Chevy Impala leaps forward to make a lasting impression

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The last time I recall being fascinated by a Chevrolet Impala was in the 1960s when I was a kid. When the 2014 Chevy Impala 2LTZ arrived for a weeklong test drive, I was confused. The vehicle wasn’t at all familiar. The exterior styling is so impressive that I wondered if it was it a […]

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New Gresham Park Elementary to be built at Clifton Elementary site

The old Gresham Park Elementary School building has been closed since June 2010. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Gresham Park stakeholders got their wish March 3 when the DeKalb County Board of Education decided to change the location of a new school building. Instead of constructing a new Gresham Park Elementary School building at the site of the building, which has been closed since June 2011, the school board voted to build the […]

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Dunwoody is five and growing

Dunwoody Mayor Michael Davis speaks during the fifth annual State of the City celebrated on March 6 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, located off Ashford Dunwoody Road. Photo by Marta Garcia

The city of Dunwoody celebrated its fifth birthday with the annual State of the City address on March 6, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, located off Ashford Dunwoody Road. Mayor Michael Davis focused on goals and opportunities for 2014, smart growth, fiscal responsibility, education, economic development and the key milestones and projects expected to take […]

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State school superintendent candidate wants to focus on equity

“I have waited all of my career for this moment,” said Tarnisha Dent, an instructional coach at Atlanta Public Schools, who has entered the race for state school superintendent. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Tarnisha Dent, an instructional coach in the Atlanta Public School system, joined the crowded race for state school superintendent March 10. “I stand before you today nervous but ready—ready to advocate for the students of Georgia, for the teachers of Georgia, and for equity in Georgia,” she told supporters who gathered at the Community Achievement […]

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Walking for a cause

“Outside we can look fine, but inside we are very weak and sick,” said Carla Jenkins, who suffers from myasthenia gravis, an invisible disease. Photos provided

  On a hot and stressful day in 1994 Atlanta resident Carla Jenkins started to feel extremely tired and noticed that the muscles from her waist up were weak and not responding. Her condition reached a point where she couldn’t hold her head up, speak, eat or swallow. “I got into an intensive care unit […]

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Tucker dominates Southwest DeKalb to win its first state title

Senior Erykah Davenport (44) holds up the championship trophy and game ball after Tucker defeated Southwest DeKalb 83-65 in the Class AAAAA championship game. Photos by Travis Hudgons

They were told they did not have a chance to beat the No. 1 ranked Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers, but the No. 2 ranked Tucker Lady Tigers proved its doubters wrong when they convincingly beat Southwest DeKalb 83-65 in the Class AAAAA state championship game in Macon Mach 7. This is Tucker’s first girls’ basketball […]

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Redan ends record season with state championship

The Redan Lady Raiders basketball team completed a perfect 33-0 season with the Class AAAA girls’ state championship after defeating Columbus 63-53. It was the first state championship for head coach Jerry Jackson (right) and the second championship for the program. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The magical run the Redan Lady Raiders’ had been on this season come to a successful conclusion as they became the third DeKalb County girls’ basketball team to finish undefeated as state champions. The No. 1 ranked Lady Raiders defeated the No. 2 ranked Columbus Lady Blue Devils 63-53 March 6. Redan joins the 1997 […]

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Miller Grove wins its sixth consecutive title for fallen teammate

The jersey of the late Terrell Coleman covers the in seat on the Miller Grove bench. Coleman died before the season and the Wolverines dedicated the season to him and carried his jersey to every game. Photos by Travis Hudgons

“Together we attack; number six for 24.”   Miller Grove coach Sharman White stated those words after the Miller Grove Wolverines defeated Warner Robins 70-43 in the boys’ Class AAAAA state title game March 7 at the Macon Centreplex. It was the sixth consecutive state title for the program, a state record. The journey to […]

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