Great outdoors are calling

Jazz on the Lawn

Do you love the warmth of spring?Is hanging outdoors a favorite thing to do?Are you a music lover?If your answers are “Yes, yes, yes,” it’s time to grab a blanket or chair and head to a number of venues for concerts under the skies and stars. Chamblee Summer Concert Series Chamblee Fourth Friday Concerts are […]

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Brookhaven mayor apologizes, cleared of wrongdoing


Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said in a released statement that he apologized to two female employees that accused him of sexual harassment. “I have spoken with both employees present and they have accepted the sincere apology that I offered,” the statement read. “The action was innocent and was not intended to bring discomfort.” Two […]

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School district selects superintendent finalist


  The five-month search for a successor to DeKalb County school Superintendent Michael Thurmond is coming to an end. DeKalb County Board of Education chairman Melvin Johnson announced on May 13 that the board had selected Kansas City, MO, school superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green as the finalist to lead the DeKalb County School District. […]

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Four dead in plane crash


A private plane crashed May 8 on I-285 after departing from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Four passengers and a dog were killed. The victims were identified as Greg Byrd and his sons Christopher and Phillip. Jackie Kulzer, the fiancée of Christopher, was also killed in a crash, along with a pet. Kulzer, a 2006 graduate of St. […]

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Decatur boys soccer advances to final four

Decatur goal keeper Jackson Bailey blocks a goal attempt. Photos by Travis Hudgons

It has been 12 years since the Decatur Bulldogs soccer team has won a state title. The Bulldogs are one step closer to winning another state title after defeating Dawson County 2-1 in the Class AAA quarterfinals May 9. Decatur gained an early 2-0 lead in the first half behind goals by senior Kevin Beck […]

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Marist boys tennis, girls track repeat as state champions

Marist girls’ track team won its third state title.

The Marist boys tennis and girls track teams won state championships May 9. The boys tennis team defeated St. Pius X 3-0 to earn its second consecutive AAAA State Title. The girls track team won its third consecutive AAAA trophy as seniors Morgan Ilse and Caitie Faust dominated their events. Faust won the 400-meter and […]

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Harassment complaint filed against Brookhaven mayor

Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis

A Brookhaven employee has accused Mayor J. Max Davis of sexual harassment. City spokeswoman Megan Matteucci said city attorney Tom Kurrie is conducting an investigation after the sexual harassment complaint was by a female employee Feb. 24. “There was a complaint received verbally by the city manager [Marie Garrett], but it was regarding the same […]

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Decatur bishop receives national honor again

From left, Bishop Quincy Lavelle Carswell, a two-time honoree of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers, is joined by Morehouse professor Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., wife Gwendolyn Jones Carswell, and son Quincy Lavelle Carswell II. Photo provided

A Decatur pastor believes the national honor he recently received is a license to do more good. “What do you do with such an honor, a distinguished honor, as this? I feel that recognitions like this are given not only because of a person’s service, but are also given for that person to take that […]

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