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Indian Creek Elementary, Clarkston High placed on lockdown; no threat found  11Alive.com WXIA

Two DeKalb schools were on lockdown for the majority of the day after students thought they saw two people with a rifle. School officials say Indian Creek ...



DeKalb schools to host redistricting meetings in Clarkston and Stone Mountain  MDJOnline.com

The DeKalb County School District will conduct two additional public meetings as a part of an upcoming redistricting effort in the Stone Mountain and Clarkston ...



Refugees, immigrants help Georgia high school build diverse cross country dynasty  ESPN

For Clarkston High School's state-champion cross country runners, all African immigrants and refugees who've settled into American life, the team motto of "We ...



Officials: Georgia student protesters trash convenience store  FOX 5 Atlanta

They pretended to be part of the planned nationwide peaceful protest against gun violence in schools, but instead, police said some Clarkston High School ...



Heating issues plague DeKalb Schools buildings  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Whitney McGinniss she sent her third-grader to Laurel Ridge Elementary School, located in Decatur, Wednesday morning “bundled up” after a note sent to ...



Clarkston Community Center to host third annual Food and Wine Gala  MDJOnline.com

The Clarkston Community Center will present the third annual International Food & Wine Gala on Nov. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Center's Angora Hall.



Finding the American Dream  Georgia State University News

DREAM. In Clarkston, Ga., the “Ellis Island of the South,” a Georgia State English professor and an alumnus, a Syrian Kurd, have teamed up to help young ...



Ellis Island South: Welcome to the most diverse square mile in America  Atlanta Magazine

Downtown Clarkston in DeKalb County extends westward from Rowland Street to Indian Creek Drive, with the old Georgia Railroad line running in between—a ...



Can you help a Georgia high school soccer team make history?  WSB Atlanta

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - For the first time in Clarkston High School history, the boy's soccer team is headed to the state championship -- and that isn't even the ...



Clarkston United: Team sets out to prove diversity doesn't have to be divisive  WXIA-TV

The team is unrelenting in their pursuit to reach their goal, overcoming personal challenges and naysayers along the way.



DeKalb center brings students into a new world, school in America  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Language isn't the only barrier for children from other cultures.



Clarkston High School Boys Cross Country Ring In Another Title  GPB

The Clarkston High School boys cross country team stunned to running world last year by winning the first GHSA cross country title in school history, and this ...



Here is the complete DeKalb County school graduation schedule for 2018  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County high schools will host graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.



DeKalb Schools sees increase in graduation rate  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The DeKalb County School District saw its graduation rate increase nearly four percentage points, as 74 percent of students graduated during the 2016-2017 ...



What it takes: DeKalb valedictorians share secrets to success  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Now that high school seniors are graduating, the class of 2018 is ready for college. Some are headed to Harvard, MIT and other prestigious institutions out of ...



DeKalb County School District to host six more meetings about Strategic Plan  Decaturish.com

Over the next couple of weeks, the DeKalb County School District is looking to receive feedback from the community about their 2019 to 2024 Strategic Plan, and ...



The School for Young Refugees  CityLab

In Clarkston, a small suburb of Atlanta, refugee kids settle into their new home at the Fugees Academy.



Putting Passion Into Practice - News Hub  Georgia State University News

Ethan Trinh (M.A.T. '18) began his doctorate this fall and hopes to be a teacher who shares what he's learned from his international travels with others.



Clarkston team not letting youth dim determination  MDJOnline.com

Clarkston varsity head football coach Terrance Hughey places himself in the "five yards and a cloud of dust" category regarding his coaching philosophy.



DeKalb commissioner hosts breakfast meeting  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will host his third Quarterly in the Fourth community breakfast meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, ...



In the Army and the Klan, a Georgia man hated Muslims. Now one was coming to his home.  Greenville News

Chris Buckley, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the KKK, despised Muslims and other minorities. Then a Muslim doctor tried to help him ...



