Students protest following Parkland shooting


Immediately after Hannah Perkins heard about the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., she said she knew something had to be done. “Just anything, honestly,” she said. Like many students across the country, Perkins, 14, an eighth-grader at DeKalb School of the Arts, said she watched as […]

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Massive water main break causes issues countywide


Thousands of gallons of water poured across Buford Highway just northeast of I-285 in the early morning hours of March 7, the result of a break in a 48-inch transmission water main. The effect of the break was felt county-wide, as DeKalb County officials issued a boil water advisory and urged residents and businesses to […]

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Miller Grove to appear in eighth title game


The Miller Grove Wolverines will play for their eighth championship in program history March 8 at the Macon Centreplex.  The Wolverines (23-7) advanced to the Class AAAAA title game after beating Hiram 54-41 in the semifinals March 3 at Fort Valley State University. This is the first year Miller Grove will play for a state […]

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Energy communication company reaches 25-year milestone


Most people don’t understand their utility bills. From that observation Susan Gilbert launched a company designed to bridge the communication gap between utility companies and their customers. Formerly a consultant who trained energy auditors to find ways homes and businesses could use energy more efficiently and economically, Gilbert began looking for more efficient ways to […]

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Redan baseball remains undefeated


The Redan Raiders baseball team improved to 5-0 on the season after wins over Decatur and Grayson Feb. 24. The Raiders beat Grayson 10-3 and then defeated Decatur 9-1.     354 total views, 5 views today

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Youth-run nonprofit gets help from county


In February, DeKalb County officials sponsored a toilet paper drive to benefit metro-Atlanta homeless individuals. The drive, held Feb. 12-23 sponsored by the office of DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, was in partnership with Love Rolls Inc. and netted more than 6,500 donated rolls. Some might say Love Rolls Inc. is a unusual nonprofit, because […]

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Family cries foul after teen’s alleged suicide in jail


The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards is investigating an apparent suicide by an inmate, according to DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office officials. The inmate, 19-year-old Willie Lowery Jr., had been in the DeKalb County Jail since Jan. 4 on robbery charges.  The family’s attorney, Mawuli Davis, said the family is asking the sheriff’s office […]

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‘Great turnout’ for annual 5k

On Feb. 24, DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston hosted the third annual Love Run 5K. Photos by District Attorney’s office.

DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston said she’s not quite ready for her young daughters, 9 and 11, to start dating. However, she said it’s never too early to have a dialogue about healthy dating relationships. On Feb. 24, Boston and the district attorney’s office held the annual Love Run 5k in commemoration of Teen […]

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