35 years of MARTA History

Activists demand #Justice4KevinDavis

Protestors have successfully fought for an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations into the December 2014 shooting death of a Decatur man by a DeKalb County police officer. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  Outside of the DeKalb County Courthouse on Feb. 4, a group sang a slow, somber rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Kevin Davis. A cook at Sawicki’s in downtown Decatur, Davis would have been 45. He was shot in the chest by a DeKalb County Police officer on Dec. 29 after calling 911 when his […]

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Commissioners end stalemate over District 5 seat


The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners took a step toward ending the stalemate over District 5 representation. The seat has been vacant since July 2013, when Lee May, the elected District 5 commissioner, was appointed interim DeKalb County CEO by Gov. Nathan Deal, following the indictment and suspension of DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Last […]

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Deputies ‘endeavor’ to serve warrants


When deputies went to a house on Safari Circle in Stone Mountain on Jan. 29 looking for a suspect wanted for first degree burglary, it wasn’t the first time. The resident said deputies had been by before and got the same answer: The suspect doesn’t live there.“She said she’s been here since 2008,” DeKalb County […]

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High school athletes read to elementary students


Some DeKalb County high school athletes took time out of their academic schedules to read to students at Toney Elementary School. The athletes took part in the school’s annual African-American Read-In Feb. 6. Members of the Miller Grove High School boys’ basketball team and the Arabia Mountain High School football team participated in the event. […]

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More than 90 sign on National Signing Day

Cedar Grove had 12 football players to sign on National Signing Day. Photo by Carla Parker

DeKalb County had another big day on National Signing Day with 95 athletes signing to a college or prep school Feb. 4. Student athletes from DeKalb, including some from Marist and Decatur, signed with colleges across the country from Oregon, to Indiana, to Kansas State to Miami, Fla. More than 15 players signed to schools […]

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Druid Hills’ wrestling coach gets 500th win

Druid Hills wrestling coach Shannon Miller reached a milestone Jan. 20 when he got his 500th win. Photo provided

  Druid Hills High School wrestling Coach Shannon Miller put his name in the DeKalb County athletics record books with his 500th win Jan. 20. The milestone win came during a regular season meet against M.L. King and Charles Drew at Druid Hills. Miller said he felt a strong sense of accomplishment after getting the […]

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Sheriff’s operation nets hundreds of arrests

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann announces Operation Safe DeKalb, a multi-agency effort that netted more than 200 arrests. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Six murder suspects are off the streets of DeKalb County after a multi-agency effort to make a dent in the number of outstanding warrants in the county. By 4 p.m. on Jan. 30, Operation Safe DeKalb 2015, a two-week, “massive, highly successful countywide effort,” had netted 225 arrests, including 74 felony and 64 misdemeanors arrests, […]

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Brook Run Park gets makeover

Kids playing on the jungle gym in Brook Run park.

The Dunwoody City Council awarded a $72,000 contract to Complete Demolition Services, the lowest bidder for a contract to demolish a more than 50-year-old dormitory in Brook Run park. City staff recommended the contract not exceed $100,000, which included possible cost for cleanup. Brent Walker, parks and recreation director, said the demolition “will improve the […]

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