“Conflict and chaos”: DeKalb school district on probation

_logo

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has been placed on probation for the next year by an accrediting agency. AdvancED President Mark Elgart said if DCSD doesn’t comply with its requests over the next year, the loss of the district’s accreditation is “imminent.” AdvancED is the parent company for the Southern Association of Colleges and […]

2,084 total views, no views today

Breaking News: DeKalb school district on probation

School Board Meeting Feb. 13 004

          The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has been placed on probation for the next year by an accrediting agency. AdvancED President Mark Elgart said if DCSD doesn’t comply with its requests over the next year, the loss of the district’s accreditation is “imminent.” AdvancED is the parent company for the […]

1,644 total views, no views today

Sammy Johnson: A ‘natural-born athlete’ living up to his potential

IMG_0550

Sammy Johnson is not your average athlete. The junior from Stone Mountain High School played organized football for the very first time this past season and he has played basketball for only two years. But, with the numbers that he has been putting up for both football and basketball one would think he has been […]

5,958 total views, no views today

K-9 officer retires after seven years on force

k-9

  Twan, a DeKalb County K-9 officer, has retired his collar after seven years on the DeKalb County Police force. The 10-year-old Belgian Malinois retired from the force on Dec. 4 due to age and health complications. He served two years longer than the average work life span for a K-9 officer. Twan will live […]

2,373 total views, no views today

Tucker Flower Shop wins decorating contest

20121201_TUCKER_FLOWER

A panel of judges decided that Tucker Flower Shop has the best Christmas decorations in Tucker. The Tucker Business Association, Main Street Tucker Alliance and the Tucker Historical Society announced Dec. 5 the winners of the Downtown Tucker Holiday Decorating Contest. Tucker Flower Shop on Idlewood Road was awarded first prize and owner Julia McDonald […]

2,380 total views, no views today

Zoning task force recommends changes for Decatur

decatur

The city of Decatur’s zoning task force, created to study the recommendations of the strategic plan as it relates to zoning, presented its finding to the Decatur City Commission recently. The task force includes members of the city planning commission, active living advisory board, historic preservation commission and residents. It was created to identify possible […]

1,233 total views, no views today

Author packs DeKalb History Center for lecture on book about Rich’s

News Briefs

zach williams

DeKalb commissioners approve new chief operating officer   The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners confirmed Zach Williams as DeKalb County’s next executive assistant and chief operating officer. Williams was nominated by CEO Burrell Ellis and will succeed Richard Stogner, who retires at the end of the year. “We have an opportunity together to move DeKalb […]

24,649 total views, 1 views today