Fernbank robotics team going to world championship

The Fernbank LINKS robotics team (No. 4468) won a spot in the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in April. Photo provided

A local robotics team will be competing in a world championship in April. The Fernbank LINKS robotics team is going to the FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) world robotics championship for the first time in the team’s three-year history. The team was the second-place finalist out of 66 teams in […]

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Unseen mysteries revealed at Fernbank


Fernbank Museum of Natural History IMAX theater on March 6 premiered Mysteries of the Unseen World, a 40-minute, large format production by National Geographic Entertainment and Days End Pictures, written by Mose Richards and narrated by Forest Whitaker. In the film, audiences are taken on an adventure of unseen worlds and hidden dimensions of things […]

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Local robotics team needs $8K for world championship


A local robotics team has been invited to participate in the world championship in St. Louis April 22-25, but needs to raise $8,000 for the trip. Team Reboot (FRC #4080) is based out of the My Inventor Club machine shop which is located in Atlanta and composed of mostly DeKalb County homeschool students. Although the […]

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Caring Bunny opens his arms to children with special needs

The Northlake Mall Easter Bunny becomes Caring Bunny for a few hours as he hosts visits with children with special needs.

Among Easter’s joys for many families with small children is taking the little ones for a visit with the mall Easter Bunny. Some children with special needs, however, may find such an outing more of a challenge than an adventure. “Children with autism, for example, may find the normal sights and sounds at the mall […]

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Chamblee girls, SWD boys win county track championships

Chamble Girls Team

It was a long time coming, but the Chamblee girls’ track-and-field team raced its way to its first ever DeKalb County Track and Field Championship, March 30. The Lady Bulldogs outscored Redan 102-96.5. Defending champions Miller Grove finished third with 83.5 points. Chamblee coach Curtis Mattrir said it felt “great knowing that the girls made […]

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Nonprofit group seeks end to sign clutter

Arthur Davis, a member of Strategies to Achieve Restoration Today Inc., stands in front of a cluster of signs he says should be removed. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

South DeKalb resident Arthur Davis is on a campaign against illegal signs. “It’s a pollution in our area,” said Davis, standing near the intersection of Panthersville and Flat Shoals roads, where six signs line a side street. One sign advertises Wyndham Fall Estates, a subdivision two miles away. Another sign is for Elite Academy & […]

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Stephenson, Miller Grove win JV county track championships

Miller Grove Girls Team

The 2015 DeKalb County Junior Varsity Track and Field Championships, renewed for the first time in more than 15 years, put several underclassmen in the spotlight March 25 at Panthersville Stadium as the titles went to the Stephenson Jaguars and Miller Grove Lady Wolverines. The Jaguars captured seven of the 15 event titles on the […]

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Stephenson defeats Dunwoody in region play

Dunwoody’s Troy Anders goes in the to bunt the ball.

What started out as an emotional celebration of life, ended in a disappointing loss for the Dunwoody Wildcats. The Stephenson Jaguars came back from a 0-2 deficit to defeat the Wildcats 4-2 at Dunwoody March 26. Before the baseball game, Dunwoody honored Ian Davis, who was killed in a car crash June 29, 2014, in […]

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