Reconstruction in Georgia–the long road to recovery

Reconstruction in Georgia–the long road to recovery

Once the American Civil War–or War Between the States, as some prefer to call it–was over, the nation, especially the South was left with much to sort out. What was to become of the millions of former slaves who were then free? How should the government deal with Confederate leaders who had been in open […]

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Enjoying our national treasures

Enjoying our national treasures

  Those looking for inexpensive vacation ideas may want to consider perusing for more than 60,000 facilities and activities located in every area of our nation. Under the banner of are entities such as the National Park Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Smithsonian Institute and the National Archives. […]

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Marist gets first win over rival St. Pius in five matchups

Marist defeated St. Pius for the first time in five tries. Photos by Carla Parker

Marist senior football players can finally say they have a win over rival St. Pius X after a 13-0 victory Sept. 9 at home. The Marist War Eagles had previously played the St. Pius Golden Lions four times since 2008, and in each of those matchups Marist was on the losing end. In those four […]

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Arabia Mountain softball off to hot start

Arabia Mountain’s Myia Lewis, left, looks to steal home. Photos by Carla Parker

After their first playoff appearance in program history last season, the Arabia Mountain Lady Rams softball team is on track to make another playoff appearance this season. The Lady Rams improved their record to 10-3 overall and 4-0 in region play on Sept. 8 after an 8-0 win over Chamblee at Chamblee High School. Chamblee […]

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DeKalb County police partner with youth

The DeKalb County Police Athletic League partnered with local teens for a nine-week Midnight Basketball League over the summer. Photos provided

Officers with the DeKalb County Police Athletic League (PAL) used a nine-week basketball program over the summer to inspire teens to get off the streets and become productive. Through PAL’s Midnight Basketball League, teens ages 15 -19 played basketball and participated in workshops designed to teach life skills.Sonya Porter, executive director of the PAL board, […]

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Chamblee considers smoking ban in parks

Chamblee Parks and Recreation Director Jodie Gilfillan introduced a measure banning smoking in all city parks at an Aug. 16 city council meeting.

Chamblee city officials are considering a smoking ban in all parks within city limits following an Aug. 16 city council meeting. The smoking ban could come via an “Offenses and Miscellaneous” and “Parks and Recreation” ordinance that passed its first reading on Aug. 16 with the second reading scheduled for Sept. 20. “While creating park […]

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County schools explore options to address overcrowding


Firm hears public input on Cross Keys Cluster overcrowding, E-SPLOST projects   More than 500 students, parents, teachers and community leaders gathered at Cross Keys High School Aug. 25 to voice opinions on how to address overcrowded middle and high schools in DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Officially titled the Secondary Schools Facility Planning & […]

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Family sues Arabia Mountain principal, football coach


Arabia Mountain High School Principal Rodney Swanson and head football coach Stanley Pritchett have a legal battle on their hands. The two are being sued by the mother of a student who was injured during an off-season workout at the Lithonia school. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 22 by Michael Rafi. According to the lawsuit, […]

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