DeKalb wrestling teams fall in state dual tournament

Volunteers repair senior citizens’ homes for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

For the 11th year in a row, thousands of volunteers will participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project, which provides home maintenance and repair free of charge to low-income Decatur senior citizen homeowners.

Instead of using the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday as a day off, volunteers from Decatur recognize the day as serving the community. For the 11th year in a row, thousands of volunteers will participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project, which provides home maintenance and repair free of charge to low-income […]

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Junior golfer finishes 2012 season in top 25

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  Ayanna Habeel of Lithonia finished the 2012 golf season in the top 25 for her age group after competing in the Doral Publix Junior Classic in Miami, Fla. Dec. 17-19, 2012. Ayanna, 12, shot an 86 and 87 in the three-day event, playing on the legendary Great White Course. She finished the season ranked […]

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High school football champion becomes college football champion

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    Very few football players can say that they won a championship at the high school and college level. But Valdosta State wide receiver Seantavious Jones can. The former defensive back for the Tucker High School Tigers was a member of the 2008 Class AAAA state championship team. He became a champion again on […]

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Stone Mountain commemorates 150th anniversary of signing of Emancipation Proclamation

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The city of Stone Mountain had a significant role in the American Civil War, which led to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. Stone Mountain Village recognized its part in history by commemorating the 150th anniversary of the signing on Jan. 5. The event included ceremonial cannon fires, the singing of […]

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Decatur Recreation Center to reopen in February

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  The newly renovated Decatur Recreation Center will be open for business on Feb. 4. The recreation center, which opened in 1958, closed its doors in May 2011 for renovation. The original 26,000-square-foot building was widened to 34,400 square feet and went from two levels to three. The $6.2 million project includes a new climbing […]

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Dunwoody hopes to put a stop to false alarms

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Dunwoody residents who call in numerous false alarms to the police department could face a fine up to $500. The city of Dunwoody is one of three north metro cities that are adopting ordinances that assess fines for false alarms. Dunwoody, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs, which share the same dispatch service, hope to have […]

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Tahj Shamsid-Deen: a great player becoming a great leader

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With eight seniors gone and a new coach taking the helm for the 2012-13 Columbia High School boys basketball team, former head coach Phil McCrary knew he needed one of his returning players to be the team leader and help with the transition. So, he asked his point guard, Tahj Shamsid-Deen, to step up. “That’s […]

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