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Filers of ethics complaints seek truth, accountability

Center, Rhea Johnson, who has filed five ethics complaints, attends a June meeting of the county’s ethics board. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Government watchdog Rhea Johnson said he likes DeKalb County. That’s why he has filed five ethics complaint—and counting. “I am committed to DeKalb County,” said Johnson, a retired retail store developer and manager. “I enjoy living here. It has from time to time been a struggle, but I do enjoy living in the county.”Johnson has […]

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Carla’s Corner: Young male athletes need to make better decisions with females


On July 7, three former Calhoun High School athletes were indicted by a Gilmer County grand jury on charges of aggravated sexual battery of a girl at an after-prom party. According to reports, the girl said she was raped by multiple young men, whom she could not identify, on May 11 at a Coosawattee River […]

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Stone Mountain master blacksmith wrests art from iron


It’s hot when you walk into the studio at 951B Main St. in Stone Mountain. Really hot. The door is left open on nice days and box fans whirr as you see why: there’s a blacksmith forging right in the gallery space. Separated from the delicate glasswork he also makes, Michael Labbe-Webb pounds on a […]

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Jonathan Jones receives two-sport scholarship to Delaware State

Former Arabia Mountain High School athlete Jonathan Jones received a football and track scholarship to Delaware State. Jones received the scholarships less than four months after his father, Addison Jones, passed away.

Six days before the 2014 DeKalb County Track and Field Championships, Jonathan Jones received the news that his father, Addison Jones, had passed away. Addison Jones died March 23 after suffering a heart attack while driving. Jones, who was then a senior at Arabia Mountain, did not participate in the county championships. However, he went […]

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Chapel Hill wins 2014 DeKalb County Middle School All-Sports award

Chapel Hill Middle won its second DeKalb County Middle School All-Sports Award. The football team finished the 2013 season as Region 4 champions. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Chapel Hill Middle School picked up its second DeKalb County Middle School All-Sports Award in 2014, getting past 2013 winner Cedar Grove 86-78 in the points standings. Three region championships (football, girls’ basketball and boys’ basketball) and two county runners-up finishes (football, girls’ basketball) made up 61 of Chapel Hill’s 86-point total. Cedar Grove, which […]

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Ethics complaint filed against Clarkston mayor

From left, Ted Terry stands with Andrea Cervone while being sworn in as mayor of Clarkston. Visit for additional pictures. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Clarkston Ethics Committee will hold a hearing July 17 for an ethics complaint filed against Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry. Four members of the Clarkston City Council filed the complaint June 3 to the ethics committee to investigate “improper vendor solicitation and fundraising and the use of those funds” by the newly elected mayor. Terry, […]

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Brook Run dog park redesign in the works

Dogs gather at the Brook Run dog park. The location of the park is up for debate as its proximity to a neighborhood is disruptive for some Dunwoody residents. Photo provided by Brook Run Dog Park Association

The saga of the Brook Run dog park continues. Originally due to be voted on June 24–will it stay or will it go?–the location of the dog park at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody is still under discussion. “We haven’t made any determination of where the park is going to go,” said Brent Walker, parks […]

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OPINION: Keeping options open


There’s a message we need to convey to our young people about the importance of keeping their options in life open. I recently read in The Wall Street Journal that two-thirds of America’s youth don’t qualify for military service due to a variety of physical, behavioral or educational deficiencies. Obesity, tattoos and those gaping holes […]

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