DA’s program gives second chance after arrest

Nineteen-year-old Nathan once thought he was invincible. That was before a run-in with the law and a second chance through a program started by DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. Nathan was one of seven people that graduated Nov. 30 from the DA’s Anti-Recidivism Court (ARC), a pilot program for first-time offenders ages 17-25 years […]

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Group collecting Christmas gifts for former foster children

Sometimes, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other family members who undertake the task of rearing their young relatives struggle provide for the children. “It’s so difficult to make ends meet every week even with support from the state,” said Trenny Stovall, director of the DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). For some, “being able to […]

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OPINION: A tale of two bakers

“It is the eternal struggle between these two principles—right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, ‘You work and toil and earn bread…and I’ll eat it.’”—President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), America’s 16th president. This […]

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DeKalb Schools graduation rate less than 60 percent

The Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) has released statewide graduation rates for the 2010-11 school year and Georgia has one of the lowest in the country—the DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) is even lower. According to the most recent data, only 67 percent of Georgia’s students graduate from high school in four years, making it […]

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Ministry needed to help traumatized war veterans and their families

Long-separated military families will soon reunite as another wave of combat veterans return from Afghanistan. However, for many of these families, reuniting will be the beginning of a difficult period of transition and readjustment for both the soldier and family. After seeing death and carnage close up, many combat veterans develop post traumatic stress disorder, […]

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World AIDS observed with quilt at Emory

As World AIDS Day Dec. 1 brought people together from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, Emory University localized that mission by hosting the annual Quilt on the Quad event at the Dobbs University Center Nov. 30. This year’s display differed from those in the past where the quilts were centrally displayed in […]

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Wonderful evening of theater as It’s A Wonderful Life comes to the Renaissance Project stage

In place of its usual production of A Christmas Carol, the Renaissance Project theater this year has chosen for its holiday offering It’s A Wonderful Life. “It’s sort of an American Christmas Carol,” observed the theater’s producing artistic director Michael Cole. There are some interesting parallels in the two stories. Both, of course, center on […]

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