Decatur’s mayor: ‘Our future is secure’

Several Decatur employees were recognized  for their service to the city in 2014.

Decatur’s mayor told residents Jan. 27 that the city is in great shape. “Despite some short-term challenges, I assure you that our future is very secure. Even our biggest issues are the result of our successes,” said Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett, during his state of the city address during a meeting of the Decatur Business […]

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Decatur mom gets second chance at college degree

Jocquin Gude stands beside her sons Christopher and Jamahl Campbell. The family will all be enrolled in college courses this year.

Arizona Cardinals player Larry Fitzgerald has had more things on his mind than a Super Bowl ring; the wide receiver announced earlier this year that he wants to complete his college education. Fitzgerald partnered with the University of Phoenix to create the Focus to the Finish scholarship program, which allows nontraditional students another shot at […]

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Seniors get their own space in central DeKalb

From left, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann, interim CEO Lee May, Commissioner Jeff Rader and former CEO Liane Levetan celebrate the opening of the Central DeKalb Senior Center. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

With 45 percent of DeKalb County’s seniors living in central DeKalb, Commissioner Jeff Rader said there was a clear need for a new senior center. And that’s what seniors got Feb. 2 with the grand opening of the Central DeKalb Senior Center, located at 1346 McConnell Drive, Decatur. “I think that you’ll agree that this […]

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Church protests ‘worshipping in rubble’

Parishioners of Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Scottdale say their church won’t be able to survive in the middle of a DeKalb Housing Authority construction zone. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Members of Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Scottdale say they are worshipping in rubble. That’s the message approximately two dozen members of the church wanted to convey Jan. 30 when they protested outside the DeKalb Housing Authority in Decatur.   “We are here today protesting the injustice that is being inflected upon our congregation and […]

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Proposed South DeKalb city named Greenhaven

Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb announced Jan. 30 its new name for the proposed city.

Residents of unincorporated south DeKalb could soon be residents of Greenhaven, Ga. Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb announced Jan. 30 its new name for the proposed city. The group said they chose “green” because it is associated with sustainable life, and “haven” because it suggests a place where all life is valued, safe […]

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Activists demand #Justice4KevinDavis

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   Outside of the DeKalb County Courthouse on Feb. 4, a group sang a slow, somber rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Kevin Davis. A cook at Sawicki’s in downtown Decatur, Kevin Davis would have been 45. He was shot in the chest by a DeKalb County Police officer on Dec. 29 after calling 911 when […]

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Steve Dennis inducted into Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame

Columbia baseball coach Steve Dennis talks to his players during DeKalb County Baseball Media Day Jan. 15. Dennis was inducted into the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame Jan. 17. Photo by Ashley Oglesby

For 27 years, Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis has been a consistent winner. His consistency was acknowledged Jan. 17 when he was inducted in the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame. He was inducted alongside Bart Shuman (Valdosta High), Mark Clark (Bremen), Tim Osborne (MLB Scouting Bureau) and Clyde Miller (South Georgia College). […]

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Marist wins county wrestling title

The 2015 DeKalb County Wrestling Tournament was held at Dunwoody High School Jan. 24. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  A dominating performance by the Marist wrestling team led to a DeKalb County wrestling title. Marist outscored runner-up McNair 220.00 to 187.50 to win its fifth overall county title Jan. 24 at Dunwoody High School. Lakeside came in third with 164.50 points, followed by Southwest DeKalb with a 138.00 score. Lithonia, last year’s county […]

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