Tucker falls to Valdosta in state title game

A Tucker player kneels in dejection after Tucker lost to Valdosta in the Class 6A title game. Photo by Carla Parker

The Tucker Tigers’ only regular season loss came in the Georgia Dome in September in the Corky Kell Classic. Their only playoff loss also came in the Georgia Dome—in the state title game. The Tigers fell to the Valdosta Wildcats 17-7in the Class AAAAAA title game Dec. 9 at the Dome. This was the second […]

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When the Saints marched to victory: Cedar Grove wins first football state title

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When Jermaine Smith took over as head football coach at Cedar Grove High School in 2013, he knew he had enough talent to build a consistent winning program, but he also knew it would not be an easy task. In 2013, the team finished the season 7-5 on a second-round playoff loss. In 2016, the […]

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North DeKalb Senior Center opens in Chamblee

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DeKalb County’s third senior center opened along Malone Drive in Chamblee on Dec. 1, bringing such activities as aerobics, arts, crafts, billiards, computers and more to residents. “This center will serve as a welcoming gathering place where area seniors can learn new skills and participate in exciting activities,” said interim DeKalb CEO Lee May in […]

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Former Decatur coach to be inducted into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

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Bob Reinhart, who coached basketball at Decatur High School from 1969 to 1983, will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame, the hall of fame announced Dec. 2. Reinhart is one of five inductees in the 2017 class, along with former Atlanta Falcons player Keith Brooking, former executive director of the Atlanta Track […]

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Columbia, Lithonia victorious at Wheeler Hoops Classic

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The Columbia Eagles and Lithonia Bulldogs picked up wins at the Wheeler Hoops Classic Dec. 3 at Wheeler High School in Marietta. The No. 4-ranked Eagles defeated No. 10-ranked Shiloh 54-53 and Lithonia defeated Johnson-Savannah 70-64. No. 1-ranked Greenforest lost to No. 3-ranked Wheeler 53-42. The Bulldogs played in the first game of the tournament […]

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Cedar Grove, Tucker to play for state titles

The No. 6-ranked Cedar Grove Saints will take on No.1-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AAA state title game Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. File photo by Travis Hudgons

For the first time in 25 years, the DeKalb County School District will have two football teams playing in a state championship game at the Georgia Dome. The No. 6-ranked Cedar Grove Saints will take on No.1-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AAA state title game Dec. 9 at 1 p.m., and the No. […]

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Atlanta Rhythm Section–started in DeKalb–still rocking after 45 years

Atlanta Rhythm Section–started in DeKalb–still rocking after 45 years

Producer and songwriter Buddy Buie in 1970 decided he wanted to pull together some of the best musicians in the South to perform in the studio he, Rodney Mills, Bill Lowery and J.R. Cobb were putting together in Doraville.  For the recording workspace called Studio One, Buie recruited three musicians he had worked with in […]

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Jekyll Island Club Hotel Embodies Holiday Spirit

Jekyll Island Club Hotel Embodies Holiday Spirit

On any given day the grandeur of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is something to behold, but during the Christmas holiday season it’s amplified. The large, majestic live oak trees draped in Spanish moss are even more splendid during the holidays as many are wrapped with brilliant white lights. A towering evergreen is outfitted in […]

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