St. Pius X falls to Buford in state championship game

St. Pius X head coach Paul Standard consoles quarterback Jack Spear after he was sacked on a 4th down attempt in the final seconds of the Class AAA championship game. Photo by David DiCristina

The St. Pius X defense played stoutly throughout the playoffs and it carried over into the Class AAA state Championship game on Dec. 14. But in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 3, Buford had a fourth-and-1 at the St. Pius X 39-yard line with 9:10 remaining. Buford quarterback Taylor Mitchell pitched the […]

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Memorial Drive’s setbacks and successes

Nonprofit organization beautifies Fairington Park

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For 15 years, Fairington Park was a dead, neglected park with no playground or any activities for children, according to residents in the area. The large grassy area was littered with trash and was a place of crime. Bonita Lacy, executive director of Healing Hearts of Families USA Ministries in Decatur, wanted to change that. […]

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DCSD being sued for violating Open Records Act

“Conflict and chaos”: DeKalb school district on probation

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The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has been placed on probation for the next year by an accrediting agency. AdvancED President Mark Elgart said if DCSD doesn’t comply with its requests over the next year, the loss of the district’s accreditation is “imminent.” AdvancED is the parent company for the Southern Association of Colleges and […]

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Breaking News: DeKalb school district on probation

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          The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has been placed on probation for the next year by an accrediting agency. AdvancED President Mark Elgart said if DCSD doesn’t comply with its requests over the next year, the loss of the district’s accreditation is “imminent.” AdvancED is the parent company for the […]

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K-9 officer retires after seven years on force

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  Twan, a DeKalb County K-9 officer, has retired his collar after seven years on the DeKalb County Police force. The 10-year-old Belgian Malinois retired from the force on Dec. 4 due to age and health complications. He served two years longer than the average work life span for a K-9 officer. Twan will live […]

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Tucker Flower Shop wins decorating contest

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A panel of judges decided that Tucker Flower Shop has the best Christmas decorations in Tucker. The Tucker Business Association, Main Street Tucker Alliance and the Tucker Historical Society announced Dec. 5 the winners of the Downtown Tucker Holiday Decorating Contest. Tucker Flower Shop on Idlewood Road was awarded first prize and owner Julia McDonald […]

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