Tasting Decatur —business samples city’s diverse restaurant scene


A Decatur businesswoman has latched on to what industry officials say is a new, but growing trend—food tourism. According to an article recently published by Skift, a company that provides information to the global travel industry, “While cuisine has always been an important part of most travel experiences, the concept of traveling to a destination […]

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Tattoo shop gives Decatur mobile memories


Kingdom Tattoo in Decatur held its second annual Kustom Kulture car and bike show Oct. 16 featuring customized cars and vintage bikes. Shop owner Ryan Weaver, who came up with the car show concept last year, said the event gives Decatur residents something to look forward to. “I just love custom cars and custom bikes. […]

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Georgia Association of Educators takes stance against state takeover

Georgia Association of Educators President Sid Chapman said the proposed Opportunity School District is misleading and corrupt.

President calls OSD ‘misleading’ and ‘corrupt’   The “faces on the front line” of education have taken a stance against Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed state takeover of local schools. Representatives from the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) have been traveling the state to make sure people hear the facts about Amendment 1, which would allow […]

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Chamblee begins history project


In 2008, Chamblee celebrated its 100th birthday by gathering and showcasing pieces of history—pictures, maps and interviews from yesteryear that residents and business owners had collected during the city’s lifespan. In August, the Chamblee Downtown Development Authority (CDDA) decided to cash in on this history and use it as a marketable resource. The idea was […]

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Ten DeKalb schools test positive for unhealthy lead amounts


Ten out of 16 DeKalb County schools have tested positive for lead amounts deemed unacceptable, according to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) officials. As of press time Oct. 18, Wadsworth Magnet Elementary, Museum School of Avondale Estates, Allgood Elementary, Robert Shaw Elementary, Redan Elementary, Barack H. Obama, Briar Vista Elementary, International Community School, Stone Mountain […]

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City of Decatur sets new record for walk, roll to school day


The city of Decatur is known for local officials’ efforts to create a more walkable and bike-friendly community and on Oct. 5 for International Walk and Roll Day, the efforts seemed to pay off. Decatur broke its own participation record on International Walk and Roll Day with a total of 2,357 children walking or biking […]

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Tucker clinches fourth middle school county region title


The Tucker Middle School Tigers football team clinched its fourth consecutive DeKalb County region title after a 30-6 win over Champion Oct. 15 at Avondale Stadium. It was also the fourth consecutive undefeated regular season for the Tigers. The region title was on the line for the game and the Tigers responded with a 30-0 […]

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Arabia Mountain, Marist sweeps to the second round of softball playoffs

Arabia Mountain’s Dyamond Brown scores before being tagged at home plate. Photo by Mark Brock

The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams and the Marist Lady War Eagles swept their first-round opponents on Oct. 12 to advance to the second round of the state fast-pitch softball playoffs. Arabia Mountain defeated Kell at home in the Class AAAAA state playoffs in the best-of-three series. The Lady Rams shut out Kell in the first […]

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