35 years of MARTA History

Residents, lawmakers discuss DeKalb’s land grab

Reps. Pam Stephenson

The cityhood and annexation movement in DeKalb was the top subject when state legislators representing DeKalb County held a town hall meeting Oct. 28. “We are coming back to y’all this session,” said Jason Lary, president of the Stonecrest City Alliance, a group seeking cityhood of the area around Stonecrest Mall. “Stonecrest is back on […]

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Police prepare for Ferguson grand jury decision


A Missouri grand jury decision on whether to charge a police officer for gunning down an unarmed Black teenager could come soon, and local law enforcement agencies said they are prepared for any public reaction. DeKalb County hosted a public safety briefing, facilitated by Cedric Alexander, DeKalb’s deputy chief operating officer for public safety, to […]

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Five teams advance to second round

Tucker’s Tabarius Peterson  (15) brings down a Tift Co. running back.

Five teams from DeKalb County are one-step closer to a state championship after advancing to the second round. Cedar Grove, Marist, St. Pius X, Stephenson and Tucker advanced to the second round after first round victories Nov. 14-15, while Columbia and Lithonia lost their first round matchups. The Cedar Grove Saints defeated Westside-Augusta 45-7 in […]

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Doraville discusses amending budget for new software

Doraville City Council holds special called meeting for occupational tax contract.

Doraville City Council decided to move forward with its occupational tax contract agenda item and make amendments to the budget to catch up on processing paperwork for the 20 businesses awaiting their business license applications to be processed from almost a year ago. City Manager Shawn Gillen said, “The new annexed businesses will present a […]

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Lithonia promotes new city administrator and police chief

Lithonia Police Chief Roosevelt Smith is sworn in by Judge Curtis Miller.

Lithonia has appointed former police chief Eddie J. Moody, to serve as city administrator and Captain Roosevelt Smith will serve as its new chief of police. The city administration position was left vacant after Phil Howland accepted the newly created permitting concierge coordinator position in Avondale Estates. Lithonia mayor and city council decided to make […]

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Asia Durr signs with Louisville

St. Pius guard Asia Durr (center) signs here letter of intent to Louisville as her parents look on. Left, Asia Durr celebrated her signing with family and teammates. Photos by Carla Parker

St. Pius X guard Asia Durr signed her letter of intent to Louisville Nov. 12 in front of family, teammates, coaches and friends. Durr, the No. 2 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2015 class, said it was a dream come true to be surrounded by her support system as she signed […]

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Paideia’s John Michael Boswell signs with Furman

John Michael Boswell

Paideia rarely have student athletes that receive scholarships from Division I schools. So, it was no surprise to see the student body pack the auditorium to watch senior John Micheal Boswell sign his letter of intent to the Furman University baseball program. Boswell, a senior catcher for the Paideia Pythons, was surrounded by family and […]

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Redan boys’ basketball coach dies suddenly at age 40


Funeral arrangements have been made for Redan High School boys head basketball Coach Dannie Love. Love’s funeral will be held Nov. 22, 11 a.m., at Salem Baptist, 4700 Church Street in Lilburn. He will be buried at Eternal Hills Cemetery, 3594 Stone Mountain Hwy. in Snellville. A repast will be held at Redan High in the commons […]

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