Junior golfer finishes 2012 season in top 25

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  Ayanna Habeel of Lithonia finished the 2012 golf season in the top 25 for her age group after competing in the Doral Publix Junior Classic in Miami, Fla. Dec. 17-19, 2012. Ayanna, 12, shot an 86 and 87 in the three-day event, playing on the legendary Great White Course. She finished the season ranked […]

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High school football champion becomes college football champion


    Very few football players can say that they won a championship at the high school and college level. But Valdosta State wide receiver Seantavious Jones can. The former defensive back for the Tucker High School Tigers was a member of the 2008 Class AAAA state championship team. He became a champion again on […]

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Stone Mountain commemorates 150th anniversary of signing of Emancipation Proclamation


The city of Stone Mountain had a significant role in the American Civil War, which led to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. Stone Mountain Village recognized its part in history by commemorating the 150th anniversary of the signing on Jan. 5. The event included ceremonial cannon fires, the singing of […]

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OPINION: A welcome place for quiet, pause and reflection


“Meditation is the action of silence.”—Krishnamurti (1895-1986), an Indian-born speaker and author on philosophical and spiritual subjects   Perhaps little known today, and seldom seen, are monastic orders. In the hustle and bustle of our modern world, there are so few places reserved simply for quiet thought, reflection and asking the great questions of today. […]

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Florist-event planner creates budding business in Dunwoody


Suzanne Conreaux said she has loved flowers for as long as she can remember and has studied flower arranging in Japan, the District of Columbia and Atlanta. When she was working as an event planner at a major Atlanta corporation, her plan had been to retire at 55 and open a flower shop. Fate intervened […]

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DCSD board to appear before state to answer AdvancED allegations


    The DeKalb County school board has been summoned to appear before the Georgia Board of Education to explain why it faces losing its accreditation due to governance issues. The hearing will take place Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Members of the DeKalb County school board are expected to explain to the state school […]

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Inauguration is a national celebration


The national tradition of swearing in the newly elected president of the United States has Washington, D.C., all abuzz. Security experts, transportation officials, party planners, out-of-towners and local residents are figuring out the best way to deal with the impending traffic, crowds, revelry and confusion that comes at inauguration time. Presidential inauguration festivities play out […]

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Decatur Recreation Center to reopen in February


  The newly renovated Decatur Recreation Center will be open for business on Feb. 4. The recreation center, which opened in 1958, closed its doors in May 2011 for renovation. The original 26,000-square-foot building was widened to 34,400 square feet and went from two levels to three. The $6.2 million project includes a new climbing […]

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