Family seeks financial assistance after man fatally struck by car


On Christmas Eve, south DeKalb County resident Marvain Adams was out in his subdivision doing what he loves—helping others. Adams was using his leaf blower in the middle of the street on River Mist Court off Dogwood Farms Drive when he was struck by a car. Adams was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with an […]

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Emory men’s basketball defeats Oglethorpe for seventh straight win

Junior Whit Rapp had 13 assists in the win against Oglethorpe. He tied his career high and the program’s second-highest individual game total.

  Juniors Adam Gigax and Christopher Avant combined for 45 points in leading the Emory Eagles men’s basketball team to a home win over the Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels Jan. 2. The Eagles recorded their seventh straight win and boosted their overall record to 9-2 following a 93-68 victory over Oglethorpe, which slipped to 4-8. […]

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Green forest dominates SWD in holiday basketball tournament


The Greenforest Eagles finally got to face a top DeKalb County School District program and beat them with ease. The No. 1-ranked (Class A-Private) and defending champions Eagles defeated the No. 8-ranked Class AAAAA Southwest DeKalb Panthers 92-69 Dec. 28 in the Tucker Holiday Shootout at Tucker High School. The Eagles jumped out to a […]

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Tucker city council annexes neighborhood, gas station into city

The Tucker City Council approved to annex a neighborhood and gas station into the city.

  The Tucker City Council unanimously approved two annexation requests at its Dec. 19 special called meeting. The council approved the annexation request of residents who live in the Westwood Drive neighborhood and adjacent Wanda Woods Drive off Chamblee Tucker Road, as well as the Shell gas station at the intersection of Lavista Road and […]

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Bryan Lamar named Atlanta Falcons’ coach of the year

Tucker High School football coach Bryan Lamar was named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Tucker High School football coach Bryan Lamar has added another award to his list of honors.Lamar was named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year. Lamar was honored before the Falcons’ game against the San Francisco 49ers Dec. 18 and was made an honorary captain. “It is a tremendous blessing and an honor,” Lamar said. […]

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Brookhaven approves annexation


Brookhaven’s southeastern border has extended a little further east.  The Brookhaven City Council voted unanimously to accept the Woodcliff Annexation application, as well as the related rezoning application. Residents in the Woodcliff Drive and Briarcliff Road areas filed the application in October. The area is east of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Executive Park […]

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Local group pays off layaway accounts


A group of metro Atlanta residents came together to give back for the holidays. David Hoffman of Marietta, Stone Mountain Mayor Pro Tem Chakira Johnson and Mechel McKinley, executive director of the Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority, formed Layaway Santa Metro Atlanta. The group raised nearly $1,000 to pay off delinquent or abandoned layaway accounts […]

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Cedar Grove celebrates state football championship


Students, faculty and alumni gathered Dec. 17 to celebrate the Cedar Grove High School’s state football championship win. The football team hosted a block party at the school’s gymnasium in honor of the school’s first football championship. The Cedar Grove Saints defeated Greater Atlanta Christian 30-19 in the Class AAA state championship game Dec. 9.  […]

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