OPINION: Convicted cheating teachers could have said ‘no’


It could have been avoided—the prison sentences for eight administrators and teachers after the seven-month-long Atlanta Public Schools (APS) cheating trial. They could have avoided the accusations, trial, public humiliation, loss of income and prison time by just saying “no.” On April Fools’ Day, the APS educators were convicted of crimes including the Racketeer Influenced […]

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Tucker High celebrates 100 years

Former German teacher Bob McCormick poses in front of the Tucker centennial float.

It has been 100 years since Tucker High School opened its doors. To commemorate the anniversary, Tucker High School foundation and the Tucker community sponsored a parade and a variety of events for students, alumni and school supporters on April 18 at the school. “Tucker is about family. We have a great community here. We […]

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Jobs bus visits Doraville

DeKalb Workforce Development assistant Donnie Cantley and the mobile center coordinator stand in front of the jobs bus. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

The mobile career center and resource jobs bus, sponsored by DeKalb Workforce Development was at the Doraville library on April 23 to assist residents with job search assistance, resume writing and provide interviewing tips. “It’s a mobile outlet for DeKalb County residents. We have an on-site resource center that is pretty popular in our community […]

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Stonecrest librarian has a heart for homeschooled students

“I’m trying to serve my community the best I can,” said Glenda Zachary, a children’s librarian at Stonecrest Library. Zachary has run the Homeschool Hangout program for two years. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Although she has no children of her own and was not homeschooled, Glenda Zachary, a children’s librarian at Stonecrest Library, has a heart for the homeschool community. “Everybody needs to know that Miss Glenda is awesome,” said Shante Harvey, a homeschooling mother of two sons, ages 5 and 7. “We appreciate that she’s doing something […]

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Cedric Alexander: Public safety director tackles local and national issues

Dr. Cedric Alexander has garnered national attention in his role as DeKalb’s deputy chief operating officer for public safety. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

When Dr. Cedric Alexander took the helm as DeKalb County’s police chief in February 2013, the department needed help. “The department was riveted with issues around corruption and police abuse or police brutalilty…[and] here we had just had a couple of officers caught up in a federal drug scheme,” Alexander said. “The department was somewhat […]

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Interim CEO says he is a victim of fraud

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Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May said he did not cash a $4,000 check signed with his name. “A fraud has been committed using my name and my position,” May said in an April 24 statement. He is calling for an investigation to discover who is responsible for the alleged fraud. The alleged fraud involves a […]

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Marist lacrosse team has five sets of brothers, including coaching staff

Marist Lacrosse team features five sets of brothers, including assistant coaches Shaun and Kevin Lux (front row), (back row, from left) Michael  and Charlie Addicks, Kyle and Kevin Coughlin, Jackson and William Mudd, and Matt and Chris Zowine. Photo by Mary Jo Corsetti

It is not unusual for siblings to play on the same team. However, rarely does a team have a set of brothers on the coaching staff and four sets of brothers on the player roster. That is the case for Marist boys’ lacrosse team. Kevin and Shaun Lux are assistant coaches on the team. On […]

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Teen charged in fatal car accident that killed Lakeside teacher

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*UPDATE* Decatur Police obtained arrest warrants April 30 for first degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving for 19-year-old Ramiro Pedemonte of Tucker for the fatality accident that occurred on April 25 on Scott Boulevard at Ridley Circle involving Leah O’Brien and her 8-year-old daughter.  Pedemonte was taken into custody at his residence without incident.    […]

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