'Listen to the Kids': How Atlanta Became the Black Soccer Capital of America  Bleacher Report

At Five Points station , the MARTA train stop in Atlanta, you can hear the hottest sport in the city before you can see it...



Lawsuit alleges DeKalb Schools teacher body-slammed, injured student  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A lawsuit filed against the DeKalb County School District alleges a teacher at Clarkston High School body-slammed and dragged a student in May, and that the ...



Cops: Drunken 19-year-old high school student hits pole, knocks out power to college  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A driver who crashed in front of Georgia Piedmont Technical College early Monday was a drunken 19-year-old Clarkston High School student, DeKalb County ...



Georgia teachers who have sex with students seldom go to prison  Atlanta Journal Constitution

On a Friday morning in 2012, a couple of hours past midnight, an East Georgia mom heard a noise from her daughter's bedroom. What she discovered in the ...



In the Army and the Klan, he hated Muslims. Now one was coming to his home.  The Washington Post

Chris Buckley, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the KKK, despised Muslims and other minorities. Then a Muslim doctor tried to help him ...



Tom Crawford, dean of state Capitol journalists, dies at 67  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tom Crawford, the dean of state Capitol journalists who documented Georgia politics over more than three decades, has died. Through his Georgia Report, ...



'It's ridiculous': Teen wanted for leaving jail despite jailers tellin | Atlanta: News, Weather and Traffic  WSB Radio

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A DeKalb County teenager is wanted by the state even though his jailhouse release was actually authorized by the DeKalb County ...



DeKalb Schools announces high school graduations  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County School District has announced its 2017 high school graduation dates and locations.



No heat causing problems in dozens of classrooms across DeKalb school district  11Alive.com WXIA

A metro Atlanta school district is now reporting heat issues at nearly 20 schools across the county as they continue their work to fix the problems. The DeKalb ...



FOOTBALL: Forest Park tops Clarkston, wins multiple games in season for first time since 2013  News-Daily.com

The victory gave the Panthers multiple wins in a season for the first time since 2013, and for just the third time since 2004.



From Syrian refugee to US doctor, he helps shape teens' dreams  CNN

It's 3 o'clock on a Monday afternoon in Clarkston, Georgia, and Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli is smiling ear to ear.



DeKalb County officials present plan to address overcrowding in area schools  MDJOnline.com

The DeKalb County School District's plan to address overcrowding in area schools by 2022 will include building new facilities, additions while minimizing ...



No arrests in death of high school teacher, rapper  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Joe Frierson IV had several passions. He loved teaching. He loved his family. And he loved his music.



Mike Luckie looks back on interception return against Mississippi State in 1997  Online Athens

Get the picture — in early October of 1997, Georgia hammered Mississippi State 47-0 in front of some 82000 fans at Sanford Stadium.That game remains the ...



In the Army and the Klan, he hated Muslims. Now one is coming to his home.  Stars and Stripes

They've been talking for almost four months — exchanging messages and phone calls — when Heval Mohamed Kelli steps onto Chris Buckley's porch in the ...



PBS series 'America By The Numbers' with Maria Hinojosa returns to Clarkson  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Journalist Maria Hinojosa came to Clarkston two years ago to chronicle the small town as a symbol of the melting pot that is America and how demographics are ...



Clarkston event a valentine from immigrants to America  Decaturish.com

Full Panel left to right: Councilmember Dean Moore, Meh Sod Paw, Frances McBrayer, Beena Dahal, Paedia Mixon, Heval Kelli, Kareem Ahmed. Photo by ...



12 DeKalb high schools recognized for advanced placement programs  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Just over half DeKalb County's high schools received advanced placement honors from the state Department of Education, officials announced Thursday.



DeKalb County School District rolls out new curriculum  MDJOnline.com

The DeKalb County School District implemented a new curriculum in October designed by the instructional division, teachers and staff.



Syrian refugee achieves American dream in Atlanta  MyAJC

Emory cardiology fellow Heval Kelli's long road to success, and how he's helping others achieve the American dream.



