Clarkston considers ‘banning the box’

Clarkston considers ‘banning the box’

Committee hears public concerns over discrimination against ex-cons The city of Clarkston is considering taking action to eliminate discrimination against ex-convicts.   Clarkston’s public safety committee, made up of councilmen Mario Williams, Dean Moore and resident Adyra Stembridge, heard from experts concerning the subject during a meeting held July 26. Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated […]

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Back to school celebrated in Redan

Boys & Girls Club at Redan Recreation Center celebrated the end of summer camp with a back-to-school celebration featuring performances and games.

Boys & Girls Club and local businesses partner for school supplies drive For most of the day on July 26, Redan Recreation Center was a scene of celebration. The center, located at 1869 Phillips Road in Lithonia, hosted a Back to School 2016 event featuring a school supplies giveaway, food and drinks, games, dancing, guest […]

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Up in smoke

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Clarkston business owner voices concerns over tightened tobacco rules   An owner of an adult entertainment strip club voiced concerns on a smoke-free Clarkston July 26 during a public safety committee meeting. Bill Gamble, owner of Strokers Entertainment Club, said a proposed ordinance banning smoking indoors could cause the 25-year-old Clarkston business to fail. “Having […]

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From being bullied in Dunwoody to honored in New York

From being bullied in Dunwoody to honored in New York

Considering his role in bringing policy change to more than 100,000 DeKalb County students, his experience with bullying, his religious and cultural affiliation, his portrait being featured in an upcoming New York art gallery, and his willingness to stay positive, it’s safe to say Japjee Singh, 17, is not your average Dunwoody High School senior.  […]

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UPDATE: SWD football coach Michael Tanks dead at 48

SWD football coach hospitalized after stroke

Southwest DeKalb High School football coach Michael Tanks died Aug. 3 of complications related to a stroke he suffered at his home. Tanks, 48, has been on a ventilator since having the stroke on July 25. According to the school’s athletic liaison Kathy Walton, Tanks was at home with his son when he had the […]

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Grief support groups offer shoulder to lean on

Grief support groups offer shoulder to lean on

The death of loved ones and the grieving that follows is a universal experience. However, how each individual grieves is unique. “People in this culture so often are so very uncomfortable with pain and suffering that goes along with loss,” said Rev. Robby Carroll. “We stress grief is a normal process.” Carroll, who has been […]

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‘da Kink in My Hair is a not-to-be-missed musical

‘da Kink in My Hair is a not-to-be-missed musical

For a lighthearted theatrical moment, one can’t go wrong choosing to spend time at the Horizon Theatre taking in ‘da Kink in My Hair. With snappy musical numbers, catchy lyrics, funny bits as well as deeply moving moments, the play is almost guaranteed to leave audiences laughing constantly before dabbing tears from the corner of […]

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Brookhaven police searching for shooting suspect

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Brookhaven police are seeking help from the public for information of a shooting that occurred in the 1700 block of Clairmont Way on Aug. 3. According to police, officers received a call around 3:15 p.m. of a person shot. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a White male in his driveway suffering from […]

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