35 years of MARTA History

Chamblee boys win third consecutive county swim title

Chamblee boys won the DeKalb County swimming title and set four DeKalb Swimming and Diving Championships records.

The Chamblee boys swim team set four DeKalb County swimming and diving championship records on the way to its third consecutive county title Jan. 24 at Dynamo Swim Club. Three of the records were all-relay events, including the 200-yard medley relay to open the day’s competition. The team of Nick Oh, Jacob Jordan, John Mitchell […]

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Lithonia basketball: Winning mentality goal for program


It has been 11 years since the Lithonia boys basketball team had a winning record. Although the program had its last playoff appearance in 2013 with a first-round loss and reached the .500 mark in 2012 and 2013, it has not been consistently winning in over a decade. That is why this year’s has caught […]

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Sheriff’s operation nets hundreds of arrests


  Six murder suspects are off the streets of DeKalb County after a multi-agency effort to make a dent in the number of outstanding warrants in the county. By 1 p.m. on Jan. 29, Operation Safe DeKalb 2015, a two-week, “massive, highly successful countywide effort,” had netted 200 arrests, including 74 felony and 64 misdemeanors […]

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EDITORIAL: Protecting our children


On a cold December night in DeKalb County, five brothers, between the ages of 3 and 10, were left unattended at home to fend for themselves. According to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, the boys tried to warm themselves by burning leaves in a pan inside the home. The fire got out of hand […]

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OPINION: That’s the $45,000 question!


“For reference, ownership of a personal seat license (PSL) guarantees the rights to a particular seat in a stadium.  That is, owning a PSL puts you first in line to purchase a ticket for any public event at the stadium in your particular seat – including NFL Season tickets,” Amelia Ahlgren, blogger and contributor to […]

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OPINION: Be a Joshua or Joshuette


DeKalb County needs some Joshuas and Joshuettes in the Promised Land. That’s what DeKalb County School Superintendent Michael Thurmond told attendees of the county’s 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Thurmond told the story of how Dr. King in the spring of 1968 went to Memphis, Tenn., “even though he had been warned not […]

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New center offers urgent and primary healthcare

Surrounded by health center staff, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce staff and other well-wishers, Dr. Frank Lockwood cuts the ribbon to officially open the new facility.

  A former pediatric health center in Decatur has been bought by Texas-based American CareSource. With the snip of a red, white and blue ribbon, on Jan. 9 it officially reopened as a facility for ages “zero to the grave,” its director explained. Frank Lockwood, MD, medical director of the American CareSource office on Scott […]

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Seniors want more money for centers

Seniors either have to tackle a long hill or a crumbling sidewalk to get to the DeKalb-Atlanta Senior Center. They are asking the county to improve access to the building. Photos by Andrew Cauthen.

It’s budget-planning season for the DeKalb County government, and local seniors don’t want to be forgotten.Dozens of seniors boarded buses and traveled to the Jan. 13 DeKalb County Board of Commissioners meeting to plead for financial consideration as the board prepares to approve a 2015 budget. Brenda Butler, who attends the DeKalb-Atlanta Senior Center on […]

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