35 years of MARTA History

Local robotics team endures 26-hour event

Several DeKalb County youth are members of Team Reboot (#4080), a robotics team which recently traveled to West Virginia for a 26-hour competition. The robot, which was designed, programmed and constructed by the team, competed in alliances with other robots to score points in a game created for robots. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

MORGANTOWN, WV—For a consecutive 26 hours and 14 minutes, a group of metro Atlanta students tweaked, repaired, tested and charged their robot and competed in multiple matches. Team Reboot, based out of the My Inventor Club machine shop which is located in Atlanta and composed of several DeKalb County homeschool students, competed in the Aug. […]

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TEAM PREVIEWS

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Arabia Mountain RamsHead coach: Stanley Pritchett (2nd season) • Region: 6-AAAA2013 record: 7-3 Outlook: After making history with their first winning record, the Arabia Mountain Rams look to build off last year’s success under second-year coach Stanley Pritchett. The Rams will have to do that in a new region and with a number of young […]

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Dads’ Bucket List: Unique outings for dads and kids

Dads’ Bucket List participants recently collected more than 600 pounds of pears for donation to a local food pantry.

At a Little League game around two and a half years ago, Matt Boettcher realized that the friends he and his oldest son had made over the summer were likely to go back to their respective parts of north Atlanta, not to see each other again until the next summer’s games. He wanted to find […]

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County’s ‘convoluted’ purchasing policy revised

Left, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said an updated purchasing policy would help restore the public’s trust in government. Center, Scott Callan, the county’s interim purchasing director holds the county old purchasing policy. Right, May signs the new 38-page policy as clerk Barbara Sanders prepares to stamp it. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  With the stroke of a pen, DeKalb County’s “convoluted,” two-volume purchasing policy was reduced to just 38 pages. On Aug. 6, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May signed an executive order revising the county’s purchasing policy. The updated policy requires that “all things must be competitively procured unless exempted” and establishes a purchasing advisory […]

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New season features region, classification changes

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Some teams moved up, and some moved down, but the 2014 season will still be filled with some exciting matchups in DeKalb County. The Georgia High School Association released the new classification list Nov. 18 and seven schools from DeKalb County were moved to a new classification for the 2014-2016 school years. Classifications are based […]

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Six new coaches take over football programs

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Turning a losing football program into a winning program can be a difficult task for coaches, especially for new head coaches. Four of the six new head football coaches in DeKalb County are facing the challenges of doing just that as the season gets under way Aug. 22. The new head coaches that will be […]

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Another top recruiting class for DeKalb County

From left, Chauncey Rivers and Jonathan Ledbetter

For the past five years, DeKalb County has had hundreds of senior football players continue their athletic and academic careers at some of the top universities and colleges across the country. In addition, every class had players who were known as some of the top recruits in the country. This year is no different as […]

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First day of school at DeKalb County schools

A student boards a school bus Aug. 11 on the first day of school for DeKalb County. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Like any mass movement of people, the first day of school for DeKalb County Schools was a little chaotic. Parents at Evansdale Elementary reported students’ class assignments getting switched at the last minute. Tucker High School students were directed to homerooms first, and then schedules were passed out. “Today’s going great, actually,” said Tucker’s assistant […]

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