‘Lynwood Integrators’ remembers first day of school integration

Gary McDaniel (center) was one of the first 17 Black students who integrated Cross Keys. Photos by Carla Parker

In 1965, the lives of Blacks students at Lynwood Park Elementary and High School were changed forever—some would say for the better, but majority may feel otherwise. When the DeKalb County School District integrated schools, it closed Lynwood Park Elementary and High school—an all-Black school in the Brookhaven area—forcing the children to attend neighboring White […]

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OPINION: Not affordable, not accessible, no surprise

Chamber head gives reasons DeKalb is tops for business

Katerina Taylor Chamber Door 2014

Site Selection magazine, an economic development trade publication, in 2015 for the third consecutive year named Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business. “Georgia is a regular top finisher in our annual analysis of state business climates,” Site Selection editor-in-chief Mark Arend said in a statement announcing the rankings. […]

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Volunteers clean park for MLK Day

A volunteer cuts weeds at Leila Mason Park Jan. 18.

Stone Mountain city officials, residents and volunteers gathered again for the city’s annual King National Day of Service project at Leila Mason Park Jan. 18. The volunteers honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by cleaning Leila Mason Park in Shermantown. Councilman Steve Wells, who co-organized the event, said the service project is a way […]

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Baseball players, coaches preparing for 2016 season

Players and coaches from DeKalb County baseball teams gathered for the annual Baseball Media Day at Tucker High School. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Some of the top statistical baseball players from last season hope to have an even better 2016 season. The players, along with their teammates and coaches, gathered Jan. 14 at Tucker High School for the annual DeKalb County Baseball Media Day. As a junior, M.L. King’s Darrius England finished second in the county in hitting […]

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County officials present legislative wish list to state leaders

Cop who killed unarmed man indicted

Robert Olsen

The DeKalb County police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man in March 2015 will face a jury in a trial. That’s the decision of a grand jury Jan. 21. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced that DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen will be indicted on two counts of felony murder, aggravated […]

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Marie Garrett to resign as Brookhaven city manager

Marie Garrett

Brookhaven City Manager Marie Garrett will resign from her position and will receive a settlement of $225,000 from the city. Garrett reached the settlement agreement with the city following mediation on Jan. 20, according to a statement from Brookhaven “The city of Brookhaven and Marie Garrett have resolved a contract disagreement to the satisfaction of […]

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