K-9 memorial unveiled

DeKalb Police Officer J. D. Huckabey with Rysa.

“Hero. Partner. Friend.” That’s the inscription on a monument unveiled May 15 to recognize the importance of police dogs. “This K-9 memorial allows us to recognize, remember and honor public safety K-9s that have served the citizens of DeKalb County,” said interim DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy about the only permanent statue in Georgia […]

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Decatur dedicates Beacon Municipal Center

The Beacon Municipal Center includes buildings that house City Schools of Decatur’s administrative buildings, Decatur Police Department and the Ebster Recreation Center. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Decatur city officials, residents and many who grew up in the historic Black Beacon community, gathered May 16 to celebrate the dedication of the new Beacon Municipal Center. The $38 million project includes buildings that house City Schools of Decatur’s administrative buildings, Decatur Police Department and the Ebster Recreation Center. The center is built on […]

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Brookhaven rape suspect arrested in Alabama

Roberto Gaona-Piña

A 38-year-old man wanted in an alleged rape on Buford Highway was arrested in Alabama. Brookhaven Police said Roberto Gaona-Piña was arrested May 21 by the Opelika Police Department in Alabama. According to Brookhaven Public Information Officer Carlos Nino, Opelika police officers responded to a suspicious person call matching the description of Gaona-Piña. Gaona-Piña was […]

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Dunwoody Community Garden: ‘Dunwoody’s best-kept secret’

St. Pius girls win state soccer title on penalty kicks


Before St. Pius freshman goalkeeper Emory Wegener took her position in front of the net for penalty kicks, she did one thing. “I was just asking God to look over me,” she said. Wegener went on to block three kicks to help the Lady Golden Lions win the Class AAAA 2-1 in penalty kick over […]

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St. Pius boys win state soccer title, go undefeated

St. Pius girls and boys soccer teams each won the state title for the third consecutive year.

Cross Keys was in the way of a perfect season for St. Pius boys soccer team. Behind the leg of Louie Aponte and good defense, the Golden Lions ended a perfect season with a 1-0 win over Cross Keys May 14 at Mercer University’s Five Star Stadium. St. Pius coach David O’Shea was pleased with […]

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NTSB releases preliminary report on I-285 plane crash

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The pilot of a small aircraft that crashed on I-295 May 8 told a tower controller that he was “having some problem climbing” before the plane went down, according to a report. The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report detailing the moments just before the crash, but does not give the official cause […]

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Decatur attorney honored for holding police accountable


A Decatur attorney was awarded the Southern Center for Human Rights’ (SCHR) inaugural Luminary Award for his work holding police accountable for misconduct and acts of violence. Attorney Mawuli Davis, a partner at the Davis Bozeman Law Firm, received the award May 12, at SCHR’s annual Atlanta benefit reception, with the theme “Justice Taking Root.” […]

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