MARTA - 35th Anniversary

MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Community holds vigil for teen shooting victim


It was a somber occasion April 4 as approximately 300 people held a candlelight vigil for a teenager shot to death two months before he was to have graduated from Columbia High School. Dominique Boyer, 18, was shot March 28 while visiting friends at the Austin Oaks apartments on Glenwood Avenue. DeKalb County Police have […]

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Sneiderman’s attorneys tell judge indictment ‘fails miserably’


Attorneys spent several hours April 4 arguing over the wording in the indictment of Andrea Sneiderman, accused of conspiring to murder her husband. Defense attorneyJohn Petrey asked DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams to quash several counts in the indictment, stating that it did not allow Sneiderman to prepare a proper defense for trial. […]

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M.L King High alums speak to students about life after high school

Martin Luther King Jr. High School seniors listen to an alumna during the “Ready For Tomorrow” event. Photo by Carla Parker

Martin Luther King Jr. High School seniors got a small glimpse into life after high school on March 28. More than 20 M.L. King High alums came back to their old stomping grounds for the third annual Ready For Tomorrow event. The event allows alumni to share with the seniors the experiences that they went […]

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Dunwoody captures fifth consecutive DeKalb golf title

Dunwoody boys’ golf team won its fifth consecutive and 11th overall DeKalb County Golf Championship title.

The Dunwoody Wildcats took home Dunwoody captures fifth consecutive DeKalb golf title e their fifth consecutive DeKalb County Golf Championship title and 11th overall by shooting a boys’ tournament record 301 on April 1 at Mystery Valley Golf Club. Senior Ryan Elmore led five Wildcats, who shot in the 70s, with a one-under-par 71 on […]

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Arrest made in shooting of Columbia High senior

DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander and Lt. Mark Lavigne discuss the case at an April 3 news conference.

DeKalb County Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old male with murder April 1 for allegedly participating in a drive-by shooting that killed a Columbia High School senior March 28. The suspect’s name has not been released due to the ongoing investigation but detectives said at a news conference that they believe the shooting was gang-related. […]

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Stephenson boys, Dunwoody girls win county high school track titles

Stephenson boys track

Stephenson boys and Dunwoody girls track and field teams both ended streaks April 1 by winning the boys’ and girls’ titles at the 2013 DeKalb County High School Track and Field Championships at Panthersville Stadium. The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats ended Southwest DeKalb’s streak of six consecutive county titles, scoring 94 points to win their first […]

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Football and lacrosse star signs with Claremont McKenna College

Jack Tiger Brown

Pace Academy cornerback Jack “Tiger” Brown will move to California in the fall after signing a football scholarship with division III’s Claremont McKenna College. The 18-year-old from Decatur made the decision to commit to Claremont McKenna College after a visit to the school in October. “I fell in love,” he said. Brown first heard about […]

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Ellis moves money around to pay for staff

burrell ellis

  DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has been using money from different county departments to pay members of his staff. In March, Ellis hired former broadcast journalist Jill Strickland Luse to head the county’s communications department, which also includes the 24-hour government access station DeKalb County Television (DCTV). Strickland Luse’s salary was paid for using […]

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