35 years of MARTA History

Officer hospitalized for multiple bee stings

John Ritch_K9 Grizz

A Brookhaven Police officer was expected to be released from the hospital Sept. 25, a day after he was attacked by multiple yellow jackets. While trying to catch a suspect, Officer John Ritch stepped on a yellow jacket nest. He and his K-9 dog Grizz were stung multiple times. Ritch was stung more than 50 […]

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Stone Mountain Woman’s Club celebrating 85 years

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When the freight train traveled through Stone Mountain in the early 1900s, it would leave behind debris such as cotton and soot. After tiring of seeing all the mess left behind, 11 women decided to come together to clean up the town. They went from cleaning the train debris to cleaning up the cemetery, the […]

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CEO Ellis: ‘Cut the contract’

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Witness after witness in the corruption trial against DeKalb’s suspended CEO have testified that the Burrell Ellis threatened to cut the contracts of those who did not return his phone calls about campaign solicitations. One of those witnesses on Sept. 22, was Chris Morris, director of the county’s community development department. According to Morris, Ellis […]

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Dunwoody volleyball preparing for postseason run

Junior Lisa Gardner leads the team in digs with 169.

Losing in the semifinals of the Class AAAAA state volleyball playoff last season left a bad taste in the mouths of the Dunwoody High School volleyball team. Since then, they have worked to get better and make another run in the playoffs. The team now looks poised to do that with a 29-3 regular season […]

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Clarkston cross country hopes to establish a winning culture

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It has been awhile since an athletic team from Clarkston High School has won a state championship. The school has four team championships— two in boys’ basketball (1940, 1964) and two in girls’ track (1989, 1990). The school also has individual state champions in wrestling, including recent champion Terrance Gaddy (2008, 2009). However, the school […]

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50th anniversary of Wilderness Act celebrated locally

Woodlands Garden Executive Director Claire Hayes, right, assists at a community garden near Decatur High School with Woodlands volunteers and master gardeners Dolly Moy, left, and Janice Whitener.

Some 48 years ago, physician Chester Morse promised his bride, Eugenia (Gene), that something would always be blooming for her on the Decatur property that was their new home. A little more than 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act, establishing the National Wilderness Preservation System. Those bits of […]

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Sunday voting approved for three locations

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The DeKalb County Board of Registration & Elections has approved early voting locations in DeKalb County for the upcoming general and special elections. Sunday voting will be an option at the central election office, Gallery at South DeKalb Mall and Chamblee Civic Center. In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 election will be as follows: […]

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OPINION: Making DeKalb work better for all of us

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I live, work, play and worship in DeKalb County. I like being in DeKalb County. I enjoy meeting people in various parts of the county and going into fancy modern homes or remodeled mid-century ranch houses. I enjoy Stone Mountain Park, the many restaurants and, most importantly, the many diverse, talented and interesting people I […]

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