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  • For Grady teacher, writing memoir a ‘healing project’

    Dr. Christal Presley, literarure teacher and published author, gave a passionate speech about her memoir, Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD, in the Writing Center yesterday. Presley began her presentation, which was free and open to any who wished to attend, with a simple question. “Do any of you know what PTSD stands for? What is […]

    Presley throughoutlly kept the listener's attention during the Talk
  • The Things He Carried Inside

    Lit teacher to discuss memoir about her father’s struggles with PTSD at Wednesday Author Talk By Clarissa Mullig and Ben Grady “I believe stories can change the world,” Dr. Christal Presley proclaims on her blog. “I always have and I always will.” Presley is a published author, the daughter of a Vietnam veteran and a teacher at Grady High School, and she […]

    The Things He Carried Inside
  • He shoots, she scores: Basketball teams dream of dunking to state playoffs

    On Oct. 27, both girls and boys basketball teams held tryouts. For the girls’ team, the new season will be a chance to finish off strong in the state playoffs, like the team has in previous years. For the boys’ team, it will also be a chance at gaining the state championship title after two years of finishing in the […]

    He shoots, she scores: Basketball teams dream of dunking to state playoffs
  • GOP deals Dems decisive defeats

      Georgia re-elected Nathan Deal as Governor and elected David Perdue as U.S. Senator Tuesday night. The Southerner staff provided election night coverage for each candidate. Check back for an in-depth story on the election results and what this means for Georgia’s future. Governor Results Nathan Deal (R) 1,342,576 53% Jason Carter (D) 1,139,997 45% Andrew Hunt (L) 60,169 2% […]

    GOP deals Dems decisive defeats
  • A Shepherd’s Flock

    Body surfing accident victim fosters a unique environment of healing, care By KEEGAN HASSON and JENN STECKL The building that houses the Shepherd Center looks unremarkable next to its neighbor, Piedmont Hospital, which dwarfs it in size, architecture and even name recognition. A sapphire insignia on the outside depicting a mystery man blooming out of a hand provides only the […]

    A Shepherd’s Flock
  • With ‘Amaluna,’ Cirque du Soleil shows Atlanta its feminine side

    “Madams and madams, ladies and ladies, I give you Amaluna.” With these welcoming words, Deeda, a clown with a Scandinavian-Russian accent, opened a show that makes audience members think and makes them wonder what is behind each gesture, dance and costume. What is obvious, is that  Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna has arrived in Atlanta  willing to convey a message that […]

    With ‘Amaluna,’ Cirque du Soleil shows Atlanta its feminine side
  • BeltLine funding creates dispute between APS, city

    The Atlanta BeltLine is a work in progress, but the walking and biking trails have already gained popularity across the city. The multibillion dollar project, however, is primarily funded by a Tax Allocation District, or TAD, which uses a portion of property tax revenue that would otherwise be allocated to the Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County. In return for reallocation of tax revenues […]

  • Quest for the Best: No Waffling on this; West Egg it is

    By Lucy Lombardo The story of Southern food is teeming with generations of visionary chefs who have spent their lives refining their craft. Though not as popular as fried chicken, waffles are an integral part of Southern culture. One only has to drive a few blocks before seeing the inevitable gold and black block letters of a Waffle House sign. […]

    West Egg's waffle with spiced honey butter
  • Ouija board? More like Ouija bored.

    “She’s gonna die. She’s gonna die. She’s gonna die,” the person next to me whispered right before a corpse dropped across the screen in the opening scene of this year’s new Halloween thriller. From the producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the producer of Insidious, Ouija opened in theaters on Friday. Ouija’s plot is set in motion when a […]

    Ouija board? More like Ouija bored.
  • Piedmont neighborhood tunes out Music Midtown

    Peter Conlon, president of Live Nation Atlanta, which puts on Music Midtown each year, has always said “great cities have great music festivals.” In his view, Music Midtown is one of those for the city of Atlanta. This year, though, the show went on without the support of their Midtown neighborhoods. On July 31, the Midtown Neighbors’ Association, which represents […]

    Piedmont neighborhood tunes out Music Midtown

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Presley throughoutlly kept the listener's attention during the Talk

For Grady teacher, writing memoir a ‘healing project’

November 20, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Dr. Christal Presley, literarure teacher and published author, gave a passionate speech about her memoir, Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD, in the...

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He shoots, she scores: Basketball teams dream of dunking to state playoffs

He shoots, she scores: Basketball teams dream of dunking to state playoffs

November 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm

On Oct. 27, both girls and boys basketball teams held tryouts. For the girls’ team, the new season will be a chance to finish off strong in the state playoffs, like the...

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Three Months Experience at Grady of a Russian Girl

Three Months Experience at Grady of a Russian Girl

November 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I purposelessly look through the Instagram newsfeed. Among posts my eyes are eagerly looking for familiar faces of former classmates and teammates back in Russia living their...

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The Things He Carried Inside

The Things He Carried Inside

November 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Before coming to Grady, Dr. Christal Presley worked in education for 14 years, eight of them as a classroom teacher. She also wrote and self-promoted the book, “Thirty...

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A Shepherd’s Flock

A Shepherd’s Flock

November 5, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Body surfing accident victim fosters a unique environment of healing, care By KEEGAN HASSON and JENN STECKL The building that houses the Shepherd Center looks unremarkable...