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Georgia moves up seven spots in ACT rankings
The 2014 ACT (American College Testing) results show Georgia moved up seven spots from 37th in 2013 to 30th this year. The 2014 ranking puts the state at the top of the pack among its Southeastern ...
August 20, 2014 05:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park qualifies for Brookhaven's District 2 council seat
Longtime resident and software engineer John Park has qualified to run for the open District 2 seat on the Brookhaven City Council. The one-time technical consultant for Bioterrorism and Emergency ...
August 19, 2014 02:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven announces new toy donation policy
The city of Brookhaven recently announced it will begin reviewing toys donated at city parks to ensure the safety of all Brookhaven’s park users, especially children. A neighborhood tradition of le...
August 19, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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First week back goes well for DeKalb students
Aug. 11 marked the first day back to school for DeKalb County students and according to principals at Montgomery Elementary in Brookhaven, Peachtree Charter Middle in Dunwoody and Tucker High in Tu...
August 19, 2014 11:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County District Attorney recognized with award
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James was recently honored as the recipient of the My Brother’s Keeper award, an award which is given annually to a person who works to address and improve is...
August 19, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta video goes viral
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Rewind the Future video by its Strong4Life division went viral last week, and now has more than six million views. The video gives viewers a dose of reality when ...
August 16, 2014 12:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economic development chief lauds Sandy Springs, Dunwoody
The state’s economic development chief is touting area officials and merchants for their contributions to the current business and residential climate. Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Depar...
August 16, 2014 11:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State board of education public hearing in Dunwoody Tuesday
The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing for citizens in the sixth congressional district Tuesday, Aug. 19. The meeting will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dunwoody High School, 5035 Vermack...
August 15, 2014 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb ethics board dismisses complaints
The DeKalb County Board of Ethics declined to pursue complaints against four elected officials during its meeting Aug. 14. The ethics board tossed out complaints against DeKalb County Interim CEO L...
August 15, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Hawks CEO: Team to tap into city’s businesses
Officially one month into his new job as CEO of the Atlanta Hawks, Steve Koonin has big plans for the NBA team. “Of the 16 Fortune 500 companies in [metro] Atlanta, only three are doing business wi...
August 14, 2014 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven ranked ‘most exciting’ place in Georgia
The city of Brookhaven has been ranked the most exciting place in Georgia by the Movoto Real Estate blog. According to Movoto, “Not only did [Brookhaven] have a higher percentage of young people th...
August 13, 2014 04:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lekotek 5K benefits children with disabilities
For the 22nd year, 5K enthusiasts will be able to support a DeKalb organization whose mission is to help children with disabilities. On Saturday, the Lekotek Run 4 Kids will be held at Georgia Peri...
August 12, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur resident organizes 5K run to benefit lung cancer research
A Decatur resident is helping to organize and bring back a 5K run and one-mile walking event that will benefit lung cancer research and support the mission of doubling lung cancer survival rates. A...
August 12, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New charter school incorporates learning for autistic, general education students
A new, public charter school in DeKalb County is starting the 2014-15 school year with a mission — to offer an engaging and individualized learning environment for students on the autism spectrum a...
August 12, 2014 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school system to buy more school buses for $5M
At a DeKalb County Board of Education business meeting last week, enhancements to transportation and the purchase of additional school buses as well as the school year readiness report, were topics...
August 12, 2014 11:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plans for Brookhaven charter school gain momentum
The Brookhaven community is hoping for more school choice when it comes to educating children who reside within its borders. As a result, the Brookhaven Innovation Academy has taken root and is awa...
August 12, 2014 10:35 AM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven police promote school safety
With DeKalb County Schools starting back Monday, the Brookhaven Police Department is reminding drivers to remain alert when driving in school zones or adjacent to school buses to ensure student saf...
August 08, 2014 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why isn’t there a treatment, vaccine for Ebola?
In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, bu...
August 06, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Son of SIM Missionary Nancy Writebol issues statement
Jeremy Writebol, son of SIM missionary Nancy Writebol, who returned to the U.S. and was admitted to Emory University Hospital Tuesday after contracting the Ebola virus in Liberia, issued the follow...
August 06, 2014 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tim Nama to seek open Brookhaven District 2 council seat
On Aug. 5, Tim Nama officially announced his intention to seek the open District 2 Brookhaven City Council seat and his resignation from the zoning board of appeals. “After much encouragement, and ...
August 06, 2014 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bishop kicks-off school supply drive for kids in need
The Bishop, Avondale Estates’ new neighborhood restaurant and bar, invites guests to dine and donate school supplies for Kids in Need this week. A program of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kids i...
August 05, 2014 11:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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SACS: DeKalb school district is making ‘material progress’
The DeKalb County School District continues to make “material progress” in confronting recent challenges and in completing “required actions” mandated by the Southern Association of Colleges and Sc...
August 05, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thurmond talks charter status, upgrades to facilities for DeKalb schools
Not only will there be slightly more students and teachers inhabiting DeKalb County schools, but many will see some key upgrades inside the buildings. Superintendent Michael Thurmond said the distr...
August 05, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher support up in DeKalb schools
Perhaps no one is looking forward to the new school year for DeKalb County students more than Superintendent Michael Thurmond. Projected student enrollment is at 100,563, an increase of 676 student...
August 05, 2014 11:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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