Beach party returns to Decatur

Photos by Horace Holloman

    After a one-year hiatus, Decatur’s annual beach party returned. Sixty tons of sand, live music and a kid’s boardwalk were a few of the attractions at the Decatur Beach Party, an annual fundraising event for the Decatur Business Association (DBA). Last year, instead of the beach party, DBA officials decided to hold a […]

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Cedar Grove gets faster and bigger on offense


Cedar Grove’s football team has gained extra help on offense. Former Decatur High School running back Grant Walker and former North Clayton High School offensive tackle Maurice Campbell announced that they will play their senior years at Cedar Grove. Walker and Campbell both made their announcements on Twitter. “Due to family issues I am no […]

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New technology showcased in 2016 Lexus LX570

New technology showcased in 2016 Lexus LX570

There’s plenty of new in the 2016 Lexus LX570. The eight-passenger SUV has an array of safety features available for the first time including lane keep assist, wheel keep assist, dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision prevention and pedestrian detection. All those assists mean the driver will have help from the vehicles sensors, radar and other […]

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Trip to Phoenix should include museum stops

Trip to Phoenix should include museum stop

  Two days are not enough time to get to know a city. That was certainly the case for me during a swing through Phoenix, the jumping off point for a weeklong trip across Arizona. In those two days, however, I learned a few things—Phoenix has surprises in store for visitors and teased me enough […]

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Forest Park is St. Louis’s crown jewel

Forest Park is St. Louis’s crown jewel

If you are ever in St. Louis, Mo., and become homesick for Stone Mountain Park, visit the city’s 1,371-acre Forest Park.  Located approximately seven miles from the iconic Gateway Arch, the public park with free admission is the sixth most visited urban park in the United States and was the site of the 1904 Summer […]

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No place like home for aging population


  The generation that rocked to Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, protested the Vietnam War, demonstrated for civil rights and fought to revise societal assumptions about women is moving rapidly into retirement years. But there are indications members of the baby boomer generation, born in the 20 years that followed World War II, are still […]

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Horsing around at Little Creek Horse Farm

Horsing around at Little Creek Horse Farm

Danielle Warren has a special relationship with a horse named Scout. She rides him regularly, getting guidance from a team of instructors and when she’s not taking lessons she likes to volunteer and help those younger than her 25 years learn about being around horses. Warren is just one of the many adults and children […]

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Local car reviewers pick best family vehicles

Local car reviewers pick best family vehicles

Automotive journalists from DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties spent a day test driving cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles at Lake Lanier and evaluating how the vehicles performed as family cars. The event, held May 13, is the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association’s Family Car Challenge in which 23 vehicles were put through the paces […]

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