35 years of MARTA History

Protestors bring attention to man killed by police

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More than 100 protestors of a police-involved shooting death marched the streets of Decatur March 11 chanting “Black lives matter” and “I am Ant Hill.”They were protesting the March 9 shooting death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill of Chamblee. He was naked and unarmed when he was shot. Some protesters wore armbands and headbands made of […]

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Domestic violence show to be taped at Porter Sanford

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  DeKalb County residents will have the opportunity to participate in live audience taping for the series Changing Lives in America on Monday, March 23. The show will focus on ending child abuse and preventing intimate partner violence, also identified as domestic violence. Survivors will tell the audience about their experiences with intimate partner violence, […]

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Former DeKalb baseball coach participates in Braves Fantasy Camp

Former DeKalb County baseball coach Alan Loper plays first base at the Braves Fantasy Camp. Photos provided

Like children who love sports, Alan Loper dreamed of playing professional baseball. Although he never had the opportunity to play professionally, he did get to see what it is like to be a major league ball player at the Braves Fantasy Camp in January. The five-day camp, which is held at Braves Spring Training at […]

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Lakeside freshman pitcher’s debut impressive

Lakeside freshman pitcher Charlie Ludwick earned the pitching decision in his varsity debut Feb. 21 against Southwest DeKalb. Photos by Carla Parker

It is not often that a freshman pitcher starts on opening day. However, Lakeside freshman Charlie Ludwick did and turned in a solid performance. Ludwick made his varsity debut on the mound Feb. 21 against Southwest DeKalb and helped lead his team to a 10-1 win. Ludwick earned the pitching decision, striking out two and […]

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State representatives introduce bill for proposed city of Winship

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State Reps. Michele Henson (D-Stone Mountain) and Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) introduced legislation March 18 to create the city of Winship in DeKalb County. This legislation would provide for a referendum to establish Winship as a new municipality in DeKalb County. “This legislation is the beginning of a dialogue,” Drenner said. “Rep. Henson and I […]

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Special investigator to root out county corruption

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    A special investigator has been appointed by interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May to investigate the affairs of county government. Former state attorney general Mike Bowers, who investigated the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, was picked by May “to investigate the affairs, records, expenditures of employees and departments under the authority of the […]

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Cross Keys High hosts career fair

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  More than two dozen employers, ranging from local organizations to the U.S. Marine Corps and companies such as Kroger, Publix, Home Depot and the Brookhaven Police Department, and others participated in the Cross Keys High School career fair on March 5. The event featured 31 employers and was held in the gymnasium from 8 […]

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OPINION: Senate Bill 186 akin to giving government free rein

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On March 4, SB 186 passed by a three-two vote in committee. It could potentially have a devastating effect on the newspaper industry as a whole and reduce transparency even more. The bill, if approved by both the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives, would allow any local government the option of no longer posting […]

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