MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Special Olympics’ track and field event attracts hundreds

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            Timothy Collier of Stone Mountain said he is proud of his son, a participant in the Special Olympics’ track and field events April 3. “It makes me proud to come out here and see him participate with his peers,” Collier said. “My son is autistic and him following directions […]

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Coaches building dynasties through multiple state championships


  Winning a championship in a team sport is not an easy feat. For players, it’s difficult to accomplish that goal because the player needs the help of his or her teammates to reach that goal. For coaches, it is more difficult because it is up to the coach to get his or her players […]

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City’s first police chief: Ready to build a police department from ground up

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  Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura has never built a police department from the ground up. But that didn’t stop him from applying to be the city’s first police chief. “To me it was a challenge and an area that I was familiar with,” he said. “I just enjoy the opportunity of building a police […]

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DeKalb’s top basketball players put on a show at All-Star game


      Some of DeKalb County’s top boys and girls basketball players showed off some of their flashy moves in the 2013 DeKalb County Basketball All-Star Games on April 4 at Tucker High School. The boys’ game featured dunks and alley-oops, while the girls displayed their three-point shooting and no-look passes. The girls teams […]

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DeKalb County may see more new cities in coming years


Several DeKalb County legislators filed “placeholder” bills before the end of this year’s congressional session to enable different areas throughout the county to explore cityhood. Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver said she thinks people are unsure of what to do and the recent creation of the city of Brookhaven has been a destabilizing event. “We need […]

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OPINION: MARTA is open for business


“Our citizens do not want less transportation. They want more. They do not want us to spend more on the same old thing, or just move money around from one idea to the next. They want us to invest in a disciplined and strategic way.” –Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, January 2013.   OK, OK, I feel […]

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OPINION: 45 years later, many wonder what King would have done had he lived


For many of us baby boomers it seems astonishing that it has been 45 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many remember hearing the shocking and terrible news on television, on the radio or from a nearly hysterical neighbor. The date was April 4, 1968. It seemed odd to me that […]

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Man who hired hit man found guilty on all counts


A DeKalb County man was convicted April 9 of hiring a hit man who killed the wrong person in 2011. Antiwan Dontabiya Lane was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and criminal solicitation. He was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison. Lane paid hit man Kevin Stallworth $10,000 to kill […]

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