35 years of MARTA History

Reward fund established for information on Decatur murder

Karen Pearce

Crimestoppers has established a reward fund to help find the person who killed a woman in Decatur. Decatur Police confirmed Dec. 9 that 44-year-old Karen Pearce of Smyrna was killed by a gunshot wound. Pearce was found dead Dec. 6 near a parking area in the 100 block of East Ponce de Leon Avenue. Police […]

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Glazed goodness comes to Wesley Chapel Road

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  The red glow of the famous “Hot Now” sign indicating fresh, hot doughnuts now resides at 2533 Wesley Chapel Road.  Many patrons welcomed the opening of Krispy Kreme doughnut store, which marks the 11th metro-area location for the North Carolina-based corporation.  Hundreds of customers braved early morning temperatures in anticipations of the store’s Dec. […]

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St. Pius heading back to the Dome

St.Pius X head coach Paul Standard is embraced by his family after the Golden Lions knocked off Woodward Academy to advance to the state championship. Photo by Carla Parker

It took a fourth quarter effort for the St. Pius Golden Lions to knock off Woodward Academy and punch their ticket to their second state championship game in three years.  No. 6-ranked St. Pius defeated No. 5-ranked Woodward Academy 28-21 Dec. 5 in the semifinals of the Class AAAA playoffs. The Golden Lions were down […]

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New commissioner ready to work

Nancy Jester. Photo by Travis Hudgons

“I have a lot of work to do so I’m going to get to it.” That’s what Nancy Jester, DeKalb County’s newest county commissioner, said before meeting with county staff during her orientation to her new political office on Dec. 5. “We have a lot to do together—lots of work,” Jester said. “I’m here to […]

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OPINION: Our immigration nation

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“But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it…It’s been this way for decades. And for decades, we haven’t done much about it,”–President Barack Obama, Nov. 19, 2014. Other than the Native Americans who greeted those first Pilgrims and their predecessors “discovering” the Americas, most everyone here got here from somewhere else. Part of […]

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‘Sleep Out’ provides glimpse into youth homelessness

Volunteers and youth at Covenant House prepare for Sleep Out 2014. Photos provided.

  On one of the coldest nights of the year, C. David Moody wasn’t sleeping comfortably in bed at his Lithonia home, he was outside in a sleeping bag with a piece of cardboard for a layer of insulation. For about seven hours, Moody had a firsthand experience of what it’s like to be homeless. […]

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Helping those who help homeless

Volunteers from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Professional Women in Building Chapter participate in the HomeAid’s “HomeAid Care Day” at United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur in September.

  HomeAid Atlanta in Tucker has helped many organizations with their missions to end homelessness. HomeAid Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds and renovates multi-unit transitional housing facilities used by agencies serving homeless families and individuals in nine counties in the metro Atlanta area. The organization is the designated charity of the Greater […]

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BlazeSports: Helping those with physical disabilities through sports

BlazeSports has a range of programs for youth and veterans from swimming to wheelchair basketball.

BlazeSports America, located in downtown Decatur near city hall, is often confused for a sports or athletic gear store. However, it is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides children and adults with physical disabilities the chance to play sports and live healthy, active lives. BlazeSports has been in Decatur since the summer of 2010. […]

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