District ends early college contract

Board member Vickie Turner recognizes 2015 youth art and music appreciation month.

At the DeKalb County Board of Education March 2 meeting, officials terminated the Gateway to College Academy Charter contract. The Gateway to College Academy program was implemented in the school system for students ages 16-20 who have not been successful in traditional high schools and sought to gain college credits while completing their high school […]

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Advertised city of Winship doesn’t exist

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  A mystery has been solved: there is no proposed DeKalb city of Winship. Rep. Michele Henson placed an ad in The Champion, the county’s legal organ, on March 5 giving notice “that there will be introduced at the regular 2015 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to incorporate a new municipality […]

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Guest Editorial: Let Them Vote! How passing Senate Bill 63 creates room for everyone at the [pub] table

I’m a woman who loves beer; and not just any old kind of beer. I love craft beer, and I have a special place in my heart for ones brewed locally. I analyze the hops, the color, the aromas and any specialty ingredients that induce a party on my palate from a simple sip. This […]

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School district improves accreditation


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has upgraded DeKalb County School District’s status to “accredited on advisement,” placing the school district a step closer to full accreditation. The district has been moved from its “accredited warned” status, which it has sought to change since July 2014. The report followed SACS three-day onsite December […]

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Libraries offer something for everyone


Are you and your family in a rut? Looking for something new to do? Seeking a place offering plenty of options?This may sound extremely old school, but consider stopping by the library. Across the country libraries are changing with the times. No longer are they places that just offer books, magazines and audio media, now […]

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Volunteers plant 100 trees in Decatur

Volunteers receive a tree-planting lesson from TREES Atlanta before planting 100 trees.

Approximately three dozen volunteers teamed up Feb. 27 to plant 100 trees in the city of Decatur along Ponce de Leon Avenue, between Scott Boulevard and Sam’s Crossing. The trees were planted by representatives of Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), TREES Atlanta and RockTenn, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of TAPPI, […]

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STEM roundtable discussion comes to county


Commissioner Larry Johnson would like to make South DeKalb “The Silicon Valley of the South” and is taking the first step in making this happen on Tuesday, March 10, with the STEM Round Table, hosted in partnership with Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The STEM Round Table will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at […]

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Greenforest boys, Stephenson girls to play for state titles

Stephenson Lady Jaguars defeat Forest Park in the Final Four to advance to the state playoffs, their first appearance since the 2008 championship win. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Two teams will represent DeKalb County in Macon for the basketball state tournament. No. 5 ranked Stephenson girls (27-5) will play Region 6-AAAAA foe No. 2 ranked Mays (27-2) in the Class AAAAA championship game March 6, and No. 2 ranked Greenforest Christian boys (27-1) will take on defending state champions and No. 1 ranked […]

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