Multi-million dollar sports facility coming to Stonecrest

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  If all goes as planned, the city of Stonecrest will soon have a state of the art sports facility.   Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with Atlanta Sports Connection and Atlanta Partners for Development announced Feb. 22 a collaborative partnership to build a $200 million sports facility—Atlanta Sports City at Stonecrest. The […]

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District spends $3.1 million on portable classrooms

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  DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) board of education approved the third consecutive multi-million purchase for portable classrooms on Feb. 13. The approved $3.1 million purchase will pay Mobile Modular Management Corporation for an unspecified amount of single-wide and quad unit portable classrooms, some with restrooms and some without. The purchase is meant to support […]

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Technician calculates how to make a perfect fit

Understanding the technical aspects of measuring a hand is one of the keys to making a good fit, according to Paul Summons.

He may be a bowler’s best friend. Paul Summons understands the intricacies and mechanics of what helps bowlers to meet their marks. Summons is a technical ball fitter and driller, which means he determines where the holes go on a new bowling ball to custom fit to a bowler’s hand. Summons is with Striking Results […]

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Stone Mountain continues negotiation

Stone Mountain continued negotiations with the DeKalb County School District on the use of the Historic Rock Gym.

Some Stone Mountain officials and residents would like to use the historic Rock Gym for events and other activities but the city is having a hard time coming to an agreement with the DeKalb County School District. The school district currently owns the gym, which was once the gym of Stone Mountain High School. The […]

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Elizabeth Wilson reflects on her time as Decatur’s first Black mayor

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  After retiring from public office years ago, former Decatur mayor Elizabeth Wilson said she has more free time on her hands. Despite staying active in the Beacon Hill community, Wilson said she hasn’t spent much of that free time thinking about the impact she’s made in the community she served for so many years. […]

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A focus on success

Accounting student Sonya Bingham was chosen as Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s 2017 GOAL Award winner for her academic excellence and leadership in the classroom. She was announced and congratulated during a Feb. 2 luncheon by GPTC President Jabari Simama (pictured). Photos submitted.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College student vows to change future, wins award If someone had asked Sonya Bingham five years ago where she thought she would be today, completing an associate’s degree program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) would not have been an answer. “For 13 years, I was stuck in an endless repetition of […]

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DeKalb state rep disproves GA ‘voter fraud’

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Holcomb receives answer from Secretary of State indicating less than 10 cases of alleged ‘double-voting Thanks to Georgia state Rep. Scott Holcomb, President Donald Trump can scratch Georgia off the list of states that have allegedly committed voter fraud. Holcomb, whose district covers Chamblee, Doraville and parts of unincorporated DeKalb County as part of Georgia’s […]

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Africa’s Victoria Falls is awe inspiring

A staircase at Victoria Falls gives visitors a birds-eye view of the cascading water. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Majestic. Magnificent. Awesome. These words come close to aptly describing Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. Located on southern Africa’s Zambezi River, the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the single-drop falls is a staggering 355 feet high.  The falls was named for England’s Queen Victoria after explorer and missionary David Livingstone came upon […]

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