35 years of MARTA

It takes a village

From left, Feliccia Kendrick, Zandra Jackson, Linda Philpott and Debra Reeves are school resource officers with the DeKalb County School District. They say they act as both protection and mothers to the children at their schools. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

DeKalb County elementary school resource officer Zandra Jackson said she remembers when she worked for the Atlanta Police Department, taking children, sometimes as young as 11, to juvenile detention facilities. She loved kids and wanted to make more of a difference than she was while leading them to their first brush with the courts. She […]

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Ex-school board member seeks county commission seat


After an unsuccessful bid for the state school superintendent, former DeKalb County school board member Nancy Jester is now running for the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners. “We have got to restore credibility and integrity to DeKalb County and particularly to the District 1 commissioner seat and I’m here to do that,” Jester said when […]

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#HandsUp, Emory


After a call went out via social media, hundreds of students gathered in front of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology Aug. 28 to give the universal sign of surrender. It was “an initial way to show solidarity with the racial inequity and sometimes socioeconomic inequality that’s obvious in our nation’s laws, that’s obvious in […]

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Culinary curiosity leads to Buford Highway

Nasi padang

Whether her global travels or her zeal for cuisine that’s anything but pedestrian are the catalyst, Emily Allred has embarked on an unusual culinary journey. Allred and her husband Adam, both 28, began exploring ethnic restaurants and so far have dined at 100 in two and half years—all along Buford Highway. Allred, who blogs about […]

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DeKalb goes 1-3 in Battle of the Borders


The Miami, Fla./Dade County area has been known for breeding football players of great athleticism, talent and dynamic speed. DeKalb County got an opportunity to see those skills on display and unfortunately, DeKalb players could not keep up with the “fast kids” from Miami as the Florida teams went 3-1 against the Georgia teams in […]

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Sheriff’s office seeking murder suspect

Demetrius Carter

    The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad is requesting assistance from the public in locating Demetrius Eugene Carter.  Investigators have a warrant for the arrest of Carter, who is suspected of being involved in the shooting death of Kevin Antonio Barnes on Quincy Lane in Decatur on Aug. 16. Anyone who has information […]

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Brookhaven police searching for shooting suspect

Brookhaven police car2

Brookhaven Police are searching for a suspect who shot a person at ICON Lounge Sept. 1. Police responded to the lounge located at 2960 Buford Highway, shortly after 4 a.m. in reference to a person shot. ICON Lounge had just closed when the shooting occurred.  Brookhaven spokesman Maj. Brandon Gurley said the victim was not […]

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DeKalb Chamber presents Apex Awards to small businesses

Jerry Stains, second from left, and Robert Pidgeon, second from right, accept a Community Workforce Award on behalf of Inland Seafood.

“We have more than 15,000 businesses in DeKalb County that have 50 or fewer employees. We want to work with the chamber to support them and help them grow,” said DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May, in remarks at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Apex Awards Program. “We’re doing substantive things to make DeKalb […]

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