MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Spring cleaning for a great cause

Second Life owners Tanya Mahrous and Toby Tobias say the store combines their passion for helping homeless animals with their love of finding bargains into a retail concept.
Running out of space, the couple opened a second store in November 2013 for furniture and décor. Photos by Marta Garcia

It seems that spring is finally here. The cold days are over, the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. This is the perfect time to open the windows, let some fresh air in and make our homes clean, happy and efficient spaces. This also could be the perfect opportunity to donate unwanted clothes […]

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‘Seeing is Believing’ tour takes business leaders to several county schools

Towers High School Principal Ralph Simpson speaks to business and community leaders visiting his school as part of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s “Seeing is Believing” school tour March 26. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

They rode school buses, sat in classrooms, mingled with students and teachers, and ate food prepared by culinary students. Approximately 50 business, civic, community, political and higher education leaders participated in the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce’s “Seeing is Believing” tour of six schools in the DeKalb County School District. The goals of the program […]

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Dunwoody city manager accepts position in Johns Creek


Dunwoody City Manager Warren Hutmacher submitted his resignation at the end of the Dunwoody City Council meeting held on March 24. After serving more than five years as the first city manager for Dunwoody–he has been the only person to hold the job–Hutmacher moves on to become the new city manager in Johns Creek; his […]

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Emory-Tibet receives science initiative grant

monks and microscope and eisen

Emory University’s Emory-Tibet partnership recently received a $1 million grant from the Dalai Lama Trust to support the Robert A. Paul Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI), which helps integrate science into monastic curriculum. The university has been partnering with various Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and His Holiness the Dalai Lama since the late 90s. Only in the […]

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Miller Grove girls, Stephenson boys win county high school track championships

The Miller Grove girls’ track and field team won its first high school county title March 31.

After five hours of competition, the Miller Grove girls and Stephenson boys were the last teams standing at the 2014 DeKalb County High School Track and Field Championships March 31 at Panthersville Stadium. It was the first county track and field title for the Miller Grove Lady Wolverines and the seventh for the Stephenson Jaguars. […]

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Tucker’s Vince Byams wins 100th game

Tucker baseball Coach Vince Byams talk to his players after a game. Byams is the latest DeKalb baseball coach to win 100 games. Photo by Travis Hudgons

For the second time this season, a DeKalb baseball coach has reached the 100th career win milestone. Tucker High School baseball coach Vince Byams got his 100th as a head coach March 8 when the Tucker Tigers defeated Monroe Area 10-8 at home. He joins Redan’s Marvin Pruitt, Columbia’s Steve Dennis, Lakeside’s Bill Newsome, Dunwoody’s […]

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Suspended CEO Burrell Ellis in court for pretrial motions

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis prays with supporters before a hearing earlier this year. Photo by Travis Hudgons

With supporters in attendance wearing “I support Burrell Ellis” buttons, suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was in court March 31 and April 1 as his attorneys tried to convince a judge to dismiss the case. Ellis must answer to charges of bribery, perjury and theft by extortion in a 14-count re-indictment handed down Jan. […]

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Science teacher wins national LifeChanger award

Sureka Taylor, a seventh-grade teacher at The Champion School, is surprised March 28 by an assembly in her honor.

Sureka Taylor, a seventh-grade science teacher at The Champion School in Stone Mountain, didn’t know what was going on when she was led into the school gym filled with cheering students March 28. She thought she was being honored for being the school’s recently named Teacher of the Year. But she was wrong. Instead, Taylor, […]

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