Georgia Pollen count soars in April Most Georgia residents don’t expect to see snow on the ground at the beginning of spring, but they can expect to see accumulations of pollen. This year the pollen count continues to grow, which is unfortunate news for allergy sufferers in DeKalb. On April 11 the pollen count hit […]

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Sunshine, moonlight and music

  With longer days, warmer temperatures and most of us wanting to shake the doldrums of winter, spring is the ideal time to take in a little day and night music outdoors. Throughout DeKalb County, there are numerous places inviting the public to gather with blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets of food. Here’s a […]

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DeKalb CEO updates residents on consent decree

On Aug. 23 a record 6.4 million gallons of sewage spilled into Snapfinger Creek because of a tree growing out of a concrete junction box. The spill was an oversight by the county, county officials said. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said the county is working to prevent future spills like the one at Snapfinger […]

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Stephenson pitcher Ga’von Wray has four no-hitters this season

Not many baseball pitchers can say they have thrown a no-hitter. But Stephenson High School junior Ga’von Wray can say that not only has he thrown a no-hitter but has thrown four in one season. He can also say he had three consecutive no-hitter games. “It’s crazy,” Wray said. “The reason I was able to […]

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Night and day at Waverly Place

As residents of Waverly Place Apartments near Clarkston watched crews demolish four parcels of dilapidated and burned out property, some let out loud cheers. The process of demolishing the property took longer than county officials wanted, according to DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, but the building was finally brought down April 13. Residents had voiced […]

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Nearly 400 DeKalb County school bus drivers stage sick-out

  In an apparent protest, hundreds of DeKalb County School District (DCSD) bus drivers called in sick April 19, leaving district officials scrambling for solutions to get students to school. According to district officials, 383 of the 908 DCSD bus drivers and did not report to work April 19. Officials said the move was tied […]

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Suspect in custody after murder of 3-year-old

The DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) believe they found the individual responsible for killing 3-year-old T’Rhigi Craig. Craig was sleeping in the back of his mother’s car on April 1 at the intersection of Eastland Road and Bouldercrest Road near Atlanta when a bullet struck him, killing him. The suspect is a 15-year-old male. Police […]

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Tucker wins tennis region championships

  The Tucker Tigers swept the Region 4-AAAAAA tennis championships for the second consecutive year. The boys’ and girls’ teams won the region titles April 12 at Clayton County International Tennis Center. The boys defeated Drew, Forest Park and Jonesboro high schools on the way to the region title. The Tigers dominated their first two […]

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