Baseball players, coaches preparing for 2016 season

Players and coaches from DeKalb County baseball teams gathered for the annual Baseball Media Day at Tucker High School. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Some of the top statistical baseball players from last season hope to have an even better 2016 season. The players, along with their teammates and coaches, gathered Jan. 14 at Tucker High School for the annual DeKalb County Baseball Media Day. As a junior, M.L. King’s Darrius England finished second in the county in hitting […]

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County officials present legislative wish list to state leaders

Cop who killed unarmed man indicted

Robert Olsen

The DeKalb County police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man in March 2015 will face a jury in a trial. That’s the decision of a grand jury Jan. 21. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced that DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen will be indicted on two counts of felony murder, aggravated […]

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Marie Garrett to resign as Brookhaven city manager

Marie Garrett

Brookhaven City Manager Marie Garrett will resign from her position and will receive a settlement of $225,000 from the city. Garrett reached the settlement agreement with the city following mediation on Jan. 20, according to a statement from Brookhaven “The city of Brookhaven and Marie Garrett have resolved a contract disagreement to the satisfaction of […]

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DeKalb representative sponsors anti-gun bill

Supporters of a proposed assault weapon ban gathered in at the Capitol Jan. 14. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Six months after Georgia’s so-called “guns everywhere” law went into effect, a group of legislators, led by Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver of DeKalb County, want to ban assault weapons. If passed in its current form, House Bill 731 would ban the “sale, distribution, transport, possession and use of defined assault weapons, large capacity magazines and […]

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OPINION: How do I love Dee?

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“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sightFor the ends of Being and ideal Grace.I love thee to the level of everyday’sMost quiet need, by sun and candle-light.I love thee freely, as men strive for […]

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DeKalb remembers King

Hundreds gathered for the county’s 32nd annual King Day celebration. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

DeKalb County celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. for the 32nd consecutive time Jan. 15.“We have to remember what he preached and what he taught us,” said interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May. “We’ve got to live it out. “We have to remember the struggles and fights [and] that we still […]

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Thirsty Mona Lisa quenches art cravings

Clients create a complete art piece as they sip a favorite beverage during a two-hour session.

Jennifer Galloway’s experience in the real estate industry has taught her to recognize properties that have development potential. She was so impressed with what she found in Stone Mountain Village that she not only opened a real estate office there but started another business—Thirsty Mona Lisa, a sip and paint studio—in the same Main Street […]

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