35 years of MARTA History

Hundreds protest Missouri police shooting

A Decatur rally organized via social media sites draws a large crowd protesting a police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Hundreds showed up at a Decatur rally Aug. 14 protesting the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., by police. People held signs that read “Don’t shoot,” “Veterans 4 Justice,” and “Justice for Mike Brown,” referring to the man who was shot after an officer encountered him and another man on the […]

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Brookhaven: Most exciting place in Georgia


If you are looking for somewhere to have a good time, then Brookhaven is the place to be, according to a real estate blog. Movoto.com ranked Brookhaven as the most “exciting place” in Georgia, ahead of Atlanta, which came in at No. 2. Decatur also made the list coming in at No. 7. Natalie Grigson, […]

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Defense stands out in Tucker, Stephenson preseason game


Preseason games give coaching staffs the opportunity to evaluate their teams outside of practice and against competition to see where the team is before the season starts. Both Tucker’s and Stephenson’s coaching staffs saw their defense play well, but the offense units struggled in the Aug. 16 preseason game. The Stephenson Jaguars defeated the Tucker […]

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Gas South funds $100,000 benefit for fallen officers

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said a restored life insurance program for fallen officers “will have a huge impact” for police officers and their families.

When DeKalb County Police Officer Ivorie Klusmann died a year ago in the line of duty, his family did not receive the full death benefit that other families had received in the past. That’s because the DeKalb Police Alliance, which once provided a $100,000 benefit for officers’ families, no longer had enough funds. Klusmann’s family received approximately […]

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Wi-Fi hotspots coming to Buick this summer


Those in the market for a new car who want an automotive environment with its own round-the-clock mobile Wi-Fi hotspot may want to make a beeline to a Buick dealership. Buick officials are boastful that all 2015 Buick models available this summer will be equipped with a high-speed OnStar 4G LTE hotspot that stays with […]

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Nomophobia: Where’s my phone?


Nomophobia. You probably have never heard the word before, but you know what it is. It’s that condition that causes you to text and drive. Or read an email on your cellphone while crossing a street. Or check messages on your device while on a date with your significant other who is also checking messages […]

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New ethics complaints filed against commissioner


  Less than a week after DeKalb County’s ethics board dismissed a complaint against county Commissioner Jeff Rader, a new one has been filed against him. The complaint was filed Aug. 18 by Warren Mosby, a DeKalb resident and senior consultant with HSI Systems & Consultants. In his complaint, Mosby alleges that Rader failed “to […]

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Ebola, Emory, the CDC and you


  “We know how to stop Ebola. –Dr. Thomas Frieden, director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on NBC News, Sunday morning, Aug. 3.   I believe you, Dr. Frieden, but until last month I also believed that our CDC knew how to handle and secure anthrax and smallpox. I am not […]

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