35 years of MARTA History

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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Brookhaven police searching for burglary suspects

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Brookhaven police are asking the public to help identify two men suspected of burglary at Windsor Communities Apartments located at 305 Brookhaven Avenue NE Oct. 20 at approximately 10:45 a.m. Police said a maintenance worker with the apartment complex saw two males leaving an apartment on the fourth floor. One of the men had a bug sprayer, […]

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Cedar Grove wins first county middle school football title

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It took four tries, but quarterback Deante Maxwell found his receiver, Jadon Haselwood, in the back corner of the end zone for a touchdown in overtime to lead Cedar Grove to its first Trail to the Title Middle School Football Championship. Cedar Grove beat defending champions Tucker 20-14 Nov. 1 at Hallford Stadium and finished […]

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Region titles, playoff berths on the line

Cedar Grove has secured a home playoff game for the Class AAA state playoffs. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Cedar Grove and Stephenson headline the list of DeKalb teams positioning themselves for playoff seeding as they play for region championships Nov. 7. Cedar Grove (8-1) will travel to No. 3 ranked Blessed Trinity (9-0) to play for the Region 4-AAA title. Cedar Grove has secured a home playoff game for the Class AAA state […]

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Grant awarded for Doraville soccer mini-pitch

Doraville residents playing soccer in the park. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

The Doraville City Council members approved the soccer mini-pitch program proposed by Georgia Soccer and its partners at its Oct. 20 meeting. Georgia Soccer will revamp Doraville’s Bernard Halpern Park, a neighborhood space with tennis courts, but no nets. In a previous council meeting, the Doraville parks and recreation department proposed forging a relationship with […]

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Stone Mountain company makes items for fraternities, sororities

Husband and wife team Terrance and Cassandra Miller say their specialty item business may be the largest of its type in the world.

“Can you believe this all started as a hobby?” asked Terrance Miller, co-owner of Buffalo Dallas, a Stone Mountain company that produces specialty items for traditionally Black fraternities and sororities. The company now supplies wholesale and retail customers throughout the country and internationally. Buffalo Dallas was started by retired Army Major Dallas Miller, who initially […]

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OPINION: Changing directions

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My family members were likely strictly Democratic voters for generations and I know most living members are to this day. Until this year, I too was strictly a straight-party Democrat voter but all of that has changed. With the ugliness of politics taking center stage on local television stations during newscasts and the non-stop barrage […]

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