Redan boys playing well in competitive region

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The 2014-2015 basketball season was a season of trials and tribulations for the Redan Raiders. The team’s coach, Dannie Love, passed away three days before the first regular season game. Shortly afterwards, Greg Wood, former Redan Middle School boys’ coach, was named the new coach and the players had to learn a new system. The […]

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Doraville police fleet to be upgraded


Doraville’s cost for patrol vehicles increased after the production of 2015 patrol cars was suspended by the manufacturer. City Manager Shawn Gillen said, “We approved the budget and we based our budget estimates on the 2015 model year.” He added, “Between curving the budget and ordering those cars, which was about a 30- to 45-day […]

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Rigby, Cramer lead Team Courage to win in all-star game


Tucker quarterback Garrett Rigby and Redan receiver Tirice Cramer combined for three touchdowns to lead Team Courage to a 24-13 victory over Team Valor in the 2016 DeKalb County Coaches Senior All-Star Classic at Hallford Stadium on Jan. 9. Rigby put Courage ahead 6-0 with a 1-yard run for the touchdown with 7:08 to play […]

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Ernst sworn in as Brookhaven mayor

John Ernst is sworn in as Brookhaven mayor by Judge Mike Jacobs as his wife Monica looks on. Photos by Travis Hudgons

John Ernst was sworn in Jan. 4 as the new mayor of Brookhaven. Ernst, the former DeKalb County Board of Ethics chairman, is the third mayor in the city’s three years of existence. He succeeds Rebecca Chase Williams, who was appointed mayor by the city council after J. Max Davis resigned as mayor to run […]

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Lithonia swears in mayor, two council members

Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson recites the oath of office.

Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson and City Councilmembers Shameka Reynolds and Fred Reynolds were sworn in by DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams Jan. 4. Jackson and Shameka Reynolds were sworn in for a second term for their respective positions, while Fred Reynolds—Shameka’s cousin—was sworn in for his first term. Fred Reynolds pulled out […]

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Student overcomes obstacles to attend Columbia College

Cellist Joseph Ford with his mother.

Applying to college can be exciting and stressful. With so many colleges to consider and deadlines to meet, daunting might be an understatement for the work ahead. Joseph Ford, 18, is a cellist who writes and performs his own compositions. In 2014, he was accepted into his top choice, Columbia College of Chicago as an […]

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Bookstore plots ‘brave new chapter’

The store features material reflecting “diverse and marginalized voices.”

  The small pastel building in Little Five Points that now houses 41-year-old Charis Books and More as well as its companion nonprofit, Charis Circle, may pass to other hands in 2016. The Charis leadership team, which includes Charis Books co-owners Sara Look and Angela Gabriel and Charis Circle Executive Director Elizabeth Anderson, recently decided […]

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DA seeks indictment against officer

Robert Olsen

  The DeKalb County Police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man in March 2015 will face a criminal grand jury later this month. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced Jan. 7 that he would seek an indictment against DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen on two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, […]

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