OPINION: Boundaries, borders and empires—oh my!

“There is no more sagacious animal than the Icelandic horse. He is stopped by neither snow, nor storm, nor impassable roads, nor rocks, glaciers, or anything. He is courageous, sober, and surefooted. He never makes a false step, never shies. If there is a river or fjord to cross (and we shall meet with many) […]

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More than a game

  Growing up, Frank Johnson assumed that chess was something “old guys did.” Johnson’s father played chess but didn’t teach his son the game. During Johnson’s youth, chess just seemed out of reach for him.  Now, Johnson is giving young adults the opportunity he didn’t have by introducing them to the game of chess at […]

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Stone Mountain Jack and Jill celebrates 30 years

In 1987 Black families made up a small percentage of Stone Mountain’s population. To assure that their children had cultural experiences relevant to their heritage as well as leadership development opportunities Black mothers in the area formed a chapter of Jack and Jill, an organization created in 1938 to provide Black children cultural, educational and […]

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OPINION: Out of the mouths of babes and seniors

For many years, my wife and I have joked about an incident that occurred a year or so after we married. My wife had gained a few pounds since our wedding. We were visiting my family for Easter, if memory serves me correctly, when a young niece with a syrupy-slow southern accent approached my wife, […]

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Clarkston sends message to ICE

City to pass “symbolic” non-detainer policy to help protect immigrant residents    “Somalians have been coming here since the 1980s. We have integrated into this great country. We have paid our dues for passes… We’ve raised our children here. When we saw the raids by ICE, it affected us. It hurt our feelings. It’s not […]

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No place like home

  United Methodist Children’s Home sells property After decades of service to at-risk children in the DeKalb county area, the United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur sold its property to the city of Decatur for $40 million. In an April 17 city commission meeting, commissioners voted to purchase the 77 acres of property currently owned […]

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Three teams advance in tennis playoffs

Defending state champions Marist War Eagles, the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs and the St. Pius X Lady Golden Lions are the remaining DeKalb County teams in the state tennis playoffs. Marist advanced to the Class AAAA Elite Eight after a 4-0 win over Northside-Columbus on April 24 in the second round. The War Eagles will host […]

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Dunwoody donation causes debate

An approved $1.2 million donation from a Dunwoody booster club stirred controversy April 17 during a DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education meeting. The donation—which will go toward artificial turf, seating, outdoor lighting, track replacement, restrooms and a concession stand—will be used in conjunction with $790,000 in E-SPLOST V funds already allocated to […]

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