Dunwoody welcomes new councilwoman

City Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge was elected Nov. 3 to the post vacated by the current mayor-elect Denny Shortal.

Pam Tallmadge took her place on Dunwoody’s city council Nov. 9 after being sworn in at the start of the meeting. Tallmadge ran unopposed in the Nov. 3 election for the District One At-large council seat vacated earlier this year by Denis Shortal who ran for, and won, the mayor’s race. “This is a huge […]

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Home Depot boosts Cross Keys beautification projects

Home Depot aims to assist in community efforts in every community that they occupy.

More than 250 Home Depot employers swarmed the Cross Keys High School campus on Nov. 11 to kick off beautification projects for the campus. The volunteers mulched and planted in raised beds around the entrance of the school; painted several murals, columns and beams in the school colors; built picnic tables; pressure washed breezeway trash […]

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County’s clean restroom ordinance gets an update

An update to the county’s clean restroom ordinance gives code enforcement officers the authority to issue warnings or fines. File photo

A year-old DeKalb County law requiring public restrooms to be kept clean received an update Nov. 10. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 10 in favor of renewing and strengthening its restroom ordinance. Commissioners Stan Watson and Kathie Gannon worked with a 10-person county task force led by Dale Phillips, director of […]

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Family files lawsuit in officer-involved shooting

Earlier this year protestors demand justice in the police-involved shooting Anthony Hill, who was naked and unarmed at the time.

On Veterans Day, the family of Anthony Hill filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the DeKalb County Police officer who shot and killed the unarmed veteran. “We are pursuing a civil action, not only for the legacy of Anthony Hill, but for the future of veterans—for better treatment for veterans and for the future of […]

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Teen honored as Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year winner Brian Ball with President & CEO Missy Dugan.

“Born to Inspire. Live to Inspire.” These are the words Brian Ball, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s (BGCMA) 2015-2016 Youth of the Year said he lives and breathes by. Ball said everyone has the power to change the world; each person just needs to believe it. On Nov. 12 Boys & Girls Clubs […]

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Four teams claim cross country state titles

Marist won its 11th title on program history.

DeKalb County was dominant again in the state cross country meet as four teams brought home championship trophies Nov. 7. Clarkston boys and Dunwoody girls are back-to-back Class AAAAA state champions, and Marist made it a sweep in Class AAAA. The Clarkston Angoras won their second consecutive state title with a 90-128 win over runner-up […]

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Coach Sharman White reflects on 10 years of success

The Miller Grove boys’ basketball program is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Photos by Travis Hudgons

  After accepting the job to become the head coach of Miller Grove High School boys’ basketball team in 2004, Sharman White established a vision of competing for state titles. “Coming from a team that I had just taken to the state championship the year prior at Carver-Atlanta, I wanted to engrave that mentality into […]

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Cedar Grove and Tucker continue on with first-round playoff victories

Cedar Grove’s Elysee Mbem-Bosse scored two touchdowns—one on offense and one on defense.

  First-round state playoff wins propel Cedar Grove and Tucker into the Sweet 16 round in respective playoff races.  Junior running back Tre’ Shaw ran for 252 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 3 ranked Cedar Grove Saints to a 47-0 victory over the Pierce County Bears in Class AAA state playoff action […]

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