Decatur takes down Chamblee

Decatur’s Coby Webb tries to push off a Chamblee defender. Photo by Carla Parker

The Decatur Bulldogs got their first win of the season after a 19-6 victory over the Chamblee Bulldogs on Aug. 26 at home. Decatur was dominating in the first half, shutting out Chamblee’s offense from the end zone. Decatur found the end zone twice in the first quarter.Terrill Hall gave Decatur a 6-0 lead after […]

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Rings campaign successful for SWD girls’ basketball team


The Southwest DeKalb High School girls’ basketball team may get its state championship rings sooner than expected. After previous state championship wins, it would take more than a year for the team to get rings. However, with the help of the Southwest DeKalb alumni, the team could have the rings by the first game of […]

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Old office building demolished for future Emory Sports Medicine Complex


The old office building at Executive Park in Brookhaven has come down in preparation for construction of the Emory Sports Medicine Complex. Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club announced Aug. 18 that demolition had begun to prepare the site for the 90,000-square-foot state-of-the-art training and sports medicine center that will be used by the basketball organization. Emory […]

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Carver Hills development put on hold

Neighborhood rendering

Residents, neighboring city and timing delay five-year plan for 249 new homes Divided residents, a lack of study by council members and concerns from a neighboring city led to the delay of a zoning change for a new development in the city of Doraville. On Aug. 15, there was standing-room-only in Doraville’s city council chamber […]

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OPINION: Getting to a better tomorrow means learning from mistakes today


They are going to make mistakes. It’s practically guaranteed. High school and college students as well as young professionals are bound to trip up in big and small ways. Their mistakes may make the news, may be life altering or may jeopardize their finances and/or freedom. The start of the school year is the time […]

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City Schools of Decatur disputes overcapacity report


A recent article published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on City Schools of Decatur (CSD) capacity levels is misleading, according to district officials. Bill Banks, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stated in an Aug. 16 article that Westchester, Oakhurst, Winnona Park, 4/5 Academy elementary schools and Renfroe Middle School are over capacity. Banks also reported […]

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County attempts to fill 911 operator void

DeKalb County 911 operator Tiara Jackson takes calls from the Tucker operating center. Photos by Horace Holloman

It’s not hard for Erica White to think back to her best day working as a 911 operator in DeKalb County. While White was on the phone with an elderly woman calling to report a suspicious man at her front door, two other men entered the woman’s home. The elderly woman hid in her closet […]

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After Olympic Games conclude, the real games begin

After Olympic Games conclude, the real games begin

Days before the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games were to be held, I had already started to feel the dread. After days and nights of watching hours of swimming, diving, fencing, canoeing, gymnastics, volleyball, water polo, trampoline, weightlifting, track and field and so many other sports, I realized that my life was […]

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