County CEO position up for grabs

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  Two former state lawmakers, a frequent political candidate and a retired businessman want to be elected as DeKalb County’s next chief executive officer. Former state senator Connie Stokes and former representative Mike Thurmond join automotive services business owner Joe Bembry in the Democratic primary for the CEO’s position. The winner of this contest will […]

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Girls go the distance in state track meet

Girls go the distance in state track meet

DeKalb County did not have a team hoist a first place award at the Georgia High School Association girls’ track-and-field state meet in Albany on May 7. However, five teams—Marist, Cedar Grove, Tucker, Chamblee, Stephenson—finished in the top 10 of their respective classifications.  Marist finished second in the Class AAAA state meet with 62 points […]

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St. Pius goes it alone in baseball playoffs

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The St. Pius Golden Lions were the lone team from DeKalb County to play in the quarterfinals of the state baseball playoffs on May 10. St. Pius hosted Eastside May 10 in the Class AAAA playoffs for a best of three series. Scores were not available by press time. The Golden Lions advanced to the […]

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Rickey Gross leaving DeKalb athletics

Rickey Gross leaving DeKalb athletics

A familiar face will no longer be on the sidelines when the 2016 DeKalb County high school football season kicks off in August.  Assistant coach and equipment manager Rickey Gross moved to Monroe, N.C., to be the running back coach and equipment manager at Central Academy of Technology and Arts. Gross also will coach at […]

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Young athletes: Don’t be a Laremy Tunsil

A self-recorded video of Laremy Tunsil smoking an unknown substance through a bong gas mask was posted through his Twitter account minutes before the 2016 NFL draft. The once-projected top-5 pick dropped to No. 13 to the Miami Dolphins.

Carla’s Corner:  NFL Draft night is supposed to be a special night for NFL draft prospects. The players dress up in their finest suits, walk the red carpet with family members and get to experience the fame of an NFL player as they patiently wait to get a call from an NFL team informing them […]

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DeKalb firefighter laid to rest

DeKalb firefighter laid to rest

The funeral for a DeKalb County fireman who died following a party at Lake Lanier late last month was held May 5. Jason Anthony Blalock, who was affectionately called Mookie by his fellow firefighters, was “a soldier, a fighter, and truly had a passion for hard work. He was a worker bee with a leader […]

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DeKalb County School District purchases $167K microscope

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) students can expect to have a new tool when studying science. The board approved the purchase of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) totaling $167,858 on April 18 during its work session, stating “the equipment … would bring [DeKalb County School District] students back to the leading edge in comparison to […]

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Community helps Brannon Hill clean-up

Community helps Brannon Hill clean-up

To Clarkston business owner Manna Samuels, the severely dilapidated Brannon Hill Condominium complex looks “very sad.” “This looks like a third world [country] where we just came from,” said Samuels, an Eritrea native and owner of Merhaba Shawarma restaurant. “It shouldn’t look like this.” Samuels closed her restaurant for a few hours to help  “to […]

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