Titans off to hot start

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It has been six years since the Towers High School boys’ basketball team made the state playoffs. In 2012, the Towers Titans finished the regular season 20-8 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. The Titans have a 29-89 record from 2013 to 2017. This season, the Titans are off to a hot […]

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Walmart closing Covington Highway neighborhood market

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The Walmart Neighborhood Market on Covington Highway in Lithonia will close its doors at the end of January. Phillip Keene, director of corporate communications for state and local corporate initiatives and public affairs, said Walmart officials said the closing came after a “careful and thoughtful review process.” “This tough decision to close the store is […]

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Stonecrest Sam’s closes without notice

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Sam’s Club in Stonecrest closed unexpectedly without employees or customers being notified, according to Stonecrest officials and residents. Stonecrest City Facebook page stated the Sam’s Club near the Mall of Stonecrest closed Jan. 11 and the closure came as a surprise to elected officials, Sam’s employees and the community. “Mayor [Jason] Lary found out today […]

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Southwest DeKalb wins area team duel championship

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The Southwest DeKalb varsity wrestling program claimed another area team duel title. The Panthers defeated Miller Grove 48-15 to win the Area 5-AAAAA title Jan. 6. Arabia Mountain finished third after beating Cross Keys 42-24 in the consolation round. Southwest DeKalb and Miller Grove qualified for the team dual state championship in Macon Jan. 11-13. […]

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26-year-old sworn in as Lithonia councilmember

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Amelia Inman was sworn in as Lithonia’s youngest ever councilmember on Dec. 8. Inman, along with councilmembers William “Ric” Dodd and Diane Howard, were sworn into the Lithonia City Council during the council’s organizational meeting. Inman, 26, became the youngest person elected to the Lithonia City Council after winning one of the three at-large council […]

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Update: Nine players represent DeKalb in college national championship game


Several members of the University of Georgia (UGA) football team had family and fans from DeKalb County pulling for them in the College Football Playoff National Championship game against Alabama Jan. 8. Not just because the Bulldogs are the home state team, but because nine players from DeKalb are on the Georgia roster and a […]

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DeKalb football players sign early

DeKalb football players sign early

  Several DeKalb County high school football players took advantage of the early signing period that began Dec. 20. As of Dec. 21, nine players from the county announced through social media that they signed letters of intent to the college of their choice. The new early signing period allows players to end their recruiting […]

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Refugees receive dictionaries

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Through a Rotary District grant, the Rotary Club of Stone Mountain gave more than 1,200 dictionaries to refugees who recently resettled in Clarkston. The club said it gave the dictionaries, which are designed for third-grade students who already speak English, in hopes the dictionaries will help the refugees develop their English language skills and prepare […]

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