Former mayor to assist art initiatives

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After more than 16 years of living in what some refer to as DeKalb hidden treasure, Pine Lake’s former mayor Kathie deNobriga said she routinely turns off her car radio, rolls down the windows and drives slowly home, stopping completely at every stop sign, listening to frogs, crickets, cicadas, owls, porch laughter or lawn mowers. […]

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Third annual Battle of the Borders set for Aug. 29

Tucker, Marist, Stephenson and Cedar Grove will represent Georgia in the third annual Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Georgia and Florida high school football teams will go head-to-head for the third consecutive year at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston in the Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders Aug. 29. Four games are on tap beginning at 11:45 a.m. with the Marist War Eagles taking on the Coconut Creek (Fla.) Cougars. Marist, the only […]

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2015 DeKalb Football Team Previews

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Arabia Mountain RamsHead coach: Stanley Pritchett (third season) – Region: 6-AAAA2014 record: 4-6 Outlook: Arabia Mountain took a step back in 2014 after making history with its first winning record in 2013. The Rams will look to rebound with returning starters in senior wide receivers Marcus Gay and Malick Mbodj. Gay finished third in the […]

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DeKalb school students bowl with deputies

Students collected donated school supplies. Photos by Justin Beaudrot

by Justin Beaudrot Stars and Strikes Bowling Center, located in Stone Mountain, hosted the Sixth Annual Community Day with Sheriff Jeff Mann. This event introduced children from Chapel Hill Middle School and local YMCA’s to DeKalb County law enforcement. Tom Walker Sr. has hosted this event for six years; originally at Suburban Lanes in Decatur. […]

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Flag rally draws hundreds

Several dozen Confederate flags flew at Saturday’s rally. Photo by Justin Beaudrot

by Justin Beaudrot Several dozen Confederate flag enthusiasts rallied at Stone Mountain Park on Aug. 1 to show support for their embattled flag. “I don’t see what they see when they look at the flag,” said a flag supporter, who did not want to be identified, referring to flag protesters’ claims that the flag stands […]

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South DeKalb tennis team wins Metro championship

The Dottie Bridges 12u tennis team won the United States Tennis Association championship July 18.

The Dottie Bridges 12u Tennis Team came out on top at the 2015 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Atlanta City Championship. The title was the third for the Dottie Bridges program in the last three seasons. The UTSA Atlanta playoffs took place July 11-18, with the semi-final and final rounds held at Harrison Tennis Center […]

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Students work to protect community garden

Bees are attracted by sunflowers and help pollinate plants in the garden.

by Justin Beaudrot Some students and faculty at Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) are concerned that there may be plans to move the Decatur campus’ community garden to what some consider an unsuitable location. Student Kayla Sims, service chairwoman of the Jaguar Activity Group, the student government’s programming organization, and president of the Earth Club, along […]

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DeKalb Symphony Orchestra brings music to the community

Libby Whittemore performs live with the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra.

by Justin Beaudrot The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra brought pops to music lovers July 17 at the Marvin Cole Auditorium on Georgia Perimeter College’s Clarkston campus. This was the orchestra’s 50th annual Pops Concert. Dressed in black bowtie and white coat, Conductor and Artistic Director Fyodor Cherniavsky began the concert with An American in Paris suite […]

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