County Gymnastics title after scoring 86.5 points.

The 50th edition of the DeKalb County gymnastics Championships was the closest team scores since the 1991 championships and featured a Redan sweep of the team and all-around titles March 31. Freshmen Zaaynah Saadiq and Miya Hemingway combined for 62.55 points of the Redan Lady Raiders’ 86.5 points to lead Redan past Dunwoody by just […]

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Senior apartments open on Columbia Drive

The recently opened Columbia Senior Residences at Forrest Hills in Decatur is already 60 percent filled.

Development officials, community and DeKalb County leaders convened on Columbia Drive April 1 for the official opening of an 80-unit senior living development. Columbia Senior Residences at Forrest Hills, located at 1048 Columbia Drive, Decatur, is one of the three housing developments in DeKalb County approved by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The apartments, […]

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Rebranded spa opens first DeKalb location

Delicia Smalls owns one of the 250 Planet Beach franchises units in 36 states and six foreign countries. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

The Planet Beach Spa that opened recently in Dunwoody Village is the first in DeKalb County and the first Atlanta-area version of the rebranded international chain. Founded originally in New Orleans in the mid-1990s as a tanning salon, Planet Beach was rebranded in 2005 after founder Stephen Smith had what he describes on the business’s […]

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OPINION: Bowers, buy-outs and fears…Oh my!

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“The vast majority of DeKalb employees are honest, decent, hardworking people…There are some bad apples; woe be unto you.” –former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers, named as a Special Investigator by interim DeKalb CEO Lee May. The cavalry is finally on the way for our beleaguered DeKalb County, and though not a perfect white knight, the […]

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School board member refuses to resign amid allegations

DeKalb County resident Chris Beck calls for board member Marshall Orson to step down. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  DeKalb County school board member Marshall Orson said he will not resign on April 1 despite repeated calls for him to step down from his position. Orson has been accused of violating board policy and the board’s code of ethics after a television station CBS46 investigation reported he was involved in a recent push […]

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