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Program draws teen girls into technology fields

Chapel Hill Middle School students participate in the YWCA’s Teen Girls in Technology. The program has more than 500 metro Atlanta students. Photos provided

  “Not all ‘IT guys’ have to be guys.” That’s what a technology program for metro Atlanta girls teaches its participants. Since 2006, the Teen Girls in Technology (TGIT) program has focused on helping girls become more interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participants are recruited in middle school and can stay in […]

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Newly expanded Brookhaven Kroger reopens

Kroger officials and Brookhaven elected officials cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Kroger located on Peachtree Road in Brookhaven.

Before the snowstorm hit metro Atlanta Jan. 29, Kroger officials and staff along with Brookhaven city officials and residents were scheduled to celebrate the grand reopening of the Kroger store on Peachtree Road. Instead of a celebration party, the newly expanded store was used as a safe haven for those who were stranded on roads […]

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Chamblee, Lakeside win DeKalb swim and dive championships

The Chamblee Boys’ swim team won its second consecutive DeKalb County title while the Lakeside girls’ won its 25th county title.

The Chamblee boys’ swim and dive team along with the Lakeside girls’ team repeat as DeKalb County champions at the 2014 DeKalb County Swim and Dive Championships. The Lakeside Lady Vikings won first place with 276 points, edging out the Dunwoody Lady Wildcats who placed second with 250 points. Chamblee’s girls swim team finished third […]

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Lithonia wins wrestling region title

The Lithonia wrestling team won first place in the Region 6AAAA Area Tournament Feb. 1.

The Lithonia High School Bulldogs wrestling team is on an impressive winning streak. The Bulldogs won its first Region 6AAAA title Feb. 1 at Marist. Lithonia took first place with a score of 210.5. Marist finished second with 205.5 points followed by Banneker with 67 points and Chamblee with 58.5 points. After placing fifth in […]

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County to rebuild fire station, mayor chides commissioners

DeKalb County commissioners recently voted in favor of demolishing and rebuilding an old fire station located in unincorporated DeKalb County. The fire station borders the city of Avondale Estates and approximately 20 percent of those serviced by the station live in Avondale Estates. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

Avondale Estates Mayor Ed Rieker said he thinks the reason it has taken so long to replace a fire station in disrepair which is located in unincorporated DeKalb County may have been political. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners recently voted to approve the use of approximately $1.9 million in federal funds it has received […]

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Suspect in murder case shot at New Birth Church

New Birth shooting

A man wanted in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s baby was shot by a DeKalb County deputy Feb. 5 in the parking lot of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia. Nicholas Clarence Wade, 27, of Lithonia is accused of killing an 18-month-old boy Feb. 3. According to the police report, Wade’s girlfriend, […]

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Atlantans cope during winter storm

A woman waits Jan. 29 at a MARTA stop for a bus that never came down the icy Peachcrest Road. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

  Jessica Hackl kissed her daughter and wished her a good day on Jan. 28 when she dropped her off at her Buckhead school at 8 a.m. “We can play in the snow this afternoon when I pick you up, honey. It’s going to be so much fun,” Hackl told her daughter. This 35-year-old lawyer, […]

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Somali-born councilman talks initiatives, annexation in Clarkston

Newly elected Clarkston City Councilman Ahmed Hassan is the city’s first Somali-born elected official. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Ahmed Hassan, the first Somali-born city council member in Clarkston, said he wants to make it a better place to live for everybody—immigrants and residents alike. “Basically, at this stage I’m not a politician; I’m just an accountant,” Hassan said. “I’m here for everybody, immigrants and alike, because we have to answer to everybody.” Hassan […]

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