Hundreds of bikers ride in support of domestic violence awareness


The Atlanta Zulus Motorcycle Club along with other bikers and classic car enthusiasts spent the morning of April 13 riding their bikes and driving their cars in the second annual charity ride to bring awareness to domestic violence. Hosted by the Beverly Cunningham Outreach Program (BCOP), the event included bikers and drivers who drove from […]

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Avondale Estates hopes to reduce speed on Kensington Road

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  The Avondale Estates City Commission is looking at options that will reduce speed on Kensington Road after residents complained that drivers use Kensington as a cut-through from Covington Highway. The city completed two Speed Sentry Data Analysises on Kensington Road. The first study was done May 6 through June 4, 2012 and the second […]

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Reebok drops rapper Rick Ross over lyric controversy


Rapper Rick Ross has been in hot water over the past few weeks over a lyric that seemed to allude to giving a woman a date rape drug. In the song, “U.O.E.N.O,” Ross raps: “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t […]

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County breaks ground on $8.2 million airport hangars


A small plane piloted by a member of the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) chapter of the Civil Air Patrol made a ceremonial final landing April 12 on a runway that will soon be the site of new hangars. “This is an extremely important—for the airport anyway—event,” said Michael Van Wie, the airport’s director. “We believe that […]

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Virtual academy offers school choice

Sixteen-year-old Molly Herman-Gallow of Decatur said she needed a change from inflexible, brick-and-mortar schools. Molly learns better in virtual school, said her mother, Ellen Gallow. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

After attending public schools all her life, Molly Herman-Gallow decided in September 2012 that she needed a change. “I was getting really tired of the way I was learning in public schools,” said 16-year-old Molly, who at the time was a student at Decatur High School. The typical school day was also cutting into her […]

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Update: suspicious package burns thrift store employee

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                        Officials have determined a “suspicious package” that burned a DeKalb County thrift store employee was most likely “commercial grade pyrotechnics” or fireworks. According to Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos, the package was in a parcel the thrift store had for two months […]

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Freshman pitcher hopes to lead Druid Hills to playoffs


For Kason Rheney, being a freshman pitcher for the Druid Hills High School baseball team comes with a lot of pressure. The pressure to win and to earn his teammates’ respect can a be challenge for a young athlete, but Rheney has taken that challenge head on and has succeeded. The 15-year-old lefty is 4-2 […]

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DeKalb honors its extraordinary volunteers

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Spring rains the afternoon of April 14 didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of friends, family members, co-workers and community members at the fourth annual CEO’s Community Hero Awards ceremony. Held at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, the event honored nine winners in five categories. “By publicly acknowledging these individuals, we celebrate volunteerism in our community and encourage […]

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