35 years of MARTA History

Longtime employee brings leadership, continuity to workplace

Ameenah Mustafaah says her success formula is “go to work every day and give 110 percent.”

Stories of people who start work as young adults then retire from the same company with a gold watch more than 40 years later may be more a legend than a common occurrence. Certainly such employees have been unusual among U.S. workers during the past 25 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

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Protestors rally at police department


Approximately 30 protestors gathered outside the DeKalb County Police Department April 8 to protest the shooting by police of an unarmed Black man in March. “I could not imagine getting the phone call telling me your child has been killed, your child is gone,” said Dawn Garrison, a Gwinnett resident who is a member of […]

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Win 2 tickets to the Junior League of DeKalb’s Tour of Kitchens


Junior League of DeKalb County’s 3rd annual Tour of Kitchens will feature several recently renovated, sophisticated and meticulously planned kitchens on a self- guided tour in DeKalb County. The Tour of Kitchens showcases several of DeKalb County’s best residential kitchens with eye-catching yet functional designs. Looking for inspiration in your cooking too? Chef demonstrations and […]

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Interim CEO Lee May: Commissioners ‘cannot get along’

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said Commissioner Jeff Rader told him that he has “more power now than I’ve ever had.” Rader said that is not true. May photo by Carla Parker, Rader photo by Travis Hudgons

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said the reason the Board of Commissioners cannot come to an agreement on selecting a candidate to fill the vacant District 5 seat is the commissioners ‘cannot get along.’ May was hosting a town hall meeting in Lithonia April 6 when he was asked about the lack of representation […]

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President Carter discusses Ebola at Emory University

U.S. President Jimmy Carter, University Distinguished Professor at Emory, answers questions posed by Emory University students and visitors.

More than 200 students, faculty and visitors attended an April 9 lecture on Emory University’s campus presented by former President Jimmy Carter titled Ebola, Democracy, Human Rights and Public Health, the sixth installment of a series of discussions and panels concerning the 2014 Ebola crisis. The former president discussed the Carter Center’s efforts in Liberia […]

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MARTA is standing up for transportation

Transportation supporters hold up signs during the “Stand Up For Transportation” rally. Photos by Carla Parker

MARTA is asking its customers to contact their congressional leaders to let them know how important transportation is to them. MARTA held a “Stand Up For Transportation” rally April 9 to raise public awareness about the country’s transportation infrastructure funding crisis. The transit system is urging the U.S. Congress to pass a new, multi-year authorization […]

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Defense leads Columbia to win over Arabia Mountain

Arabia Mountain’s Kobe Atkins waits for a pitch.

Columbia’s baseball team became the sole leader in first place in Region 6-AAAA after beating Arabia Mountain 1-0 at home April 13. After scoring the lone run in the fourth inning, Columbia’s defense and good pitching by senior Jalen Atterbury allowed the Eagles to hang to the 1-0 victory. “They found a way to get […]

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Redan wins DeKalb gymnastics title

The Redan Lady Raiders won the DeKalb County Gymnastics title after scoring 86.5 points.

The 50th edition of the DeKalb County gymnastics Championships was the closest team scores since the 1991 championships and featured a Redan sweep of the team and all-around titles March 31. Freshmen Zaaynah Saadiq and Miya Hemingway combined for 62.55 points of the Redan Lady Raiders’ 86.5 points to lead Redan past Dunwoody by just […]

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