Jaguars move into Class AAAAA state quarterfinals


The No. 9 ranked Stephenson Jaguars moved on to the next round of the playoffs with a victory in the Class AAAAA state high school football playoffs on Nov. 23. The Jaguars knocked off No. 3 ranked East Paulding 35-7 on the road in the Boneyard behind running back Evan Jones second consecutive 100-yard rushing […]

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GPC cancels fall graduation ceremony, doesn’t reimburse student fees

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  David Schick, editor of Georgia Perimeter College’s (GPC) student newspaper The Collegian, said the college’s fall graduation ceremonies have been canceled and students haven’t been offered a reimbursement of their graduation fees. Schick said students and officials received an email Sept. 21 from Interim President Rob Watts, who was appointed during a budget crisis […]

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Church member files lawsuit against pastor of Greenforest church


A filed lawsuit against Greenforest Community Baptist Church, Inc., its pastor, deacons and bylaws committee contains allegations of a power struggle and misuse of church funds. The lawsuit was filed in October by attorney Sylvia Goldman, a minister at the church. According to the lawsuit, the defendants have proposed changes to the church’s current bylaws […]

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Children taken by noncustodial mother will remain with her

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A woman accused taking her four children to Texas in violation of a child custody agreement will keep the children for now. Melisa Ivey, of Carrollton, TX, appeared in court Nov. 19 for a hearing on her emergency petition to change custodial custody of her children ages 14, 12, 11 and 10. The children were […]

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Dunwoody councilwoman admits to leaking information, apologizes

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After an investigation lasting more than nine months and costing taxpayers nearly $50,000, a Dunwoody City councilwoman has admitted to leaking information from executive city council sessions. In a Nov. 30 letter, Councilwoman Adrian Bonser admitted to leaking information from an executive session but said that at the time she was unaware that she was […]

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McCrary becomes DeKalb County’s all-time career passing leader


Cedar Grove senior quarterback Johnathon McCrary became DeKalb County’s all-time career passing yardage leader during Cedar Grove’s playoff loss to Buford on Nov. 16. McCrary passed for 267 yards and one touchdown and hit on 25 of his 32 passes to bring his career total to 9,025 yards. He finishes with 2,927 yards on the […]

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OPINION:Secession? Didn’t Georgia try that about 150 years ago?


Some of the folks who are unhappy about the outcome of this year’s national election are taking some pretty extreme measures—including screaming for secession. That’s right, secession—the solution that slave owners in the mid-19th century sought to the “tyranny” of the federal government. Remember how that worked out? America fought the bloodiest war in history […]

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Doraville searches for new city manager


Last year voters in Doraville passed a referendum allowing the city to change its form of government to one with a part-time mayor and a full-time city manager. Doraville is one of the last cities in DeKalb County to convert to such a form of government. The change means that Mayor Donna Pittman will share […]

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