Six basketball teams advance to Elite Eight

Miller Grove’s Maurice Harvey dunks on a Starr’s Mill player.

Six DeKalb County basketball teams took another step forward in playing for a state championship. The boys’ basketball teams from Greenforest, Lithonia, Miller Grove and St. Pius advanced to the Elite Eight of their respective classification after wins in the second round of the playoffs on Feb. 23. Southwest DeKalb and Stephenson girls’ basketball teams […]

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Avondale Estates officials oppose house bill 204

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The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners has voiced its opposition to House Bill 204.   The board voted Feb. 27 to pass a resolution announcing its opposition to House Bill 204–the ad valorem tax bill, which would prohibit cities from billing municipal fees on the same bill as property tax. Municipal fees—nontax related […]

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A family affair: Second generation of Bembrys shining in sports and academics at Stephenson

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When Stephenson High School opened in 1996, brothers Demeche and Gerin Bembry made a name for themselves in both athletics and academics. Twenty years later, the second generation of Bembrys—Deonta, 16, and Isaiah “King” Bembry, 15; Justin Birdsong,17, and Adrian Lane, 17—are living up to the Bembry legacy while creating their own legacy in the […]

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Multi-million dollar sports facility coming to Stonecrest

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  If all goes as planned, the city of Stonecrest will soon have a state of the art sports facility.   Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with Atlanta Sports Connection and Atlanta Partners for Development announced Feb. 22 a collaborative partnership to build a $200 million sports facility—Atlanta Sports City at Stonecrest. The […]

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Stone Mountain continues negotiation

Stone Mountain continued negotiations with the DeKalb County School District on the use of the Historic Rock Gym.

Some Stone Mountain officials and residents would like to use the historic Rock Gym for events and other activities but the city is having a hard time coming to an agreement with the DeKalb County School District. The school district currently owns the gym, which was once the gym of Stone Mountain High School. The […]

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Brookhaven approves Dresden Village development

The Brookhaven City Council approved the proposed Dresden Village mixed-use development, which will be built along Dresden Drive between Caldwell Road and Parkside Drive.

  The Brookhaven City Council voted unanimously Jan. 24 to approve the proposed Dresden Village development. The future mixed-use development will sit on 3.73 acres along Dresden Drive between Caldwell Road and Parkside Drive. The council approved the project with 31 conditions. Before the council’s vote, supporters of the project and Timothy “J.R.” Connolly II, […]

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Controversy surrounds SWD football coach hiring

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Former Miller Grove High School football coach Damien Wimes was named the new Southwest DeKalb High School football coach. Wimes, a 1991 graduate of Southwest DeKalb, was introduced to the players, parents and alumni respectively at the school Feb. 9 for meet and greet sessions. He coached at Miller Grove for six seasons, accumulating a […]

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83 players sign on National Signing Day

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As in years prior, National Signing Day 2017 was a success in DeKalb County. Eighty-three players from DeKalb public and private schools and Decatur High School signed letters of intent Feb. 1 during the “national holiday.” As usual, DeKalb has several four- and three-star recruits who signed with Division I schools, including Cedar Grove offensive […]

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