Produce bus delivers health

Residents receive free fresh produce during an event celebrating the launch of the county’s mobile farmers market. Photo by Travis Hudgons

An old DeKalb sheriff’s bus that was previously used to transport jail inmates has been converted into a mobile farmers market. Robert Gordon, a fleet service superintendent for DeKalb County, said that when he was given the task to design a mobile farmers market, he thought it was a joke. “I had never heard of […]

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Napoleon Cobb: A legend ends his career on top

Cobb is retiring after 50 years of coaching and will be inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame May 30.

There are not many coaches who can say they finished their careers on top. However, Napoleon Cobb can. Cobb ended his 50th year of coaching with a state championship after the Southwest DeKalb High School boys’ track won the Class AAAAA state title May 15. It was the 11th state title for Cobb—nine at Southwest […]

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Chester named Stephenson boys’ basketball coach

Rasul Chester (far left) who led Miller Grove to back-to-back DeKalb County Junior Varsity championship wins, was named head coach of Stephenson boys’ basketball team.  Photo by Carla Parker

After 15 years as a junior varsity coach and an assistant varsity coach, Rasul Chester is now a head varsity coach. Chester was named head coach of the Stephenson High School boys’ basketball program May 11. He was previously JV coach and assistant varsity coach at Miller Grove High School. Chester said it feels great […]

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New county schools superintendent named

Stephen Green

The five-month search for a successor to Superintendent Michael Thurmond is coming to an end. DeKalb Board of Education chairman Melvin Johnson announced on May 13 that the board had selected Kansas City, Mo., school superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green as the finalist to lead the DeKalb County School District. Green is currently in a […]

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Ethics board will investigate complaint


DeKalb County’s ethics board will look into an allegation that Commissioner Stan Watson violated the ethics code when he voted for Panola Slope Resort while he was a consultant for the developer, APD Solutions. From 2012 to 2014, Watson was a paid consultant for APD Solutions, earning approximately $500 a month, said Robert Browning, an […]

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Asian bakery a hit in Atlanta and beyond

Seated from left are Rachel Ewe, Amy Ewe, Howie Ewe and Patrick Ewe, who all have a role in the family business. Standing behind them is another family member who also works at Sweet Hut. Photo by Kathy Mitchell

Three years ago when the Ewe family opened a bakery on Buford Highway, they weren’t sure whether Atlanta area diners would like the Asian baked goods the shop offers. “Most of them are lighter than the baked goods you usually find in America. The sweet items are less sweet and there’s less fat,” explained Howie […]

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Food trucks rally in Doraville

Attendees shop food trucks provided by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition on Park Avenue.

A great way to spend a summer day is enjoying music with family and friends and binging on food truck treats.On May 13 from 5 to 9 p.m., the Doraville Food Truck Rally took place on Park Avenue in Doraville. Mayor Donna Pittman said, “We were extremely pleased with the turnout for this first-time event […]

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Ellenwood girl addresses commissioners about parks

Ellenwood girl addresses commissioners about parks

Six-year-old year Gabrielle Manning of Ellenwood has some concerns about her community and she told the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners about them May 12. “I am here to request funds for the things that I care about,” Gabrielle said. “I would like for you to do a few things for me.” Gabrielle asked commissioners […]

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