35 years of MARTA History

Alleged gang members indicted for Stone Mountain crimes


Oslushla Smith, Kemontay Cullins, Cutrez Johnson and Kayla Dixon have been indicted for the series of events that lead to the killing of 9-month-old KenDarious Edwards, Jr. Smith, 19; Cullins, 18; Johnson, 16; and Dixon, 20; have been identified as members of the Bloods gang. They face a combined 13 counts, including malice murder, felony […]

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Doraville leaders explain taxes at GM plant site

This rendering shows what the redevelopment of the General Motors plant in Doraville could look like. Potential developers Integral Group and McCauley + Schmidt have said they are willing to work with the city’s livable centers initative.

Doraville city leaders held a town hall meeting on July 29 to clear up information regarding the impending sale of the General Motors plant site. “We want to straighten out some of the rumors we might have heard, and we want to make sure everybody here understands this is a good thing for the city, […]

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Apartment residents protest evictions

At left, a DeKalb County police officer talks with Occupy Our Homes Atlanta activist Deanne Dunbar and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry. At right, residents and activists protested outside the Sage Pointe Apartment complex leasing offices, decrying evictions and lack of services from the new management company. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA) delivered a petition signed by residents facing eviction to the management offices of Sage Pointe Apartments in Clarkston Aug. 4. The petition requests 11 changes or concerns, including changing eviction policies, timely maintenance repairs, spraying for bugs and providing security at the complex. “There is a lot they need to […]

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Nonprofit promotes healthy lifestyle for children


According to the University of Georgia Obesity Initiative, Georgia ranks second in the nation for childhood obesity. In the state, 21.3 percent of children are obese and 37.3 percent are overweight or obese. Georgia ranks third in the nation for children who are overweight or obese, and minority children who are from low-income households and […]

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Family gets new home

Eric Zeier of Bank of America in Atlanta presents a commemorative plaque to the Dukuly-Sasay family, which received its Habitat for Humanity DeKalb home in Stone Mountain.

A family of four is enjoying a once-vacant home that has been was renovated and donated to them.On July 26, the Dukuly-Sasay family, along with Habitat for Humanity—DeKalb, house sponsors and volunteers celebrated the completion of the home. The house was donated by Bank of America to Habitat for Humanity—DeKalb, which renovated the home for […]

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Former Tucker pitcher signs with Claflin University

Former Tucker pitcher Aaron Perry signed with Claflin University.

Aaron Perry, who helped pitch the Tucker Tigers baseball team into the 2014 playoff, signed with Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C. The 5-foot-7 pitcher and outfielder said July 31 that Claflin was the right fit for him. “They gave me the best baseball opportunity,” Perry said. “[It’s] a very good college, academic-wise and sports-wise.” In […]

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Decatur teen wins junior golf challenge

Thirteen-year-old Ayanna Habeel won the 2014 Georgia State Golf Association Junior Sectional Challenge in the girls 12-13 division.

Ayanna Habeel of Decatur won the 2014 Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) Junior Sectional Challenge in the girls 12-13 division.The event, which took place July 27-28, was held at The Landings golf course in Savannah. Girls from across the state participated in the two-day event. Habeel, 13, shot a 34 on the first day and […]

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Chopper cops to combat copper crimes


  The DeKalb County School District has a new tool in the fight against copper thefts. “These thefts have become a major, major problem for the DeKalb County School District,” said Superintendent Michael Thurmond, during an Aug. 7 news conference announcing apartnership between DeKalb County, the school district and police department. The DeKalb County Police […]

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