City of Stone Mountain being sued for alleged ‘civil rights’ violation

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A Decatur attorney has filed a class-action suit against the city of Stone Mountain alleging it illegally used speed detection devices during a period of three months, that resulted in the unlawful arrests. The lawsuit, which is seeking $50 million in damages, was filed Aug. 9 by Jennifer Watts. Watts alleges the city “knowingly” stopped […]

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Legendary Godfrey begins 30th season at SW DeKalb

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by Wade Marbaugh It is a milestone in various realms, such as a 30th birthday or 30th year on the job, which often foreshadows a wristwatch and retirement. Don’t talk retirement as DeKalb County’s winningest football coach, Buck Godfrey, begins his 30th season at the helm at Southwest DeKalb High School. “Unless the good Lord […]

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Led by quarterback McCrary, Cedar Grove looks back for bright future

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It’s the stuff of Friday Night Lights dreams. Down five points, seconds left, game on the line, 40 yards from the end zone, and one play to make it happen. In DeKalb, the safest hands in that situation belong to quarterback Jonathan McCrary, who is expected to eclipse the county’s all-time career-passing record this season–and […]

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Jamaica’s celebration of 50 years of independence makes for a great excuse to visit

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  Only a short plane ride from Atlanta sits the fifth largest island in the Caribbean. The indigenous people of the island named it Xaymaca, meaning the “Land of Wood and Water.” Now the island, Jamaica, is celebrating 50 years of independence from British rule. Over the centuries Jamaica passed through the hands of Spain […]

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Stephenson preparing for season opening Gridiron Challenge

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The Stephenson Jaguars step onto the national stage to open the 2012 high school football season as they take on Pine Forest High School of Pensacola, Fla., in the second of three games in the National High School Gridiron Challenge hosted by North Gwinnett High School on Saturday, Sept. 1. The game is set for […]

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Sneiderman arrested, indicted as accomplice in husband’s murder

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Andrea Sneiderman, the widow of Rusty Sneiderman, who was gunned down in November 2010 by Andrea’s former boss Hemy Neuman, was arrested Aug. 2 and charged as an accomplice in her husband’s murder. Neuman was eventually tried, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Now Sneiderman could face a similar fate if the case […]

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Behind the velvet rope: New program bestows celebrity treatment on unsung heros

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DeKalb County educator Deborah Broom-Cooley now knows what it feels like to be treated like a celebrity. In mid-July Cooley and her husband Henry Cooley Jr. spent a whirlwind weekend getting the royal treatment: a hotel stay, lunch with a local television personality, use of a luxury vehicle, consultation with a personal trainer, a yoga […]

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A penny saved: Transportation tax fails

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DeKalb residents and others in the metro Atlanta area voted to save their pennies instead of paying a one-cent sales tax for transportation. At stake in the vote was $6.14 billion of regional transportation projects selected by the Atlanta Regional Roundtable which represented Clayton, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties […]

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