Renovations underway at three DeKalb stadiums


Fields and track surfaces are currently being dug up at three of the five DeKalb County stadiums for renovation work. Adams, Godfrey and Hallford stadiums will have new field turf, track surface, lights and more when the high school football season kicks off in August. The DeKalb County Board of Education approved the renovation projects […]

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Lithonia plaza steadily coming down

Demolition of the city-owned portion of the Lithonia Plaza began on March 14. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Demolition of the city-owned portion of the Lithonia Plaza is still ongoing, according to City Administrator Eddie Moody. “It is coming down in a timely manner as promised by the general contractor,” Moody said. “Things are progressing very well.” Demolition of the Plaza began on March 14. Wendover Housing Partners will develop a $12 million […]

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County agencies celebrate Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Survivor Christy Sims participate in DeKalb’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week commemoration. Photos by Travis Hudgons

  For more than an hour on April 14, the gazebo in downtown Decatur echoed with cries of victory. They came from voices not typically associated with triumph, achievement or joy but carried a message filled with hope for the future. The cries came from victims of violent crimes and their allies. As part of […]

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Greenforest basketball athletes sign scholarships

Three Greenforest basketball players signed letters of intent to their perspective schools on April 15. Photos by Carla Parker

Three Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy basketball players signed letters of intent on April 15. Arielle Holloway, Lady Eagles point guard, signed with King University in Bristol, Tenn. From the boys’ team, forward Precious Ayah signed with Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and guard John Ogwuche signed with the University of New Hampshire. Holloway said she chose […]

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Catering company brings Chicago flavors to DeKalb


After many co-workers at Georgia State University, Walter Scott’s former place of employment, commented on how much they enjoyed his cooking, the Tucker resident decided to treat them to lunch, preparing each dish himself. The gesture led to Scott’s first catering job and ultimately to a new career. “He has always loved to cook and […]

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Self-reported survey shakes up Decatur High parents


One recent survey’s results have some parents of Decatur City School students worried about post-curricular activities. An anonymous self-reported survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Education during the 2014-2015 school year found 45.21 percent of Decatur High School seniors drank alcohol at least once in a 30-day period. This is more than double the […]

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Apartment fire safety is concern for officials


Every 2.5 days there is an apartment fire in DeKalb County. And fire officials say apartment fire safety is the concern of residents and apartment managers alike. So far in 2016 there have been 40 apartment fires, such as the one at Hidden Villas Apartment in Panthersville on Jan. 27 when DeKalb County Fire Rescue […]

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ManMade Mentoring impacts Stephenson Middle School

Stephenson Middle Seminar

For five hours on March 19, a group of 22 Stephenson Middle School boys received a lesson in manhood. As part of author John Dennis’ pilot ManMade Mentoring Program, the group scrubbed, scraped, washed, mopped and swept four Stephenson Middle School bathrooms. The 22 middle school students were joined by Dennis and six mentors in […]

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