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Brookhaven closes on purchase of greenspace at PDK

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Brookhaven finalized the purchase of 33 acres of greenspace near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) April 28, the city announced May 1.  The closing came three months after Brookhaven City Council signed off on an intergovernmental agreement to purchase and preserve the space. The council’s action followed a unanimous vote by the DeKalb County Commission authorizing the […]

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Three teams advance in tennis playoffs

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Defending state champions Marist War Eagles, the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs and the St. Pius X Lady Golden Lions are the remaining DeKalb County teams in the state tennis playoffs. Marist advanced to the Class AAAA Elite Eight after a 4-0 win over Northside-Columbus on April 24 in the second round. The War Eagles will host […]

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“Anything you can do….”

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Five girls try their hands at baseball at Cross Keys A winless season would be forgettable for most baseball players. However, for five young ladies at Cross Keys High School, the 2017 baseball season won’t be one they will forget soon—although the team did not win a game or score a run. Sophomores Jessica Cotom, […]

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Arabia Mountain boys win first track and field region title

Arabia Mountain’s Tyler Jones edges Southwest DeKalb’s Terryon Conwell to win the 4x100-meter relay.

The Arabia Mountain High School boys’ track and field team made history April 20. The Rams won its first region title after out-scoring Chamblee 144-132 in the region 5-AAAAA meet at Godfrey Stadium. Head coach Nathaniel Webb said it was good to see the team win its first region title. “The kids put in a […]

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Retiring Columbia coach Steve Dennis makes history with 400th win

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Longtime Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis could hardly contain his emotions as he reflected on his coaching career after his last home game at Columbia on April 22. “It’s been very rewarding,” Dennis said. Columbia (25-5) defeated Decatur 9-5 in Dennis’ last game, improving Dennis’ overall record to 401-325-5 in his 29-year tenure […]

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Tucker advances in state tennis playoffs

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The Tucker Tigers tennis teams had the brooms out literally and figuratively for their first-round playoff match. Both the boys and girls’ teams swept Brunswick 5-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs April 17 at Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Center. Before Tucker swept Brunswick, event officials had to sweep the […]

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Rep. Drenner to host town hall meeting

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Georgia State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale, will hold a town hall meeting April 18 at Avondale Estates city hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. City hall is located at 21 North Avondale Plaza. For more information, call (404) 294-5400. 1,008 total views, no views today

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Tucker overcomes scary moment to beat Decatur

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Despite losing a player in the fifth inning, the Tucker Tigers rallied to beat the Decatur Bulldogs 5-3 at home April 8. In the bottom of the fifth inning with the score tied at 3-3, senior pitcher and first baseman Jaelin Sewell was near the dugout on deck warming up when a foul ball hit […]

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