Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

There’s something new nestled behind Fernbank Museum. In the woods and among the tall trees, there’s now paved paths, boardwalks, exhibits, a wildlife sanctuary, outdoor play spaces and the entrance to an old-growth forest. Welcome to WildWoods, Fernbank’s new offering that organizers hope will connect current and future generations to their environment and foster a […]

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Stone Mountain debunks Syrian refugee report

Stone Mountain debunks Syrian refugee report

Stone Mountain city officials have spoken out against a report that claims the city has received more Syrian refugees than Los Angeles and New York City combined. An article published on The Daily Caller on Sept. 21 stated that 72 Syrian refugees have settled in Stone Mountain since Oct.1, 2015. The reporter, Peter Hasson, said […]

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H.O.M.E lends a helping hand to single mothers in need

H.O.M.E lends a helping hand to single mothers in need

  Jaila Fontenot, 21, is expecting her first child any day now, but on Sept. 24, Fontenot got an unexpected delivery that put a smile on her face.    Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure (HOME), a non-profit organization based in DeKalb County that delivers furniture to mothers in need, stepped in and gave the expectant mother […]

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Ivy Prep academy hosts ‘Bring Your Parent to School Day’ to engage community

Ivy Prep academy hosts ‘Bring Your Parent to School Day’ to engage community

Approximately 200 metro-Atlanta parents and guardians were at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood School for Girls on Sept. 22 to engage, observe and learn from their child’s instructors. As part of Ivy Prep’s “Bring Your Parent to School Day,” parents and guardians from DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties attended a two-hour instructional, observational and work session […]

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State senator: SPLOST for DeKalb County is ‘poison pill’

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A Georgia state senator representing DeKalb and Henry counties said the county’s proposed special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) would have been a “poison pill” had it been approved.  Senator Emanuel Jones spoke in front of a group of DeKalb residents at a SPLOST update meeting Sept. 20 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in […]

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Stone Mountain, organization partners to rebuild park

Stone Mountain, organization partners to rebuild park

Stone Mountain and the Small Creek Alliance have partnered to rebuild a park where a playground was set on fire in August. Small Creek Alliance, a community organization dedicated to curbing violence in central and south DeKalb through preventive and non-punitive measures, started a Go Fund Me page to raise $50,000 to help fund the […]

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Green until 2019

Green until 2019

DeKalb Board of Education extends superintendent’s contract, grants 1 percent salary increase On Sept. 20, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Board of Education announced a contract extension and 1 percent salary increase for Superintendent Stephen Green. Details of the contract include an extension to June 2019, a one-time 1 percent salary increase to $303,000, […]

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Eagles soar on homecoming

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Columbia defeats Clarkston The Columbia Eagles got their second win of the season after a 53-6 victory over Clarkston on Sept. 23 at Godfrey Stadium. The Eagles—which scored on offense, defense and special teams—were too much for the Clarkston Angoras from the opening kickoff. Columbia’s Marquavious Linner returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown to […]

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