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

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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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