Druid Hills 7th grader places well at State Spelling Bee

Burnette Elementary School student Abhiram Kapaganty won the 56th Annual Georgia Association of Educators State Spelling Bee and a place at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland in May, representing Georgia. Also pictured, Sid Chapman of Georgia Association of Educators. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “nisi” as “taking effect at a specified time unless previously modified or avoided by cause shown, further proceedings, or a condition fulfilled.” The word has Latin roots and its first recorded use dates back to 1738. On March 17, it became known as the word that eliminated Druid Hills Middle […]

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Puppets conclude Stone Mill afterschool program

Jeff Domke with the Center for Puppetry Arts visited Stone Mill Elementary’s afterschool homework center to celebrate the end of the year on March 17. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Thirty Stone Mill Elementary students received a two-hour lesson on puppetry on March 16 as part of the school’s homework-centered afterschool program. Paticipants in Stone Mill’s SCANA Energy-sponsored homework center were visited by WSBTV’s Rikki Klaus and Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts education coordinator Jeff Domke as part of a puppet building workshop celebrating the […]

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Fifty tons of debris collected

DeKalb County officials kicked off the Operation Clean Sweep initiative March 11.

Streets in DeKalb County may be a little cleaner after a recent cleanup effort by county officials. In the first Saturday of the county’s Operation Clean Sweep, 50 tons of debris were removed from a 12-mile stretch of south Stone Mountain and Lithonia on Panola and Redan roads by county crews. On March 11, crews […]

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Drew Charter receives $2.5 million grant

Drew Charter School and the East Lake Foundation were named the recipient of a five-year $2.5 million grant courtesy of the James M. Cox Foundation, which will be used for the school’s Pre-K and early childhood education program. Photos submitted.

  Charles R. Drew Charter School—located at 301 E Lake Blvd SE—was announced as the recipient of a five-year $2.5 million grant by way of the East Lake Foundation and the James M. Cox Foundation on March 13. The funds will contribute to research-based professional development classes and e-coaching for early childhood teachers, according to […]

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Hill: ‘Someone benefited from this mailer and it wasn’t me’

Former Stonecrest mayoral candidate Charles Hill said he plans to seek legal action after a mailer was sent out to residents days prior to the election.

DeKalb County resident and Yale graduate student Charles Hill, who recently lost the mayor’s race to Jason Lary for the newly formed city of Stonecrest March 21, said he plans to seek legal action after a mailer regarding Hill’s mental state was sent out days prior to the election.  The mailer states that Hill was […]

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Lary ready to lead Stonecrest

Jason Lary was elected first mayor of the new city of Stonecrest

Voters choose first mayor, two council seats   Stonecrest voters choose Jason Lary as the city’s first mayor in a March 21 special election.  Lary, who has been credited with starting the Stonecrest cityhood initiative, defeated Charles Hill and Douglas Favors for the city’s top elected position.  On March 21, Lary received 52 percent of […]

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Playing police

playing police

  The job of a police officer isn’t an easy one. At times facing criticism, the profession can be stressful as well as life-threatening.  However, one 4-year-old Decatur boy helped lighten the mood of a local precinct by bringing smiles to officers at the Decatur Police Department.  Oliver Knowles, known by the Decatur Police Department […]

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Dunwoody Jewish Community Center victim of bomb threat

Scare marks the second in 2017

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA)—located at 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody—was the victim of a bomb threat on March 14. According to Officer Mark Stevens of the Dunwoody Police Department, the threat was found to be “non-credible” as no explosives were found. Stevens said the threat came from an email sent […]

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