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Brookhaven forms affordable housing task force

Brookhaven forms affordable housing task force

Thirteen people have been appointed to the newly-created Brookhaven Affordable Housing Task Force. The Brookhaven City Council approved a resolution to establish the task force at its Sept. 13 regular meeting. The task force includes community members, faith leaders and housing industry experts. The members named were David Schaefer, Rev. Hace Cargo, Rev. David Park, […]

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Ready for trouble—CERT offers tips on preparing for disasters

Specialist Robert Swanson and instructor Theoan LeDoux of CERT give visitors to Stonecrest Library tips on staying safe when disaster strikes.

Disaster comes in many forms—floods, fires, tornados, chemical spills, ice storms and many others. The one thing they have in common is that they disrupt people’s lives and put them at risk of injury or death. While these often come with little warning, there are actions that can be taken to minimize their effects, according […]

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Jester opposes district’s opposition to OSD

Jester opposes district’s opposition to OSD

On Sept. 19, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board member Stan Jester cast the single opposing vote to approve the district’s stance against Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed Opportunity School District (OSD). Approval means DCSD joins 30 other school districts throughout the state in opposing state takeover of schools not earning at least 60 College Career […]

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Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

There’s something new nestled behind Fernbank Museum. In the woods and among the tall trees, there’s now paved paths, boardwalks, exhibits, a wildlife sanctuary, outdoor play spaces and the entrance to an old-growth forest. Welcome to WildWoods, Fernbank’s new offering that organizers hope will connect current and future generations to their environment and foster a […]

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Stone Mountain debunks Syrian refugee report

Stone Mountain debunks Syrian refugee report

Stone Mountain city officials have spoken out against a report that claims the city has received more Syrian refugees than Los Angeles and New York City combined. An article published on The Daily Caller on Sept. 21 stated that 72 Syrian refugees have settled in Stone Mountain since Oct.1, 2015. The reporter, Peter Hasson, said […]

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H.O.M.E lends a helping hand to single mothers in need

H.O.M.E lends a helping hand to single mothers in need

  Jaila Fontenot, 21, is expecting her first child any day now, but on Sept. 24, Fontenot got an unexpected delivery that put a smile on her face.    Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure (HOME), a non-profit organization based in DeKalb County that delivers furniture to mothers in need, stepped in and gave the expectant mother […]

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Ivy Prep academy hosts ‘Bring Your Parent to School Day’ to engage community

Ivy Prep academy hosts ‘Bring Your Parent to School Day’ to engage community

Approximately 200 metro-Atlanta parents and guardians were at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood School for Girls on Sept. 22 to engage, observe and learn from their child’s instructors. As part of Ivy Prep’s “Bring Your Parent to School Day,” parents and guardians from DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties attended a two-hour instructional, observational and work session […]

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State senator: SPLOST for DeKalb County is ‘poison pill’

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A Georgia state senator representing DeKalb and Henry counties said the county’s proposed special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) would have been a “poison pill” had it been approved.  Senator Emanuel Jones spoke in front of a group of DeKalb residents at a SPLOST update meeting Sept. 20 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in […]

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