Indoor studio allows bike riding without traffic

Instructor Rachael Rinehart, left, prepares to lead a class.

Bright colored LED lights flash with the beat of the music in the dimly lighted room as folks wave their arms and pump their feet. It’s not happy hour at the club; it’s an exercise class, but designers of the Axelrod Indoor Cycling Studio at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) want those […]

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PR pro helps businesses tell their stories

Deanna Cauthen says her background as a storyteller is a major asset in her public relations and marketing business. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Decatur resident Deanna Cauthen, who recently opened the ProWriter’s Studio marketing and public relations agency, said her principal strength as a marketing practitioner is that she’s a storyteller. “Every company, artist, or business entity has a story to tell. What distinguishes them from everyone else in their field is their story. I have been a […]

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Thurmond to stay on until replacement is hired


DeKalb County School District Superintendent Michael Thurmond will remain in the position until his replacement is hired, the school district confirmed. School district spokesman Quinn Hudson said Thurmond talked with his law firm—Butler, Wooten, Cheeley and Peak LLP— and they agreed to let Thurmond stay on as superintendent. Thurmond’s contract ends on June 30. The […]

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Towers Tennis: Confidence and determination help turn program around

Towers boys’ tennis coach Emanuel Lewis led Towers to its first playoff appearance.

Tennis was established at Towers High School in 1995. For 18 seasons, the boys’ tennis program never managed to put together a winning season. That all changed in 2013 when the Titans went 6-3 under then-head coach Kevin Owen-Robinson. The program continued to get better under a new coach, Emanuel Lewis. Lewis took over the […]

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Great outdoors are calling

Jazz on the Lawn

Do you love the warmth of spring?Is hanging outdoors a favorite thing to do?Are you a music lover?If your answers are “Yes, yes, yes,” it’s time to grab a blanket or chair and head to a number of venues for concerts under the skies and stars. Chamblee Summer Concert Series Chamblee Fourth Friday Concerts are […]

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Brookhaven mayor apologizes, cleared of wrongdoing


Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said in a released statement that he apologized to two female employees that accused him of sexual harassment. “I have spoken with both employees present and they have accepted the sincere apology that I offered,” the statement read. “The action was innocent and was not intended to bring discomfort.” Two […]

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School district selects superintendent finalist


  The five-month search for a successor to DeKalb County school Superintendent Michael Thurmond is coming to an end. DeKalb County Board of Education chairman Melvin Johnson announced on May 13 that the board had selected Kansas City, MO, school superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green as the finalist to lead the DeKalb County School District. […]

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Four dead in plane crash


A private plane crashed May 8 on I-285 after departing from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Four passengers and a dog were killed. The victims were identified as Greg Byrd and his sons Christopher and Phillip. Jackie Kulzer, the fiancée of Christopher, was also killed in a crash, along with a pet. Kulzer, a 2006 graduate of St. […]

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