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Miller Grove’s Keith Pinckney signs with Tulane

Miller Grove point guard Keith Pinckney (center) sits between his parents, Keith Pinckney Sr. and Gina Dalton, before his signing ceremony.

Miller Grove High School boys’ basketball program got its first signee of the 2014 season as Keith Pinckney signed his letter of intent to Tulane University. The 6-foot senior point guard tweeted his commitment to Tulane Nov. 3 and made it official Nov. 19 when he signed with the Louisiana school. He chose Tulane over […]

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Three schools move on to quarterfinals

Tucker quarterback Joseph Farrar tries to avoid East Paulding’s Connor Christian. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Marist, St. Pius and Tucker all lived to fight another day as the three football teams won in their second round playoff game and advance to the state quarterfinals. The Marist War Eagles are heading back to the Class AAAA state playoffs quarterfinals after a 38-0 home win over Gilmer County Nov. 22. It was […]

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Annual Adoption Day: ‘Everybody leaves happy’

Six-month-old Jonathan’s adoption by Rachel and Jamy Waller was finalized Nov. 25 during the county’s third annual Adoption Day. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Nine-year-old Kanye Jordan of Decatur said he is “happy to be adopted.” “I don’t have to keep going to different houses; I just stay in one house,” Kanye said Nov. 25 after he was officially adopted by Beverly Jordan. The Jordans are one of many families that participated in DeKalb’s third annual adoption day hosted […]

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Community organizations give back to Tobie Grant Community


Thanksgiving came a little early for more than 100 people in the Tobie Grant community in Scottdale. On Nov. 23, the families gathered at the Tobie Grant Recreation Center where they were fed a full thanksgiving meal complete with turkey and all the fixings. Blessings on Wheels, a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless and […]

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Refugees come together to celebrate Thanksgiving


                                              DeKalb County resident Prem Gurung said in Nepal, there isn’t any holiday that’s quite like Thanksgiving. A Bhutanese refugee, Gurung has been living here since he sought refuge from Nepal three years […]

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Pioneer spirit is alive and well at Trembly Bald Resort

County begins second phase of Snapfinger treatment plant.

Trembly Bald Resort and Conference Center located on the outskirts of Toccoa, Ga., along the Tugaloo River is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. Composed of a lodge that can accommodate more than 30 individuals, a stage coach inn which can sleep up to 10 people and seven smaller cabins, Trembly Bald is perfect for reunions, conferences, […]

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Teen fights against gun violence

Mary-Pat Hector (center) speaks during a media conference about her campaign against gun violence. Photo by Carla Parker

Hearing news about gun violence among teenagers and children became so frequent for 15-year-old Mary-Pat Hector that it started to become the norm for her. And when gun violence hit close to home, it felt normal as well. “A person came to me and told me that a person I grew up with got shot […]

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Tucker High robotics team wins excellence award

The robot moves through a course similar to one used in the competition.

One of Tucker High School’s four robotics teams won a recent competition’s prestigious award. The Tucker VEX Team 1320A won the Technology Student Association Fall Leadership Conference’s excellence award on Nov. 9. “It is the top award that kids can win at the tournament,” Booth said. “It [exceeds] even the tournament champions who win by […]

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