MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Dunwoody football players sign athletic scholarships

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National Signing Day may have come and gone, but that did not mean the recruiting period was over for Dunwoody head football coach Jim Showfety. Showfety continued to look for the right colleges for two of his senior players and was successful as Aaron Alexander and Michael Adjekuko signed with the colleges of their choice […]

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STAR students, teachers recognized

Ross, Thurmond, Arabia Mountain High School Star student Fabian Flowers and STAR teacher Ella Davis

Seniors and teachers in public and private schools in DeKalb County were recognized Feb. 27 by the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program. Seventeen-year-old Adriano Iqbal, a senior at Druid Hills High School, was one of 27 students honored at the program sponsored by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and held at the DoubleTree Hotel […]

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Smart911 program launches in DeKalb

The 911 service in DeKalb County answers more than 1.2 million calls a year.

Imagine your house is on fire. You call 911 in such a panic that are unable to provide vital details. It would be great if fire, police and emergency medical personnel could get to your home already knowing all important information they need–how many people live in house, whether anyone has specific allergies or medical […]

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DeKalb school board could soon be reduced by two

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A bill that reduces the DeKalb County school board from nine members to seven is awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal. If signed into law, the bill, House Bill 979, would remove the two super district seats from the school board. The other seven districts would remain intact. Rep. Mike Jacobs, who sponsored the […]

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Southwest DeKalb’s Tyrus Taylor reaches 100 wins

Southwest DeKalb head baseball coach got his 100th win as a head coach Feb. 24 with Southwest DeKalb’s 4-3 victory over Grady. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Southwest DeKalb baseball coach Tyrus Taylor reached a milestone Feb. 24 after winning his 100th game as a head coach. The 100th win came with Southwest DeKalb’s 4-3 victory over Grady at Southwest DeKalb. In his nine years at Southwest DeKalb, Taylor has recorded a 100-94-3 overall record. During baseball media day Jan. 23m Taylor […]

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Southwest DeKalb girls’ soccer team adjusting after the death of longtime coach

The Southwest DeKalb High School girls’ soccer team is in its first season without longtime head coach George Smith Jr., who died last summer. The team is slowly adjusting to new head coach Joes Venture. Photo by Carla Parker

  On Feb. 13, the Southwest DeKalb High School girls’ soccer team opened the 2014 season with a new head coach for the first time in 15 seasons. The Lady Panthers previous coach, George Smith Jr., passed away July 20, 2013, from complications of a heart attack. He was 45. Senior Kieanna Stallcup, who played […]

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Bus dispatch supervisor would do job free

Even during his four years as a bus driver, Bernando Brown, now a DeKalb County School District dispatch supervisor, said he always dressed up for the job. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Bernando Brown wants to be known as a transportation professional. That’s why the 45-year-old worked to earn pupil transportation supervisor certification by the National Association for Pupil Transportation, a nonprofit organization which represents school transportation professionals. Brown is only the 49th person in the country to receive the certification since it was introduced in 1989. […]

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Mann sworn in as DeKalb sheriff

Chief Deputy Jeffrey Mann (center) is sworn in as interim sheriff Feb. 28 by DeKalb Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams in Decatur. Outgoing Sheriff Thomas Brown (right) is holding the Bible during the ceremony. Photo by Marta Garcia

Jeff Mann took the oath of office as DeKalb’s sheriff on Feb. 28 at the Stone Mountain Judicial Courthouse in Decatur. Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams administered the oath as outgoing Sheriff Thomas Brown held the Bible for Mann. Mann, Brown’s chief deputy and a former county attorney, succeeds Brown who stepped down to […]

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