MARTA - 35th Anniversary

DeKalb operations task force sets topics for first meeting

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May signs an executive order creating a task force to explore DeKalb County’s government and operations. Photo provided

The newly formed Task Force on DeKalb County Operations will discuss a range of issues, including the current governance structure of the county, the Homestead Option Sales Tax (HOST), ethics and transparency, among other things at its first meeting. Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May created the task force with the support of the DeKalb […]

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Beacon Municipal complex nearing completion

Work continues at the Beacon Municipal Center, which boasts a renovated pool, recreation center and facilities for the Decatur Police and municipal court. Photos by Daniel Beauregard

For more than a year construction crews in Decatur have been working on a new police headquarters, recreation center and a place to house the school board, and according to Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon, they’re nearly complete. Saxon, who manages all of Decatur’s construction and capital improvement projects, said the approximately $38 million project […]

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Commissioner: ‘Everything I did was for a public purpose’

PCard- Larry Johnson

DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson is the subject of an ethics complaint alleging misuse of his county-issued credit card. The complaint filed May 27 alleges that Johnson “systematically and consistently” used his county credit card, referred to as purchasing cards (P-cards), for his “own personal benefit and contrary to the intended purpose” of the cards. […]

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BREAKING: Suspects charged in death of 9-month-old [Updated]

Devin Watson and Marco Watson

Two men have been arrested for the May 10 shooting death of 9-month old KenDarious Edwards, Jr. Deputy Chief Operating Officer in charge of Public Safety Cedric Alexander said that Marco Watson, 36 and Devin Thomas, 18, were both previously arrested on charges related to the killing, and have now been charged additionally with murder. […]

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CheerTyme to start special needs team

CheerTyme All-Stars of Georgia are creating a co-ed cheerleading team for students with special needs.

Applications are now being accepted for DeKalb County’s first co-ed special needs cheerleading team. CheerTyme All-Stars of Georgia is inviting elementary and middle school aged students with physical disabilities to be a part of its competitive cheer team, Lightning Storm. The team will do all of the physical activities as the other CheerTyme teams do, […]

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West seniors, east juniors win baseball all-star game

Chamblee’s Jared McKay (West) and Stephenson’s Jalen Robinson (East) took home MVP honors in the DeKalb County Senior All-Star Classic.

The annual DeKalb County All-Star Classic baseball games featured a blowout and a close game at the Georgia State University Baseball Complex May 27. The Junior All-Star game was a blowout as the East Junior All-Stars defeated the West Junior All-Stars 16-7. The series is now tied 1-1. Redan catcher DeAnthony Baker, the East MVP, […]

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Beyond the field: William ‘Buck’ Godfrey inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Beyond the field - William ‘Buck’ Godfrey

For many, his name alone is synonymous with DeKalb County football: William ‘Buck’ Godfrey. He’s the winningest football coach in DeKalb County history. As head football coach at Southwest DeKalb High for 30 seasons, his record of 273-89 includes a state championship, a state runner-up title and 13 regional titles. And for these and many […]

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Seniors keeping their eyes on the ball

Quincy Woods demonstrates how to position oneself to make a shot.

  Quincy Woods is a man with plenty of patience who brings a level of calm to his billiards class at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia. On this Thursday, he has three women in his class and while guiding them in how to make better shots, he offered observations with recommendations in a […]

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