Watershed alliance accuses county of violations


Weeks prior to a top DeKalb official resigning from the county’s watershed management department, the South River Watershed Alliance (SRWA) requested in writing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigate violations of the DeKalb County Consent Decree.  The decree, which the county entered into in 2011 with the EPA and Georgia Environmental Protection Division, states […]

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Walking with a doc in Clarkston


Nearly 20 people spent a Sunday afternoon in Clarkston walking for 40 minutes along the PATH trail with Dr. Heval Kelli of Emory Healthcare as part of the national  “Walk with a Doc” movement. “Walk with a Doc” was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. According to the organization’s […]

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Students protest following Parkland shooting


Immediately after Hannah Perkins heard about the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., she said she knew something had to be done. “Just anything, honestly,” she said. Like many students across the country, Perkins, 14, an eighth-grader at DeKalb School of the Arts, said she watched as […]

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Massive water main break causes issues countywide


Thousands of gallons of water poured across Buford Highway just northeast of I-285 in the early morning hours of March 7, the result of a break in a 48-inch transmission water main. The effect of the break was felt county-wide, as DeKalb County officials issued a boil water advisory and urged residents and businesses to […]

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Miller Grove to appear in eighth title game


The Miller Grove Wolverines will play for their eighth championship in program history March 8 at the Macon Centreplex.  The Wolverines (23-7) advanced to the Class AAAAA title game after beating Hiram 54-41 in the semifinals March 3 at Fort Valley State University. This is the first year Miller Grove will play for a state […]

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Energy communication company reaches 25-year milestone


Most people don’t understand their utility bills. From that observation Susan Gilbert launched a company designed to bridge the communication gap between utility companies and their customers. Formerly a consultant who trained energy auditors to find ways homes and businesses could use energy more efficiently and economically, Gilbert began looking for more efficient ways to […]

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Redan baseball remains undefeated


The Redan Raiders baseball team improved to 5-0 on the season after wins over Decatur and Grayson Feb. 24. The Raiders beat Grayson 10-3 and then defeated Decatur 9-1.     358 total views, no views today Facebook Comments

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Youth-run nonprofit gets help from county


In February, DeKalb County officials sponsored a toilet paper drive to benefit metro-Atlanta homeless individuals. The drive, held Feb. 12-23 sponsored by the office of DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, was in partnership with Love Rolls Inc. and netted more than 6,500 donated rolls. Some might say Love Rolls Inc. is a unusual nonprofit, because […]

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