Deja vu for DeKalb Medical protesters

A group gathered outside of DeKalb Medical Center (DMC) in Decatur to protest policy changes, something which seemed eerily familiar to some of the demonstrators.  Last August, mothers voiced their concerns after DMC temporarily suspended water birthing. This year, protesters find themselves in a similar fight after the privileges of Brad Bootstaylor, a delivery doctor […]

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Thurmond: SPLOST would be ‘game-changer’ for DeKalb

Months after one word derailed an opportunity for DeKalb County to benefit from a $550 million special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST), DeKalb County officials will try again.  Gov. Nathan Deal signed two pieces of legislation pertaining to DeKalb County’s SPLOST. Senate Bill 143 amends the “tolled” language that sidetracked a SPLOST referendum in […]

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As a man thinketh

Boys to Men Christian Mentors celebrate, award scholarships at 20th banquet For three hours on May 5, a ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tucker became groud-zero for celebration, as Boys to Men Christian Mentors celebrated its 20th annual scholarship banquet. Each year, officials from Boys to Men Christian Mentors pair at-risk youth with […]

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Tucker mayor speaks on strong community in state of city address

The past year for Tucker has been a year of fundamentals and foundation-building, according to Mayor Frank Auman.  Auman gave the first state of the city address for Tucker May 12 at the new city hall annex. Auman mentioned everything the city accomplished in a year, including moving into the city hall on Adrian Street […]

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Artistic inspiration found during Cuba travels

Inspiration for artists comes in many forms—sometimes in their own backyards and sometimes in exotic places.  Four local artists found inspiration a few months ago on the island of Cuba, thanks to support from a local arts center. Now their work is being shared at venues throughout DeKalb County. The artists are Les Scarborough, owner […]

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Winfrey wisdom

Oprah advises Agnes Scott grads to “feel everything with love” for success According to world-renowned media icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, the best way to build a legacy is to feel everything with love.  Winfrey spoke at Agnes Scott College—located at 141 E. College Avenue in Decatur—on May 13 as the private college’s 2017 […]

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MARTA brings TOD to Chamblee

  Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson said he’s excited that the city will have its first “Class A” office project after officials with MARTA and Pattillo Industrial Real Estate held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $25 million project named Trackside.  Trackside, located adjacent from the Chamblee MARTA station parking lot at the intersection of Peachtree Road […]

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DeKalb County class sizes shrink

According to a two-year independent study by DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board member Stan Jester, class sizes throughout the district are waning. Jester released two blog posts on May 1 and 2 that serve as updates to an original post made in September 2015. The original post contained an analysis outlining the average class […]

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