MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Crossing guards help children get to school safely

Crossing guard Yvonne Brown provides children with safe passage across the roadway and models appropriate street skills and behavior to young children. Photo by Marta Garcia

Every school day–rain or shine, winter or summer–DeKalb County’s crossing guards arrive early and stay late to protect students on their way to school. They provide children with a safe crossing of the roadway and model appropriate street skills and behavior to young children. Yvonne Brown has been doing this job for more than two […]

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Suspect in hit-and-run that killed 2-year-old has fled country

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            DeKalb County police said a man from El Salvador they believe to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident that left a 4-year-old child seriously injured and a 2-year-old child dead has fled the country. Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Public Safety Cedric Alexander said police had located the white […]

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Decatur defeats Marist in lacrosse matchup

Marist’s Todd Mudd (left) and Decatur’s Nate Scully wait for the ball to drop at midfield before the region matchup between the two schools.

  The Decatur Bulldogs lacrosse team was down 7-5 heading into the fourth quarter of its matchup with Marist. However, the Bulldogs fought back in the final quarter and defeated Marist 12-8. Decatur coach Wesley Hatfield said his team’s performance in the second half was the best “half of lacrosse I’ve seen us play. “I’ve […]

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Arabia Mountain, Dunwoody tie for boys’ county golf title

Dunwoody and Arabia Mountain boys’ golf teams tied for the boys’ county golf title after three playoff holes.

It took three playoff holes and nightfall to declare Dunwoody and Arabia Mountain co-champions of the 2014 DeKalb County Golf Championships March 31. The two teams finished regulation play tied at a score of 318 before heading into the sudden death rounds. Arabia Mountain went into the playoff with senior Darius Davis, who shot a […]

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Lakeside wins third consecutive county gymnastics title

Lakeside High School gymnastics team won its third consecutive county title April 3. Photos by Carla Parker

It was a close competition, but for the third consecutive year, the Lakeside Lady Vikings are DeKalb County gymnastics champions. Lakeside pulled out the win with 99.425 points, just 4.375 points better than Dunwoody High (95.05) and 8.85 better than Arabia Mountain High School. Dunwoody finished second for the third consecutive year after winning the […]

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Shaq tells Arabia Mountain High students to drive responsibly

Retired professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal visits Arabia Mountain High School to urge students to resist driving while intoxicated or distracted. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal said his mother encouraged him to give back to others. That’s why he was at Arabia Mountain High School on April 3 encouraging students to refrain from driving drunk or distracted. “Three things can happen when you drive recklessly,” O’Neal said. “One, you can be arrested. Two, you can cause […]

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Redan’s Marvin Pruitt makes history with 500th win

Redan High School principal Greg Goodwin (left) presents Redan baseball coach Marvin Pruitt with a cake in honor of his 500th career victory.

Redan High School baseball coach Marvin Pruitt reached an historic milestone April 1 as the veteran skipper won his 500th game. Pruitt became the first DeKalb County baseball coach to reach the feat after Redan beat Banneker 14-0. Pruitt joins former Columbia High School basketball coach Phil McCrary as the only coaches in DeKalb with […]

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New Dunkin’ Donuts to continue Wesley Chapel Road renaissance


Signs of new life are popping up on Wesley Chapel Road. On April 9 DeKalb District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson and a group of residents welcomed the arrival of a Dunkin’ Donuts store with a groundbreaking ceremony along the Wesley Chapel corridor near I-20. “This will be an upscale coffee shop with WI-FI that we want in our […]

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