Gilbert named Gatorade state boys basketball player of the year

Gilbert named Gatorade state boys basketball player of the year

Alterique Gilbert received another basketball honor March 17 when he was named one of the the Gatorade Georgia Boys Basketball Players of the Year. The Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 basketball season. Each winner must also demonstrate high academic achievement and […]

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Couple charged in rape, kidnapping case


DeKalb County Police have arrested a North Carolina man and College Park woman in connection with two crimes involving kidnapping, armed robbery and a rape. Jaquan Lemon, 27, has been charged with one count of rape, two counts of armed robbery and two counts of kidnapping. His alleged accomplice, Tori Riascos, 21, was charged with […]

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OPINION: Promises, promises

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“I want to go further, though. I want us to have an absolute commitment to getting rid of lead wherever it is. Because it’s not only in water systems. It’s also in soil, and it’s in lead paint that is found mostly in older home. We will commit to a priority to change the water systems and we will […]

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Clarkston plans future facelift

Alex Fite-Wassilak of TSW Planning discusses Clarkston 2040 during a public meeting. The plan will amend Clarkston’s comprehensive plan to make the city more walkable and pedestrian friendly.

  The city of Clarkston began a 25-year facelift process on Feb. 29, starting a conversation that will last until early summer. City officials and residents came together at Clarkston Community Center to discuss Clarkston 2040, a long-term update to the city’s comprehensive plan. The meeting was the first of four, with the other three […]

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Special election set for November


The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners won’t get a replacement Super District 7 commissioner until voters go to the polls in November. The county’s Board of Elections voted March 21 to hold the special election in November with the general election instead of holding it on May 24 with the primary.  A special election is needed to former DeKalb […]

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County roads and drainage workers want a raise, too


DeKalb workers who take care of the county’s roads and drains are upset that they were not included in a 4-percent pay raise recently approved by county commissioners. “It was dead wrong for them to exclude us out of the 4-percent raise,” said Anthony Cade, general foreman in the stormwater division of roads and drainage […]

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OPINION: Up a STREAM without a paddle


For years now, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has been a popular acronym in academic circles to show the focus on these specific subjects.It began because of the seeming lack of qualified and educated candidates for high-tech jobs. Additionally, proponents of STEM curriculum say these subjects previously were taught in isolation.“Today, few American students […]

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Consignment shops plan moves to larger sites

Finders Keepers Furnishings exterior

Finders Keepers, a cluster of consignment shops that recently celebrated 32 years in business, announced that one of its four stores, Finders Keepers Furnishings, is moving soon—but not far. The new location, a recently vacated space at Twin Oaks Shopping Plaza, is less than a mile from the present location on East College Avenue in […]

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