DeKalb police train faith-based leaders on crisis procedures

Detective J.K. Walker of the DeKalb Police Homeland Security Unit instructs leaders on how to develop emergency operations plans.

In the wake of the Charleston church massacre, DeKalb public safety officials want the faith-based community to be properly prepared for any type of emergency. The DeKalb County Office of Public Safety held a community training session July 29 at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Tucker to teach faith-based leaders and staff how to prepare for […]

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DeKalb school students bowl with deputies

Students collected donated school supplies. Photos by Justin Beaudrot

by Justin Beaudrot Stars and Strikes Bowling Center, located in Stone Mountain, hosted the Sixth Annual Community Day with Sheriff Jeff Mann. This event introduced children from Chapel Hill Middle School and local YMCA’s to DeKalb County law enforcement. Tom Walker Sr. has hosted this event for six years; originally at Suburban Lanes in Decatur. […]

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OPINION: Gender discrimination and the American male

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Across this nation in small towns and major cities, men are routinely discriminated against and no one seems to be concerned with our plight. There are no protests. There are no social groups to help call attention to unfair treatment we are exposed to on a daily basis. From the office cubicle to board rooms […]

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Atlanta United soccer complex approved

A rural lot beside the DeKalb County Jail could potentially be used for the expansion of a professional soccer team. Photo by Travis Hudgons

DeKalb County commissioners voted 4-3 on Aug. 4 to approve an incentive package with Arthur Blank, a cofounder of The Home Depot, set to bring major league soccer franchise Atlanta United FC to the county. The facility Blank plans to build will be the only soccer complex in the region. DeKalb County will spend roughly […]

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Marist to play in Ireland in 2016

Marist will open the 2016 football season in Dublin, Ireland, in the Global Ireland Football Tournament. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Marist War Eagles will kick off its 2016 football season in Dublin, Ireland. Marist, along with Roswell’s Blessed Trinity and 10 other teams from across the United States will participate in the Global Ireland Football Tournament Sept. 2, 2016. The tournament is a part of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic weekend. Georgia Tech […]

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Flag rally draws hundreds

Several dozen Confederate flags flew at Saturday’s rally. Photo by Justin Beaudrot

by Justin Beaudrot Several dozen Confederate flag enthusiasts rallied at Stone Mountain Park on Aug. 1 to show support for their embattled flag. “I don’t see what they see when they look at the flag,” said a flag supporter, who did not want to be identified, referring to flag protesters’ claims that the flag stands […]

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South DeKalb tennis team wins Metro championship

The Dottie Bridges 12u tennis team won the United States Tennis Association championship July 18.

The Dottie Bridges 12u Tennis Team came out on top at the 2015 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Atlanta City Championship. The title was the third for the Dottie Bridges program in the last three seasons. The UTSA Atlanta playoffs took place July 11-18, with the semi-final and final rounds held at Harrison Tennis Center […]

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Lithonia’s Jordan Smith commits to South Carolina

Jordan Smith to explains his decision to commit to South Carolina. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Lithonia defensive end Jordan Smith decided before the football season to make his choice on which college football team he will suit up for next in 2016. That team is the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Smith, a 4-star recruit, announced his commitment July 29 before football practice in front of family, friends, coaches and […]

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