Getting a taste of Chamblee

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For more than four hours on Oct. 7, downtown Chamblee transformed into a crossroads of taste, culture and community as the city hosted the 10th annual Taste of Chamblee event. More than 20 food vendors, community organizations and government agencies lined Broad Street, offering samples, information and swag to intrigued passers-by. At two locations, giant […]

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DEKALB OLYMPIAN HONORED

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  Olympic gold medalist Angelo Taylor to be inducted into Georgia Sports Hall of Fame During his sophomore year at Southwest DeKalb High School, Angelo Taylor was in his father’s hometown, Macon, visiting the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. “I just remember looking at all of the athletes who were inducted into the hall of […]

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Tucker’s Dylan Wonnum named Under Armour All-American

Tucker High School senior offensive linemen Dylan Wonnum was named an Under Armour All-American and received his game jersey. Photo by Carla Parker

  Tucker and DeKalb County high school football fans can watch one of their own play in the Under Armour All-American game Jan. 4, 2018 on ESPN2. Tucker High School senior and offensive linemen Dylan Wonnum was named an Under Armour All-American and received his game jersey Oct. 4 in front of his family, teammates, […]

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Human Library allows living ‘books’ to tell their stories

Teresa Totten, programing and services coordinator for the DeKalb County Library

Communities are made up of people, each of whom has a story. They may be refugees, homeless persons, single parents, transgender persons, same-sex spouses, Christians, Muslims. Some may make assumptions about these community members based on such labels. Would those assumptions hold up if their neighbors learned firsthand more about their lives?  That question is […]

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Bully me? No way!

Miracle baby passes along anti-bullying message to Freedom Middle School at 13

Miracle baby passes along anti-bullying message to Freedom Middle School at 13 When pregnant 18 year-old Georgia Perimeter College freshman Tara Hawkins-Bottoms fell into a four-month coma after being attacked in November 2003, doctors had little hope for the baby she carried. Now, 14 years later, Emmanuel Hawkins—a baby delivered 11 weeks early while Hawkins-Bottoms […]

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DeKalb schools tout improved test scores, graduation rates

DeKalb County School District touted its recent improvements in graduation rates and SAT test scores. Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Officials at DeKalb County School District (DCSD) are celebrating a continued rise in graduation rates and SAT scores, according to recent releases. According to a release from the district on Sept. 28, DCSD graduation rates have increased from 70 percent in 2016 to 74 percent in 2017. The rate was announced by the Georgia Department […]

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Behind The Lens

Decatur resident Beate Sass created the "I am Decatur" photo project to celebrate the city’s diversity.

Creator of Decatur photo project discusses diversity Beate Sass, who moved from Tallahassee to DeKalb County in 2011, said Decatur is the first place she’s lived that feels like home.  Sass said she wanted to do something that truly depicted the essence of her “home”—lively, diverse and full of stories to tell.  That’s how the […]

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OPINION: Protests take many forms

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  To take a knee or not to take a knee seems to be one of the hotly debated questions of the day. Football players who took a knee during the national anthem last year to express their anger and frustration with police brutality and racial injustice have been joined by other athletes—pro and amateur—as […]

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