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Local wrestling coaches respond to IOC’s decision to cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) shocked the wrestling and sports world Feb. 12 when its members voted to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games. According to reports, wrestling was voted out from a final group of sports that includes modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey. The IOC board made its decision after reviewing the […]

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City appoints its first judges

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Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis has sworn in the city’s first judges. Former Cobb County magistrate judge Laura Stevenson was appointed as Brookhaven’s chief judge and Jonathan Granade as judge pro tem on Feb. 12 at the city council meeting. Stevenson, who obtained her juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law, […]

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Two DeKalb wrestlers win gold at state

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Senior Khalil Williams made history when he became the first wrestler from McNair to win a gold medal at the state wrestling tournament. Williams and Southwest DeKalb sophomore Abdur-Rahman Yasir both took home gold medals in their respective state tournaments on Feb. 16 in Macon. Williams finished the season with a 56-1 record after defeating […]

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Thirteen DeKalb teams in the state playoffs


State basketball playoffs began Feb. 19 and DeKalb County has 13 teams in the big dance, including four teams that entered as No. 1 seeds after claiming region championships on Feb. 16. The Druid Hills Red Devils was the Cinderella story in the Region 2-AAAAAA Tournament, beating No. 1 seed Rockdale County 82-81 in overtime […]

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Lady Rams rout Lithonia in season opener


The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams soccer team opened its 2013 season with a 10-0 win over Lithonia on Feb. 15. Arabia Mountain scored six goals in the first half and four in the second before the referees ended the game with 10 minutes left because of the competitive imbalance rule. Forward Elisa Miller led the […]

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Dunwoody’s Steven Camara continues football career after cancer

Dunwoody defensive end and cancer survivor Steven Camara signed his letter of intent to play at Centre College. Photos by Carla Parker

National Signing Day is an exciting day for high school football players around the country. But the day was more exciting for Dunwoody’s Steven Camara because it was a day that almost did not come for him. In May 2008, Camara was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma. Four years later, the cancer-free defensive end was sitting […]

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Finding love the second time around

Willie B. and Dorothy Devereux, who will celebrate 30 years of marriage, spent Valentine’s Day with each other at home. Photo by Carla Parker

  Willie B. and Dorothy Devereux are proof that a person can find love a second time around. Willie, 87, and Dorothy, 82, were both divorced when they met in January 1983 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Atlanta. Dorothy, who was 54 at the time, was trying to leave church when her car wouldn’t […]

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National Signing Day: Hundreds of DeKalb football players moving to the next level


University of Georgia football fans and local sports media have been wondering for weeks whether Chamblee linebacker/defensive end Davin Bellamy will stay in state and play for the Georgia Bulldogs. Bellamy made a lot of Bulldogs fans happy on Feb. 6 after he selected the red Georgia cap over the orange Tennessee cap. Bellamy, along […]

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