Marist wins county wrestling title

The 2015 DeKalb County Wrestling Tournament was held at Dunwoody High School Jan. 24. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  A dominating performance by the Marist wrestling team led to a DeKalb County wrestling title. Marist outscored runner-up McNair 220.00 to 187.50 to win its fifth overall county title Jan. 24 at Dunwoody High School. Lakeside came in third with 164.50 points, followed by Southwest DeKalb with a 138.00 score. Lithonia, last year’s county […]

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Checkers reopens in time for big game parties

Franchise owner Saleem Lakhani shows his recently reopened Checkers on Lawrenceville Highway, which may be among the first in Georgia to feature the new logo design.

A Checkers fast food restaurant that had been closed since 2011 reopened under new management in early January—just in time to provide snacks for football playoff games. Saleem Lakhani, owner of the Checkers on Lawrenceville Highway near North DeKalb Mall, said his may be the first in Georgia to have the chain’s new logo design. […]

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Brookhaven mom brings new nut butter to market

Georgia Grinders at the Decatur Farmers Market. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Jaime Foster loves nut butters, and she wants the world to love them too. Three years ago Foster parlayed her grandfather’s almond butter recipe into an enterprise churning out small batches of hand-crafted almond butter. The Brookhaven entrepreneur launched has now what she is calling Georgia’s first locally produced line of peanut butters. Georgia Grinders, […]

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Groups promote clean restrooms

Clarkston High School student volunteers explain what they learned from the videos presented. By a sanitary restroom advocate.

Since 2005 the German Toilet Organization (GTO) “Sanitation is Dignity,” campaign has aimed to break the toilet taboo while focusing on issues of toilet and waste management systems. Jan. 20-23 Thilo Panzerbieter, executive director of GTO partnered with Tom Keating coordinator of Project CLEAN, a restroom initiative in DeKalb schools, to learn about the issues […]

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The state of DeKalb: ‘Turning the corner’

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May introduced a “new covenant” to restore trust in government. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

“DeKalb County is turning the corner.” That’s what interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said during his second State of the County address, delivered Jan. 22 before government, business and community leaders. “Proverbs tells us [that] without a vision the people perish,” May said. “My vision for DeKalb County is a government that makes everyone […]

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Cell No! Residents win cell tower fight


There will be no cell towers on school property in DeKalb County.That’s the result of a four-year legal battle that began when the DeKalb County Board of Education voted in 2011 to allow the placement of cell towers on school property. In a Nov. 3 letter to the DeKalb County School District, a T-Mobile representative […]

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A new paradigm for education

Middle school science teacher Wesley Eisenberg reviewing material with students.

In 2011 a group of parents and educators decided to explore new options for education opportunities and created a hybrid of public and home-school education–Smoke Rise Prep. At Smoke Rise students bring a laptops each day and interact with virtual online teachers, provided by the Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) through email, telephone and online meetings […]

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Chamblee boys win third consecutive county swim title

Chamblee boys won the DeKalb County swimming title and set four DeKalb Swimming and Diving Championships records.

The Chamblee boys swim team set four DeKalb County swimming and diving championship records on the way to its third consecutive county title Jan. 24 at Dynamo Swim Club. Three of the records were all-relay events, including the 200-yard medley relay to open the day’s competition. The team of Nick Oh, Jacob Jordan, John Mitchell […]

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