Three teams to play for state tennis title

Chamblee's Madeline Meer

Three teams from DeKalb County will play for the state title on May 6 at Clayton County International Park Tennis Center. Marist boys and St. Pius X girls will play for the Class AAAA state title and Chamblee girls will play for the Class AAAAA state title. Chamblee advanced to the title game with a […]

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End of an era

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Golden Glide closes its doors   Social media was abuzz the first week of May as many DeKalb County residents discovered a popular skating rink would be shutting down.  Golden Glide, a skating rink in Decatur, announced it will be closing due to financial difficulties.  The rink, located on 2750 Wesley Chapel Road, is advertised […]

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Art or violation?

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Local artist told displays violate code Local artist Kyle “black cat tips” Brooks has made a name for himself selling his artwork in the Atlanta area. Brooks, a DeKalb County resident for more than a decade, said he purchased his home and land near Lithonia because he wanted a place to display his material.  However, […]

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Liverpool legend visits Clarkston

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Former European soccer pro plays with local youth   Phil Neal isn’t a name known by many in America or in DeKalb County.  It is, however, a name known by millions around the globe thanks to his 11-year career at Liverpool Football Club, one of the most popular soccer teams in the world.  During his […]

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Nature Conservancy putting its support behind DeKalb’s natural places

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Constitution Lakes is a DeKalb County park that, according to the people who know it and love it, has tremendous potential. It’s not the kind of park with athletic fields and pavilions but a natural site that many consider a nature preserve. However, its potential is marred by invasive plants and debris from people who […]

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Brookhaven closes on purchase of greenspace at PDK

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Brookhaven finalized the purchase of 33 acres of greenspace near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) April 28, the city announced May 1.  The closing came three months after Brookhaven City Council signed off on an intergovernmental agreement to purchase and preserve the space. The council’s action followed a unanimous vote by the DeKalb County Commission authorizing the […]

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OPINION: Boundaries, borders and empires—oh my!

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“There is no more sagacious animal than the Icelandic horse. He is stopped by neither snow, nor storm, nor impassable roads, nor rocks, glaciers, or anything. He is courageous, sober, and surefooted. He never makes a false step, never shies. If there is a river or fjord to cross (and we shall meet with many) […]

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More than a game

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  Growing up, Frank Johnson assumed that chess was something “old guys did.” Johnson’s father played chess but didn’t teach his son the game. During Johnson’s youth, chess just seemed out of reach for him.  Now, Johnson is giving young adults the opportunity he didn’t have by introducing them to the game of chess at […]

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