New Orleans Revisited: as vibrant as ever!

New Orleans revisited: as vibrant as ever!

I remember my sister frantically calling my father more than a decade ago. At the time, she was studying at Xavier University to become a clinical doctor, and had been told to evacuate New Orleans because Hurricane Katrina was on its way. My dad told her she should think about “waiting the storm out.” That’s […]

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Double-decker bus comes to DeKalb

MARTA Doble-decker bus 2

MARTA unveiled its double-decker bus in DeKalb County recently. After initial tests in Clayton County, the two-decker bus was featured on route 116 in DeKalb. MARTA officials said the bus may be considered for future use after pilot tests with customers. “People love it,” said MARTA COO Rich Krisak. “They point at it when it […]

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Hemy Neuman found guilty in retrial

Hemy Neuman
Photo by Donna Seay

Hemy Neuman, quiet throughout his retrial proceedings, dropped his head after a jury read a guilty verdict in the 2010 murder of Rusty Sneiderman, Aug. 23. Neuman was found guilty of malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The jury–eight women and four men–deliberated for more than three hours […]

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County officials, code enforcement concerned with abandoned building

pool outside of presidential parkway property

Owners of a dilapidated 14-story building at 4001 Presidential Parkway near Spaghetti Junction were cited with 34 code violations and are scheduled to appear in court, according to DeKalb County code enforcement officials. The property has been abandoned and rapidly deteriorating over the past two weeks in July, said DeKalb County Interim Code Enforcement Administrator […]

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Officers deal with fear, public perception

DeKalb County police officers gather at a Dunkin Donuts in support of a fellow officer recently diagnosed with cancer. Photo by Horace Holloman

July was particularly tough for some officers. In the wake of several police shootings and officers killed in the line of duty, community members and law enforcement are making efforts better understand each other. In DeKalb County, officers are trying to get the message across to the general public that their job isn’t as easy […]

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Officer battling cancer gets support from community

Jacqueline Adams passes out informational flyers and takes donations from customers in the drive through at Dunkin Donuts. Photos by Horace Holloman

In April of 2016 DeKalb County police officer Darrell Price noticed a lump on his right thigh near the groin region. After tests and various medical procedures Price was told he has cancer. The news was devastating, he said. But in the months to follow, Price said he’s found strength in his friends, family and […]

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DeKalb County judge tries to help non-violent offenders

Rapper Mike Render, also known as Killa Mike, talks to a group of young adults during a Project Pinnacle work session in the DeKalb County courthouse. Photos by Horace Holloman

Young adults participating in an intervention program in DeKalb County received a strong message July 22 in court. The overall message from guest speakers was “being alive is better than being right.” More than 10 attendees ranging from ages 15 to 27 listened to four guest speakers at DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson’s […]

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Homeless but not hopeless

Cylinthia and Camille Fitchett, along with their dog Bailey, talk with DeKalb County Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Nathan Knight.

Sisters seeking work, refuge in DeKalb County     Sisters Cylinthia and Camille Fitchett aren’t what some think of as “typical” homeless women. The pair said they aren’t on drugs, nor are they lazy or suffer from alcoholism. But despite efforts to find work, or a house, the sisters remain homeless. After a mid-July rain […]

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