Curtain keeps rising at Porter Sanford III Center

Curtain keeps rising at Porter Sanford III Center

Producer/director big fan of Decatur venue Stepp Stewart’s passion for live theater is undeniable. Just get him talking about any aspect of it and not only does his face light up but his body becomes energized, animated, on fire. Stewart’s theatrical talents lie in dance, song, writing and birthing an idea and shepherding it into […]

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A different look for Dekalb History Center


DeKalb History Center Executive Director Melissa Forgey said she wanted to bring new, creative ideas to the exhibits on display at DeKalb History Center. Decorative Arts from the Permanent Collection fits Forgey’s vision by offering a fresh look at antique art pieces. Items belonging to DeKalb County residents such as Caroline McKinney Clarke, Judge Charles […]

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Towers grad takes flight, makes history

Jazmind Roberts, a Towers High School graduate, is the first Black female to graduate from Pilot school in the past 10 years. Photo provided

Graduation from Towers High School, acceptance to and graduation from the United States Air Force Academy, acceptance to and graduation from the United States Air Force Pilot School – these are a few of many accomplishments made by Jazmind “Jazzy” Roberts, who embarked from DeKalb County in 2006 to take to the skies and beyond. […]

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Elite eight

The Hightower Highbots, made up of Bryce Marshall, Brenda Sanchez, Nasir Sheikh, Katherine Portillo, Andy Quintanilla, Orlando Gama and Sebastian Ramirez, have greatly benefited from STEM programs.

Quality, rigor, availability and substance are not words typically associated with an education program, but when conversation involves the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program concentration, these words seem relevant–especially in reference to DeKalb County. The DeKalb County School Distrcit (DCSD) recently announced eight schools have received AdvancED STEM certification. These schools are Austin, […]

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Decatur experiencing residential building surge

Photo by Travis Hudgons

For those looking for a place to stay in the Decatur area, chances are an apartment or condominium won’t be hard to find within city limits. In the last few years, a condo and apartment development surge has dramatically increased the number of opportunities for those looking to reside within Decatur city limits. During a […]

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Teacher hiring, retention a problem in DeKalb schools

DeKalb County School District board chairman Melvin Johnson and superintendent Stephen Green discussed teacher shortages with staff and the public. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

According to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) parents, teachers, administrators and public officials, there are not enough teachers coming to and staying in DeKalb County. For two months in a row, DCSD has shown more than 300 teacher-specific job openings in both regular and special education. As of May 9, the district reported 334 vacancies […]

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UPDATE: Shooter of Brookhaven officer surrenders

Brookhaven police is searching for shooting suspect Brandon Barabino.

UPDATE: Brandon Barabino turned himself in at the DeKalb County Jail at approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 10, according to Brookhaven police. Previous story: Brookhaven police were searching for a suspect who fled the scene after shooting at an officer. Police later identified the suspect as Brandon Barabino; he is wanted on aggravated assault and armed robbery charges. […]

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West defeats east in county junior all-star baseball classic

Stephenson’s Chrestian Adams was named the East MVP and St. Pius Kennet Sorenson was named the West MVP. Photo by Mark Brock

St. Pius X outfielder Kennet Sorenson drove in five runs to lead the West Junior All-Stars to a 13-6 victory over the East Junior All-Stars in the eighth Annual DeKalb County School District Junior All-Star Baseball Classic at the Georgia State Baseball Complex on May 31. The win propelled the West to a 3-1 series […]

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