OPINION: God bless us, every one!

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted,” –Aesop (620-564 B.C.), Greek philosopher and author of Aesop’s Fables. As we count our blessings and gather with family and friends in the coming weeks to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and this holiday season, it is important to remember that not every hearth or […]

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District purchases AP Exams


The DeKalb Board of Education approved the purchase of a single advanced placement (AP) exam for all DeKalb County School District (DCSD) high school students enrolled in AP courses. Exam costs are determined by the College Board and Johnathan Clark, director of office research, assessments and grants, said, “Funds will not exceed $320,000.” Clark said […]

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Commissioners still at an impasse over District 5 vote

There still is no commissioner for DeKalb’s District 5. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners once again could not fill the empty District 5 seat. Commissioners are divided about how to fill the seat. Commissioners Larry Johnson, Sharon Barnes Sutton and Stan Watson want to approve the nominee by interim CEO Lee May. Commissioners Kathie Gannon, Nancy Jester and Jeff Rader say they are […]

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Angel Tree program provides holiday gifts

Angel tags with the wishes and needs of a child or senior.

  Volunteers with The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provide more than 5,000 families with Christmas presents each year. The organization began in 1979 with majors Charles and Shirley White when they worked with a Lynchburg, Va., shopping mall to provide clothing and toys for children during the holiday season. The program has since assisted […]

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County’s proposed budget keeps spending flat

Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May’s proposed 2015 budget holds the line on spending. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

The proposed 2015 DeKalb County budget “is basically a maintenance budget,” interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May told reporters Dec. 15. May said he personally delivered copies of the proposed, $1.13 billion budget to the Board of Commissioners on Dec. 12. The proposed budget is approximately $254,000 more than the 2014 budget. “This budget is […]

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Wadsworth Magnet named Blue Ribbon school

Principal Cornellia Crum receives a Blue Ribbon award on behalf of Wadsworth Magnet. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

On Dec. 4 the U.S. Department of Education named Wadsworth Magnet School a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The magnet is one of eight schools in Georgia to receive the award this year. “For them to achieve what they’ve achieved with the obstacles that they’ve had is such a strong testament for all […]

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Buford too much for St. Pius X


  After seven minutes of play in the first quarter, it looked as if St. Pius X had found a way to slow down the undefeated Buford Wolves by jumping out to a 10-0 lead. However, Buford went on to score 55 unanswered points, beating St. Pius 55-10 to win the Class AAAA state championship […]

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Durr breaks school scoring record

St. Pius guard Asia Durr (dark shirt) poses with her team after becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer. Photo by Carla Parker

It did not take long for St. Pius guard Asia Durr to become the all-time leading scorer in school history. Going into the Dec. 12 matchup with Stone Mountain, Durr needed four points to break the record of 2,017 points, which was held by former St. Pius girls’ basketball player Kelly Cain. Durr broke the […]

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