OPINION: Olympics highlight more than sports

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Football season is just OK. I don’t have much interest in basketball, and I only occasionally get interested in baseball. Soccer and hockey mean nothing to me. Obviously I’m not a major sports fan. However, every couple of years I develop a rabid interest in athletics—swimming, track and field, gymnastics and more. Yes, I become […]

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OPINION: On edge in the City of Brotherly Love

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Though the Republican Convention and Donald Trump’s coronation as party nominee for the White House seemed like an extended episode of Celebrity Apprentice, there will be almost as many challenges with party re-unification for Democrats in the City of Brotherly Love. The heat of protests and clashes between pro and con Trump factions within the […]

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Developers revise plans for Dresden Village proposal

Developers have made changes to the proposed Dresden Village.

Two developers have made changes to a proposed Brookhaven development after meetings with the public. Connolly and Fairfield Residential released revised plans for the Dresden Village proposal—a mixed-use development on Dresden Drive, between Caldwell Road and Parkside Drive. Brian Fratesi of Connolly said July 7 that the amended proposal was submitted to the city. “The […]

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Pokemon Go…home

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Pokemon Go craze leads to unintended dangers, nuisances   For millennials, teenagers and adults alike, the phone application Pokemon Go has become a welcome distraction from everyday life. Since the application’s July 6 release date, Pokemon Go has become one of the most popular mobile games worldwide. According to Verto Analytics, Pokemon Go had a […]

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New season, new regions

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Coaches discuss changes at annual football media day     The new classification and region alignments were hot topics at the annual DeKalb County Football Media Day at Tucker High School on July 20. The Reclassification Committee of the Georgia High School Association released the region alignments Dec. 1, 2015 for the 2016-18 term. The […]

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Chamblee seventh grader to compete in National Junior Olympics

Dylan Griggs will compete for a gold medal at the 2016 National Junior Olympics in Sacramento, Calif., July 25-31.

A few years ago, Dylan Griggs wanted to play youth football.However, he wanted to improve on one specific skills to become a good linebacker. “I really didn’t have the speed needed to play the position I wanted to play at the time, which was linebacker,” Griggs said. “So, my dad introduced me to track.” Not […]

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State senate district 43, state rep. district 91

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  Former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones will be the Democratic nominee for the State House District 91 seat. Jones defeated consultant Rhonda Taylor with 54 percent of votes in the July 26 run-off election. Taylor received 46 percent. Jones will take on Republican nominee Carl Anuszczyk, CEO of Jackpot Software Inc., in the November […]

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Johnson retains tax commissioner’s office

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Johnson retains tax commissioner’s office   Interim tax commissioner Irvin Johnson retained his seat as the county’s highest paid official on July 26 during a run-off election.Johnson received 62.2 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting whereas Susannah Scott received 37.8 percent. “It feels great,” Johnson said Tuesday night. “Now it’s time to move […]

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