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Panthers and Tigers meet to decide middle school championship

Columbia quarterback Justin Tomlin flees Tucker defenders. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Two undefeated teams will meet for the Trail to the Title Championship finals as the Tucker Tigers (8-0) host the Chapel Hill Panthers (8-0) at Hallford Stadium in Clarkston Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. It is only the second time in the history of the Trail to the Title series that two undefeated teams have […]

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Catholic educator ‘blessed’ to teach 25 years

Ruthie Patch, a teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, was recently named the school’s employee of the year. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

  Ruthie Patch said she loves her job as a second-grade teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School (IHM). “The children are fantastic. They’re all enthusiastic,” Patch said. “[Teaching] keeps me young, I hope. It keeps me on my toes.” Patch was named IHM’s Employee of the Year in October and will be honored […]

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Former school officials’ corruption trial begins

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Prosecutors in the corruption trial against former DeKalb County School District (DCSD) construction chief Patricia Reid and her then husband Tony Pope said the case is about three things: marriage, manipulation and money. Reid and Pope are accused of conspiring to defraud the school system of approximately $2.4 million through illegal construction contracts. Former Superintendent […]

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DeKalb basketball teams gearing up for upcoming season

Coaches and players from DeKalb County School District and private schools attended the media day Oct. 24. Photos by Travis Hudgons

  The Tucker High School gym was filled with new faces and excitement as DeKalb County basketball coaches and players talked about their expectations for the upcoming basketball season at the 2013 DeKalb County Basketball Media Day Oct. 24. Coaches and players from the 38 teams of the DeKalb County School District as well as […]

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Marist routs Stone Mountain in region play

Stephenson lineman Treikell Jones has his eyes set on M.L. King quarterback Roland Rivers (15). The encounter results in a sack. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  The Marist War Eagles rushed for 361 yards in the 49-7 routing of Stone Mountain Oct. 26 at North DeKalb Stadium. Quarterback Chase Martenson led the team with 99 rushing yards on 11 attempts and scored three touchdowns. Running back Griffin King finished behind Martenson with 67 yards on four attempts and one touchdown. […]

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Decatur man charged in grandmother’s murder

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A 23-year-old Decatur man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his 75-year-old grandmother. Decatur Police have arrested Marquis La’Vonta Freeman in the death of Shirley Kendrick. Police said Decatur Fire responded to a residence in the 200 block of Cambridge Avenue in reference to a medical call Oct. 29 just […]

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Druid Hills Charter Cluster petitioners respond to school district

Druid Hills High School and six other schools in the community could be part of the state’s first public charter cluster. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

  Supporters of the Druid Hills Charter Cluster (DHCC) said their petition is complete, meets the requirements of law and should be overwhelmingly approved by the DeKalb County Board of Education. “Georgia law and state board rule are very clear on the standards by which a charter cluster petition must be judged,” said Matt Lewis, […]

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Tamiko Lowry: ‘Still Standing’ after years of abuse

Tamiko Lowry, a domestic violence survivor, owns and operates The Still Standing Foundation, an organization for domestic violence victims.

July 9, 2007, is a day that Tamiko Lowry will never forget. That is the day when Lowry made the decision to leave her ex-husband after being verbally and physically abused for more than four years. Lowry said she was sitting at home and though, “I can’t do this anymore.” When Lowry’s divorce was final […]

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