Car show reveals advances here now and soon to come

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  With more than 400 vehicles at the Atlanta International Auto Show gracing the floor of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta March 25-29, thousands of car enthusiasts likely found plenty to rev their automotive interests. New cars, new features, updated designs, increased power and reduced gas consumption are among what manufacturers were touting. […]

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OPINION: Anthony Hill did not have to die

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Anthony Hill did not have to die. He was the naked, unarmed, bipolar man killed by a DeKalb County Police officer March 9. The officer was responding to a call about a man acting “deranged,” knocking on apartment doors and crawling on the ground, according to DeKalb’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety Cedric […]

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Retail clothing sales spring upward

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Even those who have no plans to join a holiday promenade such as the New York 5th Avenue fashion spectacle celebrated in the 82-year-old Irving Berlin tune Easter Parade are likely to find in warm spring days inspiration to buy a new outfit. Approximately 80 percent of Americans are preparing to celebrate the coming of […]

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Georgia students awarded for red ribbon week initiatives

Factory Shoals Elementary School receives an award for its division as well as a trophy for its initiatives.

  Nearly 200 Red Ribbon Week competitors were honored at The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) awards ceremony March 30 at Fernbank Museum. The celebration honored schools and community-based organizations that assisted in educating their communities about living drug-free and making healthy lifestyle choices. Awards were presented to Druid Hills Middle […]

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Resources help people in crisis

DeKalb Crisis Center handles thousands of cases each year. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

As the Georgia Bureau of Investigations looks into a DeKalb County Police officer’s recent shooting death of an unarmed, naked, bipolar man, the county already has resources to help law enforcement officers deal with people in crisis. DeKalb Crisis Center handles “a lot of different situations” including “situations where the person has come voluntarily here,” […]

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Clean Streams Task Force says ‘no’ to ‘poop in our creeks’

A man wearing a toilet costume joined environmentalists during a rally at the Custer Avenue Combined Sewer Overflow Facility. Photo by Carla Parker

Environmentalists are tired of human waste flowing in the South River and want the public to know about it. The Clean Streams Task Force held a “Cut the Crap” rally at the Custer Avenue Combined Sewer Overflow Facility in Atlanta March 28, in honor of World Water Day 2015. The overflow facility is the only […]

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Fernbank robotics team going to world championship

The Fernbank LINKS robotics team (No. 4468) won a spot in the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in April. Photo provided

A local robotics team will be competing in a world championship in April. The Fernbank LINKS robotics team is going to the FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) world robotics championship for the first time in the team’s three-year history. The team was the second-place finalist out of 66 teams in […]

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Unseen mysteries revealed at Fernbank

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History IMAX theater on March 6 premiered Mysteries of the Unseen World, a 40-minute, large format production by National Geographic Entertainment and Days End Pictures, written by Mose Richards and narrated by Forest Whitaker. In the film, audiences are taken on an adventure of unseen worlds and hidden dimensions of things […]

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