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DLA event targets ‘New Jim Crow’

Georgia NAACP President Francys Johnson will address the DeKalb Lawyers Association’s 27th Annual Scholarship Breakfast on May 30 in the Maloof Building in Decatur.

Hot jazz at Piedmont Park festival

The Atlanta Jazz Festival continues through May 24 in Piedmont Park, featuring live entertainment, a KidZone, and shopping and food vendors.

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Pastor to release fund-raising CD

Cause4 Entertainment and the Rev. Dr. Theophilus J. Stanford will present “Not Your Battle,” a CD release concert and fundraising event for Imagine No Malaria, on May 31 at Glen Haven United Methodist Church in Decatur.

Party celebrates older residents

Baby boomers and golden agers can dress in an outfit of their native land or favorite country for a senior party on May 27 at the Decatur Library.

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GPC student wins Goldwater award

Decatur resident Sheena Vasquez, a chemistry major at Georgia Perimeter College, has been awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

GPTC student is GOAL Winner

Stephanie Jackson, a paralegal studies student at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, is the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2015 Student of the Year.

DeKalb School of Arts top-ranked

DeKalb School of the Arts is among the top high schools in Georgia and nationally in recently released rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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Cedar Grove nabs state track title

The Cedar Grove High boys track team has been crowned the 2015 Class 3A State Track and Field Champions.

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Rotarians support robotics club

Members of Stephenson High’s robotics club got a boost with a $1,000 donation from the South DeKalb Rotary Club.

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Swim season kicks off Memorial Day with lots of options

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the start of DeKalb County’s swim season, and pools will be open May 23 through July 31.

Forum to highlight brain health

A free community brain health forum that focuses on nutrition, preventing memory loss, and self-care takes place on May 30 at Antioch Lithonia Missionary Baptist Church.

Workshop for active diabetics on May 26

Diabetes patients and caregivers can attend “How to Be More Active and Manage Your Weight With Diabetes” on May 26 at the DeKalb Extension Training Auditorium.

Health talk targets the 55-plus crowd

Residents 55 and older can learn about nutrition and blood pressure on May 27 at the Clarkston Library.

Drive Alert Arrive Alive campaign under way

Traffic deaths in Georgia are up an average of 25 percent, and many of the fatalities result from preventable crashes and distracted driving, state DOT and Public Safety officials say.

Class of 2015: It’s our turn to spin the wheel

A wise man named Tupac Shakur once said “Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it.”

Here’s why a college education is falling down on the job

The time of year has come for young people around the country to squeeze into their best hard-bottom shoes and put on the only fitted cap both moms and sons alike can agree on.

Strong appeal to prohibit forced arbitration

Rep. Hank Johnson, Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and 56 other members of Congress have sent a letter calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to issue a strong rule to prohibit forced arbitration agreements in consumer financial services and products.

Georgia cracks down on sham charities

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and Secretary of State Brian Kemp have joined a federal and multi-state crackdown on four cancer charities that allegedly bilked more than $187 million from consumers.

DeKalb gets top Moody’s rating

DeKalb County has received the top rating from Moody’s short-term notes, and its general obligation has been reaffirmed as Aa3.

New brand for Development Authority

The DeKalb Development Authority will announce its new name and unveil the logo at its 40th anniversary celebration on May 27 at Agnes Scott College.

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