Broadwater, defense leads Tucker to win over Harrison

Aaron Sterling puts pressure on Harrison’s quarterback. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Tucker Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs after a 23-7 win over the Harrison Hoyas Nov. 18 at Adams Stadium. Defensive end Aaron Sterling led the Tigers defense with 6 ½ sacks, 2 tackles for a loss and a pass deflection. Sterling, defensive ends Antonio Showers and Terrell Paxton […]

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Tucker Middle honored at STEM awards

Tucker Middle School’s STEM program received a statewide honor from the Technology Association of Georgia’s 2016 STEM Education Awards on Nov. 4. Photos courtesy of Technology Association of Georgia.

Tucker Middle School was honored for its dedication to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Nov. 4 at the 2016 STEM Education Awards. Since 2011, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has honored schools, programs and businesses for their efforts in supporting and promoting STEM disciplines in the classroom. Tucker Middle School is a […]

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DeKalb fire department hosts child car seat event


The DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Department hosted a child car seat program to help residents understand Georgia’s child safety laws and how to install car seats properly. The event, held on Nov. 9, was in Decatur on Memorial Drive at the Super Wal-Mart Center. Fire Rescue officials said they wanted an event that could […]

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City Schools of Decatur announces teachers of the year


Nine individuals honored by peers, superiors and district City Schools of Decatur (CSD) announced its nine 2016-2017 teachers of the year on Nov. 8. The accolades given to each teacher differed in specificity but shared a common theme: each teacher helps make his or her school a positive, welcoming and top-notch place for learning, according […]

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Holiday shoppers urged to remember small local stores


Holiday shopping this year is expected to “increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent and above the seven-year average of 3.4 percent since recovery began in 2009,” according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The figures include not just purchases of gifts, decorations and the like, but also […]

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DeKalb residents still frustrated over water bills


County seeking resolutions Jennifer Tate, a Brookhaven resident who said she’s still dealing with high water bills from the county, said she has little faith in the county to resolve her issues. Some DeKalb residents seemed to share Tate’s sentiment at a town hall meeting Nov. 10 to discuss high water bills. The meeting, held […]

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DeKalb BOE disputes $240,000 cleaning contract at Arabia Mountain High

The DeKalb County School District board of education disputed a recurring contract for “green cleaning” at Arabia Mountain High School. Photo by R. Scott Belzer.

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education disputed a custodial contract for more than 40 minutes on Nov. 7. The agenda item, which awarded a $241,305 “green cleaning” contract to A-Action Janitorial Services at Arabia Mountain High School, caused disagreements involving the use of an outside vendor, the contract’s financial impact and its […]

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Lithonia breaks ground for future housing development


Eight months after the demolition of the city-owned portion of the Lithonia Plaza, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for a housing development. Lithonia elected officials and representatives from Wendover Housing Partners broke ground Nov. 9 for the Granite Crossing apartment complex. Construction for the 75-unit complex will begin in the coming weeks. Granite Crossing, a […]

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