35 years of MARTA History

CIS fuels students to stay in school

Congressman Hank Johnson, CIS Site Coordinator Calleb Obumba, Clarkston High Principal Michelle Jones, CIS Board Member Jodie Guest and CIS Executive Director Frank Brown with students.

  What began in the basement of a home in the Grant Park community is now the nation’s largest dropout prevention network. Communities In Schools of Atlanta (CIS) is an organization partnered with DeKalb and Fulton Counties public schools. The organization works to improve the barriers that hinder students from succeeding in school.  “Our goal […]

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OPINION: Robbing Peter to pay Peter


In 1992 Elaine Boyer was elected to her first term as a county commissioner to serve the electorate of District 1 in north DeKalb County, including the areas surrounding Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Tucker. She took the oath of office for a county commissioner and swore to uphold the board of commissioners’ statement of values which […]

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Tucker, Smoke Rise residents speak out against cityhood movement

Proposed map city of Tucker map.

The cityhood movement in DeKalb County has gained more support and momentum in the past few months since three cityhood bills failed to pass during the 2014 legislative session. On Sept. 24, a statement was posted on the Tucker cityhood initiative’s Facebook page by the Smoke Rise Civic Association (SRCA) announcing the association’s board of […]

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DeKalb Board of Health holds Ebola information session

Dr. Elizabeth Ford, the district health director for DeKalb County, explains the facts of Ebola.

The Ebola virus has become a concern and fear for DeKalb County residents and others across the world. However, there are other infectious diseases that DeKalb residents should be more concern and about contracting than Ebola, according to Dr. Elizabeth Ford, the district health director for DeKalb County. “There are a lot more infections here […]

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Marist, St. Pius advances in state softball playoffs

A girl holds a softball on the infield diamond.

    It was a sweep for Marist and St. Pius as the two teams move on to the second round of the softball state playoff.Marist, Region 6-AAAA champions, swept Troup County in the best‒of–three series 6-0 and 9-2 to advance to the second round. Marist hosted Northwest Whitfield in the second round Oct. 22. […]

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Sixty miles of support

Liz Brecher, Alden Sturgis, Katie Johnson, Sallie Gray Clayton, Audra Thompson paused for a photo near Clarkston as they participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk Oct. 17-19. They walked in honor of Julie Bellum, a friend who has cancer. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Alden Sturgis of DeKalb County has been personally affected by breast cancer; her grandmother was diagnosed with it in 2008 and lost her fight with it in 2009. A friend currently has breast cancer. Sturgis participated in her first Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk Oct. 17-19 in honor of that friend. For the three-day, 60-mile […]

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M.L. King wins first game in thrilling comeback

The M.L. King Lions won its first game of the season after beating Miller Grove 28-24. Photos by Leonard Garrett

Martin Luther King Jr. High School’s homecoming ended in celebration Oct. 17 after the football team won its first game of the season. The M.L. King Lions came back from a 10-point deficit to beat the Miller Grove Wolverines 28-24 at Hallford Stadium. The Lions were down 24-14 in the third quarter before scoring 14 […]

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Dunwoody, Marist, St. Pius move on to volleyball quarterfinals

Dunwoody’s Paige McKnight goes up to spike the ball.

It was a triple sweep as Dunwoody, Marist and St. Pius advanced to the volleyball playoffs quarterfinals in its respective classification. The No. 2 Dunwoody Lady Wildcats swept Starr’s Mill 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-11) in the Class AAAAA state playoffs Oct. 21 at home. This is Dunwoody’s second consecutive trip to the quarterfinals. Dunwoody will […]

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