Freshman Brian Herron turns Lakeside track into title contenders

Lakeside freshman Brian Herron, center, won the 400-meter dash at the DeKalb County track-and-field meet.

Before the Lakeside High School boys’ track-and- field team won the DeKalb County title on March 28, the program had not won a county title since 1974. In that same year, Lakeside won the Class AAA state title. History could repeat itself for Lakeside in the Class AAAAAA track meet with the help of freshman […]

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Vickie Turner to Lithonia voters: vote ‘no’ on Opportunity School District

DeKalb County School Board member Vickie Turner told Lithonia voters to vote ‘no’ on the Opportunity School District referendum. Photo by Carla Parker

DeKalb County School Board member Vickie Turner is telling voters to know the facts when voting on the Opportunity School District referendum question in November. “I’ve been telling people, for whatever it’s worth, don’t fall for the okey-doke,” Turner said. “Pay attention to the fine print. Do your homework because making a decision to render […]

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Dunwoody begins transition to LED lighting

Dunwoody begins transition to LED lighting

On March 28, the Dunwoody city council unanimously approved an initiative that will replace 2,221 regular light bulbs with light-emitting diode lights (LED) streetlights.  According to officials involved with the project, the total monthly bill for such a change will be $24,682.37. That amount is $230 more per month than the city’s current lighting costs. […]

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Stone Mountain NJROTC receives annual inspection

Stone Mountain NJROTC receives annual inspection

For most of the day March 30, the sounds of military commands rang through the halls of Stone Mountain High School’s auditorium. They were quick, direct and authoritative, all for the purpose of obtaining an exceptional score. The commands’ forthrightness stems from a years’ worth of hard work. They seemed to represent hours spent in […]

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Dunwoody to spend more than $400k on stormwater repairs

Dunwoody to spend more than $400k on stormwater repairs

The Dunwoody City Council approved spending more than $400,000 on five separate residential projects related to stormwater drainage, including pipe, foundation and sinkhole repairs at two separate city council meetings.  The largest project presented before the council, amounting to $162,018, included storm water repairs at seven addresses along Vermack Road. According to the document presented […]

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20th century performer Ethel Waters comes to life on 21st century stage

20th century performer Ethel Waters comes to life on 21st century stage

What happens when one enormously talented woman tells the story of another through music and drama? The answer is a powerful, moving evening of entertainment such as audiences are finding in performances of Ethel, a one-woman show now on The Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage. Ethel Waters escaped a life of poverty and desperation to become […]

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Robbins, Monferdini win Tucker council seats

Robbins, Monferdini win Tucker council seats

The final two seats of the Tucker City Council are filled. Matt Robbins won the District 2, Post 1 council seat, and Noelle Monferdini won the District 2, Post 2 council seat in the March 29 runoff elections. Monferdini thanked her supporters on her Facebook page. “Thank you all for your support, your willingness to […]

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Upside and downside of 2016 Audi A3

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To say the 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet is a head-turner isn’t just a colorful turn of phrase. My first day in the A3 I saw more people stare at the convertible than I’ve witnessed during a test drive in quite some time. Was it the A3’s “brilliant red” paint job or was because the body […]

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