Youth swim team finishes top 5 at swim meets

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Young swimmers from south DeKalb put on a performance in Washington, D.C. and at a state swim meet. The Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Kids “HLHK” SEALs swim club competed in the 31st Annual Black History Meet in Washington, D.C. during the President’s Day weekend. HLHK sent 27 swimmers to the meet and the group came in […]

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Buford’s defense stifles SWD

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SWD girls fall to Buford in Class 5A title game     The Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers could not get past Buford’s full-court press defense and were unsuccessful in defending their state title.   The Buford Lady Wolves defeated Southwest DeKalb 60-42 in the Class AAAAA championship game March 8 at the Stegeman Coliseum in […]

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Construction under way for Sams Crossing development

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Dirt has been dug up and a couple of buildings have been demolished to construct a multi-use development in Avondale Estates. A week after Avondale Estates officials announced Jan. 11 that South City Partners closed on the property at Sams Crossing and East College Avenue, construction crews begin work to build the future development. The […]

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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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