SWD wins first playoff game in eight years

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  The Southwest DeKalb Panthers (8-3) won its first playoff game since 2009 after beating the Banneker Trojans (8-3) 35-17 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs at William “Buck” Godfrey Stadium, named after the football program’s former coach. The win also gave the program its 500th win in program history. Head […]

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DeKalb County graduations return to Georgia World Congress Center

Last year, DeKalb County School District was criticized for holding graduations outside of DeKalb county. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

  All 23 high schools in DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will have three hours each to conduct their 2017-2018 commencement ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), according to a recent release. On Oct. 30, DCSD released its 2017-2018 commencement schedule, which will take place May 21 through May 26. Schools will have […]

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Investigation costs DeKalb more than $23,000

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   On the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners official website, Ashlee Wright is still listed as the primary contact for Commissioner Gregory Adams. However, it’s unlikely Wright will return to work for Adams after she accused the District 7 commissioner of sexual harassment. The county paid Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough LLP $23,240 to investigate […]

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Florida family seeks justice after 11-year-old’s death in DeKalb

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Timothy Jones, a Florida resident escaping the path of Hurricane Irma, would have celebrated his 12th birthday Nov. 11. Instead of celebrating his birthday, his family is now seeking answers more than two months after his death. In September, Jones, his mother Shyra Slack and family members evacuated from Fort Lauderdale to Georgia to escape […]

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Henderson Middle chorus teacher gets Grammy nod

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When Henderson Middle School teacher Dale Duncan began teaching more than 20 years ago, he thought he had made a mistake. “When I first started teaching, I thought I was in the wrong place,” Duncan said. “I didn’t want to stay. I got to the point where I could quit, stay and be miserable or […]

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Marist boys, girls win cross country state titles

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Marist is once again home to the kings and queens of Georgia cross county. The boys and girls won the Class AAAA cross country state titles Nov. 4 at Carrollton High School. The boys won the title with 58 points with a total time of 1:26:06.79 (17:13.36 average). St. Pius X came in second with […]

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Tucker rushes past Bethune 38-6 for Trail to the Title Championship

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  Latavious Johnson rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 3-ranked Tucker Tigers to a 38-6 victory over the No. 4-ranked Bethune Lions for the DeKalb County Trail to the Title Middle School Football Championship Nov. 4 at Godfrey Stadium. The championship was Tucker’s second in five consecutive trips (2013-2017) to […]

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Vastness of African-American history and culture on national display

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It might seem like an impossibility to focus on the joys, struggles, oppression, survival, accomplishments, pain and beauty of African Americans in one facility and do it well. However, the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., certainly has captured the essence of the diverse experiences of Black people, and […]

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