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Business owner to run for vacant Brookhaven council seat

Tim Nama with his wife, Stacey, and their oldest son Miller.

Brookhaven resident and business owner Tim Nama announced Aug. 5 that he will run for the vacant Brookhaven District 2 City Council seat. Nama, who serves as chairman of the city’s zoning board of appeals, resigned from his position to run for the council seat. Nama announced his decision to the run for the open […]

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New helmets reduce impact

High and middle school football players have new helmets that help reduce impact. Photo by Carla Parker

Middle and high school football players may feel less impact during helmet-to-helmet contact this season. The DeKalb County Athletic Department has provided all middle and high school football players with new helmets that reduce the impact when players have helmet-to-helmet contact. Middle school players received Riddell Revolution Speed helmets, and high school players received Schutt […]

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Role reversal: Caring for mom and dad

Renfroe Middle School to get iPads for all sixth-grade students


Thanks to a gift from Meredith McCoyd, all sixth-grade students at Renfroe Middle School will have their own school iPads to use in the classroom. McCoyd’s donation covers three-fourths of the $91,000 total of to buy the iPads, while the City Schools of Decatur will cover the costs of rolling storage carts and applications the […]

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Several ethics complaints dismissed against county leaders

The DeKalb County Ethics Board is in the process of considering several complaints against county leaders. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Ethics complaints against DeKalb County Commissioners Jeff Rader and Stan Watson have been dismissed. The ethics board “found that the complaint was unspecific, although it was inflammatory and defamatory,” said Rader after the complaint against him was dismissed. “They found that it didn’t have enough specifics for them to act on, so I’m glad it […]

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Chamblee wins Spikefest

Clarkston volleyball players prepare for the next set. Photos by Travis Hudgons

After losing its first match to Druid Hills in the Spikefest tournament, Chamblee revenged its loss and defeated Druid Hills to win the tournament Aug. 16. The Chamblee Lady Bulldogs beat Druid Hills 2-0 (25-17, 25-20) in the championship game at Druid Hills High School. Chamblee went on to win six matches in a row […]

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Governor tours newly opened Chamblee Charter High School

Representatives from student government and clubs met Gov. Nathan Deal as he toured the school. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visited Chamblee Charter High School for about an hour on Aug. 13.“When the governor says he’s coming, you say ‘OK,” said Chamblee principal Rochelle Lowery. “We are so very happy to be here. It’s been a long time. We had an old raggedy building, but we made it work. To be […]

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Hundreds protest Missouri police shooting

A Decatur rally organized via social media sites draws a large crowd protesting a police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Hundreds showed up at a Decatur rally Aug. 14 protesting the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., by police. People held signs that read “Don’t shoot,” “Veterans 4 Justice,” and “Justice for Mike Brown,” referring to the man who was shot after an officer encountered him and another man on the […]

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