OPINION: Many boys feel like prisoners in school


My first-grade grandson has told me several times that he hates school. He is a nice, sensitive kid who is really good with his hands. Show him a picture of a Lego creation, and he can make it. He is really interested in making things. Recently, he drew a diagram of a treehouse he wants […]

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EDITORIAL: Give District 5 a voice


What is it going to take to temporarily fill the District 5 seat on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners? For 20 months the seat has been open. Lee May, the elected District 5 commissioner, was appointed interim DeKalb County CEO by Gov. Nathan Deal in July 2013, following the indictment and suspension of DeKalb […]

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Southbound marries old with new

Amanda Averill and Mike Plummer worked on transforming Southbound into a contemporary restaurant in a structure dating back to the 1800s. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

It’s not immediately apparent that one of metro Atlanta’s hot new restaurants is housed in one of Chamblee’s most vintage structures. Southbound serves up contemporary cuisine such as pork osso buco, turkey pot pie, crispy kale and grain salad, country fried steak benedict sandwich and duck leg confit. It’s been cited by Atlanta Magazine in […]

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Commissioners, interim CEO discuss District 5 seat

DeKalb’s commissioners have yet to fill the District 5 seat with a temporary commissioner. Photo by Travis Hudgons

For approximately 20 months there has been no one sitting in the DeKalb County District 5 seat on the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners have voted several times, but have been unable come up with enough votes to fill the seat. It which has been vacant since July 2013, when Lee May, the […]

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State’s first lady reads at Woodward Elementary

Woodward Elementary School teachers, faculty and students take a picture with Georgia’s first lady Sandra Deal. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

Georgia first lady Sandra Deal was greeted by safety patrol students Jeremy Avellaneda and Melissa Cambron when she arrived at Woodward Elementary in Atlanta on March 12. Deal visited the school to promote Read Across Georgia Month, a campaign that Gov. Nathan Deal said supports increased childhood literacy in the state. First lady Deal introduced […]

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Church declares drive-through prayer meets a community need

Deacon Hattie Washington invites passersby to drive in for prayer with Rainbow Park Baptist Church’s “prayer warriors.”

There is a drive-through on Columbia Drive where patrons don’t pick up prescriptions or laundry and are never asked if they want fries. Those lining up at Rainbow Park Baptist Church each Monday evening are seeking someone to pray with them. The church’s drive-through prayer program started in 2011 as part of the Rainbow Park’s […]

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Brookhaven addresses tree ordinance concerns

Kay Evanovich, Brookhaven’s arborist and land development inspector, explains the city’s tree ordinance to residents. Photo by Carla Parker

Balancing new development while preserving trees can be a difficult task, but Brookhaven officials are trying to do that through a tree ordinance. The city held its first “Brookhaven 101” workshop March 16, which focused on the city’s tree ordinance. The workshop was designed to explain how the ordinance guarantees the right level of tree […]

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Columbia, Stephenson claim ‘Best of DeKalb’ victories in week 3

Columbia’s Khaalis King (left) stretches out for first base as Tucker’s Jonathan Beaver makes the catch. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Two of the top state tournament hopefuls from DeKalb County flexed their muscles in impressive victories at the 2015 Best of DeKalb Showdown March 7 at Tucker. Stephenson smashed five home runs on the way to a 12-2 win over rival Redan in the first game. Coach Marco Jackson’s Stephenson squad also romped to a […]

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