Shaq-a-Claus in town

Shaq-a-Claus in town

An invitation-only Shaq-A-Claus event aimed to increase diabetes awareness and promote healthy living was recently hosted by the American Diabetes Association with Feeding America, in collaboration with Atlanta Food Community Bank and other organizations. Rena Cozart, executive director at American Diabetes Association, said, “We are so grateful to be working with the food bank in […]

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OPINION: ‘Fire! ready, aim’

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“The San Bernardino, Calif. attacks were about guns in the same way that 9/11 was about box cutters,” quipped radio newsman Tim Bryant, WGAU-AM/FM, Athens, Ga, host of Georgia’s Morning News on his Facebook feed.We may not yet know the entire nature of the threat which we face, but it is coming–and the threat is […]

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Retiring tax commissioner honored

Retiring tax commissioner honored

DeKalb County Tax Commissioner Claudia Lawson thought she was to attend a budget meeting Dec. 15. Instead, the Board of Commissioners surprised her by recognizing her 36 years of service to the county. “I never had any intention of being your tax commissioner, just a good public servant,” Lawson told the audience at the commissioners’ […]

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Reality TV singer leads DeKalb school choir

Reality TV singer leads DeKalb school choir

  Dozens of students, parents and teachers gathered at Ivy Preparatory Academy’s Kirkwood (IPA) campus for the school’s holiday concert “When Genres Collide” on Dec. 17 and 18.  The performances were led by IPA Music Director Ian J. Knighton who was formerly chosen by judges in Sacramento, Calif. to be a contestant on The X […]

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Harken introduces new health care model

Harken introduces new health care model

One of America’s newest healthcare systems comes to the Atlanta area with the start of the new year as Harken Health opens a network of centers.  “I’m very excited to introduce this unique model of health care to the Atlanta area. We call it health care reimagined because we asked people what they want when […]

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OPINION: Are we no longer the home of the brave?

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The recent mass killings in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have put many in our country on edge and again pitted Americans against each other in hotly contested debates over immigration, gun control and refugee admissions policies. We have read and heard voices of condemnation and voices of support on the subject of admitting Syrian […]

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Clarkston holds annual Christmas tree lighting


photo by Beverly Burke The city of Clarkston kicked off the holiday season with its annual Christmas tree lighting event. The tree lighting brought an estimated 300 residents to the Clarkston Woman’s Club and featured dancers and singers from the Clarkston First Baptist Church as well as musical selections from the Proskuneo School of the […]

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DeKalb officer arrested after sexual assault allegation


A DeKalb Police officer was arrested Dec. 23 after being accused of a sexual assault while on duty. Officer Darren Dye-Harriel, a one year employee, was arrested and charged a few hours after the department received the allegation. As a result of an investigation by the DeKalb County Police Special Victims Unit, Dye-Harriel has been […]

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