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OPINION: Are we no longer the home of the brave?

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The recent mass killings in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have put many in our country on edge and again pitted Americans against each other in hotly contested debates over immigration, gun control and refugee admissions policies. We have read and heard voices of condemnation and voices of support on the subject of admitting Syrian […]

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Pastor’s wife raises awareness about Batten disease

Pastor’s wife raises awareness about Batten disease

by Deanna Cauthen Laura Balzer, of Stone Mountain, and Dana Gieselmann, of Memphis, Tenn., have been best friends since they met in high school years ago in Birmingham, Ala.  They went on to graduate and attend college together at Auburn University and lived together after college.  Like many friends, they celebrated all the important milestones […]

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Slow flow of tai chi and qigong suits students just fine

Stephen Dorage, center, leads a tai chi class at the Clarkston Community Center. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Stephen Dorage is yawning his way through the Tuesday evening tai chi class at the Clarkston Community Center. No covering his mouth or attempting to suppress it, instead he loudly emits yawn after yawn after yawn. Dorage isn’t some disinterested student in the back of the class, he’s the instructor. “If you get a chance […]

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Investigation opened for potential election fraud in LaVista Hills vote

Elections volunteers line up in the DeKalb elections office late Nov. 3 to turn in poll results. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Two days after Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp opened an investigation into alleged election fraud in the referendum of the proposed city of LaVista Hills, proponents of the city announced that they will explore legal action. LaVista Hills Alliance announced Nov. 7 that it has retained legal counsel to explore possible legal action to […]

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Former mayor to assist art initiatives


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


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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