DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

Marijuana penalties reduced


Clarkston encourages new $75 fine, no arrest over state marijuana laws “We’ve been having a discussion about the impact of this law for the past century, how it has marginalized certain people and how people have been arrested. Considering that there are states that have made marijuana legal and prominent figures in our [country] that […]

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Nigerian soccer team prepares for Olympics in DeKalb

Members of the Nigerian Olympic soccer team jog around the field during warm-up.

The last time a Nigerian soccer team won gold in the summer Olympic Games was in 1996 in the Atlanta Olympics Games. Twenty years later, the Nigerian Olympic soccer team is seeking another gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has come back to metro Atlanta to prepare for […]

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DeKalb County offers only comprehensive sexual health course in region


According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 423 people ages 13 to 25 in metro Atlanta were diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2014. Of those 423 diagnosed, 109 came from DeKalb County, the largest number came from Fulton (205) with fewer from Cobb (48) Clayton (34) and Gwinnett (27). The Centers for […]

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OPINION: Appropriation or appreciation?

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It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In our daily lives, as has been the case for thousands of years, we all consume, use or enjoy things that most likely did not originate within what we define as our own culture. Most of us can not accurately claim that we […]

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Election Day ordinance passes

Beverly Burks, above, Awet Eyasu and Mario Williams supported the election day resolution with the intent of extending democracy in Clarkston.

Clarkston city employees allowed half a day off for gubernatorial, presidential elections Despite concerns from public officials and residents, Clarkston now allows city employees half a day to go to the polls for presidential and gubernatorial elections. “We have a large refugee population and those who have gone from being a refugee to a nationalized […]

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Former DeKalb football coach returns home

Georgia Prep Sports Academy founder Michael Carson, right, speaks with parents about the academy. Photos by Carla Parker

GPSA moves to DeKalb County   Former M.L. King and Avondale High School football coach Michael Carson is back in DeKalb County along with his Georgia Prep Sports Academy. The academy has moved from downtown Atlanta to a 35,000-square-foot building on Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur. Georgia Prep Sports Academy is a post-high school graduate […]

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Emory community mourns the loss of slain students

A packed crowd in Oxford’s Cannon Chapel came to honor the lives of two students who were killed in terrorist attacks in Bangladesh July 1. Photos by Horace Holloman

Students, faculty, staff and supporters at Emory’s Oxford campus walked in pairs to place flowers in a vase at a vigil to honor students Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, as well as 18 other hostages killed in a terrorist attack in a popular café in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The daisies, held together with florist wire, were […]

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DeKalb residents request better code enforcement

Marcus Kellum, center, director of beautification in DeKalb County, speaks to a crowd of participants as part of a panel discussion during the county’s annual DeKalb Neighborhood Summit. Photo by Horace Holloman

Longtime DeKalb County resident Robert Blackman grew up in a time when teachers, parents and community leaders had a no-nonsense attitude to wrongdoing or infractions. It’s that type of attitude Blackman says DeKalb County should adopt in regards to code enforcement. Blackman, along with others attending the annual DeKalb Neighborhood Summit July 9, expressed concerns […]

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