School board hires lawyers to address accreditation


The DeKalb County Board of Education has hired a law firm to represent it when it meets with the state board of education about its accreditation problems. Without comment during the special called Feb. 1 meeting, the county school board voted 6-1 to hire the law firm of Wilson, Morton & Downs to represent it. […]

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Chamblee ends Lakeside’s nine year reign

Chamblee team

The Chamblee Bulldogs won the 2013 DeKalb County Boys’ Swimming and Diving Championships 263-212 over the Lakeside Vikings, bringing an end to the nine-year championship reign by the Vikings at Dynamo Swim Club in Chamblee on Jan. 26. Caleb Wikle got the Bulldogs off to a great start by winning the one meter diving title […]

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DeKalb baseball teams hoping to make a run in the playoffs this season


  Opening day for the 2013 DeKalb County baseball season is Feb. 16 and some of DeKalb’s top baseball programs have high expectations of having success in the postseason. Last season, four teams from DeKalb — Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Redan — reached the playoffs and all lost in the first round. The last […]

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DeKalb students ski for first time


While DeKalb County waited for a predicted icy weather event that never materialized, approximately 60 Knollwood Elementary students traveled to North Carolina to go skiing for the first time. The students, joined by approximately 30 parents, school leaders and ski club volunteers, went skiing Jan. 26 at the Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley, N. […]

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Barber class gives students something to ‘fall back on’

Barber School 168

On a Friday morning at DeKalb High School of Technology South (DHSTS) it seems like a normal day except each time a door a few hundred yards away from the main office opened, R&B music briefly flooded the otherwise quiet hallway. The music was coming from the school’s barber shop, where students come each day […]

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Marist rallies to pass Southwest DeKalb for DeKalb County wrestling title

Marist wrestling

The Marist War Eagles swept the final three championship matches to get past Southwest DeKalb 223-210 to win the 2013 William S. Venable DeKalb County Wrestling Championship at Tucker High School on Jan. 26. Wins by Kenneth Brinson in the 195-pound division, Jack Trainor in the 220-pound division and Steven Wallace in the 285 division […]

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Full Text: CEO Burrelll Ellis’ 2013 State of the County


2013 State of the County Address DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis 1-29-2013 THE STRUGGLE OF A GREAT COMMUNITY To the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, judiciary, constitutional officers, members of the Georgia General Assembly and the United States Congress, Mayors, and all elected officials with us today; To the Executive Cabinet and other senior members of […]

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Is success in our stars or in ourselves? Good People asks age-old questions


How much of our life is determined by our own choices and how much is blind luck? Had we made a different choice at some critical juncture in our lives, how might it have changed everything? Are decent, ethical people only decent when being so poses no threat to their lifestyle or wellbeing? Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

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