35 years of MARTA History

Dunwoody, Marist, St. Pius move on to volleyball quarterfinals

Dunwoody’s Paige McKnight goes up to spike the ball.

It was a triple sweep as Dunwoody, Marist and St. Pius advanced to the volleyball playoffs quarterfinals in its respective classification. The No. 2 Dunwoody Lady Wildcats swept Starr’s Mill 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-11) in the Class AAAAA state playoffs Oct. 21 at home. This is Dunwoody’s second consecutive trip to the quarterfinals. Dunwoody will […]

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Venezuela native introduces her cuisine in new restaurant

Lis Hernandez says she’s confident that those willing to try arepas will like them.

What is an arepa? That’s a question Lis Hernandez, owner of the recently opened Arepa Mia restaurant in Decatur, hopes locals will soon know the answer to. “Everyone knows what you’re talking about when you mention tacos or burritos or hamburgers, but not many people in the United States know what an arepa is,” Hernandez […]

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OPINION: And now is the time


“It’s very important to remind the American people that the U.S. has the most capable healthcare system and the most capable doctors in the world, bar none,” –Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism, at a White House press briefing on Oct. 6, 2014. Prior to the White House stating with […]

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Jury is hung in Ellis trial


On Oct. 21, the eleventh day of deliberations, the jury in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis decided that it could not reach a verdict. That’s what the jury told the judge on four different occasions during the trial which lasted six weeks. After the first three times, the judge sent […]

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Interim county CEO continues indefinitely


Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May held a press conference on Oct. 21, following the mistrial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. “I’m here just to make the public aware that we are operating the day-to-day services of our government,” said May, who has served as the interim CEO for 14 months. May said the […]

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Judge to Ellis jury: ‘Try to arrive at a verdict’

A grand jury handed down a 15-count indictment against DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis June 18.

The jury in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis can’t agree. That’s what the jury has told the judge on three different occasions during the trial which has lasted six weeks so far. However, Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson is not letting jurors off easily. Each time they have said they […]

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Decatur Commission supports DDA plan to purchase Historic Scottish Rite property

The Decatur City Commission adopted a resolution outlining its full support for the purchase of the Historic Scottish Rite Hospital property in Oakhurst by the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

Decatur City Commission voted Oct. 6 to support Decatur Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in its purchase of the Historic Scottish Rite Hospital property in Oakhurst. The commission adopted a resolution Oct. 6 that outlines its full support of the DDA’s plans to purchase the property, which includes five buildings on 4.8-acres. The complex, which was […]

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‘Big Read’ focuses on Carson McCullers’ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Charles Swint, Theresa Davis and Heidi S. Howard of 7 Stages theater introduce events to be presented in the area during the next five months as part of a Big Read.

If readers throughout the area appear to be engrossed in the same 74-year-old novel, it’s no coincidence. The Big Read is now under way in metro Atlanta. A study conducted by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) resulted in the 2004 report Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America. The report indicated […]

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