MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Rails are the backbone of DeKalb’s communities

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As is the case with towns and communities throughout the world, railroads have played an important role in their collective histories. The same is true for the communities of DeKalb County. Early settlements in DeKalb were groupings of homes, farmsteads and dairies. There was little commercial development because of the difficulty of transporting goods. In […]

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Thousands of DeKalb voters participate in early voting

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More than 2,500 DeKalb voters have already cast their ballots for the May 20 primary election. According to the DeKalb Voter Registration and Election office, 2,545 ballots have been cast from April 28 through May 6, including 405 ballots that were mailed. Early voting is held at three locations across the county–at the election office […]

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Teens talk violence and social media at county summit

Interim CEO Lee May address the teens before the Teen Summit discussion on violence and social media.

Teen violence and social media were some of the talking points during a DeKalb County teen summit at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center May 1. The purpose of the summit, which was attended by more than 100 teenagers, was to engage the community to help adopt a commitment to ending teen […]

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OPINION: And a full salute to ‘Captain’ Herb Emory

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“Good morning and good driving to ya!”–legendary metro Atlanta traffic reporter “Captain” Herb Emory I first met “Captain” Herb Emory in 1974. I was a teenager, fortunate to have the opportunity to be interviewing the ‘faces’ behind the voices of Atlanta radio for a local kids program on WSB-TV 2. Back in that day there was […]

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Marist, Miller Grove wins girls’ state track titles

The Marist girls’ track and field team won its second consecutive Class AAAA state title.

  It was a first for Miller Grove and a second consecutive for Marist as the two track-and-field teams brought home state championship trophies. The Miller Grove Lady Wolverines won their first state title after outscoring Pope by one point, 60-59, to claim the 2014 Class AAAAA Girls’ state title at Hugh Mills Stadium in […]

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Four teams move on to Sweet 16 of state baseball playoffs

Dunwoody’s Chase Hawkins (no. 1) slides to second base.

  Four baseball teams from DeKalb advanced to the Sweet 16 after winning their first round series in the state playoffs. Defending Class AAAA champions Redan Raiders (21-6) went on the road to Lumpkin County and swept the Indians (19-9) to move on to the Sweet 16. The Raiders and Lumpkin County played seven innings […]

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OPINION: Teachers deserve our appreciation

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I spend a lot of time in schools. In fact, as an education reporter, I try to go to one or two schools each week. So I get to see a lot of educators in all types of schools and in all grades and subjects. Despite what we hear or read in many news stories, […]

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Man accused of killing wife gets new trial

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                                                A man previously convicted for murdering his wife in 2011 has been granted a new trial after a motion was granted by the Georgia Supreme Court on a technicality. According to […]

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