35 years of MARTA History

Redan wins its first game of season

Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Redan Raiders defense knocked down a potential game-winning touchdown pass to defeat Chamblee and win their first game of the season. Redan beat the Chamblee Bulldogs 18-13 in Region 6-AAAA play Oct. 3 at Hallford Stadium. In his first year as head coach at Redan, Roderick Moore said he was happy for his players […]

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Stonecrest Mall houses new police substation

From left, interim Police Chief James Conroy and interim county CEO Lee May were on hand for the opening of a new police substation.

A new substation will increase police presence in the Stonecrest Mall area. The mall “so graciously” donated the 1,700-square-foot space for the substation, said interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May, during a ribbon-cutting for the facility on Oct. 3. “We are acknowledging the tremendous partnership that DeKalb County government has with its key stakeholders in […]

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Druid Hills rallies past Dunwoody

Hasaan Enis

Hasaan Enis scored four touchdowns as the Druid Hills Red Devils rallied from a late third quarter deficit to defeat the Dunwoody Wildcats 28-7 in Region 6-AAAAA action at North DeKalb Oct. 3.Enis gave Druid Hills an early 6-0 lead in the first quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run. Dunwoody answered in the second quarter […]

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Ellis ‘yes man’ resigns after testimony


Just days after testifying against his indicted boss, the county’s former purchasing director Kelvin Walton resigned. The resignation, which was announced in an Oct. 7 statement by interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May, was effective immediately. “Additionally, Nina Hall has been relieved of her duties as an employee of this county,” May said. “These decisions […]

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Ellis case in hands of jury

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James tells jurors that the case against indicted county CEO Burrell Ellis is about “public corruption.” Photo by Andrew Cauthen

After three weeks of testimony, the fate of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is in the hands of a jury comprised of a dozen of his constituents. Closing arguments were heard Oct. 6 in the trial of Ellis, who is facing four counts of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion; three counts of […]

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OPINION: A dozen reasons $15/hour minimum wage is a bad idea


“The minimum wage has caused more misery and unemployment than anything since the Great Depression.” – Presidential candidate Gov. Ronald Reagan of California in 1980. There is an illogic causing some to think money from someone else’s pocket is free.  Substantially raising the minimum wage costs politicians virtually nothing to propose, and is almost guaranteed […]

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OPINION: What’s important in life


The other day I received an email from a public relations representative writing obituaries for Georgia Southern University. She had run across a story I wrote a couple of months ago and wanted permission to use a photo. The story was about Shermaine Lee, a lead teacher in special education for the DeKalb County School […]

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Sports complex owners help others live dreams

Ramone Ward and, right, Jacque Morgan say opening Atlanta Sports Complex in east Atlanta fulfills a dream they had for more than a decade.

For years, Ramone Ward ran a successful sanitation company, but he knew what he really wanted to do and where he wanted to do it. With a degree in physical therapy, Ward wanted to build a business around sports training, and he wanted to do it in the east Atlanta neighborhood where he grew up.In […]

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