35 years of MARTA History

Buford too much for St. Pius X

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  After seven minutes of play in the first quarter, it looked as if St. Pius X had found a way to slow down the undefeated Buford Wolves by jumping out to a 10-0 lead. However, Buford went on to score 55 unanswered points, beating St. Pius 55-10 to win the Class AAAA state championship […]

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Durr breaks school scoring record

St. Pius guard Asia Durr (dark shirt) poses with her team after becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer. Photo by Carla Parker

It did not take long for St. Pius guard Asia Durr to become the all-time leading scorer in school history. Going into the Dec. 12 matchup with Stone Mountain, Durr needed four points to break the record of 2,017 points, which was held by former St. Pius girls’ basketball player Kelly Cain. Durr broke the […]

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Retiring to life of adventure

Maryam and Leon Mann moved to Panama City three months ago. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Retirement for many people is settling into an easy-going lifestyle surrounded by familiar people in a familiar place. Not so for everyone. Take Maryam Aziz-Mann and Ife Grady, both former metro Atlanta residents who have retired and now live in Panama City. No, not the Panama City on the Florida coast, but the one in […]

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OPINION: Hit the road tax

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  “Heroes aren’t born….they’re cornered,” actor, singer and dancer –Mickey Rooney (September 1920-April 2014). There are times in politics, when even against their best judgment, our elected leaders simply need to stand up and take the lead. Such is the case with Georgia ever finding the political will or funding mechanism to deal with our […]

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OPINION: Reach out and correct someone

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We hear it every day, yet it means nothing—“reach out”. The Four Tops released an album through Motown Records called Reach Out in July, 1967. That should be how this phrase is remembered and the use of the phrase should have stopped shortly thereafter; but it didn’t. Apparently the use of the phrase experienced resurgence […]

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New commissioner ready to work

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“I have a lot of work to do so I’m going to get to it.” That’s what Nancy Jester, DeKalb County’s newest county commissioner, said before meeting with county staff during her orientation to her new political office on Dec. 5. “We have a lot to do together—lots of work,” Jester said. “I’m here to […]

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More Chargers added to the Clarkston fleet

Clarkston to add new cars and officers to the police department.

The city of Clarkson is getting nearly 6,000 new residents after a newly passed annexation referendum and is hiring eight additional public safety employees: six officers, one sergeant and one detective. To serve the added population and geographic area, City Manager Keith Barker proposed at the Dec. 2 council meeting the purchase of five Dodge […]

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Ex-Georgia Perimeter president wants job back

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The man who was ousted as the president of Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) in 2012 still wants his job back. Through an attorney, former GPC President Anthony Tricoli has filed a motion in DeKalb County Superior Court seeking to be restored to his position pending the outcome of his lawsuit against the University System of […]

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