Ex-ethics board chairman to run for Brookhaven mayor

John Ernst

Four days after resigning as DeKalb County Board of Ethics chairman, John Ernst announced his bid to run for mayor of Brookhaven. The Brookhaven mayor seat is up for election after the current mayor was sworn in June 9. Rebecca Chase Williams, the former District 1 councilwoman and mayor pro tem, was sworn in as […]

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Clarkston leaders organize school supply giveaway

Praise 102.5 radio personality Veda Howard poses with program director Christin Taylor, Councilman Dean Moore and pre-K student Victoria Johnson.

K.D. Moore Community Development hosted a basketball jamboree and school supply giveaway on Aug. 7 at the Clarkston First Baptist Church’s family life center gymnasium. The Clarkston-based non-profit aims provide opportunities that address physical, education, economic and financial wellness of children, seniors and families in Clarkston and throughout metro Atlanta. Program Director Christin Taylor, who […]

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Recruiting parity growing in DeKalb

From left, Cedar Grove defensive tackle Antwan Jackson and linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse, and Lithonia defensive end Jordan Smith are three of the top recruits in Georgia. Photo by Travis Hudgons

DeKalb is a county with many talented football players. Over the past 10 years, DeKalb has had high numbers on National Signing Day, including six consecutive years of 100 football players signing letters of intent. However, only a few teams have had large recruiting classes that feature top recruits signing to top Division I college […]

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New supper club brings entertainment and hint of mystery

Burn Social Club

A new metro Atlanta entertainment establishment borrows its style from yesteryear when it was illegal to partake in spirits such as gin and whiskey. Back during prohibition days, speakeasies sprang up in numerous places requiring potential patrons to know where to find these mysterious venues—some with no signage—and how to enter with a specific knock […]

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Nonprofit battles rising school supply costs

Nonprofit battles rising school supply costs

Communities In Schools of Atlanta (CIS) is participating in a statewide partnership with Walmart to collect donations of school supplies for at-risk students in more than 363 school districts nationwide. The nonprofit organization is partnered with DeKalb and Fulton counties’ public schools. Throughout the year CIS places staff members, called site coordinators, in schools to […]

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County commissioner to be reprimanded for ethics violations


DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson was found guilty of violating the county code of ethics, but avoided removal from office or a suspension.                       On Aug. 13, the DeKalb County Board of Ethics found Watson guilty of violating the ethics code when he voted for […]

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Third annual Battle of the Borders set for Aug. 29

Tucker, Marist, Stephenson and Cedar Grove will represent Georgia in the third annual Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Georgia and Florida high school football teams will go head-to-head for the third consecutive year at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston in the Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders Aug. 29. Four games are on tap beginning at 11:45 a.m. with the Marist War Eagles taking on the Coconut Creek (Fla.) Cougars. Marist, the only […]

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Which players could have breakout seasons?

Southwest DeKalb sophomore quarterback Justin Tomlin threw for 1,057 yards and had a 48.4 completion percentage last season.

There were a few underclassmen who put up high numbers on the stat sheets last season, and those same players are looking to take a step forward this year. Arabia Mountain had two wide receivers who burst onto the scene last season. Marcus Gay and Malick Mbodj were among the six top receivers in the […]

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