Mother seeks charges in son’s attack

Attorney Mawuli Davis, right, is seeking justice for a teenager injured by mall security guards. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  A DeKalb mother wants justice for her teenage son who was injured during an altercation with Stonecrest Mall security guards in June. “I would have never guessed in a million years this would happen to me and my family,” said Charvella Hamm, after an Aug. 17 meeting with DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. […]

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Dunwoody wins Spikefest

Dunwoody won the Spikefest Tournament after beating Lakeside 2-0. Photo provided

The Dunwoody volleyball team got its season started as champions of the 2015 DeKalb County Spikefest Volleyball tournament. The Lady Wildcats defeated Lakeside 2-0 (25-11, 25-14) to claim this year’s Spikefest title on Aug. 16. Dunwoody is coming off a 2014 season that saw the team reach the semifinals of the Class AAAAA playoffs. The […]

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DA, sheriff to host annual faith leaders conference

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  DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James and DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann will host the 7th Annual Faith Leaders Conference on Wednesday, August 26. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, located at 556 N. McDonough Street (4th floor) in Decatur.  This free conference educates county clergy members about the […]

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Opinion: Interim CEO Lee May on soccer facility

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

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get out the front door, and that is what’s happening right now in DeKalb County. There has been a lot of misinformation, at best, and outright lies and deception, at worst, as it pertains to the new soccer development coming to DeKalb. […]

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Ex-ethics board chairman to run for Brookhaven mayor

John Ernst

Four days after resigning as DeKalb County Board of Ethics chairman, John Ernst announced his bid to run for mayor of Brookhaven. The Brookhaven mayor seat is up for election after the current mayor was sworn in June 9. Rebecca Chase Williams, the former District 1 councilwoman and mayor pro tem, was sworn in as […]

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Clarkston leaders organize school supply giveaway

Praise 102.5 radio personality Veda Howard poses with program director Christin Taylor, Councilman Dean Moore and pre-K student Victoria Johnson.

K.D. Moore Community Development hosted a basketball jamboree and school supply giveaway on Aug. 7 at the Clarkston First Baptist Church’s family life center gymnasium. The Clarkston-based non-profit aims provide opportunities that address physical, education, economic and financial wellness of children, seniors and families in Clarkston and throughout metro Atlanta. Program Director Christin Taylor, who […]

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Recruiting parity growing in DeKalb

From left, Cedar Grove defensive tackle Antwan Jackson and linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse, and Lithonia defensive end Jordan Smith are three of the top recruits in Georgia. Photo by Travis Hudgons

DeKalb is a county with many talented football players. Over the past 10 years, DeKalb has had high numbers on National Signing Day, including six consecutive years of 100 football players signing letters of intent. However, only a few teams have had large recruiting classes that feature top recruits signing to top Division I college […]

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New supper club brings entertainment and hint of mystery

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A new metro Atlanta entertainment establishment borrows its style from yesteryear when it was illegal to partake in spirits such as gin and whiskey. Back during prohibition days, speakeasies sprang up in numerous places requiring potential patrons to know where to find these mysterious venues—some with no signage—and how to enter with a specific knock […]

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