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Gabrielle Robinson continues to dominate DeKalb tennis

Chamblee tennis player Gabrielle Robinson finished at the top of girls No. 1 singles with a 14-1 record in 2014. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Watching tennis star Serena Williams play was all it took for then 4-year-old Gabrielle Robinson to gain an interest in the sport. “I told my parents that I wanted to play tennis and they went out and bought a racket,” Robinson said. At 17, Robinson is one of the top female players in No. 1 […]

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Tell me what you are running for


Some free campaign advice from a longtime observer, analyst and consultant in the political arena—I know that trash, rumors, lies and innuendo will make their way to the voters, but from you and your campaign…could you please at least try and focus on your thoughts on the issues, your plans for the position if elected […]

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EDITORIAL: Casting light on the sexual exploitation of children


A top 10 rating is often a sought-after distinction that makes city officials and residents proud. Not in this case. Atlanta leads the nation in human trafficking. That means that while Atlanta is cited specifically, all of the metro-Atlanta area is involved with victims and exploiters living, suffering and operating among us. Human trafficking is […]

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New downtown Decatur facility offers occasional office options

Visitors chat as they look over the newly available office space.

One executive works in Kentucky, another works in North Carolina, and they both had business that brought them to the Atlanta area for a day. Rather than work from a hotel room, the executives rented office space at Decatur CoWorks. “This is an example of the type of flexibility that many people need today and […]

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Math games add up to serious fun

From left, Indian Creek Elementary’s Top 5 math students (in descending order) include Rachel, Prae Mo, Jason Lian, Mee Meh and Precieux Vangu. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Students at Indian Creek Elementary School were recognized May 15 for playing games. “It’s very serious math; don’t let the word ‘game’ mislead you,” said Barbara Asteak, vice president of Suntex International Inc., about the students’ participation in First in Math, an online, game-based math program used by 1.5 million students nationwide and 50,000 classrooms. […]

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OPINION: Affirmative Action is old school


In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently gave states the right to decide whether institutions of higher learning have the ability to grant special consideration to minority groups in the admissions process. Special consideration in any form is discriminatory to some group or individual. It’s impossible to not be. When first instituted, Affirmative […]

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Occupy Our Homes Atlanta appears in court with veteran

Members of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta rallied on the courthouse steps to protest the arrest of an army veteran whose home was foreclosed on last year. Photos by Daniel Beauregard

Residents and advocates gathered on the steps of the DeKalb County courthouse May 14 to protest what they said was an unlawful foreclosure on a DeKalb County veteran’s home last year. Approximately 30 people gathered in front of the courthouse to support U.S. Army veteran Mark Harris and other members of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta […]

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Students view 3D technology at STEM center event

Students crowd around a 3D printer as it makes a bracelet. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  A few dozen students, some accompanied by parents, got to see a 3D printer in action May 19. The demonstration was part of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) open house sponsored by DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson at Exchange Park Intergenerational Center in Decatur. During the event, attendees also learned about animation […]

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