OPINION: Naughty? Nice? Does it matter?

“You’d better watch out/You’d better not cry/Better not pout/I’m telling you why/Santa Claus is coming to town.”   Those lines from the familiar Christmas song Santa Claus Is Coming to Town suggest that children would do well to be on their best behavior if they expect to be rewarded with toys on Christmas morning. But […]

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St. Pius X to play for Class AAA state title

A stout performance by the defense helped the St. Pius X Golden Lions earn a trip to the Georgia Dome to play for the Class AAA state title. The Golden Lions (12-2) beat the North Hall Trojans (11-3) 31-6 on Dec. 7 in the Class AAA playoff semifinals. Although the offense put up 31 points, […]

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Dunwoody arrest suspected child molester

              The Dunwoody Police Department has arrested 42-year-old Ronald Cox of Lithonia for child molestation by solicitation. He was picked up by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and transported to their jail. Cox is accused of attempting to entice a child while in the restroom of the Perimeter Mall. […]

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Doraville water treatment facility shuts down after spill

A sewage leak in Doraville contaminated approximately 40 square yards of soil Nov. 19. City officials said the leak, which occurred in Doraville’s industrial sector, also permeated the surrounding area with the smell of excrement. “This is obviously an unacceptable incident but the city, county and board of health’s response to the incident has been […]

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GPC professor says of Mayan prediction, ‘it’s not the end of the world’

  The Australians will be among the first to know if the Maya were right. “They’re already building underground shelters there,” said Ernie Guyton. Guyton, a Georgia Perimeter College anthropology professor, is talking about the ancient Mayan long calendar, which some say predicts the end of the world on Dec. 21. Those on the other […]

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DeKalb starts new school construction projects

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) broke ground on construction projects at Miller Grove, Southwest DeKalb and Martin Luther King Jr. high schools recently. The construction at Miller Grove includes a classroom addition and renovations to several existing classrooms. The project will cost approximately $6 million and is slated to be complete in September. 2014. […]

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Cruising the Mediterranean—it’s not just for the idle rich

Whenever someone suggested that I do something well beyond my means financially, I used to joke, “if I had that kind of money I wouldn’t be sitting here—I’d be cruising the Mediterranean.” Earlier this year, my mother called my bluff. “How much would it cost to cruise the Mediterranean?” she asked. I looked it up […]

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