DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

No place like home

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  United Methodist Children’s Home sells property After decades of service to at-risk children in the DeKalb county area, the United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur sold its property to the city of Decatur for $40 million. In an April 17 city commission meeting, commissioners voted to purchase the 77 acres of property currently owned […]

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Three teams advance in tennis playoffs

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Defending state champions Marist War Eagles, the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs and the St. Pius X Lady Golden Lions are the remaining DeKalb County teams in the state tennis playoffs. Marist advanced to the Class AAAA Elite Eight after a 4-0 win over Northside-Columbus on April 24 in the second round. The War Eagles will host […]

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Dunwoody donation causes debate

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An approved $1.2 million donation from a Dunwoody booster club stirred controversy April 17 during a DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education meeting. The donation—which will go toward artificial turf, seating, outdoor lighting, track replacement, restrooms and a concession stand—will be used in conjunction with $790,000 in E-SPLOST V funds already allocated to […]

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MARTA wants to get it right

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Additional parking spaces added for new riders   Following the Interstate 85 bridge collapse, many DeKalb County commuters are choosing MARTA for their transportation needs—some for the first time.  As a result, MARTA officials announced the addition of new parking spaces at some of the more crowded MARTA stations thanks to a partnership with AT&T. […]

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“Anything you can do….”

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Five girls try their hands at baseball at Cross Keys A winless season would be forgettable for most baseball players. However, for five young ladies at Cross Keys High School, the 2017 baseball season won’t be one they will forget soon—although the team did not win a game or score a run. Sophomores Jessica Cotom, […]

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Arabia Mountain boys win first track and field region title

Arabia Mountain’s Tyler Jones edges Southwest DeKalb’s Terryon Conwell to win the 4x100-meter relay.

The Arabia Mountain High School boys’ track and field team made history April 20. The Rams won its first region title after out-scoring Chamblee 144-132 in the region 5-AAAAA meet at Godfrey Stadium. Head coach Nathaniel Webb said it was good to see the team win its first region title. “The kids put in a […]

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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

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Code enforcement on portable classrooms in question DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester has raised questions about code enforcement on school property following the installation of portable classrooms at Dunwoody High School.  Jester posted concerns on her blog on April 12, approximately one week after DeKalb County School District (DCSD) placed modular classrooms on school property. […]

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Retiring Columbia coach Steve Dennis makes history with 400th win

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Longtime Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis could hardly contain his emotions as he reflected on his coaching career after his last home game at Columbia on April 22. “It’s been very rewarding,” Dennis said. Columbia (25-5) defeated Decatur 9-5 in Dennis’ last game, improving Dennis’ overall record to 401-325-5 in his 29-year tenure […]

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