MARTA - 35th Anniversary

School inclement weather plan not just about making up snow days

The DeKalb school board voted March 3 to add three days to the current academic year to make up for snow days. Photo by Travis Hudgons

A DeKalb County School District inclement weather plan is not simply about making up snow days, School Superintendent Mike Thurmond told school board members March 3. Thurmond said he is more concerned about the growth and achievement of DeKalb students. “My question was not how we can add back six days, because I don’t think […]

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Demise/resurrection of a restaurant: Couple share the struggles and pitfalls of eatery ownership

Rayshawn and Christie Lathan. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

Opening of a new restaurant is a celebratory time for owners. But when things don’t turn out as planned, shuttering the doors can be difficult and painful. Rayshawn and Christie Lathan know this all too well. On Valentine’s Day, the couple put a sign on the door of Nacho Mama’s Street Taqueria on Lawrenceville Highway […]

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Tucker city supporters go before legislators

The proposed map of the city of Lakeside is displayed before the city of Tucker hearing. Photo by Carla Parker

A day after the Georgia Senate adopted legislation to allow a referendum on incorporation of the proposed city of Lakeside, supporters of the proposed city of Tucker went before state legislators to ask for similar endorsement. At the Feb. 27 public hearing, supporters of House Bill 677 spoke to the House Governmental Affairs Committee about […]

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Tying the Knot: Mary Britt & Bruce Hinton

The laughs continued when Bruce’s brother and groomsman Joseph Hinton started his toast with a song.

He’s in the underwriting department at BB&T bank and also in the U.S. Army Reserve. She’s a registered nurse case manager at UnitedHealthcare.   How they met They attended Southwest DeKalb High School, but only one of them recalls the other. Bruce had a crush on Mary but was too shy to speak to her. […]

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Dunwoody football players sign athletic scholarships


National Signing Day may have come and gone, but that did not mean the recruiting period was over for Dunwoody head football coach Jim Showfety. Showfety continued to look for the right colleges for two of his senior players and was successful as Aaron Alexander and Michael Adjekuko signed with the colleges of their choice […]

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STAR students, teachers recognized

Ross, Thurmond, Arabia Mountain High School Star student Fabian Flowers and STAR teacher Ella Davis

Seniors and teachers in public and private schools in DeKalb County were recognized Feb. 27 by the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program. Seventeen-year-old Adriano Iqbal, a senior at Druid Hills High School, was one of 27 students honored at the program sponsored by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and held at the DoubleTree Hotel […]

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Smart911 program launches in DeKalb

The 911 service in DeKalb County answers more than 1.2 million calls a year.

Imagine your house is on fire. You call 911 in such a panic that are unable to provide vital details. It would be great if fire, police and emergency medical personnel could get to your home already knowing all important information they need–how many people live in house, whether anyone has specific allergies or medical […]

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DeKalb school board could soon be reduced by two


A bill that reduces the DeKalb County school board from nine members to seven is awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal. If signed into law, the bill, House Bill 979, would remove the two super district seats from the school board. The other seven districts would remain intact. Rep. Mike Jacobs, who sponsored the […]

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