DSA wins regional mock trial competition


DeKalb School of the Arts won the regional mock trial competition on Feb. 2 at the DeKalb County Courthouse, by defeating Decatur High School in the final round of the competition. The event, sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia, brought together approximately 150 youth from seven DeKalb and metro Atlanta schools to compete for […]

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Eddie Moody: €˜I want Lithonia to be the safest city in America


  When former DeKalb County Police Chief Eddie Moody retired from his job in 2004, he said that if he ever put on another police uniform it would be for DeKalb County. That all changed when council members and residents of his home town of Lithonia asked him to consider becoming the new chief of […]

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Cedar Grove bounces back after rebuilding season

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The Cedar Grove boys basketball team finished the 2011-2012 season with a 4-14 record. Some would consider that a losing season, but head coach James Martin didn’t. “We didn’t look at it as being horrible,” he said. “We looked at it as a part of our development.” After the down season, the Cedar Grove Saints […]

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DeKalb baseball teams hoping to make a run in the playoffs this season


  Opening day for the 2013 DeKalb County baseball season is Feb. 16 and some of DeKalb’s top baseball programs have high expectations of having success in the postseason. Last season, four teams from DeKalb — Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Redan — reached the playoffs and all lost in the first round. The last […]

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Coyote problem leads to community meeting


Residents in the Decatur and Druid Hills communities are in disarray on how to deal with the coyote problem in the metro Atlanta area. Coyotes convened on the city around 1980 and have terrorized neighborhoods, mostly attacking cats and small dogs. Residents have tried different solutions to take care of the problem, including trapping the […]

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Stone Mountain Village dedicates new public art

interurban streetcars

  Stone Mountain Village has a new piece of artwork. The Village dedicated the “Interurban Streetcars 1913-19 48” artwork on Jan. 12 at the site of the new piece, 875 Main Street between the visitors center caboose and the city municipal building. The artwork, by artist Stone Mountain resident John Thigpen, is a double-sided pictorial […]

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Let’s Talk Trash: Increase Fee or Reduce Pickup?


DeKalb County residents will have the opportunity to have a say in the future of garbage pickup. The DeKalb County Sanitation Department is holding public meetings, “Let’s Talk Trash,” across the county to discuss the future of garbage pickup. Burke Brennan, the county’s chief communications officer, said the discussion is about whether to reduce garbage […]

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‘We can’t continue to prosper if DeKalb County doesn’t prosper’

mayor Jim baskett

City of Decatur commissioner Jim Baskett is now the mayor of Decatur. Baskett was elected mayor after former mayor Bill Floyd resigned Jan. 7. Baskett was elected to the Decatur Board of Commission in 1995 and served as mayor pro tem from 2002-2012. Baskett, who praised Floyd for his 13 years of service as mayor, […]

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