Zika information focus of Decatur Rotary meeting

Dr. Uriel Kitron presented information on the Zika Virus to the Decatur Rotary Club at the historic Decatur courthouse on Aug. 12. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

  It starts with a mosquito bite. It progresses to a fever, rash, joint pain or red eyes. In more extreme cases, it ends with birth defects, pregnancy problems and a rare nerve syndrome. This is the Zika virus, and the world has been forced to learn more about it with each passing day. The […]

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Cedar Grove rolls past Stephenson

Cedar Grove wide receiver Dennis Bell (14) catches a jump ball over Stephenson defensive back Hassan Littles. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Cedar Grove Saints are on a mission to win their first football state title this season as they began the season with a 34-23 win over the Stephenson Jaguars on Aug. 19 at Hallford Stadium. The Saints’ offense got off to a slow start in their first possession. A fumble by running back Rashad […]

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Tucker falls to Kell in Corky Kell Classic

Tucker played in its third consecutive Corky Kell Classic.

The Tucker Tigers had their third consecutive disappointing loss in the Corky Kell Classic after falling to the Kell Longhorns 20-13 on Aug. 20 at the Georgia Dome. The Tigers made an effort to tie the game with the clock winding down. With 1:30 left to play, a missed field goal by Kell gave the […]

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Source: volunteer coach had full access to school building


A former McNair High School volunteer coach, who is accused of sexually assaulting a student, had full access to the building, according to an anonymous source. Ronald Wright was arrested Aug. 24 on charges of cruelty to children and sexual battery for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a female student at the school. Wright was […]

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McNair volunteer coach accused of sexually assaulting student


  A former McNair High School volunteer football coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student. The coach, Ronald Wright, was dismissed from the school on Aug. 22, the DeKalb County School District said in a released statement. “We take very seriously all allegations of improper or inappropriate behavior towards students.  The health […]

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Hemy Neuman found guilty in retrial

Hemy Neuman
Photo by Donna Seay

Hemy Neuman, quiet throughout his retrial proceedings, dropped his head after a jury read a guilty verdict in the 2010 murder of Rusty Sneiderman, Aug. 23. Neuman was found guilty of malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The jury–eight women and four men–deliberated for more than three hours […]

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Dunwoody officers honored for response, know-how

Dunwoody Officers

    Dunwoody Police Department sergeants Jason Dove and Robert Parsons as well as officers Nathan Berryman, Michael Vermillion and Guinevere Wiencek were honored Aug. 8 for demonstrating medical know-how in intense situations. According to Dunwoody Police officials, on July 13, officers Wiencek and Vermillion responded to a medical call at a local apartment complex. […]

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OPINION: Random thoughts on late summer

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Summer is nearing an end. Fall will officially usher in on Sept. 22 at 10:21 a.m. with the Fall Equinox. The summer of 2016 has included discourse between the public and those in law enforcement in many communities, terrorism at home and abroad, hotly debated political issues and candidates on the local and national fronts, […]

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