City of Decatur considering several annexations

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In the Midway Woods neighborhood, west of Columbia Drive and on the outskirts of the city of Decatur, an annexation proposal at least four years in the making is pitting neighbor against neighbor. At issue is a request by some residents of the neighborhood to be annexed into the four-square-mile city of Decatur. Kevin Polite, […]

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DeKalb County Schools to implement balanced calendar this fall

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The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will switch to a balanced attendance calendar this fall even though surveys show a majority of parents are against the change. The DeKalb County School Board voted Oct. 8 to move to a balanced school calendar, which contains the same 180 school days as its current calendar. However, the […]

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McCrary passes for over 300 yards in win against Decatur

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Cedar Grove Saints quarterback Johnathon McCrary put on a passing clinic in the Saints’ 42-21 win over the Decatur Bulldogs Sept. 29. McCrary passed for 365 yards and five touchdowns on 20 out of 25 pass attempts. He also had two interceptions. Cedar Grove (3-2) was up 21-15 on Decatur (4-2) late in the third […]

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St. Pius X blanks Lovett in battle of Lions

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by Wade Marbaugh In a showdown between state-ranked high school teams, the St. Pius X Golden Lions proved more golden than the Lovett Lions. Ryan Braswell scored two touchdowns and Jack Spear and Thomas O’Leary added six points apiece as the St. Pius X Golden Lions blanked the Lovett Lions 24-0 Sept. 21 at George […]

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Audit: Inaccurate budget data provided to former GPC president

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This article is the second of a series looking into the rise and fall of former Georgia Perimeter College president Anthony Tricoli.   Former Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) President Anthony Tricoli was not given “timely and reliable financial information” during the years that led to an “unprecedented fiscal shortfall” at the institution. That’s part of […]

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Clarkston City Council considering reduction in size, mayor’s term

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A move maybe afoot in the city of Clarkston to reduce the number of council members and limit the mayor’s term. A proposal was introduced during the Clarkston City Council’s Sept. 4 meeting that, if passed, will ask the DeKalb County delegation to the state’s General Assembly to consider changing the city’s charter. The changes […]

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MLK Lions shut out Southwest DeKalb Panthers in rival game

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The Martin Luther King Lions earned bragging rights Sept. 8 after defeating neighborhood rival Southwest DeKalb Panthers. The No. 4 Lions shut out the Panthers 18-0 in front of a packed Hallford Stadium. M.L. King head coach Rober Freeman said beating their rivals and the Panthers’ legendary coach Buck Godfrey was a great feeling. “The […]

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Deal appoints commission to facilitate services for Brookhaven

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Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed a five-member commission in preparation of the establishment of the city of Brookhaven, which was approved by voters in July. Under legislation passed by the General Assembly, upon voter-approval of the city Deal was tasked with creating a five-member panel consisting of a chairman and four others who reside in […]

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