Man charged with conspiring to help former county commissioner steal money


  An alleged aide offormer DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has been arraigned after being indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to steal more than $85,000 from DeKalb County. On Aug. 11, the grand jury indicted Marion Rooks Boynton, 73, of Saint Simons Island, on charges of conspiracy and substantive federal program theft. […]

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2015 DeKalb Football Team Previews


Arabia Mountain RamsHead coach: Stanley Pritchett (third season) – Region: 6-AAAA2014 record: 4-6 Outlook: Arabia Mountain took a step back in 2014 after making history with its first winning record in 2013. The Rams will look to rebound with returning starters in senior wide receivers Marcus Gay and Malick Mbodj. Gay finished third in the […]

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Three teams welcome new coaches

From left, Cross Keys head coach John Bowen; Dunwoody head coach Michael Nash; Stone Mountain head coach Utavius Ingram. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Cross Keys and Stone Mountain football programs have been on a coaching carousel the past two seasons, which is expected to end soon. The two teams, and Dunwoody, will have new coaches on the sideline this season. John Bowen has taken over at Cross Keys, replacing Kevin Saunders who coaches the Indians for one season. […]

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Atlanta United FC wins approval in DeKalb

DeKalb County commissioners present Arthur Blank with a plaque in recognition and appreciation for bringing professional soccer to DeKalb County.

Dozens of supporters gathered at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium on Aug. 4 to celebrate the Board of Commissioners approved partnership between DeKalb County and Atlanta United FC, the newest addition to Major League Soccer (MLS) DeKalb County Board of Commission approved the agreement to allow Atlanta United FC to build a $30 million soccer complex […]

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DA, clerk of court face ethics complaints

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

DeKalb County’s district attorney and clerk of Superior Court are the subjects of ethics complaints to be considered by the county’s ethics board Aug. 13. The ethics board will determine whether it has jurisdiction to investigate and rule on the complaints. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is accused of failing to file several years […]

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Interim CEO promises to ‘root out any bad apples’

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said he will root out bad apples in the government after he receives a corruption report. Photo by Travis Hudgons

DeKalb County’s interim CEO said he is “anxious” to receive a detailed report from the special investigator who described the county government as “rotten to the core.” “We want recommendations on our risk exposure for waste, fraud and abuse,” interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May told reporters during an Aug. 12 news conference. May said […]

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Summer camp at Emory focuses on technology

Summer camp at Emory focuses on technology

Parents often limit the amount of time children spend in front a screen. At iD Tech, an eight-week summer camp at Emory University, those rules don’t apply. The company uses the online game Minecraft to introduce students to concepts such as basic game design for ages 9 to 12, as well as programming for ages […]

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Back-to-school spending needn’t wreck the budget


The reopening of DeKalb County schools Aug. 10 means more to families with school-age youngsters than a change in schedule. It means significant shopping and spending. The National Retail Federation (NRF), which lists back-to-school among America’s major retail events, estimates that the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $630.36 on electronics, apparel […]

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