35 years of MARTA History

County task force mulls ethics board problems

DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton said there are several problems with the county’s ethics board. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

The task force set up to study the effectiveness of DeKalb County government operations discussed problems with the county ethics board. The Operations Task Force, organized by executive order of interim county CEO Lee May, met Oct. 29 to come up with recommendations that would eventually make their way to the county’s legislative delegation to […]

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OneSight donates lenses and frames for visually impaired students


Approximately 1,200 DeKalb students received comprehensive vision exams and new eyewear free of charge. OneSight, a charity committed to eradicating the global vision crisis partnered with the Student Support Department and the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) to provide vision and new eyewear to students in need. The partnership began three years ago servicing 601 […]

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DeKalb judge in school case to resign

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photo by Kent D. Johnson/AJC   Letter from DeKalb County Superior Court Judge C.J. Becker: Recent headlines, articles, and commentary in the media require my direct response to the DeKalb County citizens who have entrusted me with the office and duties of Superior Court Judge. First, I have, in each and every case before me, […]

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No reunion necessary for luxury stay at Reunion Resort


I’m not a golfer, but a recent visit to the Reunion Resort and Spa in Kissimmee, Fla., made me wish I was. The 2,300-acre property is a thing of beauty in every way—from the villas to its restaurants to its many playgrounds (tennis, volleyball, waterpark, biking and walk trails). However, it is the three signature […]

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Stone Mountain to add more sidewalks


Stone Mountain is in the early stages of its streetscape project. Moreland Altobelli Associates is in the process of acquiring 11 parcels for the Streetscape Phase II project to add sidewalks. The $51,800 project is a continuation of Phase I on Main Street from Manor Drive to Poole Street and on Manor Drive from Main […]

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Local leaders ponder change in county’s government

County leaders may ask the Georgia General Assembly to consider revising the county’s Organizational Act. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

A change in the county’s form of government may become a reality—years from now.On Oct. 29, the county’s Operations Task Force discussed a proposal to ask the county’s legislative delegation to support a review of the county’s Organizational Act. This review could eventually lead to a change in the county’s form of government from an […]

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Pine Lake councilman rebuts state representative’s comments

State Rep. Earnest “Coach” Williams

A Pine Lake city councilman attended a recent town hall meeting to ask State Rep. Earnest “Coach” Williams why he “maligned” the city. Pine Lake City Councilman George Chidi asked that question at an Oct. 28 meeting of the DeKalb Legislative Delegation. “Last week at a forum in Decatur, Rep. Williams…was given a question about […]

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DeKalb basketball teams enter season with high expectations

The 2014 championship rings of Redan girls, Tucker girls and Miller Grove boys. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The 2014-2015 high school basketball season in DeKalb County will feature new coaches for some teams and new regions for others. DeKalb held its annual basketball media day Oct. 23 at Miller Grove High School, where coaches and players talked about their expectations for the season. The season tips off Nov. 11, and 11 programs, […]

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