Teen charged in fatal car accident that killed Lakeside teacher

Leah OBrien

*UPDATE* Decatur Police obtained arrest warrants April 30 for first degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving for 19-year-old Ramiro Pedemonte of Tucker for the fatality accident that occurred on April 25 on Scott Boulevard at Ridley Circle involving Leah O’Brien and her 8-year-old daughter.  Pedemonte was taken into custody at his residence without incident.    […]

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Druid Hills’ season ends in penalty shootout


With the season on the line, the Druid Hills High boys’ soccer team had the opportunity to advance to the second round of the playoff through a penalty shootout.   However, the pressure was too much for the young players, and the Druid Hills Red Devils’ season ended with a 0-0 (3-1 penalty kicks) loss to […]

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Southwest DeKalb athletes sign scholarships

The parents of Southwest DeKalb lacrosse players Malik Golar (left) Miles Hollis and Tyler Stridiron sign the letters of intent to their sons’ respective schools.

Five Southwest DeKalb High School athletes took center stage April 17 to sign their letters of intent to their respective schools in their respective sport. Softball player StarKeira Daniel signed with Benedict College, lacrosse player Casey Kelly signed with Lincoln Memorial University, basketball player Diamond Porter signed with the University of Mobile, Malik Golar and […]

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Greenforest’s Justin Ravenel signs with FAMU

Greenforest guard Justin Ravenel (center) is taking his talents to FAMU next Fall. Celebrating him at his signing day included Greenforest basketball coach Nick Lagroone (left), his parents Ed and Blanche Ravenel, and Greenforest headmaster Dr. M.O. Clarke. Photos by Carla Parker

Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy senior guard Justin Ravenel played a big role in building the boys’ basketball players into a winning team. Ravenel hopes to do the same for Florida A&M University men’s basketball program. He signed his letter of intent to FAMU April 17 in front of his family, friends, coaches and teammates. Ravenel said […]

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Dunwoody all in to save butterflies

Monarch on incarnata

Monarch butterflies are beautiful. As they flit from flower to flower, Monarchs delight young and old, mesmerizing observers with their fluttery movements and striking orange, yellow, black and white color patterns. The Dunwoody Nature Center (DNC) is on a mission to make DeKalb County residents and people throughout metro Atlanta appreciate these butterflies for more […]

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Avondale Estates Police investigating exploitation of senior citizens

Avondale police cars

The Avondale Estates Police Department is investigating a case involving “exploitation of the elderly,” the city announced April 29. The city said in a release that the investigation is focused on a company operating under the name of AA Duct Cleaning or Anytime Duct Cleaning. “In addition, several other complaints have been received from citizens […]

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OPINION: Welcome tears of joy


We’ve become accustomed to seeing the tearful politician, usually the result of some involvement in a scandal or admission in wrongdoing. So it was refreshing to see a tearful governor last week announcing good news. Gov. Nathan Deal on April 16 signed into law legislation making it legal to possess cannabis oil to treat eight […]

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Decatur offering pickleball


Pickleball, a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis is now in Decatur. Two, three, or four people can play, and players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a wiffle ball over a net. Portia Langley, Decatur Active Living program supervisor for Beacon Municipal Center, is […]

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