MLK Lions shut out Southwest DeKalb Panthers in rival game

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The Martin Luther King Lions earned bragging rights Sept. 8 after defeating neighborhood rival Southwest DeKalb Panthers. The No. 4 Lions shut out the Panthers 18-0 in front of a packed Hallford Stadium. M.L. King head coach Rober Freeman said beating their rivals and the Panthers’ legendary coach Buck Godfrey was a great feeling. “The […]

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Deal appoints commission to facilitate services for Brookhaven

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Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed a five-member commission in preparation of the establishment of the city of Brookhaven, which was approved by voters in July. Under legislation passed by the General Assembly, upon voter-approval of the city Deal was tasked with creating a five-member panel consisting of a chairman and four others who reside in […]

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Chamber president weighs in on DeKalb’s job outlook

Still plenty outdoor events left to enjoy

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Before you get depressed that Labor Day marked the end of summer fun, take heart. There’s still plenty to enjoy as summer slips away and fall makes its debut. And the best part is that one doesn’t have to go far. We’ve rounded up a list of “must-do” outdoor events right here in DeKalb County. […]

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Paradise found in Mozambique

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As we departed Kruger National Park in South Africa with its flourishing animal and plant life, my travel partner, Johann Carstens, told me that once we crossed into the Republic of Mozambique we would see a stark difference. He was correct. A primitive border post served as our entrance to Mozambique. It was a great […]

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Sexting allegation sidelines coach

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A DeKalb County high school football coach has been sidelined after being accused of sexting a parent. Head Coach Michael Carson, of Martin Luther King High School, was suspended Aug. 21 pending the outcome of an ethics investigation into the allegations, according to DeKalb County School District spokesman Jeff Dickerson. The allegations surfaced after a […]

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Residents talk of Tucker cityhood, improvement district

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With Brookhaven soon to become a city, some DeKalb County residents in the Tucker area said although it wouldn’t benefit from incorporation, it might become a Community Improvement District (CID). President of the Tucker Business Association (TBA) Burke Brennan, who is also a spokesman for DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, said business owners or residents […]

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It takes a children’s village to complete a book festival

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From its inception in 2006, the AJC Decatur Book Festival set out to be a festival for everyone, including the very youngest readers. In fact, each festival includes books, authors, activities and a special area designated for young book lovers. “We decided at the start that the festival has to have great children’s programming,” recalled […]

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