MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Beyond the field: William ‘Buck’ Godfrey inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Beyond the field - William ‘Buck’ Godfrey

For many, his name alone is synonymous with DeKalb County football: William ‘Buck’ Godfrey. He’s the winningest football coach in DeKalb County history. As head football coach at Southwest DeKalb High for 30 seasons, his record of 273-89 includes a state championship, a state runner-up title and 13 regional titles. And for these and many […]

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Seniors keeping their eyes on the ball

Quincy Woods demonstrates how to position oneself to make a shot.

  Quincy Woods is a man with plenty of patience who brings a level of calm to his billiards class at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia. On this Thursday, he has three women in his class and while guiding them in how to make better shots, he offered observations with recommendations in a […]

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OPINION: The Tea Party, Mad Hatters…or Haters?


“I don’t think…” Alice, to The Mad Hatter, “…then you shouldn’t talk,” said the Hatter, at the Tea Party from Lewis Carrol’s Alice In Wonderland. In March 2009, the Tea Party Patriots (TPP) was founded in Georgia by Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler and Amy Kremer. In February 2009, Martin, a former GOP staffer and volunteer, […]

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OPINION: Governor Nathan Deal “honored” by Morehouse School of Medicine


Morehouse School of Medicine, a historically Black institution, established to train physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health practitioners to improve the health and well-being of people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation, invited Nathan Deal—the conservative Republican governor of Georgia—to deliver this year’s commencement address. One of […]

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Avondale Estates eatery owner seeks to capture neighborhood spirit

Marshall joins city officials and supporters for the May 20 ribbon-cutting.

A space in Avondale Estates’ central business district that sat vacant for nearly five years recently became the home of the area’s newest dining option. “With the opening of the Museum School and other area growth I felt the time is right to invest in Avondale and work with the community to rejuvenate a very […]

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Reward offered in death of Stone Mountain child

Carswell holds a picture of KenDarious Edwards, Jr.

A coalition of DeKalb pastors is offering a $5,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects who killed a 9-month-old baby. Bishop Quincy Carswell of The Covenant Church addressed the media surrounded by worship leaders from across the county, as well as the family of KenDarious Edwards Jr., who was killed in a […]

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DeKalb announces all-county baseball teams

Tekwaan Whyte

The 2014 baseball season ended without a DeKalb team celebrating a state championship, but a few players celebrated post-season county awards. The DeKalb County School District announced the awards for the 2014 1st All-County team, 2nd All-County team, All-County Defensive team, player of the year, pitcher of the year, coach of the year and field […]

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Local film company to release bail bond comedy


Finding humor in going to jail is the focus of a new film soon be released by a film production company in Lithonia. Bail Bonds 2 is a comedic take on “how African Americans go to jail, sometimes just for nothing,” according to Dennis Clark, one of the film’s producers. “We’re having fun with the […]

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