Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity

Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Spring is truly right around the corner, making its 2017 debut on Monday, March 20. It’s been feeling like the season of new beginnings for some time with mild, sunny days and the emergence of daffodils and budding trees throughout our communities. While spring may mean an abundance of yard work and spring cleaning for […]

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Franchise owner says, ‘We’re a local business’

Owner Randall Bloomquist says he chose to put his FASTSIGNS franchise in the heart of the Decatur business district.

“The fact that we’re a franchise doesn’t mean we’re not local,” said Randall Bloomquist, who recently opened a FASTSIGNS franchise on East Trinity in downtown Decatur.“Although we’re affiliated with a national company, we are locally owned and operated and absolutely part of the Decatur community,” Bloomquist said of his signage, graphics and visual communications company. […]

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Tucker business owners voice frustrations with Comcast

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Several Tucker business owners complained publicly about the unsatisfactory service they received in the past few months from Comcast. The city held a public information session on Comcast internet service Feb. 28 with Comcast representatives in attendance. The session was scheduled after the city received numerous complaints about unreliable internet service. City hall staff have […]

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President Trump’s election a wakeup call for some

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  DeKalb County residents concerned with the recent decisions of President Donald Trump’s administration held a “Stand Up for Democracy” rally on the square in downtown Decatur on March 11.  The rally featured various guest speakers and covered such topics as immigration rights, access to health care and the role of the press in the […]

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Youth swim team finishes top 5 at swim meets

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Young swimmers from south DeKalb put on a performance in Washington, D.C. and at a state swim meet. The Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Kids “HLHK” SEALs swim club competed in the 31st Annual Black History Meet in Washington, D.C. during the President’s Day weekend. HLHK sent 27 swimmers to the meet and the group came in […]

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Investing in success

The DeKalb County School District approved a $310,000 purchase for Advanced Placement tests to assure Free & Reduced Lunch Program students can take at least two tests cost-free. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

County school district spends more than $300,000 on Advanced Placement exams DeKalb County School District (DCSD) approved a $310,000 Advanced Placement (AP) exam purchase on Feb. 13. The purchase allows 4,443 students the opportunity to take at least one AP exam free of charge and 2,158 students the opportunity to take two exams at no […]

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D.A. presents new team to prosecute officer charged with murder

D.A. presents new team to prosecute officer charged with murder

   Sherry Boston, DeKalb County’s newly-elected District Attorney, has assembled a new team of attorneys to prosecute the case against former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen.   In January 2016 Olsen, a White police officer, was charged with two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, two counts of violation of oath by public officer […]

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Dressed to impress

Kindergarten student dresses as Colin Powell, receives feedback from American hero

Kindergarten student dresses as Colin Powell, receives feedback from American hero When Brendon Moore donned a pressed green jacket and matching slacks, pinned military buttons on his lapel, patched rank insignias on his arm and sported a homemade officer’s cap, little did he know he would be contacted by former United States Secretary of State […]

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