The following statement is issued  by behalf of Mayor J. Max Davis

Aruba beckons to be daring

newMarriott Aruba Aerial shot

There’s something about being on vacation—especially in an exotic location that opens us up to trying new things. This was true for me during a recent quick trip to Aruba. I embraced the opportunity to try two new experiences—beach tennis and paddle board yoga. The upscale and expansive 410-room Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino […]

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Tiny south DeKalb cemeteries hold roots of regional history

The White Family Cemetery, though adjacent to the Panthersville Cemetery, is a separate burial ground.

On the busy stretch of Candler/Flat Shoals Road between I-20 and I-285, there are a mall, restaurants, gas stations, retail stores, motels, offices—and a cemetery, actually, two cemeteries. Although Panthersville Cemetery and the White Family Cemetery are adjacent to one another and total approximately 265 graves between them, they are two separate cemeteries, according to […]

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Stephenson adds first female player in program history

Junior Zaida Joyeau is the first female to play for the Stephenson football team. Photos by Bruce James

The Stephenson Jaguars football team was in desperate need of a kicker after three-year starter Wisdom Nzidee graduated last May. Nzidee kicked for Stephenson from 2011-2013 and had a season record for points scored (61) in 2012. Through the first four weeks of the 2014 season, the Jaguars did not have an accurate kicker to […]

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DCSD airs second season of The Bridge

The Bridge crew gathers for a viewing of their second season taping.

Teen entertainment and variety talk show The Bridge is set for the production of its second season. The show launched in the DeKalb County Schools District (DCSD) last May and increasingly has gained leverage in youth entertainment. The student programming is targeted toward students and young adults ages 13-25 with tips on video gaming, how […]

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Marist advances to state volleyball championship game, Dunwoody fall in semifinals

Marist Volley

The Marist Lady War Eagles are on their way to the Class AAAA state championship game after beating Woodward Academy 3-0 in the semifinals Oct. 29. Marist won the first set 25-15, pulled out a close win in the second set 25-23 and clinched the three set sweep with a 25-19 victory. This is second […]

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OPINION: Take the real Deal


“Without Jimmy Carter we might not have gotten Ronald Reagan, without Ronald Reagan there would probably still be a Soviet Union,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. When you find the perfect politician, please invite me to come and meet them. We all have our flaws; public and appointed officials are no different. Even Jesus Christ sometimes […]

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Cedar Grove and Tucker advance to Trail to the Title championship game

The Cedar Grove Saints celebrate their 28-22 victory over the Stephenson Jaguars to advance to the championship game Nov. 1 at Hallford Stadium. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Trail to the Title semifinals had four undefeated teams coming and two remain to play for the championship trophy.The Cedar Grove Saints jumped to a 22-6 lead and held on for a 28-22 victory over four-time Trail to the Title champion Stephenson Jaguars to advance to the championship game Nov. 1 at Hallford Stadium. […]

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Innovation summit aims to close achievement gaps

Annual Southern K-14 Education Innovation Summit.

Reading to children at an early age, parental involvement and student effort are key elements to educational parity, according to Former U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige, a speaker at Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) Oct. 23 regional education summit. Paige was invited to address college presidents, school superintendents, educators and students by GPTC […]

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