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


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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Cedar Grove, Stephenson among seven DeKalb teams in playoffs


The No. 5 ranked Stephenson Jaguars traveled to Lakewood Stadium and, behind 10 sacks by the Jaguar defense, nipped No. 2-ranked Mays Raiders 10-9 to win the Region 6-AAAAA championship Nov. 6. Mays came into the game undefeated at 9-0 and averaging almost 41 points a game, but the Jaguar defense had other ideas after […]

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Investigation opened for potential election fraud in LaVista Hills vote

Elections volunteers line up in the DeKalb elections office late Nov. 3 to turn in poll results. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Two days after Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp opened an investigation into alleged election fraud in the referendum of the proposed city of LaVista Hills, proponents of the city announced that they will explore legal action. LaVista Hills Alliance announced Nov. 7 that it has retained legal counsel to explore possible legal action to […]

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After 30 years, pharmacist calls work rewarding

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The pharmacy business has changed in some ways during the past three decades, according to Sylvester Lee, who recently celebrated his 30 years in business at a banquet with family, friends, colleagues and community members. At the heart of it, however, the pharmacy business is—as it always has been—about helping people, he said. “Pharmacy is […]

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Four teams claim cross country state titles

Clarkston won its second consecutive Class AAAAA state title.

DeKalb County was dominant again in the cross country state meet as four teams brought home state championship trophies Nov. 7. Clarkston boys and Dunwoody girls are back-to-back Class AAAAA state championships, and Marist made it a sweep in Class AAAA. The Clarkston Angoras won their second consecutive state title with a 90-128 win over […]

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Teens indicted for murder

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James

Three teenagers arrested for the murder of 25-year-old Shaneku McCurty have been indicted on murder charges. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced at a Nov. 10 news conference that Demonte Grant, 15, and Jermaine Grant, 16, and Cameron Williams, 16, each have been charged with murder and aggravated assault. They will not face the […]

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