Olympian Gabby Douglas speaks to young gymnasts

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Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas met some of her biggest fans at the Atlanta Gymnastics Center in Decatur on March 21. Douglas held a book signing to promote her new book, Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith. In the book, Douglas tells her story of faith, perseverance and determination, and demonstrates people can reach […]

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Redan picks up ninth win after 12-1 rout over Columbia

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The Redan High School Raiders moved up in the Region 6-AAAA standings after defeating region rival Columbia High School March 27. The Raiders (9-3) came out swinging, hitting two home runs, in the 12-1 rout over the Columbia Eagles (9-2-2). Assistant coach Chris Hardnett was impressed with how aggressively his team played. “We knew Columbia […]

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Lady Vikings move to 9-0 after win over Dunwoody

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The Lakeside High School Lady Vikings soccer team remains undefeated after beating Dunwoody 3-0 on March 22. The Lady Vikings moved to 9-0 after the win and head coach Shane Maullin said his girls are starting to peak at this point of the season. “Tonight was just an absolute schooling of soccer,” Maullin said. “This […]

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Decatur girls’ lacrosse gets big win over MLK

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  Decatur High School girls’ lacrosse team got its third win of the season with a 17-4 defeat of M.L. King, Jr. High School on March 25. Alex Powers led the team with five goals. Head coach Brigid Cadin said she was happy with how well the players worked together as a team. “They’re starting […]

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Cedar Grove boys, Henderson girls win Middle School Track titles

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      Cedar Grove boys and Henderson girl’s track and field teams have bragging rights for the next year after winning the boys’ and girls’ titles at the 2013 DeKalb County Middle School Track and Field Championships at Panthersville Stadium on March 12. The Henderson girls’ outscored Stephenson 97-48, winning four gold medals and […]

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M. L. King baseball team off to a good start after a disappointing 2012 season

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The M. L. King, Jr. High School baseball team hasn’t won more than 10 games in a season since 2009. The 2013 team has already won eight games, losing just one game and tying another. The hot start has given the M. L. King Lions a confidence boost that they hope to carry into their […]

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DeKalb Medical foundation awarded $35,000 grant

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DeKalb Medical Wellness on Wheels foundation was one of 19 breast cancer programs across Georgia that was awarded a grant from the It’s The Journey Inc., creator of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. The $35,000 grant will fund screening mammograms and breast diagnostic services, including biopsy in low-income areas of DeKalb County and […]

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New Birth to close Christian Academy

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A year after reopening, New Birth Christian Academy will have to close again due to low enrollment, according to school officials. The academy, located on New Birth Missionary Church grounds in Lithonia, will close at the end of the 2012-13 academic year. “The decision follows careful consideration of all options at the disposal of the […]

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