35 years of MARTA History

Family, Redan remembers late basketball coach

Monique Love and Cameron Love, wife and son of Coach Dannie Love, received a signed basketball from girls’ basketball coach Jerry Jackson and boys’ assistant basketball coach Cornell Cullom.

  A dedicated coach, jokester, loving husband and supportive father. That is how the late Redan High School boys’ basketball coach Dannie Love will be remembered as his family, coworkers and players try to move on without him. Love, 40, passed away Nov. 18 and was laid to rest Nov. 22. The basketball team played […]

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Still no commissioner for District 5

Currently there are two empty seats on the Board of Commissioners. One was vacated when Lee May was appointed to the interim CEO position and the other is vacant until a Dec. 2 runoff. File photo

The standoff between DeKalb County commissioners over the appointment of an interim District 5 commissioner continues. Doreen Carter, a Lithonia businesswoman who made an unsuccessful bid for the Georgia secretary of state position, urged commissioners to fill the District 5 seat Nov. 18. “Please give [District] 5 a voice,” Carter said during a board of […]

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Holiday spending up; expert advises caution


The average adult American celebrating the winter holidays (Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s) is expected to spend $594.53, a seven-year high, according to survey results recently released by the National Retail Federation (NRF). Spending in all categories—gifts for family, food and candy, cards and postage, decorations, gifts for friends—is expected to increase 4.1 percent from […]

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Three Tucker athletes sign with colleges

Bryce Brown

Tucker High School celebrated three athletes Nov. 18 as they signed their names on letters of intent to their respective future colleges. Basketball guard Bryce Brown signed with Auburn, pitcher Jake Lovvorn signed with Georgia Southern baseball and swimmer Cash DeLoache signed with Southern California. Brown was committed to Charlotte, but de-committed and reopened his […]

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Marist, St. Pius X, Tucker advance to quarterfinals

St. Pius running back Brian O’Reilly outrun Eastside defenders. Photos by Travis Hudgons

And then there were three…. Marist, St. Pius X and Tucker advanced to the quarterfinals of the state football playoffs after winning second-round matchups Nov. 21. Tucker will host McEachern in the Class AAAAAA playoff quarterfinals Nov. 28. Tucker upset the No. 2-ranked Grayson 26-23 in the come-from-behind victory. Down 23-19 early in the fourth […]

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Police prepared for Ferguson grand jury decision

DeKalb County hosted a public safety briefing, facilitated by Cedric Alexander, DeKalb’s deputy chief operating officer for public safety, to discuss how the region is prepared for the reaction to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. Photos by Carla Parker

A Missouri grand jury has decided not to charge a police officer for gunning down an unarmed Black teenager, and local law enforcement agencies said they are prepared for any public reaction. DeKalb County hosted a public safety briefing Nov. 20, facilitated by Cedric Alexander, DeKalb’s deputy chief operating officer for public safety, to discuss […]

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Director Mary Root to continue DeKalb Choral Guild’s storied journey

Mary with notebook

William Baker was 19 years old when he founded the DeKalb Choral Guild in 1978, but as director he was able to attract talented and dedicated performers, who over the years have participated in many community festivals and events. The guild, which rehearses at First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates, has performed at the DeKalb […]

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Near-perfect family destination just three hours away

One of many indoor entertainment options

It’s probably as close to perfection for a family-friendly destination as is possible—Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tenn., truly does have something for everyone. On the drive up, I intentionally did not discuss with my 7-year-old godson all the options available at Wilderness just to make the drive a bit quieter. I knew he […]

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