35 years of MARTA History

Dads’ Bucket List: Unique outings for dads and kids

Dads’ Bucket List participants recently collected more than 600 pounds of pears for donation to a local food pantry.

At a Little League game around two and a half years ago, Matt Boettcher realized that the friends he and his oldest son had made over the summer were likely to go back to their respective parts of north Atlanta, not to see each other again until the next summer’s games. He wanted to find […]

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County’s ‘convoluted’ purchasing policy revised

Left, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said an updated purchasing policy would help restore the public’s trust in government. Center, Scott Callan, the county’s interim purchasing director holds the county old purchasing policy. Right, May signs the new 38-page policy as clerk Barbara Sanders prepares to stamp it. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  With the stroke of a pen, DeKalb County’s “convoluted,” two-volume purchasing policy was reduced to just 38 pages. On Aug. 6, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May signed an executive order revising the county’s purchasing policy. The updated policy requires that “all things must be competitively procured unless exempted” and establishes a purchasing advisory […]

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New season features region, classification changes


Some teams moved up, and some moved down, but the 2014 season will still be filled with some exciting matchups in DeKalb County. The Georgia High School Association released the new classification list Nov. 18 and seven schools from DeKalb County were moved to a new classification for the 2014-2016 school years. Classifications are based […]

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Six new coaches take over football programs


Turning a losing football program into a winning program can be a difficult task for coaches, especially for new head coaches. Four of the six new head football coaches in DeKalb County are facing the challenges of doing just that as the season gets under way Aug. 22. The new head coaches that will be […]

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Another top recruiting class for DeKalb County

From left, Chauncey Rivers and Jonathan Ledbetter

For the past five years, DeKalb County has had hundreds of senior football players continue their athletic and academic careers at some of the top universities and colleges across the country. In addition, every class had players who were known as some of the top recruits in the country. This year is no different as […]

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First day of school at DeKalb County schools

A student boards a school bus Aug. 11 on the first day of school for DeKalb County. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Like any mass movement of people, the first day of school for DeKalb County Schools was a little chaotic. Parents at Evansdale Elementary reported students’ class assignments getting switched at the last minute. Tucker High School students were directed to homerooms first, and then schedules were passed out. “Today’s going great, actually,” said Tucker’s assistant […]

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OPINION: No…a deer


“I was standing up by then and she came right up to me and she was on her back hind legs and the hoof of her front leg went on my cheek, so she…she was attacking me,” said Avon Lake, Ohio, resident Cathy Krajny, following her hospitalization and an attack on her back porch by […]

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OPINION: The beauty within the beast


For all the negatives of DeKalb County, there are just as many, if not more, positives. Many of us, including the media, focus too often on emphasizing the negatives and give little attention to the many attributes of our county. DeKalb is home to Arabia Mountain, a National Heritage Site that dates back 400 million […]

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