Lady Eagles wins state title on last second basket


Senior power forward Shaundrika Mann scored three points in the final 12 seconds to send the Columbia Lady Eagles to a 38-37 Class AAAA state title game victory over Sandy Creek March 7 at the Macon Centreplex. Mann’s offensive rebound and layup off a missed three-pointer by teammate Shamiyah Smith went in as the clock […]

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Chris Brown and Rihanna to be wed this summer?


Chris Brown and Rihanna really don’t care what the public thinks and feels about their relationship. According to, just three years after Chris Brown was charged for brutally beating Rihanna, the couple is reportedly planning to tie the knot this summer. Chris is rumored to have popped the question after last week’s Grammy Awards […]

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Five DeKalb teams, two private schools to play in championship games


Five DeKalb County school basketball teams, along with two private school teams have advance to the Georgia High School Association state championship games. Columbia boys and girls, Miller Grove boys and girls, Southwest DeKalb girls, Green Forest boys and St. Pius X girls will play for a state title on March 8 and 9 at […]

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Protesters call on Walmart to phase out ‘cruel’ crates for pigs


Animal rights activists stood outside the Gresham Road Walmart Feb. 22 holding signs with images of abused pigs while standing next to an inflatable pig. They were protesting against what they said were cruel practices of confining pregnant pigs in tiny crates on factory farms. Mercy For Animals, a national animal rights organization, is accusing […]

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Bond set for former DeKalb officers charged in corruption case


A federal judge set bond at $10,000 for three men, including a DeKalb County police officer and jail deputy, accused of taking payments to protect drug dealers. Federal Magistrate judge Alan Baverman set a $10,000 bond for suspended DeKalb Police Officer Dorian Williams, 25, former DeKalb jail deputy Monyette McLaurin, 37, and Gregory Lee Harvey, […]

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Local wrestling coaches respond to IOC’s decision to cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) shocked the wrestling and sports world Feb. 12 when its members voted to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games. According to reports, wrestling was voted out from a final group of sports that includes modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey. The IOC board made its decision after reviewing the […]

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City appoints its first judges

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Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis has sworn in the city’s first judges. Former Cobb County magistrate judge Laura Stevenson was appointed as Brookhaven’s chief judge and Jonathan Granade as judge pro tem on Feb. 12 at the city council meeting. Stevenson, who obtained her juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law, […]

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Two DeKalb wrestlers win gold at state

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Senior Khalil Williams made history when he became the first wrestler from McNair to win a gold medal at the state wrestling tournament. Williams and Southwest DeKalb sophomore Abdur-Rahman Yasir both took home gold medals in their respective state tournaments on Feb. 16 in Macon. Williams finished the season with a 56-1 record after defeating […]

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