Columbia, Stephenson claim ‘Best of DeKalb’ victories in week 3

Columbia’s Khaalis King (left) stretches out for first base as Tucker’s Jonathan Beaver makes the catch. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Two of the top state tournament hopefuls from DeKalb County flexed their muscles in impressive victories at the 2015 Best of DeKalb Showdown March 7 at Tucker. Stephenson smashed five home runs on the way to a 12-2 win over rival Redan in the first game. Coach Marco Jackson’s Stephenson squad also romped to a […]

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Once a week trash pick-up coming to DeKalb and Chamblee

DeKalb County sanitation director Billy Malone describes proposed changes to the county’s sanitation service at a news conference last year. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Say goodbye to twice-a-week trash pick-up. On March 10, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved a plan of the county’s sanitation division to switch to one-day-a-week solid waste and recycling collection. The plan also includes uniform, county-provided trash containers for residents. “This is a historic vote, and I am pleased that we can move […]

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Protestors bring attention to man killed by police


More than 100 protestors of a police-involved shooting death marched the streets of Decatur March 11 chanting “Black lives matter” and “I am Ant Hill.”They were protesting the March 9 shooting death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill of Chamblee. He was naked and unarmed when he was shot. Some protesters wore armbands and headbands made of […]

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Domestic violence show to be taped at Porter Sanford

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  DeKalb County residents will have the opportunity to participate in live audience taping for the series Changing Lives in America on Monday, March 23. The show will focus on ending child abuse and preventing intimate partner violence, also identified as domestic violence. Survivors will tell the audience about their experiences with intimate partner violence, […]

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Former DeKalb baseball coach participates in Braves Fantasy Camp

Former DeKalb County baseball coach Alan Loper plays first base at the Braves Fantasy Camp. Photos provided

Like children who love sports, Alan Loper dreamed of playing professional baseball. Although he never had the opportunity to play professionally, he did get to see what it is like to be a major league ball player at the Braves Fantasy Camp in January. The five-day camp, which is held at Braves Spring Training at […]

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Lakeside freshman pitcher’s debut impressive

Lakeside freshman pitcher Charlie Ludwick earned the pitching decision in his varsity debut Feb. 21 against Southwest DeKalb. Photos by Carla Parker

It is not often that a freshman pitcher starts on opening day. However, Lakeside freshman Charlie Ludwick did and turned in a solid performance. Ludwick made his varsity debut on the mound Feb. 21 against Southwest DeKalb and helped lead his team to a 10-1 win. Ludwick earned the pitching decision, striking out two and […]

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State representatives introduce bill for proposed city of Winship

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State Reps. Michele Henson (D-Stone Mountain) and Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) introduced legislation March 18 to create the city of Winship in DeKalb County. This legislation would provide for a referendum to establish Winship as a new municipality in DeKalb County. “This legislation is the beginning of a dialogue,” Drenner said. “Rep. Henson and I […]

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Special investigator to root out county corruption


    A special investigator has been appointed by interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May to investigate the affairs of county government. Former state attorney general Mike Bowers, who investigated the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, was picked by May “to investigate the affairs, records, expenditures of employees and departments under the authority of the […]

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