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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SPLOST a go in DeKalb County

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DeKalb County officials said “it’s a new day” in DeKalb after voters approved a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum Nov. 7. The 1-cent sales tax increase will provide DeKalb County approximately $636 million over six years from April 2018 to March 2024. There will be no increase in sales tax on unprepared food […]

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Four more years

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry announced his intent to rerun for mayor in late June. In November, he will face former council member Beverly Burks. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Chamblee, Clarkston mayors win reelection Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry retained their elected offices in close DeKalb County mayoral races on Nov. 7. Clarkson won a fourth term against opponent Van Pappas 53.9 percent to 45.4 percent. Clarkson, who has been mayor since 2005, ran on a ticket celebrating Chamblee’s decade-long […]

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War of words

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Lt. Governor Cagle issues warning to Decatur    In the battle of city versus state over “sanctuary cities,” Lt. Governor Casey Cagle threw another jab, issuing an ultimatum to Decatur.  Cagle wrote on Facebook Nov. 1 saying he would give Decatur a last opportunity to “abandon their practice of harboring criminal illegal immigrants” or he […]

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