35 years of MARTA History

Decatur Police release first quarter data of police-initiated stops

Police

Decatur police stop more non-Whites and non-residents, according to a new report. The department released its first data Nov. 7 since it began tracking the demographics of persons stopped by the police on Aug. 1. The first quarterly report showed that 1,041 Blacks and 166 of other races were stopped from Aug. 1 to Oct. […]

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County must act soon to save millions

The Little Creek Horse Farm in Decatur was one of the beneficiaries of proceeds from a parks bond. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners deferred a vote on a plan the interim CEO said will save the county millions of dollars and finish a laundry list of transportation, parks and library projects. The administration of interim CEO Lee May is proposing to refund the 2006 special transportation, parks and greenspace and libraries tax […]

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Brookhaven, Pink Pony reach agreement

Brookhaven and Pink Pony agreed on a six-year “exit transition agreement” in which Pink Pony pays a $225,000 annual fee to the city.

Pink Pony will continue to operate in Brookhaven, but at a cost. The Brookhaven City Council voted 3-1 to approve an “Exit Transition Agreement” with the adult entertainment club Nov. 4. Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams was the lone vote against the agreement. “There are many complexities the city of Brookhaven inherited with the Pink Pony, […]

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Vacant building reduced to rubble

The old Executive Park building’s last moments were marked by hundreds who watched it implode.

Hundreds gathered early Nov. 8 for a rare opportunity to watch a building implode. Located at I-85 and North Druid Hills Road, the 19-story Executive Park Hotel was owned by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It was reduced to rubble shortly after 7 a.m. Onlookers counted down from 10 to 1 and after a brief silence, […]

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Four teams win cross country state titles

Marist girls

DeKalb was dominant in the Cross Country State Championships as four teams, including two private schools, brought home state titles Nov. 8. It was a sweep for DeKalb County in the Class AAAAA championship meet as Clarkston won the boys’ title and Dunwoody brought home the girls’ title. The state championship was the first for […]

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Seven football teams to compete in state playoffs

Cedar Grove

The road to the Georgia Dome for the football state championship games begins Nov. 14 and seven teams from DeKalb County participating. Cedar Grove, Marist, St. Pius, Stephenson and Tucker will host a playoff game, while Columbia and Lithonia will be on the road. Region 2-AAAAAA champions and No. 1 seed Tucker will host Tift […]

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DeKalb remembers its veterans

Veterans were honored during the county’s 13th annual Veterans’ Awards Ceremony. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Military veterans in DeKalb County were recognized during the county’s 13th annual Veterans’ Awards Ceremony and Exposition on Nov. 5. Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May commended the “work and the labor and the sacrifice of many of our men and women right here in DeKalb County who decided to put country before self and […]

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CMS places third in cheerleading competition

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Champion Middle School’s (CMS) first competitive cheerleading squad placed third in the Georgia High School cheerleading competition. The CMS Chargers competed in two Georgia High School competitions. On Oct. 18 in Woodstock the team competed against 10 middle schools and placed in the top 10. On Oct. 25 Newnan the Chargers competed against five middle […]

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