New supper club brings entertainment and hint of mystery

Burn Social Club

A new metro Atlanta entertainment establishment borrows its style from yesteryear when it was illegal to partake in spirits such as gin and whiskey. Back during prohibition days, speakeasies sprang up in numerous places requiring potential patrons to know where to find these mysterious venues—some with no signage—and how to enter with a specific knock […]

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Nonprofit battles rising school supply costs

Nonprofit battles rising school supply costs

Communities In Schools of Atlanta (CIS) is participating in a statewide partnership with Walmart to collect donations of school supplies for at-risk students in more than 363 school districts nationwide. The nonprofit organization is partnered with DeKalb and Fulton counties’ public schools. Throughout the year CIS places staff members, called site coordinators, in schools to […]

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County commissioner to be reprimanded for ethics violations


DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson was found guilty of violating the county code of ethics, but avoided removal from office or a suspension.                       On Aug. 13, the DeKalb County Board of Ethics found Watson guilty of violating the ethics code when he voted for […]

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Third annual Battle of the Borders set for Aug. 29

Tucker, Marist, Stephenson and Cedar Grove will represent Georgia in the third annual Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Georgia and Florida high school football teams will go head-to-head for the third consecutive year at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston in the Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders Aug. 29. Four games are on tap beginning at 11:45 a.m. with the Marist War Eagles taking on the Coconut Creek (Fla.) Cougars. Marist, the only […]

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Which players could have breakout seasons?

Southwest DeKalb sophomore quarterback Justin Tomlin threw for 1,057 yards and had a 48.4 completion percentage last season.

There were a few underclassmen who put up high numbers on the stat sheets last season, and those same players are looking to take a step forward this year. Arabia Mountain had two wide receivers who burst onto the scene last season. Marcus Gay and Malick Mbodj were among the six top receivers in the […]

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Man charged with conspiring to help former county commissioner steal money


  An alleged aide offormer DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has been arraigned after being indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to steal more than $85,000 from DeKalb County. On Aug. 11, the grand jury indicted Marion Rooks Boynton, 73, of Saint Simons Island, on charges of conspiracy and substantive federal program theft. […]

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2015 DeKalb Football Team Previews


Arabia Mountain RamsHead coach: Stanley Pritchett (third season) – Region: 6-AAAA2014 record: 4-6 Outlook: Arabia Mountain took a step back in 2014 after making history with its first winning record in 2013. The Rams will look to rebound with returning starters in senior wide receivers Marcus Gay and Malick Mbodj. Gay finished third in the […]

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Three teams welcome new coaches

From left, Cross Keys head coach John Bowen; Dunwoody head coach Michael Nash; Stone Mountain head coach Utavius Ingram. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Cross Keys and Stone Mountain football programs have been on a coaching carousel the past two seasons, which is expected to end soon. The two teams, and Dunwoody, will have new coaches on the sideline this season. John Bowen has taken over at Cross Keys, replacing Kevin Saunders who coaches the Indians for one season. […]

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