MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Metro Atlanta celebrates jazz during the month of May

AJF 2012 - trumpeter by Robb D. Cohen

As the weather warms, metro Atlanta is preparing to host some of the world’s most accomplished jazz musicians—if only for a weekend—for the 36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park May 25-27. The jazz festival’s theme this year is “Generation Next” and the lineup includes world-famous musicians and local artists such as guitarist Jacob […]

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Cedar Grove, Dunwoody and Marist girls track teams win state titles

Cedar Grove

  DeKalb County is continuing to bring home track and field state titles as Cedar Grove and Dunwoody girls, along with Marist, won a state championship at the 2013 GHSA State Track and Field Championship at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany on May 11. The wins by Cedar Grove and Dunwoody mark the seventh consecutive […]

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Redan scores 24 runs in quarterfinal sweep of Locust Grove

Redan baseball

Junior Miles Fore led the hit parade for the Redan Raiders as they scored 24 runs on 24 hits in a Class AAAA quarterfinal sweep of the Locust Grove Wildcats at Locust Grove May 14. Fore went 4-6 at the plate with six RBIs and a triple in the two games to lead six different […]

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Decatur Police investigating catalytic converter thefts

Decatur police

The Decatur Police is investigating the theft of catalytic converters from seven vehicles in the past 72 hours, according to a statement released May 15. Police said six of the thefts were from Honda Elements and one was from a Honda CRV.  The thefts occurred on Jefferson Place, Adair Street, 5th Avenue, Spring Street, Cambridge […]

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Lithonia road extension improves quality of life

A $26 million dollar extension of Lithonia Industrial Boulevard will enhance economic development in the area, officials say. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  Lithonia road extension improves quality of life Aaron Weil of Demis Products in Lithonia said recently finished construction on Lithonia Industrial Boulevard is good for business. “Any improvements to infrastructure not only help us from a standpoint of allowing more trucks to come in and out—which means more products—but it also enables our employees […]

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DeKalb County honors fallen Police officer

A large wreath was placed at the memorial wall in front of the courthouse that lists the names of the fallen officers

  DeKalb police officers killed in the line of duty were remembered May 8 with a roll call, honor guard and three-gun salute during the county’s annual Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Service on the grounds of the historic DeKalb County Courthouse. CEO Burrell Ellis, representatives from various DeKalb County police departments, elected officials and family […]

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DeKalb schools CFO resigns after millions found

Dr. Michael J. Bell, the DeKalb school district's new acting chief financial officer, consults with school board member Marshall Orson during a board meeting. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

  The top finance man for the DeKalb County School District resigned May 7, a day after announcing millions in discovered school funds. Michael Perrone resigned his position as chief financial officer after the district discovered what interim Superintendent Mike Thurmond called “undocumented” funds. When asked whether there was a connection between Perrone’s resignation and […]

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Drive-by shootings leave one dead, one injured

Police file

Two drive-by shootings in DeKalb County have left one dead and another wounded. Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said officers responded to a call from 3770 Larkspur Terrace shortly before 1 a.m. May 10. Parish said when officers arrived they found an 18-year-old male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds; he was pronounced dead on the […]

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