35 years of MARTA History

BlazeSports: Helping those with physical disabilities through sports

BlazeSports has a range of programs for youth and veterans from swimming to wheelchair basketball.

BlazeSports America, located in downtown Decatur near city hall, is often confused for a sports or athletic gear store. However, it is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides children and adults with physical disabilities the chance to play sports and live healthy, active lives. BlazeSports has been in Decatur since the summer of 2010. […]

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Compressed natural gas facility to serve bulk fuel hauling market

Corporate and government officials cut the ribbon officially opening Mansfield Clean Energy Partners in Doraville. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

An unassuming industrial facility in Doraville is showcasing what may be the future of America’s trucking industry, according to officials of Mansfield Clean Energy Partners (MCEP), which recently opened its first card-lock compressed natural gas station, designed to support heavy duty natural gas tractor-trailers. MCEP is a joint venture of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and […]

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Woman found dead in Decatur

Decatur police

Decatur police are investigating the murder a woman who was found dead near a parking area Dec. 6. Decatur police spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Ross said police responded to a deceased person call around 10:55 p.m. in the 100 block of East Ponce de Leon Avenue. “Witnesses reported noticing the victim lying on the ground as […]

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CHRIS Kids serves youth who fall into society’s gaps

Kathy Colbenson, right, and Troy Fleet stand in front of artwork that depicts one of CHRIS Kids’ core values—respect. Photo by Kathy Mitchell

  Troy Fleet has been in and out of temporary housing situations since he was 7 years old. Now 20, Fleet said CHRIS Kids—a nonprofit organization that serves homeless youth—“is like a dream come true.” “For the first time in my life I feel safe and protected. I feel that I’m surrounded by family,” he […]

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Jewish book festival supports reading

From left Project Give co-chairwomen Kim Urbach, Susie Sommer and Ellen Chalef. Photo courtesy of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

Through Project GIVE, a community action project coordinated at the Marcus Jewish Community Center’s annual book festival, more than 1,000 gently used books were provided to metro-area students, according to a recent press release. Project Give co-chairwoman Ellen Chalef said, “We are so appreciative to the members of the community who have participated in this […]

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OPINION: Time to answer the ‘What now?’ question


For those of us disappointed by the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson on any charge in the August shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, the question is “What now?” It appears that this is yet another case that will leave us without satisfaction from the American institutions […]

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Video on Armed Robbery in Dunwoody


  On 12/5/14 at approximately 2:30 AM a white male entered the AM/PM gas station located at 4485 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA. The suspect produced a black in color semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The suspect took the entire drawer from the cash register and ran to a waiting vehicle. The suspect then fled […]

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New county office focuses on youth

Kiarrianna Turner is the manager of the county’s new Office of Youth Services. Photo provided

Kiarranna Turner’s job is all about the youth. She is the manager of the DeKalb County Office of Youth Services. Originally from Las Vegas, Turner moved to the metro Atlanta area to attend Morris Brown College, where she earned a degree in political science. She attended seminary at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. […]

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