35 years of MARTA History

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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Kenneth Brinson to compete in Youth Olympic Games in China


When Marist begins the new school year Aug. 27, one of its students will be competing in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Senior Kenneth Brinson was one of 17 athletes named to the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team in Track and field this summer. Brinson—a defensive end on the football team, a […]

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Old English village experience awaits at Barnsley Resort

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Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, presents guests with a dilemma—spend one’s time engaging in a number of exertive activities or totally chill out, enjoying the environment inside and out. One can’t go wrong either way. Located an hour’s drive north from DeKalb County, the 3,300-acre Barnsley Resort offers luxurious accommodations, a range of dining options and […]

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