Stephenson Lady Jaguars: disappointing ending leads to early success

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  The Stephenson High School girls basketball team members still the taste of defeat in their mouths eight months after losing to Hill Grove High School by two points, 50-48, in the Class AAAA second-round playoff game. Even after eight months, senior forward and team captain Kaliyah Mitchell said the loss still hurts. “All of […]

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MARTA a hot button topic at town hall meeting

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Fixing MARTA and how to pay for it came close to a heated discussion at a Dec. 13 Legislative Preview and Town Hall Meeting at Cross Keys High School. The town hall meeting was the first of three legislative town hall meetings that will be held across DeKalb County before the 2013 Legislative Session begins. […]

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Stone Mountain High School host Spirit Night for community

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Stone Mountain High School is trying to bring the community back into the school. The school hosted a community spirit night on Dec. 11, featuring basketball games against Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington High School. The event included a pre-game East vs. West All-Star Game, giveaways and an award ceremony for basketball player Danielle Clark, who […]

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Southwest DeKalb wrestling sweeps meets at Marist and Dunwoody

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The Southwest DeKalb wrestling team is having a successful season so far after sweeping six schools in its past two meets. At the Dec. 12 meet at Marist, the Panthers outscored Lithonia 63-18, Stone Mountain 57-12, and Marist 46-16. On Dec. 14 at Dunwoody, they outscored Dunwoody 66-6, Miller Grove 42-21 and Martin Luther King, […]

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Hundreds of homeowners helped at foreclosure prevention event

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Homes in America are entering foreclosure at a slower pace than a year ago. According to RealtyTrac, a California-based company that tracks foreclosures nationwide, only 971,533 homes entered the foreclosure process between January and October, down 8 percent from the same period last year. In DeKalb County, foreclosures this year have dropped from 6,630 in […]

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St. Pius X falls to Buford in state championship game

St. Pius X head coach Paul Standard consoles quarterback Jack Spear after he was sacked on a 4th down attempt in the final seconds of the Class AAA championship game. Photo by David DiCristina

The St. Pius X defense played stoutly throughout the playoffs and it carried over into the Class AAA state Championship game on Dec. 14. But in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 3, Buford had a fourth-and-1 at the St. Pius X 39-yard line with 9:10 remaining. Buford quarterback Taylor Mitchell pitched the […]

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Lakeside tops Decatur in swim meet, St. Pius edges out Dunwoody

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The swimming and diving season is under way in DeKalb County and Lakeside and St. Pius X are off to good starts. Lakeside outpointed Decatur 249-177 and St. Pius X got a six point win over Dunwoody with a score of 188-182 at the Dec. 4 swim meet. Lakeside placed first in 20 events and […]

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Nonprofit organization beautifies Fairington Park

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For 15 years, Fairington Park was a dead, neglected park with no playground or any activities for children, according to residents in the area. The large grassy area was littered with trash and was a place of crime. Bonita Lacy, executive director of Healing Hearts of Families USA Ministries in Decatur, wanted to change that. […]

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