Nonprofit group seeks end to sign clutter

Arthur Davis, a member of Strategies to Achieve Restoration Today Inc., stands in front of a cluster of signs he says should be removed. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

South DeKalb resident Arthur Davis is on a campaign against illegal signs. “It’s a pollution in our area,” said Davis, standing near the intersection of Panthersville and Flat Shoals roads, where six signs line a side street. One sign advertises Wyndham Fall Estates, a subdivision two miles away. Another sign is for Elite Academy & […]

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Stephenson, Miller Grove win JV county track championships

Miller Grove Girls Team

The 2015 DeKalb County Junior Varsity Track and Field Championships, renewed for the first time in more than 15 years, put several underclassmen in the spotlight March 25 at Panthersville Stadium as the titles went to the Stephenson Jaguars and Miller Grove Lady Wolverines. The Jaguars captured seven of the 15 event titles on the […]

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Stephenson defeats Dunwoody in region play

Dunwoody’s Troy Anders goes in the to bunt the ball.

What started out as an emotional celebration of life, ended in a disappointing loss for the Dunwoody Wildcats. The Stephenson Jaguars came back from a 0-2 deficit to defeat the Wildcats 4-2 at Dunwoody March 26. Before the baseball game, Dunwoody honored Ian Davis, who was killed in a car crash June 29, 2014, in […]

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OPINION: This has to stop now!

Opinion crane

“This has to stop now!”– former DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown, on Facebook on Feb. 27, following revelations of the latest DeKalb County government scandal. Following the murder of former Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown (no relation) by the incumbent Sheriff Sid Dorsey, as well as his subsequent conviction, and the special appointment to fill the unexpired […]

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County set to demolish blighted houses

This house on Jackson Drive in unincorporated DeKalb County may soon be razed by the county after a fire destroyed it years ago. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

For a few years, neighbors near the burnt house at 3421 Jackson Drive in unincorporated Decatur have been trying to get something done about the blighted property. “That is a hazard and it’s bad in the neighborhood,” said a neighbor standing in front of the remains of the frame house gutted by a fire years […]

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OPINION: We choose how we react


It could’ve been an ugly scene. A three-car accident involving an old man, a Black woman and a Jewish couple easily could have turned into a screaming, cussing, finger-pointing situation. Three strangers from different generations, ethnicities and religious backgrounds—still in shock and stressed by a sudden violent crash—could have reacted with hostility, anger and selfish […]

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Hundreds of trees planted along Mountain Industrial

Members of the Stone Mountain Community Improvement District (CID), DeKalb County officials and other partners cut the ribbon to celebrate the CID’s beautification project.

The Stone Mountain Community Improvement District (CID) hopes to attract more businesses to the area through beautification. The CID partnered with DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, Keep DeKalb Beautiful and DeKalb County Office of Planning and Sustainability to plant hundreds of trees as part of a beautification effort along Mountain Industrial Boulevard and East Ponce […]

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School board member faces allegations of violating protocols

Board of Education council member Marshall Orson responds to alleged violation.

The DeKalb County Board of Education will consider at its next meeting whether board member Marshall Orson violated board policy, according to a statement by Board Chair Dr. Melvin Johnson. “Recent news reports and communications from stakeholders of the DeKalb County School District have raised important and serious allegations that Marshall Orson…has violated the principles […]

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