New county government center planned for Memorial Drive

The pending sale of the county’s Clark Harrison building in Decatur is part of a plan to construct a new government center on Memorial Drive. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Although it would be years before it’s constructed, DeKalb County officials are making preliminary plans to locate a new government center on Memorial Drive. Located at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Kensington Road, the $90 million building would be eight stories and have 300,000 square feet. It would replace the county’s Maloof and Clark […]

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Developers discuss Township Tucker proposal

Attendees view one of the options for the proposed Township Tucker development. Photo by Carla Parker

The vacant Sears Distribution Center on Hugh Howell Road at Mountain Industrial Boulevard has been an eyesore for nearly 10 years and a developer is looking to fix the problem. Macauley Investments LLC presented a mixed-use development proposal called Township Tucker to attendees at a meeting on April 26. The proposed $300 million redevelopment plan […]

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Four baseball teams advance to second round

Southwest DeKalb baseball team fell to Cambridge in two games in the first round of the state playoffs.

Decatur, Lakeside, Marist and St. Pius X have moved on to the second round of the state baseball playoffs. Decatur advanced to second round of the Class AAA state playoffs after sweeping Southeast Bulloch on April 29. Decatur won the first game 12-5, and won the second game 14-1. Decatur traveled to Cedartown May 4 […]

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Sharman White wins NHSCA’s boys’ basketball coach of the year

Sharman White. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Miller Grove High School boys’ basketball coach Sharman White will have another award to add to his trophy case. White was named the National High School Coaches Association’s (NHSCA) Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year. “It feels great because for me it’s a direct reflection of the great players and coaching staff that help make […]

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Three DeKalb teams win region track titles


Three DeKalb County track-and-field teams will head into the state track meet in May as region champions. Cedar Grove boys won the Region 4-AAA title on April 18; Chamblee girls won the Region 6-AAAA title on April 21; and Southwest DeKalb boys defended their Region 6-AAAAA title on April 21. The Cedar Grove Saints outscored […]

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Mother files lawsuit in son’s mall guard attack

Attorneys Harold Spence, center, and Mawuli Davis, right, announce a lawsuit by Chavella Hamm, left, to seek justice for her son who was injured during an alleged altercation with Stonecrest Mall security guards in 2015. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

The mother of a teenager allegedly injured during an altercation with Stonecrest Mall security guards in June 2015 has filed a lawsuit to seek justice for her son. “People need to understand that you cannot go around victimizing children,” said Chavella Hamm during a news conference April 20, the day the lawsuit was filed against […]

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Cedar Grove parents petition school board


  A group of DeKalb County parents is seeking to have their voices heard by the superintendent and school board. More than 130 individuals under the username “Cedar Grove Parents” have come together via to petition for a new or better version of Cedar Grove High School. The petition lists violations of Georgia’s Accessibility […]

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Decatur school board, community updated on survey

City Schools of Decatur Board of Education members discussed a recent self-reporting survey April 12 that indicates high drug and alcohol use in students. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

City Schools of Decatur (CSD) officials vowed more student involvement and community partnerships following recently released data indicating higher-than-average alcohol and drug use. At its regularly scheduled meeting on April 12, CSD school board members and administration members discussed the issue with the public. Since the issue took place between monthly board meetings, Superintendent David […]

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