Commissioner candidates present platforms

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Economic development and the region’s upcoming transportation referendum kept popping up as DeKalb candidates faced off during a recent political forum. The forum, sponsored by the South DeKalb Business Association, gave candidates from various races in DeKalb County a chance to present their platforms before the July 31 primary and referendum. Among the candidates at […]

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Medlock Park and baseball help bond Decatur community

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Four generations of Medlocks sat a picnic table celebrating the evolution of the park that bears their name. Hundreds of residents joined the Medlocks on April 13 at Medlock Park in Decatur to recognize the 50th anniversary of the park and of the Druid Hills Youth Sports association, which began in 1962 as Briarcliff Community […]

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Next in line? Redan’s Jones working to continue program’s legacy

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Wesley Jones knows what it takes. He has seen it over and over. The Redan junior watched last year as former teammate Deion Williams set an example on and off the field for his younger teammates. He watched a few years ago as Redan’s most famous baseball alum, Brandon Phillips, returned to field ground balls […]

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DeKalb voters support Sunday alcohol sales, Romney

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DeKalb County residents showed their support March 6 for a referendum to allow Sunday retail alcohol sales between the hours of 12:30-11:30 p.m. in unincorporated DeKalb. The referendum passed with 44,563 (73.4 percent) voting for it and 16,116 (26.6 percent) voting against. Other cities in the county voted on the referendum last year during municipal […]

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Braves deliver fun time for young campers

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There was no Tomahawk Chop chant, no roar from a large crowd in appreciation of a home run or a string of strikeouts. Instead, broad smiles and high fives from a group of 8- and 9-year-olds was all the motivation a group of Atlanta Braves players needed. Pitchers Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel, and third […]

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Chamblee players shine in senior all-star game

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The DeKalb County Schools’ North-South senior all-star baseball game is one last chance for county players to get some diamond time before going off to college or other endeavors. For some, it will be the last time they play organized baseball. A group of five seniors from Chamblee made the most of the opportunity, helping […]

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