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La Detra White bought 100 meals Gator’s BBQ and Soul Food in Clarkston through her “The Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is Project.”

Whenever La Detra White turned on the news she saw more negative than positive stories about the African-American community in metro Atlanta. She grew tired of seeing and hearing the negative coverage and decided to do something about it. In July, White launched “The Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is Project” to help the […]

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‘A sense of togetherness’

‘A sense of togetherness’

Pine Lakefest 2016 celebrates community The 16th annual Pine Lakefest was held on the shores of Pine Lake on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, welcoming poets, artists, musicians, vendors and families. It also featured food varieties from throughout DeKalb County and beyond. Pine Lakefest 2016 featured nature-oriented kid activities, live poetry readings, chalk art contests, […]

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Porter Road community trying to save ‘historic’ area

Lovely Porter, 86, Louise Porter Mosley, 78 and Dorothy Porter, 83, look over old family photos and articles about the Porter Road community.

With new developments popping up across DeKalb County, some residents of one community are fighting to maintain its area and history. In a small community off Porter Road, residents say their quaint area is filled with history, which is why some are urging DeKalb’s Historic Preservation Commission to save the area from developers by recognizing […]

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Resident committee to address DeKalb County blight issues

The DeKalb County Citizens Nuisance Business and Blight Committee, a committee of DeKalb County residents, will address blighted areas across DeKalb County. Photo by Travis Hudgons

A committee of DeKalb County residents plans to tackle the county’s issues with blighted properties and businesses throughout DeKalb. The eight-member committee, formed by DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester, will “study data against businesses that have repeatedly failed to take reasonable steps to correct objectionable conditions and businesses that have not responded to complaints for […]

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Reuse high school, no split feeders recommended to DeKalb schools

On Sept. 26, a crowd of about 50 gathered at DeKalb County School District’s central office to hear the results of the Secondary Schools Facility and Feasibility Study focused on alleviating overcrowding.

Following 21 public input meetings and an 18-month investigation by consultants, a final recommendation for addressing overcrowding in northern DeKalb County high school clusters was presented to the public on Sept. 26. The recommendation, which will be presented to the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Board of Education for approval on Dec. 5 and cost […]

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Georgia Piedmont celebrates Fall Convocation


President of college lauds success, honors retiree and alumnus Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) celebrated its 2016 Fall Convocation on Sept. 27, using the event to extol its successes, honor an alumnus and award emeritus status to a retired instructor. “This is a time for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together and […]

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‘No quick fixes, no shortcuts’


DeKalb superintendent pens op-ed opposing Opportunity School District   “Who do you want teaching and looking out for our children?” asks Stephen Green, superintendent of DeKalb County School District (DCSD), in an op-ed released Sept. 26.The piece comes one week after the DCSD board of education voted to formally oppose a proposed Opportunity School District […]

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Carla’s Corner: Stop telling athletes to ‘stick to sports’

Carla Corner

For some people, participating in, or watching, sports is a way to escape reality. Some people turn to sports to get their minds off the goings on in the world—whether it’s politics, economics or crime. Some hate when the two (sports and the real world) intertwine. But sports and the real world do intertwine, and […]

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