New regions, new coaches: the hot topics at basketball media day

The Stephenson Lady Jaguars will try to compete for another state title in a higher classification.

DeKalb County high school basketball tips off Nov. 8 and a few new coaches are eager to begin their new regime, while other coaches are looking forward to see how their teams competes in a new region. The DeKalb County School District held its annual basketball media day for the upcoming 2016-17 season at Tucker […]

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NAACP formally opposes three Georgia amendments

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*As of Nov. 8 at 4 p.m., this story has been updated. NAACP Georgia has changed its stance on Amendment 2* The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Georgia branch formally announced its opposition to all proposed Georgia amendments on Oct. 19 “The Georgia NAACP formally opposes all the statewide constitutional amendment […]

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OPINION: Bushwhacked and down, but not quite out

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“…when you’re a star, they let you do it.” GOP presidential nominee and longtime NBC reality show TV “star” Donald Trump, prior to an on camera interview with Access Hollywood in 2005. I have often stated, and will repeat, the sole candidate likely to end the White House run of Donald Trump is Donald Trump.  […]

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Restaurant for Repairs, local organization continue to give back

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Since 2003, one of Decatur’s volunteer groups, the Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Service Project, has helped low-income residents in need of home repairs. Recently, the group held one of its biggest fundraisers of the year—Restaurant for Repairs. The Restaurant for Repairs fundraiser uses the help of DeKalb-based restaurants with a percentage of the proceeds […]

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The power of grace

Rowland Elementary custodian Cory James—who celebrates his 80th birthday on Nov. 10— is DeKalb County School District’s oldest employee.

Rowland Elementary celebrates, honors custodian’s 80th birthday According to Rowland Elementary employee Cory James, there is no secret to long life, healthy relationships and an exemplary work ethic. It is only by the grace of God that these things are possible, James said. “The first thing that comes to mind is grace,” James said. “It’s […]

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Avondale Estates to request GDOT to consider modified road diet model

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Before spending more money to update its road diet model for U.S. 278, Avondale Estates officials will ask Georgia Department of Transportation officials to consider taking a second look at a revised model. Avondale Estates Mayor Jonathan Elmore told city commissioners at the Nov. 19 work session that he, City Manager Clai Brown and City […]

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Stephenson senior honored by Boys & Girls Club

Brenda Rolles-Davis, East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year nominee, recently toured Georgia Senator Janice Van Ness around the Lithonia facility with director Brandon Riley. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Stephenson High School senior Brenda Rolle-Davis will be honored on Nov. 3 with 19 other young adults from the metro-Atlanta region. Rolle-Davis was chosen by the East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club as its 2016 Youth of the Year for her exemplary behavior and leadership at the club, her community and Stephenson High School. “I’ve […]

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Upscale restaurant a hit on Tucker’s Main Street

James Haggard says m572 is for diners who want to take time to enjoy good food and the company of those they are with.

After operating a successful restaurant on Tucker’s Main Street for four years James Maggard and his partner Jason Hylton decided to open a second restaurant just a few feet away. A year later, they concluded the decision was a good one. The original restaurant, Local No. 7, has a pub atmosphere. The owners decided that […]

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