Dunwoody High School student named Georgia Scholar  Reporter Newspapers

Posted by Dyana Bagby | Apr 19, 2017. Dunwoody High School student named Georgia Scholar. Samantha Brewer of Dunwoody High School is among 183 ...



Hall of Fame Profile: BJ Elder – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Aug. 28, 2017. By Matt Winkeljohn | The Good Word. – B.J. Elder spent some of his finest moments running alongside Jarrett Jack as they guided Georgia Tech ...



1 in 6 school district officers in Georgia have troubled pasts  WSB Atlanta

A statewide Channel 2 Action News/Atlanta Journal Constitution investigation shows 15 percent of school district police officers in Georgia have troubled pasts.



Exclusive: Atlanta band members talk about Coachella performance with Beyonce  CBS46 News Atlanta

There aren't many people who can honestly say they've performed on stage next to Beyonce. But, a group of Atlanta musicians and dancers can say that and ...



What's new in DeKalb County schools for 2016-2017? | Education  MDJOnline.com

Classes go back in session for DeKalb County schools starting August 8 with new facilities, faces, initiatives and events across the district.



Monroe Area gets new football coach - WaltonTribune.com: Announcements  Walton Tribune

Collins Hill's Kevin Reach named new head coach.



Georgia Tech announces 2017 Hall of Fame class  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Tech announced its 2017 Hall of Fame class, which will include B.J..



Lakeside Boys Soccer: Ben Smith...Trying to win as a Player and a Coach  GPB

Ben Smith helped lead Lakeside-Dekalb High School to a state soccer championship in 1997. Now, 19 years later, after four years as the junior varsity coach, ...



DeKalb County conducting assessments of middle, high school facilities  Reporter Newspapers

Posted by Dyana Bagby | Aug 22, 2016. DeKalb County conducting assessments of middle, high school facilities. DeKalb County School District is conducting ...



Trump travel ban could worsen doctor shortage  La Crosse Tribune

ATLANTA (TNS) — Dr. Heval Kelli has treated all sorts of patients while studying in Atlanta to become a physician: Young and old. Rich and poor. Black and ...



Strong Play Keeps Chamblee High Girls Tennis Team Undefeated  The Brookhaven Post

Chamblee doubles Madeline Meer (left) and Grace Pietkiewicz (right) defeat 1 doubles St Pius at Dekalb tennis center. Photo: CHS Tennis. Chamblee, GA ...



Chamblee Charter High School Valedictorian looks to family’s past to build his future  MDJOnline.com

Chamblee Charter High School's Valedictorian for 2016, Mutasem Shopon, has a clear vision for his future, which he said has been shaped by his school, the ...



Getting to Know Bria Smith | Sports  Gwinnettdailypost.com

Bria Smith has turned into an entrepreneur since she graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian. The Snellville native, who helped lead the Spartans to a state ...



Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2015  Gadsden Messenger

The annual Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at the Gadsden Convention Hall. Induct...



How to pursue teaching as a second career  Atlanta Journal Constitution

If you've always wanted to be a teacher, it's not too late — and you don't need a degree in education. There are programs to help you transition into teaching.



Judge Greg Price a lifelong advocate for children  Northwest Georgia News

When Greg Price was named grand marshal of the Rome Christmas parade, he made a point to tell attendees at the pre-parade breakfast how glad he would be ...



New (and old) pastor for Dunwoody Baptist  Dunwoody Crier

In academia, the most prized achievement is tenure. A professor with tenure can count on spending the rest of his career doing what he trained and studied for.



Baseball Adds Eight To 2012 Roster  Michigan State Athletics

Nov. 10, 2010EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss announced Wednesday that eight student-athletes, including six from the ...



Mark Richt announces Sheldon Dawson no longer a member of Georgia team  Red and Black

Georgia coach Mark Richt announced Monday that junior defensive back Sheldon Dawson is no longer a member of the football team.



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