Brookhaven announces finalist for city manager

Brookhaven announces finalist for city manager

Brookhaven announced May 6 that Christian Sigman is the finalist to be the city’s second city manager. Sigman will succeed former city manager Marie Garrett, who resigned in January and reached a settlement with the city. Sigman will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the city and the management and direction of its 150 […]

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Jamba Juice offers nutrition-oriented fast food

Jamba Juice offers nutrition-oriented fast food

Jamba Juice in April held grand openings at five area stores, marking the brand’s expansion into the Atlanta market. Among the stores celebrating on April 23 was the store on North Decatur Road.  Ernie Young, operations director for the store—one of several operated by Aimee and Julian Peterson of For Pete’s Sake LLC—said the California-based […]

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Clarkston may crack down on smoke

Clarkston may crack down on smoke

At a “normal” city council meeting, it’s common to hear terms such as “agenda,” “minutes,” “quorum,” “budget,” and “ordinance.” During a Clarkston City Council meeting held May 3, it was more common to hear “vaping,” “flavors,” “e-cigs” and “nicotine.”  More than 50 people were present at Clarkston’s monthly city council meeting to protest an indoor […]

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Devin Olson’s header clinches state title for Decatur

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A day that started with making a difficult decision turned into a sweet victory for the Decatur Bulldogs soccer team. Decatur came from behind in the second half behind senior Devin Olson’s two goals to win the Class AAA boys’ state title. It was the program’s first state championship since 2003 and third in program […]

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County CEO position up for grabs

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  Two former state lawmakers, a frequent political candidate and a retired businessman want to be elected as DeKalb County’s next chief executive officer. Former state senator Connie Stokes and former representative Mike Thurmond join automotive services business owner Joe Bembry in the Democratic primary for the CEO’s position. The winner of this contest will […]

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Girls go the distance in state track meet

Girls go the distance in state track meet

DeKalb County did not have a team hoist a first place award at the Georgia High School Association girls’ track-and-field state meet in Albany on May 7. However, five teams—Marist, Cedar Grove, Tucker, Chamblee, Stephenson—finished in the top 10 of their respective classifications.  Marist finished second in the Class AAAA state meet with 62 points […]

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St. Pius goes it alone in baseball playoffs

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The St. Pius Golden Lions were the lone team from DeKalb County to play in the quarterfinals of the state baseball playoffs on May 10. St. Pius hosted Eastside May 10 in the Class AAAA playoffs for a best of three series. Scores were not available by press time. The Golden Lions advanced to the […]

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Rickey Gross leaving DeKalb athletics

Rickey Gross leaving DeKalb athletics

A familiar face will no longer be on the sidelines when the 2016 DeKalb County high school football season kicks off in August.  Assistant coach and equipment manager Rickey Gross moved to Monroe, N.C., to be the running back coach and equipment manager at Central Academy of Technology and Arts. Gross also will coach at […]

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