35 years of MARTA History

County demolishes blighted house

DeKalb officials and employees talk to residents in front of the Windy Ridge Way house in Lithonia moments before it was demolished.

For three years, Gerard Dyson has lived in the Windy Ridge Way neighborhood in Lithonia two houses away from an abandoned, burnt house. “It was here when I got here,” Dyson said. “It looks like a war zone; it looks like a bomb fell on the house,” said Dyson, a veteran. “It’s just devastating. It’s […]

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Saints hoping to come together as a team for playoffs

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  The regular season has ended for the Cedar Grove Saints baseball team, and it will be heading into a tough Region 4-AAA tournament April 14. The Saints (6-3 region record, 9-7 overall record) currently sit fourth in the region standings behind No. 1 ranked Blessed Trinity (11-0, 15-2), Westminster (10-1, 13-5) and Decatur (9-2, […]

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Former Brookhaven PR director responds to racial comments allegations

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  Rosemary Taylor released a statement April 9 in response to allegations that she made racial comments to two models at Brookhaven’s Cherry Blossom Festival. Taylor was relieved of her duties as the city’s communications director in wake of the incident at the festival. Below is Taylor’s statement in its entirety: “Let me say this […]

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Panthersville Stadium renamed to honor Godfrey

Some of Godfrey’s former players and supporters were at the school board meeting to celebrate his latest honor.

Former Southwest DeKalb High School football coach William “Buck” Godfrey won many games at Panthersville Stadium. The next time he enters the facility, the stadium will display his name—William Buck Godfrey Stadium. The DeKalb County Board of Education voted April 1 to rename Panthersville Stadium after the legendary coach. Godfrey’s family, friends and former players […]

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OPINION: SB129: Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?

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An opinion piece by definition should be a clearly communicated, well-explained judgment of a specific subject or topic. This is not an opinion piece. This is an attempt to form an opinion and an inside-my-mind assessment of both sides of the debate. I do not condone or support discrimination of any kind. SB129, commonly referred […]

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Brookhaven communications director fired

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Brookhaven Communication Director Rosemary Taylor was fired April 6, a week after she allegedly made racial comments to two models at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Brookhaven City Manager Marie Garrett said in a released statement that the city is searching for a new communications director. “Taylor was relieved of her duties as the city’s communications […]

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OPINION: Cities from Heaven?

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“Happiness is having a large, loving, close-knit family—living in another city,” comedian George Burns.It is, of course, understandable that rats will depart a sinking ship, and memories are still clear of the cads who took valuable spots away in the lifeboats from many women and children who did not survive the sinking Titanic, along with […]

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ArtHouse offers unique painting experience

Agnes Scott students painting their Scottish terrier mascot. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

Decatur ArtHouse brings guests together to experience a unique getaway that includes friends, paint and the option to bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) to help the creative juices flow. Guests paint on bare canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. Pallets range from landscapes and abstracts to creative renderings of animals, all conceptualized and produced by […]

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