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Decorate Decatur


This home located at 208 Mead Road in Decatur won the Commissioners’ Cup for the best holiday decoration from the Decatur City Commission. This year’s Commissioner’s Cup winner mixed colorful lights, various inflatable and festive greenery to win the award. Decatur residents and businesses were adorned in a wide variety of decorating styles in this […]

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Stone Mountain High School host Spirit Night for community


Stone Mountain High School is trying to bring the community back into the school. The school hosted a community spirit night on Dec. 11, featuring basketball games against Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington High School. The event included a pre-game East vs. West All-Star Game, giveaways and an award ceremony for basketball player Danielle Clark, who […]

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My best Christmas ever


The holiday season is definitely a memory-making time of the year. It’s the coming together of family and friends with the spirit of giving dashed with the razzle-dazzle of lights and tinsel. We asked a few DeKalb residents to share some their favorite “best Christmas ever” memories. Will “Flip” Thomas of Decatur and Ka’Trina Holt […]

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Mega church minister indicted for allegedly selling fake bonds

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Megachurch minister Wiley Jackson and his brother Rodney Jackson have been indicted by a DeKalb County grand jury for allegedly selling fake security bonds to parishioners. Bishop Jackson is the founder of the Gospel Tabernacle Church, which has locations in Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Griffin. Each has been charged with five counts of violating the […]

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Decatur mayor to resign in January

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Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd submitted a letter of resignation from his city commission seat effective Jan. 7. “I have been offered the chance to pursue different professional opportunities that will require a significant amount of my time and attention,” Floyd said. “Decatur is a wonderfully unique community and it has been an honor and a […]

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DeKalb responds to Conn. school shooting


A school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six adults dead has turned the holiday season into one of grieving for many. According to The Associated Press, 20-year-old Adam Lanza used a high-power rifle to kill his 26 victims, including the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School where the killing took place […]

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Second annual Nike Boys’ Basketball Invitational set for Christmas week


Columbia High School is set to play host to the 2012-13 second annual Nike Boys’ Basketball Invitational tournament beginning on Dec. 26. The 16 team field for the tournament includes five state championship teams from four different states, one Final Four entry, three Elite Eight finalists and four teams that reached the playoffs or the […]

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Southwest DeKalb wrestling sweeps meets at Marist and Dunwoody


The Southwest DeKalb wrestling team is having a successful season so far after sweeping six schools in its past two meets. At the Dec. 12 meet at Marist, the Panthers outscored Lithonia 63-18, Stone Mountain 57-12, and Marist 46-16. On Dec. 14 at Dunwoody, they outscored Dunwoody 66-6, Miller Grove 42-21 and Martin Luther King, […]

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