Miller Grove sweeps Stephenson in region play

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It was teacher versus student at the Miller Grove High School gym with the teacher coming out on top in the Region 6-AAAAA matchup between Miller Grove and Stephenson. Former Miller Grove junior varsity coach and new Stephenson varsity Coach Rasul Chester returned home Nov. 17 to face his old program, but his Jaguars fell […]

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Orchard seeks to redefine assisted living

Irina Strembitsky, care counselor at Orchard at Tucker, said the assisted living facility “feels more like a resort than a healthcare facility.”

The old “nursing home” concept with its institutional feel and uninspired atmosphere, meals and activities makes many older people reluctant to move into such a facility. Even those who need living assistance and can afford it don’t want to live in a place where little thought is given to their needs and preferences, according to […]

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DeKalb honors its vets

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America’s veterans were honored during a Veterans Day program Nov. 5 at the Lou Walker Senior Center. “We have honored our heroes here today to remember their achievements, their courage, and most of all, their dedication and we say ‘thank you’ for your sacrifices,” said Bettye Davis, director of the Lou Walker Senior Center. “Thank […]

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Former Stone Mountain girls’ basketball coach honored

Coach Nell Wooten (center) led the Stone Mountain girls’ basketball team to its first title in 1966.

Seven decade ago, Nell Wooten was a student at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., when she was approached about becoming a basketball coach in DeKalb County.  “The dean called me [out of class] and said, ‘Weepy [Wooten’s nick name], they have a recruiter for DeKalb County and they’re looking for P.E. teachers and coaches […]

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Top prospects hope to have big year

Miller Grove guard Aaron Augustin, who committed to East Tennessee State, is ranked 14th in the state by ESPN.

DeKalb County has produced talented basketball players for years; and it appears that the tradition will continue. Marshon Brooks (Tucker), Kelly Cain (St. Pius), Tahj Shamsid-Deen (Columbia), Asia Durr (St. Pius), William Goodwin (Southwest DeKalb), Kayla Lewis (Southwest DeKalb) and Tony Parker (Miller Grove) are some of the names that have brought national attention to […]

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Lithonia businesswoman wins state position after three tries

Doreen Carter’s failed run for secretary of state paved the way for her to win a Georgia House seat.

Lithonia businesswoman Doreen Carter has tried three times to win a state political position. In 2012, she ran unsuccessfully for House District 92. Last year, she garnered the Democratic nomination for secretary of state, but didn’t win the election. But the third time was the right time for Carter. On Nov. 3, she defeated Sherri […]

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Avondale Estates fire station reopens

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Seventeen months after breaking ground, the newly constructed Avondale Fire Station No. 3 reopened. DeKalb County and Avondale Estates elected and public safety officials celebrated the reopening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 9. DeKalb County Fire Chief Darnell Fullum said the department is “extremely” happy to have the station open and back in the community. […]

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Pro soccer facility deal fails

DeKalb commissioners pose with Atlanta United soccer team owner Arthur Blank in August to announce the now defunct deal. Photo by Ashley Oglesby

Plans have fallen through for a $30 million professional soccer team’s headquarters and training complex on Memorial Drive that supporters believed would spur economic development in the corridor. Representatives of the Atlanta United professional soccer team and DeKalb County “mutually concluded” Nov. 6 that it is not financially feasible to proceed with plans to build […]

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