35 years of MARTA History

Ledbetter receives Under Armour all-American jersey

Tucker defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter was presented with an honorary jersey for the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Tucker senior defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter will play in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game in January. Ledbetter, Rivals.com No. 6 ranked player in Georgia, was presented with an honorary game jersey Oct. 8 during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the game at the Tucker High School gym in front of his family […]

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Atlanta Hawks practices at Miller Grove High

The Atlanta Hawks presented Miller Grove boys’ basketball coach Sharman White with an autographed ball as well as a check to the school. Photos by Carla Parker

Miller Grove High School students got a big surprise when Atlanta Hawks players ran onto their gym floor for practice. The Hawks held a surprise open practice at Miller Grove Oct. 9 to help tip-off the 2014-15 season. The 1,600 students thought they were there for a Spirit Week rally but were surprised by the […]

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DeKalb cities consider annexation

DeKalb Medical Center is included in the proposed Decatur annexation map.

While some DeKalb County areas are working to become a new cities, some cities are looking to expand. Both Avondale Estates and Decatur are in the beginning stages of its annexation plans and have annexation pages on their websites, which provide information on the plans and allow for public input. Decatur has a draft of […]

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New students from Ebola-affected areas must get medical release


The DeKalb County School District notified all principals and administrators that no new students from Ebola-affected countries will be automatically allowed to enroll or attend classes.  The announcement was released on Thursday, Oct. 16, and applies to any students from countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and other affected areas in the United States. Students seeking […]

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Jury squabbles delay Ellis verdict

Indicted DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis awaits a verdict. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

As suspended and indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis awaits his legal fate, the jury tasked with deciding that verdict has had its own troubles.On Oct. 9, the fourth day of the deliberations, jury members told the judge that they were having problems getting along. “It appears we are having some pretty significant conflict back […]

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Healthy eating starts young at Decatur early childhood center

Students at City Schools of Decatur’s College Heights Early Childhood Learning Academy plant vegetables for fall harvest at the school garden. Photo provided

Kids from age 2 to pre-kindergarten get a taste for vegetables at City Schools of Decatur’s College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center. The school has a 16-bed garden located near its playground, in easy access for children to wander, play, grow and explore. Principal Suzanne Kennedy said the school’s PTA approached her nine years ago […]

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St. Pius defeats Marist with field goal

Marist quarterback Sam Phelts (16) hands the ball off to fullback Griffin King.

The Marist offense has averaged 33.4 points per game this season. However, the St. Pius Golden Lions defense held the high‒scoring offense to just nine points. And, it took a 30-yard field goal for St. Pius to beat its long‒time rival the Marist War Eagles 10-9 at Marist Oct. 10. The loss was Marist’s (6-1) […]

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OPINION: Farewell to my old friends


I’m not an overly sentimental person. Yes, I’m sentimental when it comes to people but not so much with possessions and such. Having traveled quite a bit and moved a number of times, it’s generally not hard to say goodbye to places and things. So I was taken by surprise when I was flooded with […]

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