More than 90 sign on National Signing Day

Cedar Grove had 12 football players to sign on National Signing Day. Photo by Carla Parker

DeKalb County had another big day on National Signing Day with 95 athletes signing to a college or prep school Feb. 4. Student athletes from DeKalb, including some from Marist and Decatur, signed with colleges across the country from Oregon, to Indiana, to Kansas State to Miami, Fla. More than 15 players signed to schools […]

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Druid Hills’ wrestling coach gets 500th win

Druid Hills wrestling coach Shannon Miller reached a milestone Jan. 20 when he got his 500th win. Photo provided

  Druid Hills High School wrestling Coach Shannon Miller put his name in the DeKalb County athletics record books with his 500th win Jan. 20. The milestone win came during a regular season meet against M.L. King and Charles Drew at Druid Hills. Miller said he felt a strong sense of accomplishment after getting the […]

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Sheriff’s operation nets hundreds of arrests

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann announces Operation Safe DeKalb, a multi-agency effort that netted more than 200 arrests. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Six murder suspects are off the streets of DeKalb County after a multi-agency effort to make a dent in the number of outstanding warrants in the county. By 4 p.m. on Jan. 30, Operation Safe DeKalb 2015, a two-week, “massive, highly successful countywide effort,” had netted 225 arrests, including 74 felony and 64 misdemeanors arrests, […]

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Brook Run Park gets makeover

Kids playing on the jungle gym in Brook Run park.

The Dunwoody City Council awarded a $72,000 contract to Complete Demolition Services, the lowest bidder for a contract to demolish a more than 50-year-old dormitory in Brook Run park. City staff recommended the contract not exceed $100,000, which included possible cost for cleanup. Brent Walker, parks and recreation director, said the demolition “will improve the […]

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OPINION: A good idea, and a really bad one

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As I have said repeatedly in this space, there are still a handful of things which DeKalb County does well. One of those is trash, and specifically, sanitation and waste management.  DeKalb owns and operates its landfills, as well as a large fleet of garbage trucks, recycling trucks and organic waste composting equipment. The largest landfill has […]

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Decatur McDonald’s employee named crew person of the year


  “Ms. Southern Hospitality.” That is what Carolyn Elaine Hayes is known as at McDonald’s in downtown Decatur. For seven years, her dedication to customer service has made her a staple not just at the restaurant but also in the community.  Her unwaivering service to her customers paid off as she was named McDonald’s Crew […]

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Buford Highway businesses want out of Doraville

Young Lee, owner of restaurant recently annexed into the city of Doraville, wants to be deannexed. Forty-four businesses are seeking to be back under the county’s less restrictive zoning laws. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Doraville may lose some industrial properties it recently annexed. On Jan. 27 the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution that supports the de-annexation of some of the commercial parcels annexed by Doraville last year. The annexation of 77 commercial parcels and 125 industrial parcels was approved when Gov. Nathan Deal signed HB 1138 […]

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OPINION: Police officer should accept responsibility, not ask for immunity

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In 2011 DeKalb County police officer Lynn Eshleman’s police dog, Andor, escaped his fenced yard and bit a neighborhood boy. According to the boy’s father, the child still has visible scars and is suffering emotionally from the attack. Following the attack, the boy’s father filed suit asking for compensation of medical expenses and suffering; he […]

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