Marist forces Game 3

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After getting blown out by Blessed Trinity in Game 1, the Marist War Eagles came back to win Game 2 and force a Game 3 in the Class AAAA baseball championship series.  Marist lost 11-1 in Game 1, but fought their way back to a 7-2 victory in Game 2 at State Mutual Stadium in […]

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Sheriff Mann suspends himself from office

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  DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has suspended himself from office nearly three weeks after he was arrested in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park for indecent exposure and obstruction.  The self-imposed suspension will last one week starting May 27 and ending June 4.  According to a DeKalb Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, the letter was an internal memorandum and […]

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Lakeside High breaks ground on new bleachers

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$320,000 in seating improvements to be completed before 2017-2018 school year   School district and DeKalb County officials, school foundation representatives, students and community members at Lakeside High School broke ground on a site for new bleachers on May 18 following several years of fundraising.  The bleachers—estimated to cost approximately $320,000—will be funded by $160,000 […]

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Chickens OK in Dunwoody?

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City considers backyard chicken ordinance Backyards in Dunwoody may welcome chickens in the near future following the first read of an amended ordinance on May 8. The proposed amendment will allow residents to raise chickens in all single-family residential zoning districts. Potential chicken owners will be required to construct coops, which must also meet applicable […]

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OPINION: Positives outweigh the negatives here in DeKalb

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Those of us tasked with writing editorial and opinion pieces certainly have no shortage of topics from which to choose. In DeKalb County, we barely can get over one scandal before we find ourselves faced with yet another negative situation. Sometimes even those of us trained and experienced in expressing our views find it difficult […]

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When it rains, it pours

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County school district fails to address flooding On any rainy day in DeKalb County, the lower hallway at Midvale Elementary—located at 3836 Midvale Road in Tucker—shows its age. Despite outcry from the public, multiple requests for maintenance from Principal Deborah Satterfield and others, as well as a professional assessment conducted in 2015, the lower level […]

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Obama responds to Sunday school class

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When long-time Sunday school teacher Clara Redmond had her class write then United States President Barack Obama, she didn’t know what to expect.  Redmond’s class wrote nearly 25 letters to the first Black president in U.S. history, and to everyone’s surprise—he wrote back.  Redmond, a Sunday school teacher at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Decatur, […]

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Med students offer free health screenings

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Boys & Girls Club partners with Emory   The East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club—housed in the Redan Recreation Center, 1839 Phillips Road in Lithonia—became free a vision, immunization, height and weight clinic on May 16 and May 17.  Students from Emory University’s pediatric residency program volunteered to provide health screenings to more than 50 […]

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