Fairytales come true through Enchanted Closet

Enchanted Closet president and CEO Bonita Johnson examines one of the hundreds of dresses donated to be given to 2015 prom goers. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

  Enchanted Closet’s mission of helping high school girls to be prom-perfect for their special formal night inescapably evokes the Cinderella fairytale of a young woman who thinks she couldn’t go to the grandest ball of the season until a fairy godmother appears and makes it possible. In this case, the “fairy godmothers” are dozens […]

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Coca-Cola bottle celebrates 100 years


The curvy Coca-Cola bottle kicked-off its 100th anniversary at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on Feb. 26. To celebrate “The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100” exhibit that will be on show at the museum through Oct. 4, Coca-Cola hosted a preview party that featured a debut musical performance, displayed famous paintings […]

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District ends early college contract

Board member Vickie Turner recognizes 2015 youth art and music appreciation month.

At the DeKalb County Board of Education March 2 meeting, officials terminated the Gateway to College Academy Charter contract. The Gateway to College Academy program was implemented in the school system for students ages 16-20 who have not been successful in traditional high schools and sought to gain college credits while completing their high school […]

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Advertised city of Winship doesn’t exist

dekalb county map

  A mystery has been solved: there is no proposed DeKalb city of Winship. Rep. Michele Henson placed an ad in The Champion, the county’s legal organ, on March 5 giving notice “that there will be introduced at the regular 2015 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to incorporate a new municipality […]

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Guest Editorial: Let Them Vote! How passing Senate Bill 63 creates room for everyone at the [pub] table

I’m a woman who loves beer; and not just any old kind of beer. I love craft beer, and I have a special place in my heart for ones brewed locally. I analyze the hops, the color, the aromas and any specialty ingredients that induce a party on my palate from a simple sip. This […]

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School district improves accreditation


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has upgraded DeKalb County School District’s status to “accredited on advisement,” placing the school district a step closer to full accreditation. The district has been moved from its “accredited warned” status, which it has sought to change since July 2014. The report followed SACS three-day onsite December […]

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Libraries offer something for everyone


Are you and your family in a rut? Looking for something new to do? Seeking a place offering plenty of options?This may sound extremely old school, but consider stopping by the library. Across the country libraries are changing with the times. No longer are they places that just offer books, magazines and audio media, now […]

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Volunteers plant 100 trees in Decatur

Volunteers receive a tree-planting lesson from TREES Atlanta before planting 100 trees.

Approximately three dozen volunteers teamed up Feb. 27 to plant 100 trees in the city of Decatur along Ponce de Leon Avenue, between Scott Boulevard and Sam’s Crossing. The trees were planted by representatives of Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), TREES Atlanta and RockTenn, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of TAPPI, […]

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