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Art showcase gives glimpse into mental health recovery

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) put together a showcase of its clients’ art on May 15. Psychosocial rehabilitation, or PSR, is a service offered by CSB that provides day treatment to clients with mental illnesses who need assistance with life skills, including money management, coping skills, communication … Continue reading

Teacher partners with Panola Mountain State Park for honey bee preservation

A partnership between Panola Mountain State Park and a teacher at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts will result in more than 100 acres of park land being used for the preservation and keeping of honeybees. Rozalyn Todd, a gifted/discovery teacher at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts (DESA), has been keeping bees for the … Continue reading

Local parent recognized for extraordinary motherhood

All mothers are extraordinary. But one local mom has made motherhood her mission. LaTasha Clark is the mother of 15 children–four biological, seven adopted and four fostered. While she is new to the area, having recently moved here from Alabama, she was recognized May 22 with the Extraordinary Mom Award at the Medtech College Atlanta-DeKalb … Continue reading

Dunwoody Art Festival celebrates five years of whimsy

It has been a year of fifths for Dunwoody, one of DeKalb’s newest cities. The fifth annual Dunwoody Art Festival ran May 10-11 during a weekend of intermittent drizzle and low-level clouds. The festival, always hosted on Mother’s Day weekend, was nonetheless a celebration of all things quirky and colorful. “I personally think the Mother’s … Continue reading

Baby killed, three women shot in home invasion

A home invasion late on May 10 ended with a 9-month-old boy dead and three women critically injured in an act of possible retaliatory violence, according to the DeKalb County Police Department. Two to three men broke through the back door of a home on To Lani Farm Road in Stone Mountain around 11 p.m. … Continue reading

Students compete in local chess tournaments

At Nick’s Barbershop in Stone Mountain, you’ll see something unexpected on Saturdays. Amid the buzzing clippers and chatting customers, you’ll see focus, dedication, learning and fun. Since 2012, certified chess instructor Beau Hardeman has been teaching a group of first grade through 12th grade young men, for two hours each Saturday as part of a … Continue reading

Dunwoody City Council Meeting recap

As Dunwoody matures, it’s still living with the growing pains of establishing itself as a new city and all that it brings, including zoning ordinances, a 911 center and private-public partnerships. Here are some of the highlights from the May 12 meeting. • Dunwoody will select the firm to conduct the search for its new … Continue reading


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