DeKalb officials welcome a king

From left, DeKalb County Commissioners Larry Johnson and Jeff Rader welcome Oba Adejuyigbe and members of his entourage.

DeKalb County officials welcomed a king to their offices Feb. 13. His Royal Majesty Oba Adejuyigbe Edundjobi Adefunmi II of Oyotunji African Village visited DeKalb County where commissioners presented him with a proclamation recognizing the 10-year anniversary of his coronation. The Oyotunji African Village is a village founded by Oba Adejuyigbe’s father in 1970 in Beaufort […]

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Student service projects to be awarded


Dozens of DeKalb and Fulton County students will be honored at Communities in Schools of Atlanta’s 11th annual Choose Success awards dinner on April 30 for service projects they’ve established for their communities. “Our children are not victims. In fact in this globally connected world they have to be stalwart leaders because, even as poor […]

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Organization working to improve the health in underserved areas

Immunization clinic Petit Goave Haiti (1)

For more than 40 years, Global Health Action has followed through on its mission to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities in underserved areas. Global Health Action, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based out of Decatur, fulfills that mission though community-based health programs and livelihood opportunities. In 1972, Dr. Ada Fort and Virginia Proctor, […]

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Decatur holds first game in newly renovated gym

Mayor Baskett does the tip-off to start the game.

What was once a small gym known as the “match box” is now a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose gymnasium. Decatur held its first youth basketball game at the newly renovated Ebster Recreation Center Feb. 11. The recreation center is a part of the redeveloped Beacon School complex at 420 W. Trinity Place. The complex also houses the […]

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Stephenson sweeps middle school championship

Stephenson swept the middle school championship with both boys and girls winning titles. Photos by Carla Parker

Stephenson Middle School took home to basketball titles after both boys’ and girls’ teams won the DeKalb Middle School championship Feb. 15. The undefeated and defending champions Stephenson Lady Jaguars defeated Cedar Grove 43-38, and the boys’ team knocked off Miller Grove 44-35. The girls got it started early with a big first quarter performance, […]

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Columbia girls, Miller Grove boys win DeKalb County JV championships

Columbia won the girls’ junior varsity title. Photos by Carla Parker

  A dominating first half performance led to DeKalb County junior varsity basketball championship titles for Miller Grove boys and Columbia girls. Columbia topped Southwest DeKalb 49-37 to claim the girls’ title, and Miller Grove boys defeated Lithonia 42-34, winning their second consecutive title. Miller Grove coach Rasul Chester said the win was a whole […]

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Autopsy inconclusive in death of Southwest DeKalb alum

Lauren Jones

Medical examiners have not yet discovered what caused the death of Lauren Jones after the autopsy was inconclusive, according to The Oregonian. Jones, 18, who was a freshman at the University of Oregon and a member of the acrobatics and tumbling team, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 17 after requiring medical attention, according to the school. […]

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Southwest DeKalb alum Lauren Jones dead at 18

Lauren Jones

The Southwest DeKalb High School community is mourning the loss of 2014 graduate Lauren Jones. Jones, who was a freshman at the University of Oregon and a member of the acrobatics and tumbling team, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 17 after requiring medical attention, according to the school. “This is a terrible and sudden loss for […]

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