County ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses

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DeKalb County is ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses. “We were prepared for this,” said Probate Court Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh. “The highest court in the land has ruled on the issue, and it is up to rest of the judiciary to follow the law and accommodate the citizens of each jurisdiction.” The U. S. […]

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Decatur residents win Pedals 4 Professionals video contest

From left, Paul Ficklin-Alred, an Emory University staff member, and Nathan Scronce, a video production company owner, won a video contest about cycling to work. Photo provided

by Justin Beaudrot Decatur residents, Paul Ficklin-Alred and Nathan Scronce, teamed up for Canada-based Reliance Foundry’s annual, multi-national Pedals 4 Professionals video contest. In recognition of Bike to Work Week, Pedals 4 Professionals receives video submissions of participants’ stories of how and why they bike to work, and reward the winning contestants with $5,000 toward […]

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Sueño Alianza tour stops in DeKalb County

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Soccer players from across the southeast convened at Wade Walker Park to compete in front of top scouts from Mexico and the United States. The Powerade Sueño Alianza tour took place in Stone Mountain Park June 20-21. More than 400 players participated in the free tryouts on June 20. Rafa Calderon, the national director of […]

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Brookhaven appoints interim city attorney

Brookhaven Councilman Bates Mattison (right) speaks with Interim City Attorney Chris Balch.

Chris Balch of Balch Law Group in Atlanta was named Brookhaven’s interim city attorney June 19 after a 3-2 vote by the city council. Mayor Rebecca Chase-Williams said Balch was recommended to her by Susan Moore, chief council of the Georgia Municipal Association and by other attorneys. “I think it is an advantage that Mr. […]

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Decatur resident reaches century mark

Decatur resident Sadie Sims turned 100 years old on June 21. Her family celebrated the century mark at Omega World Center in Decatur. Photo by Carla Parker

While most families gathered June 21 to celebrate Father’s Day, Sadie Sims’ family gathered to celebrate her 100th birthday. Sims, who lives in Decatur, was celebrated by her seven remaining children, 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and others whose lives she has influenced throughout her 100 years. “It feels good,” Sims said of […]

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Stone Mountain man missing

Thomas Walker

Stone Mountain police are looking for an elderly man who has been missing since June 20. Thomas Walker Jr., 83, was last seen at 601 Mountain Springs Drive in Stone Mountain. He suffers from dementia and has diabetes, according to police. Walker is a Black male with brown eyes and a bald head. He was […]

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Sharman White wins gold with USA U16 National Team

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Miller Grove basketball coach Sharman White can now add “gold medal winner” to his resume. White was an assistant coach on the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team that won the FIBA Americas Championship June 14. USA (5-0) came back from a 20-point second quarter deficit to defeat Canada (4-1) 77-60 and win gold. […]

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Former NFL players work with high school players

Offensive linemen work on different techniques at a camp featuring former NFL players.

Towers High School alum and NFL veteran Julius Williams came back to his hometown to teach young athletes football and life skills. Williams, a seven-year NFL and CFL veteran, founded “Battle of the Trenches ATL,” a free 5-on-5 Pass Rush camp for offensive and defensive linemen and mentoring program designed to help at-risk youths develop […]

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