County CEO among contested positions in May 24 primary


Approximately 7,400 residents have already voted on nominees for various positions up for grabs during the 2016 election cycle. Contested positions in DeKalb include the county’s chief executive officer, sheriff, district attorney, solicitor general, commissioners for Districts 4 and 6, tax commissioner, two Superior Court judgeships and a State Court judgeship. Additionally, eight state representative […]

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Media clerk reinstated

City Schools of Decatur has been the center of controversy due to the firing and rehiring of media clerk Susan Riley, which eventually cost the district more than $14,000. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Those familiar with City Schools of Decatur (CSD) media clerk Susan Riley characterize her as welcoming, kind and even inspirational to those around her, especially when it comes to students. Following a two-month ordeal involving uproar, outcries and many passionate pleas for a sympathetic ear, City Schools of Decatur can add another characterization to Riley’s […]

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House candidate takes legal action over campaign signs

State House candidate Charles Hill’s campaign sign on Mall Parkway was taken down. Photos provided by Charles Hills

The 2016 election has taken an ugly turn for State House District 91 candidate Charles Hill. Hill, who is running for political office for the first time, filed a police report with the DeKalb County Police Department after several of his campaign signs were stolen and damaged, costing Hill nearly $1,000 In an email sent […]

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Land purchased for 900-seat elementary school

Skyland Elementary has since been changed to the Georgia Vital Records Office. It is scheduled to change back to an educational facility.

Approximately $7.5 million is being spent to alleviate overcrowded hallways and classrooms in the Cross Keys cluster. The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced the purchase of 11.2 acres of land in the Skyland Park area of Brookhaven, including the former Skyland Elementary School site located along Skyland Trail Northeast. The site will eventually house […]

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City Schools of Decatur to be recognized for going green

City Schools of Decatur’s Chief Operating Officer Noel Maloof announced to the board of education that the district is being recognized for sustainability and green practices. Photo by Travis Hudgons

It’s a four-step process that is constantly happening. A new building is planned. The structure goes from imaginary to a penciled or painted rendering.The building is built. Glass, steel and stone come together to forge a haven for enterprise, shelter or learning. The building is used and maintained. People travel throughout the edifice; they clean […]

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Paideia takes down FCS in penalty kicks

Paideia won its third state title in four seasons. Photo by Carla Parker

It took four penalty kicks for the Paideia Pythons to win its third state title in four years. Paideia defeated Fellowship Christian 3-2 (4-3 in penalty kicks) to win the Class A boys soccer state title May 12 at Mercer University in Macon. Paideia coach Eric Thomas, who said his team is usually on the […]

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Devin Olson’s header clinches state soccer title

Decatur defeated East Hall to win the boys’ Class AAA state title. Photo by Carla Parker

A day that started with making a difficult decision turned into a sweet victory for the Decatur Bulldogs soccer team. Decatur came from behind in the second half behind senior Devin Olson’s two goals to win the Class AAA boys’ state title May 12 at Mercer University in Macon. It was the program’s first state […]

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Dunwoody’s Josh Bronstorph named Georgia’s Gatorade player of the year

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Josh Bronstorph of Dunwoody became the second DeKalb County athlete to earn Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year in 2016 as he was announced the boys’ soccer winner on May 10. Bronstorph joins Miller Grove basketball player and Connecticut signee Alterique Gilbert as honorees by Gatorade this school year. “Josh Bronstorph is a very good […]

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