Caring Bunny opens his arms to children with special needs

The Northlake Mall Easter Bunny becomes Caring Bunny for a few hours as he hosts visits with children with special needs.

Among Easter’s joys for many families with small children is taking the little ones for a visit with the mall Easter Bunny. Some children with special needs, however, may find such an outing more of a challenge than an adventure. “Children with autism, for example, may find the normal sights and sounds at the mall […]

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Chamblee girls, SWD boys win county track championships

Chamble Girls Team

It was a long time coming, but the Chamblee girls’ track-and-field team raced its way to its first ever DeKalb County Track and Field Championship, March 30. The Lady Bulldogs outscored Redan 102-96.5. Defending champions Miller Grove finished third with 83.5 points. Chamblee coach Curtis Mattrir said it felt “great knowing that the girls made […]

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Nonprofit group seeks end to sign clutter

Arthur Davis, a member of Strategies to Achieve Restoration Today Inc., stands in front of a cluster of signs he says should be removed. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

South DeKalb resident Arthur Davis is on a campaign against illegal signs. “It’s a pollution in our area,” said Davis, standing near the intersection of Panthersville and Flat Shoals roads, where six signs line a side street. One sign advertises Wyndham Fall Estates, a subdivision two miles away. Another sign is for Elite Academy & […]

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Stephenson, Miller Grove win JV county track championships

Miller Grove Girls Team

The 2015 DeKalb County Junior Varsity Track and Field Championships, renewed for the first time in more than 15 years, put several underclassmen in the spotlight March 25 at Panthersville Stadium as the titles went to the Stephenson Jaguars and Miller Grove Lady Wolverines. The Jaguars captured seven of the 15 event titles on the […]

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Stephenson defeats Dunwoody in region play

Dunwoody’s Troy Anders goes in the to bunt the ball.

What started out as an emotional celebration of life, ended in a disappointing loss for the Dunwoody Wildcats. The Stephenson Jaguars came back from a 0-2 deficit to defeat the Wildcats 4-2 at Dunwoody March 26. Before the baseball game, Dunwoody honored Ian Davis, who was killed in a car crash June 29, 2014, in […]

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OPINION: This has to stop now!

Opinion crane

“This has to stop now!”– former DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown, on Facebook on Feb. 27, following revelations of the latest DeKalb County government scandal. Following the murder of former Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown (no relation) by the incumbent Sheriff Sid Dorsey, as well as his subsequent conviction, and the special appointment to fill the unexpired […]

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County set to demolish blighted houses

This house on Jackson Drive in unincorporated DeKalb County may soon be razed by the county after a fire destroyed it years ago. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

For a few years, neighbors near the burnt house at 3421 Jackson Drive in unincorporated Decatur have been trying to get something done about the blighted property. “That is a hazard and it’s bad in the neighborhood,” said a neighbor standing in front of the remains of the frame house gutted by a fire years […]

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OPINION: We choose how we react


It could’ve been an ugly scene. A three-car accident involving an old man, a Black woman and a Jewish couple easily could have turned into a screaming, cussing, finger-pointing situation. Three strangers from different generations, ethnicities and religious backgrounds—still in shock and stressed by a sudden violent crash—could have reacted with hostility, anger and selfish […]

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