New season, new regions

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Coaches discuss changes at annual football media day     The new classification and region alignments were hot topics at the annual DeKalb County Football Media Day at Tucker High School on July 20. The Reclassification Committee of the Georgia High School Association released the region alignments Dec. 1, 2015 for the 2016-18 term. The […]

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Chamblee seventh grader to compete in National Junior Olympics

Dylan Griggs will compete for a gold medal at the 2016 National Junior Olympics in Sacramento, Calif., July 25-31.

A few years ago, Dylan Griggs wanted to play youth football.However, he wanted to improve on one specific skills to become a good linebacker. “I really didn’t have the speed needed to play the position I wanted to play at the time, which was linebacker,” Griggs said. “So, my dad introduced me to track.” Not […]

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State senate district 43, state rep. district 91

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  Former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones will be the Democratic nominee for the State House District 91 seat. Jones defeated consultant Rhonda Taylor with 54 percent of votes in the July 26 run-off election. Taylor received 46 percent. Jones will take on Republican nominee Carl Anuszczyk, CEO of Jackpot Software Inc., in the November […]

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Johnson retains tax commissioner’s office

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Johnson retains tax commissioner’s office   Interim tax commissioner Irvin Johnson retained his seat as the county’s highest paid official on July 26 during a run-off election.Johnson received 62.2 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting whereas Susannah Scott received 37.8 percent. “It feels great,” Johnson said Tuesday night. “Now it’s time to move […]

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Bradshaw: ‘The dragon has been slayed’

Stephen Bradshaw is congratulated by supporters at the Village Corner in Stone Mountain after defeating District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in a runoff election July 26. Photo by Carla Parker

After months of a back-and-forth battle for the District 4 Commission seat, Stephen Bradshaw sat among family and friends at the Village Corner restaurant victorious. Bradshaw unseated incumbent Sharon Barnes Sutton in a runoff election July 26, defeating Sutton with 79 percent of the votes. More than 100 Bradshaw supporters came to congratulate the newly-elected […]

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Awards abound for designing women

Jennifer and Barbara with award

As the 21st century dawned, Barbara Elliott started to consider making a career change. A certified public accountant, she longed to move away from numbers and ledgers for more creative work. “I have always enjoyed and had a flair for design. I started seriously thinking that was what I wanted to do for a living,” […]

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Spreading the mindset of ‘belongingness’

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Beginning next year, 18 female or minority students at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College campus in Dunwoody will begin a path of academic rigor and inclusion. The Perimeter campus was recently awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation to fund “I Am Stem: Mindset and Belongingness in Underrepresented STEM Populations,” a program designed to […]

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Green space requested in Decatur

A picture of the proposed location for a new park in the downtown Decatur area.

In the past decade, Decatur has developed at a rapid pace. From 2005 to 2010 there were 113 multi-housing units built in the city. Since 2013, the number has increased dramatically to 625. With all the new units going up, one Decatur resident said the city needs to plan for green space before there’s none […]

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