MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Cityhood may be dead in DeKalb, at least for this year

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With only three days left in the legislative session and three proposed areas vying for cityhood, the House Governmental Affairs Committee tabled any vote on new municipalities March 12. The proposed cities of Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker all appeared before the committee in the past two weeks. For the past year, the cityhood debate has […]

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COLUMN: What Michael Sam’s announcement means for young gay athletes

Michael Sam

As I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline the night of Feb. 9, I saw a tweet from ESPN’s SportsCenter that read, “BREAKING: Missouri DE Michael Sam, SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year, says he is gay; could become first openly gay NFL player.” After reading that tweet, the first thing that came to my mind was, “good […]

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School inclement weather plan not just about making up snow days

The DeKalb school board voted March 3 to add three days to the current academic year to make up for snow days. Photo by Travis Hudgons

A DeKalb County School District inclement weather plan is not simply about making up snow days, School Superintendent Mike Thurmond told school board members March 3. Thurmond said he is more concerned about the growth and achievement of DeKalb students. “My question was not how we can add back six days, because I don’t think […]

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Demise/resurrection of a restaurant: Couple share the struggles and pitfalls of eatery ownership

Rayshawn and Christie Lathan. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

Opening of a new restaurant is a celebratory time for owners. But when things don’t turn out as planned, shuttering the doors can be difficult and painful. Rayshawn and Christie Lathan know this all too well. On Valentine’s Day, the couple put a sign on the door of Nacho Mama’s Street Taqueria on Lawrenceville Highway […]

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Tucker city supporters go before legislators

The proposed map of the city of Lakeside is displayed before the city of Tucker hearing. Photo by Carla Parker

A day after the Georgia Senate adopted legislation to allow a referendum on incorporation of the proposed city of Lakeside, supporters of the proposed city of Tucker went before state legislators to ask for similar endorsement. At the Feb. 27 public hearing, supporters of House Bill 677 spoke to the House Governmental Affairs Committee about […]

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Tying the Knot: Mary Britt & Bruce Hinton

The laughs continued when Bruce’s brother and groomsman Joseph Hinton started his toast with a song.

He’s in the underwriting department at BB&T bank and also in the U.S. Army Reserve. She’s a registered nurse case manager at UnitedHealthcare.   How they met They attended Southwest DeKalb High School, but only one of them recalls the other. Bruce had a crush on Mary but was too shy to speak to her. […]

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Dunwoody football players sign athletic scholarships


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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