35 years of MARTA History

Georgia Perimeter College turns 50

Georgia Perimeter College interim president Rob Watts addresses the crowd, aided by a sign language interpreter, at GPC’s 50th convocation. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

    Overcoming financial hurdles, the college is now on the right track Fifty years ago, Ron Shaw stepped onto campus at then DeKalb College for the first time. He is a native of DeKalb County and had just graduated from Clarkston High School. He was looking for an affordable place to begin his secondary […]

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Dunwoody storms back to beat Lakeside

Dunwoody’s Tylor Scales (2) had a rushing touchdown and an interception to seal the 21-17 win over Lakeside.

It took a couple of big plays and a big penalty for the Dunwoody Wildcats to come from behind and beat the Lakeside Vikings 21-17 at North DeKalb Stadium Sept. 19. Dunwoody had a 14-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but a 46-yard touchdown run by Lakeside running back Kellyen Walker gave the Vikings […]

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Kellyen Walker: from little dog to big dog

Lakeside running back Kellyen Walker leads DeKalb County in rushing.

The 2013 football season was a disappointing one for Lakeside senior running back Kellyen Walker. He finished eighth in DeKalb County in the rushing statistics with 864 yards, 5.7 yards per rushing attempt and three touchdowns. Walker wanted to have a better season his senior year, so he put in extra work during the offseason. […]

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Doraville stream clean-up tackles pollution

Volunteers picked through tons of trash in Nancy Creek in Doraville on Sept. 20 for the city’s annual stream cleanup. Photo provided

All streams lead to the sea. Along the way, some of them take stops in the Chattahoochee River, source of Atlanta and DeKalb’s drinking water. Nancy Creek is one of those waterways and needs periodic cleaning, according to Steven Strickland, storm water inspector for Doraville. “There will be, from my experience, a majority of plastic […]

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Officer hospitalized for multiple bee stings

John Ritch_K9 Grizz

A Brookhaven Police officer was expected to be released from the hospital Sept. 25, a day after he was attacked by multiple yellow jackets. While trying to catch a suspect, Officer John Ritch stepped on a yellow jacket nest. He and his K-9 dog Grizz were stung multiple times. Ritch was stung more than 50 […]

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Stone Mountain Woman’s Club celebrating 85 years


When the freight train traveled through Stone Mountain in the early 1900s, it would leave behind debris such as cotton and soot. After tiring of seeing all the mess left behind, 11 women decided to come together to clean up the town. They went from cleaning the train debris to cleaning up the cemetery, the […]

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CEO Ellis: ‘Cut the contract’


Witness after witness in the corruption trial against DeKalb’s suspended CEO have testified that the Burrell Ellis threatened to cut the contracts of those who did not return his phone calls about campaign solicitations. One of those witnesses on Sept. 22, was Chris Morris, director of the county’s community development department. According to Morris, Ellis […]

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Dunwoody volleyball preparing for postseason run

Junior Lisa Gardner leads the team in digs with 169.

Losing in the semifinals of the Class AAAAA state volleyball playoff last season left a bad taste in the mouths of the Dunwoody High School volleyball team. Since then, they have worked to get better and make another run in the playoffs. The team now looks poised to do that with a 29-3 regular season […]

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