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

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

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

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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Thirteen DeKalb teams in the state playoffs

State basketball playoffs began Feb. 19 and DeKalb County has 13 teams in the big dance, including four teams that entered as No. 1 seeds after claiming region championships on Feb. 16. The Druid Hills Red Devils was the Cinderella story in the Region 2-AAAAAA Tournament, beating No. 1 seed Rockdale County 82-81 in overtime […]

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Lady Rams rout Lithonia in season opener

The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams soccer team opened its 2013 season with a 10-0 win over Lithonia on Feb. 15. Arabia Mountain scored six goals in the first half and four in the second before the referees ended the game with 10 minutes left because of the competitive imbalance rule. Forward Elisa Miller led the […]

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