35 years of MARTA History

CDC official: Tackling Ebola could take ‘a long time’

A group gathered in front of the CDC on Sept. 26 to raise the awareness of the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

“CDC: End Ebola Now” was the chant of more than a dozen people Sept. 26 across the street from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The event was scheduled “to continue to raise the awareness of what’s happening in West Africa,” said Alpha Jabbie, the event’s organizer. “What’s happening in West Africa is […]

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Miller Grove’s Sharman White named to USA basketball coaching staff


Miller Grove High School boys’ basketball coach Sharman White was named one of the assistant coaches for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team. White will assist in coaching 53 of the nation’s top high school basketball players at the sixth annual mini-camp Oct. 4-5, the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, […]

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Andre Brown: quarterback of offense and defense

Columbia quarterback Andre Brown, who also plays safety, leads the county in quarterback statistics. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Football teams that have good quarterbacks usually have them playing just the quarterback position. However, that is not the case for Columbia’s Andre Brown. Brown plays quarterback and safety for the Columbia Eagles. “He’s our quarterback on offense, quarterback on defense, and quarterback in the locker room,” said Columbia coach David Edwards. Brown has been […]

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‘Yes man’ testifies against suspended county CEO

Former county procurement director Kelvin Walton testified against his former boss, suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

“Like a murderer.” That’s how the self-described “yes man” of suspended CEO Burrell Ellis described his ex-boss. The comment occurred Sept. 24 as former procurement director Kelvin Walton was being questioned by Lawanda Hodges, deputy chief assistant district attorney at DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, about a secret recording played in court. In his testimony, […]

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Franchise owners open Georgia’s first Happy’s Pizza

3 Owner Charles Benson and Manager Phillips

A restaurant chain whose corporate office calls it “a household name in Michigan,” recently opened its first Georgia restaurant on Candler Road, making Georgia the ninth state in which Happy’s Pizza is sold. The story, as Sherrie Handrinos who does marketing for Happy’s Pizza explained, started 18 years ago on a busy corner in northeast […]

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OPINION: Minimum wage, maximum effort?


  “I struggled to get through high school. I didn’t get to go to college. But it made me realize you can do anything if you want to bad enough,” Chick-fil-A founder, Truett Cathy, from a 2008 interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He died a billionaire, several times over and Chick-fil-A, the company he […]

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Tour Tasty way to experience Charleston

Plates of fried green tomatoes, fried pickles and corn bread were presented at the Virginia’s tour stop.

There are plenty of ways to experience and learn about Charleston, S.C. A culinary tour happens to be one of the tastiest. On a recent visit to the low country, I participated in a tour that focused as much on some of Charleston’s most mouth-watering offerings as its rich history. The Upper King Street Culinary […]

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Why the need for ethics training and review boards


With all the recent ethics violations and complaints in not only DeKalb but nationally and internationally, it seems that there is almost an epidemic of unethical behavior. It seems as though it is expected; our society has accepted it and created review boards to address the most egregious offenses. The mere existence of ethics review […]

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