Carla’s Corner: My Peachtree Road Race experience


Like many people, I have a list of things I would like to accomplish before kicking the bucket. That list includes traveling overseas, vacationing in Hawaii and on some Caribbean Island, seeing the musical Rent on Broadway and covering a major sporting event, i.e. the Super Bowl. Those are just some of the big items […]

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Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

Various versions of the Confederate battle flag have a protected status by state law at Stone Mountain Park. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  ATLANTA (AP) Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, according to what the head of a state authority that oversees the park said July 1. The law would have to be changed for the flags to be removed, said Bill Stephens, chief executive officer […]

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OPINION: Trumped!

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“Because I don’t need anybody’s money, It’s nice. I’m using my own money. I’m not using lobbyists, I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m really rich,” shared the ever so humble Donald Trump at a press conference officially announcing his candidacy for president in 2016. No, I do not think that self-proclaimed billionaire, developer […]

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Atlanta Colts celebrating 50 years

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For 50 years, the Atlanta Colts Youth Association has been a staple in the north DeKalb and metro Atlanta area of Murphy Candler Park in Brookhaven. The program has been a success for the past 50 years with nine Pop Warner National Football titles, 120 league championships and one national cheerleading title. It all started […]

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DeKalb’s new school chief sworn in

Kimberly Green holds the bible as her husband, DeKalb school Superintendent Stephen Green is sworn into his new position.

On July 1 Stephen Green was sworn in as the new superintendent of the DeKalb County School District. Green was hired for the position in June after the DeKalb Board of Education conducted a nationwide search and named Green as its sole finalist. Green said, “I am honored to serve the Board of Education and […]

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Ellis going to jail for 18 months


Convicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has been handed a five year sentence with 18 months to serve. Ellis, accused of strong-arming county vendors to contribute to his re-election campaign, was sentenced to five years, to serve 18 months for attempting to commit extortion, and five years to serve 18 months on three counts of […]

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Decatur Rotary installs new officers

From left, Decatur Rotary Club new members Peter Michelson, Renewal Design Build; Luz Borrero, DeKalb County government; Doug Park, Douglas Park Law; Ash Gupta, Cartridge World; Brandon Baines, Atlanta Area Council – Boy Scouts; Neil Dobbs, Allstate Insurance; Preston Etheridge, BB&T Bank; Brett Price, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Georgia Properties; and Keri Powell, U.S. EPA.

On June 26 Decatur Rotary installed new leaders and recognized many current members. Scott Thompson was announced as the 2015 – 2016 president, replacing the Peter Michelson. Thompson said, “We have been loaned 21 new members. We are net 13 or 15 depending on the math, which is quibbling…. We haven‘t been net one in […]

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OPINION: Smile…You’re on Candid Camera

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“We’re all going to end up with cameras. It’s going to be just as common in years to come as having your sidearm.” –DeKalb County Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander, as first reported by The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, May 27. Though most of you may not admit it, I’m sure that you have caught, at […]

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