Marist rallies to pass Southwest DeKalb for DeKalb County wrestling title

Marist wrestling

The Marist War Eagles swept the final three championship matches to get past Southwest DeKalb 223-210 to win the 2013 William S. Venable DeKalb County Wrestling Championship at Tucker High School on Jan. 26. Wins by Kenneth Brinson in the 195-pound division, Jack Trainor in the 220-pound division and Steven Wallace in the 285 division […]

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Full Text: CEO Burrelll Ellis’ 2013 State of the County


2013 State of the County Address DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis 1-29-2013 THE STRUGGLE OF A GREAT COMMUNITY To the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, judiciary, constitutional officers, members of the Georgia General Assembly and the United States Congress, Mayors, and all elected officials with us today; To the Executive Cabinet and other senior members of […]

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Is success in our stars or in ourselves? Good People asks age-old questions


How much of our life is determined by our own choices and how much is blind luck? Had we made a different choice at some critical juncture in our lives, how might it have changed everything? Are decent, ethical people only decent when being so poses no threat to their lifestyle or wellbeing? Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

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Sanitation workers march to unionize


  “It’s time for a change,” said Emanuel Kilpatrick, a senior refuse collector for the DeKalb County sanitation department. “We want respect. We want dignity. We want our voices to be heard.” Kilpatrick, who has worked for the county for three years, joined scores of DeKalb County sanitation workers who participated in a Martin Luther […]

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Coyote problem leads to community meeting


Residents in the Decatur and Druid Hills communities are in disarray on how to deal with the coyote problem in the metro Atlanta area. Coyotes convened on the city around 1980 and have terrorized neighborhoods, mostly attacking cats and small dogs. Residents have tried different solutions to take care of the problem, including trapping the […]

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Stone Mountain Village dedicates new public art

interurban streetcars

  Stone Mountain Village has a new piece of artwork. The Village dedicated the “Interurban Streetcars 1913-19 48” artwork on Jan. 12 at the site of the new piece, 875 Main Street between the visitors center caboose and the city municipal building. The artwork, by artist Stone Mountain resident John Thigpen, is a double-sided pictorial […]

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OPINION: Give of yourself and reap rewards you’d never imagine


DeKalb County just had a beautiful weekend. We’ve had better ones in terms of weather, but it was beautiful in that many residents took to heart the idea that Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be a day on, not a day off. Many spent the long weekend—or part of it—volunteering. The economic slump in […]

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Judge halts Druid Hills subdivision


  Druid Hills resident Rusty Ward said he just happened to hear the chainsaws. Rusty Ward, who lives on Clifton Road near the site of a much-litigated proposed subdivision, joined a few other residents Jan. 18 who protested as they watched tree after tree being sawed down. “It’s certainly too late for these beautiful old […]

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