35 years of MARTA History

Jury finds former schools construction chief, husband guilty

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                          A jury convicted former school construction chief Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope on Nov. 20 of racketeering in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) school corruption trial. The conviction came after several days of deliberations and calls for a mistrial […]

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Jury deliberates in school system corruption case

NOVEMBER 15, 2013 DECATUR Dekalb ADA Lawanda Hodges gives the closing for the state. Three weeks after jury selection began, prosecutors and defense attorneys make their final arguments to jurors who will decide the racketeering and theft case against former DeKalb County Schools chief operating officer Pat Reid and her ex-husband architect Tony Pope in Dekalb Superior Court Friday, November 15, 2013. KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

DeKalb County jurors continue to deliberate the fate of a former school construction chief and her ex-husband accused of defrauding the DeKalb County School District of more than $2 million. The trial hinged in large part on the testimony of former Superintendent Crawford Lewis, who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge as part of an […]

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Nature’s Garden Delivered: College friends see ‘ripe opportunity’ and go with it

Packers are instructed to select only produce with no bruises or discoloration to be shipped to customers. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Michael Kirk and Scott Frishman, who met as students at Auburn University in the 1990s, stayed in contact after Frishman went to work for an engineering firm in Alabama and Kirk took a position with a Colorado company that sells organic produce. Reorganization and management changes left Kirk without a job, but he walked away […]

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Class introduces wonders of healthful eating


Sheldon Fleming is well known to many DeKalbites as “that guy in the garden.” He’s spent years cultivating Wonderland Gardens in south DeKalb County and extolling the virtues of working in the soil and helping things grow. Now Fleming, executive director of Wonderland Gardens, has turned his attention to the kitchen. He, along with Deborah […]

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East Atlanta’s Village Garage keeps it classic


On the corner of Glenwood and Brownwood avenues in East Atlanta Village sits an auto body shop built in 1948. It’s one of the oldest buildings still standing in the village. Back in 1948, the garage was a Sinclair Gas Station. Now, the old gas station houses Village Garage and judging by an old black-and-white […]

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Huntley Hills students get fit with Falcons

Huntley Hills students spent an hour in the school gym by running drills with some of the Falcons wide receivers, defensive backs, offensive linemen and special team players as part of the Falcons First Down for Fitness program.

Huntley Hills Elementary School students got an opportunity to do drills, play catch and dance with some of the Atlanta Falcons players Nov. 5 as a part of the Falcons’ First Down for Fitness program. The three-month program, which began Sept. 3 and ends Nov. 29, is designed to challenge third through seventh grade students […]

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Dunwoody leaders commemorate fifth mile of sidewalk paving

Dunwoody city officials and residents cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the city’s fifth mile of sidewalk paving along Happy Hollow Road. Photos by Carla Parker

For 21 years, Douglas Thompson battled with DeKalb County and Dunwoody officials to have a sidewalk built along Happy Hollow Road in Dunwoody for walkers and runners. Thompson, who is now a Dunwoody councilman, was all smiles Nov. 8 as city officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the city’s fifth mile of […]

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Marist sweeps cross country state title for second consecutive year

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  Marist cross country teams continues to be the top dogs in Georgia high school cross country as both boys’ and girls’ teams claim state titles for a second consecutive year. Marist boys and girls swept the Class AAAA state tile Nov. 9 at the 2013 Cross Country State Meets at Carrollton High School. For […]

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