Panthersville Stadium renamed to honor Godfrey

Some of Godfrey’s former players and supporters were at the school board meeting to celebrate his latest honor.

Former Southwest DeKalb High School football coach William “Buck” Godfrey won many games at Panthersville Stadium. The next time he enters the facility, the stadium will display his name—William Buck Godfrey Stadium. The DeKalb County Board of Education voted April 1 to rename Panthersville Stadium after the legendary coach. Godfrey’s family, friends and former players […]

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OPINION: SB129: Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?

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An opinion piece by definition should be a clearly communicated, well-explained judgment of a specific subject or topic. This is not an opinion piece. This is an attempt to form an opinion and an inside-my-mind assessment of both sides of the debate. I do not condone or support discrimination of any kind. SB129, commonly referred […]

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Brookhaven communications director fired

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Brookhaven Communication Director Rosemary Taylor was fired April 6, a week after she allegedly made racial comments to two models at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Brookhaven City Manager Marie Garrett said in a released statement that the city is searching for a new communications director. “Taylor was relieved of her duties as the city’s communications […]

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OPINION: Cities from Heaven?

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“Happiness is having a large, loving, close-knit family—living in another city,” comedian George Burns.It is, of course, understandable that rats will depart a sinking ship, and memories are still clear of the cads who took valuable spots away in the lifeboats from many women and children who did not survive the sinking Titanic, along with […]

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ArtHouse offers unique painting experience

Agnes Scott students painting their Scottish terrier mascot. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

Decatur ArtHouse brings guests together to experience a unique getaway that includes friends, paint and the option to bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) to help the creative juices flow. Guests paint on bare canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. Pallets range from landscapes and abstracts to creative renderings of animals, all conceptualized and produced by […]

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Car show reveals advances here now and soon to come


  With more than 400 vehicles at the Atlanta International Auto Show gracing the floor of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta March 25-29, thousands of car enthusiasts likely found plenty to rev their automotive interests. New cars, new features, updated designs, increased power and reduced gas consumption are among what manufacturers were touting. […]

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OPINION: Anthony Hill did not have to die


Anthony Hill did not have to die. He was the naked, unarmed, bipolar man killed by a DeKalb County Police officer March 9. The officer was responding to a call about a man acting “deranged,” knocking on apartment doors and crawling on the ground, according to DeKalb’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety Cedric […]

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Retail clothing sales spring upward

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Even those who have no plans to join a holiday promenade such as the New York 5th Avenue fashion spectacle celebrated in the 82-year-old Irving Berlin tune Easter Parade are likely to find in warm spring days inspiration to buy a new outfit. Approximately 80 percent of Americans are preparing to celebrate the coming of […]

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