Family seeks financial assistance after man fatally struck by car

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On Christmas Eve, south DeKalb County resident Marvain Adams was out in his subdivision doing what he loves—helping others. Adams was using his leaf blower in the middle of the street on River Mist Court off Dogwood Farms Drive when he was struck by a car. Adams was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with an […]

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Southwest DeKalb upsets defending champion McNair for county JV title

The Southwest DeKalb Panthers won the 2017 DeKalb County School District Junior Varsity Wrestling Championship.

The Southwest DeKalb Panthers wrestled to eight Top 3 finishes, including four gold medals, to jump past 2016 champion McNair and runner-up Decatur to capture the 2017 DeKalb County School District Junior Varsity Wrestling Championship on their home mats Dec. 17. Southwest DeKalb finished with a team total of 171.50 followed by McNair (151.00), Decatur […]

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DeKalb Officials: Lessons learned after metro-Atlanta ‘snowpocalypse’

County officials held a winter weather press conference Jan. 5 to inform residents that a plan was in place in case of an emergency situation. Storm forecasts predicted some parts of DeKalb County could get up to four inches of snow.

Just two years ago, metro-Atlanta was hit with icy conditions and two inches of snow. The combination was enough to gridlock major interstates and secondary roads for hours and in some cases days. However, DeKalb County officials said the county learned a lesson from the snowy debacle in January of 2014. Ahead of the predicted […]

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through service and commemorations

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through service and commemorations - Photo by Carla Parker

Had Martin Luther King Jr. not been assassinated on the balcony of a Memphis hotel in 1968, he could be celebrating his 88th birthday this year. He would, no doubt, marvel at many of the achievements and changes that have occurred in the United States, but he likely would be dismayed that so many injustices […]

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Firefighters may sleep easier in DeKalb after donation

Beautyrest donated mattresses to first responders of the DeKalb Fire and Rescue Department. Over the past two years Beautyrest has donated 235 mattresses to the department.

According to the American Addiction Center, the average person needs 7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep in a 24-hour cycle. However, for the county’s firefighters that average may be hard to reach. With sporadic work hours and the need to be ready at a moment’s notice, some firefighters may have trouble getting in a good […]

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OPINION: Ashamed of our wasteful ways

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I don’t often think about how much I’m consuming, how wasteful I am or how much I contribute to polluting the planet. However, during a recent trip to Cuba that’s just what I spent time contemplating. In Cuba where there are no chain restaurants or expensive coffee shops on every corner, I watched in amazement […]

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Clarkston nonprofit hoping to expand English classes

Clarkston Community Center serves as an English learning hub, social outlet and cultural exchange center for many refugees in DeKalb County. Photo submitted.

Clarkston Community Center helps refugees learn, become employed On any given day at 3701 College Ave. in Clarkston, it’s not unusual to see people from Somalia, Myanmar, Congo, Nepal and Afghanistan learning English, career skills and American cultural practices together. This is in large part thanks to the Clarkston Community Center’s (CCC) Senior Refugee Program […]

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DeKalb Officer arrested after providing inmate with cell phone

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    A DeKalb County Sheriff’s Detention Officer was fired after being arrested for providing a cellphone to an inmate at the DeKalb County Jail while on duty.   The officer, Malik Landers, 21, was released on bond after being arrested when he reported for duty Jan. 5.   The DeKalb Sheriff’s Office of Professional […]

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