Marist falls to Blessed Trinity in state finals

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Marist’s dream season came to a disappointing end. The War Eagles (14-1) fell to the Blessed Trinity Titans (13-2) 16-7 at home in the Class AAAA state finals. Marist was on a quest to have an undefeated season heading into the game and win its first championship since 2003. However, the War Eagles struggled to […]

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City preparing to take over parks and rec in 2018

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the city of Tucker will assume responsibility of parks and recreation centers in the city. In August, the city hired Rip Robertson, former director of Doraville’s public works and parks and recreation, to lead Tucker’s parks and recreation department. Since then, the city council approved funding for eight new staff members […]

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Sailor provides medical services to Puerto Ricans after hurricane

Sailor provides medical services to Puerto Ricans after hurricane

When Hurricane Maria devested Puerto Rico in September, people from around the world did what they could to provide aid to the people of Puerto Rico. One of those people was Lithonia native Petty Officer 1st Class Tivey D. Mathews. Mathews, who has served for 16 years as a Navy hospital corpsman, spent six weeks […]

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Cross country runners honored by Atlanta Track Club

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Marist junior Kathleen Maley was named to the 2017 All-Metro Cross Country 1st Team at Atlanta Track Club banquet Dec. 5. Maley will receive a $500 scholarship from the Atlanta Track Club Foundation. She was the runner-up at the Class AAAA state championship meet and recorded a season-best time of 18:32. Along with Maley, eight […]

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Christmas in the Grove: Decatur family entertains Christmas enthusiasts with synchronized lights/music

Christmas in the Grove, a home on Oak Grove Drive in Decatur, has become a popular Christmas light display during the Christmas holiday. Photos provided by Tony and Katie Paradowski

  Since 2010, the Paradowskis’ home has been a go-to spot during the Christmas season to see Christmas lights and decorations.  Known as “Christmas in the Grove,” Tony and Katie Paradowski turned their home into a holiday attraction for five weeks with its animated light show that is choreographed to popular Christmas songs. From Thanksgiving […]

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Sheriff’s office searching for shooting suspect

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect connected to a deadly shooting in Tucker A warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Kaylon Janard “Hooty” Jiles, who is accused of fatally shooting Eric Fisher in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on Chamblee-Tucker Road on Nov. 5. According […]

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SWD wins first playoff game in eight years

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  The Southwest DeKalb Panthers (8-3) won its first playoff game since 2009 after beating the Banneker Trojans (8-3) 35-17 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs at William “Buck” Godfrey Stadium, named after the football program’s former coach. The win also gave the program its 500th win in program history. Head […]

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Marist boys, girls win cross country state titles

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Marist is once again home to the kings and queens of Georgia cross county. The boys and girls won the Class AAAA cross country state titles Nov. 4 at Carrollton High School. The boys won the title with 58 points with a total time of 1:26:06.79 (17:13.36 average). St. Pius X came in second with […]

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