Week in Pictures

School Board members, Superintendent Michael Thurmond, past council presidents, Gladys Cook Scholarship recipients and their families, membership award recipients and DeKalb County PTA council board gather on April 16 for a scholarship and awards dinner meeting at Chamblee Charter High School

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Welcome tears of joy


We’ve become accustomed to seeing the tearful politician, usually the result of some involvement in a scandal or admission in wrongdoing. So it was refreshing to see a tearful governor last week announcing good news. Gov. Nathan Deal on April 16 signed into law legislation making it legal to possess cannabis oil to treat eight […]

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Lee May releases statement, calls for investigation

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said Commissioner Jeff Rader told him that he has “more power now than I’ve ever had.” Rader said that is not true. May photo by Carla Parker, Rader photo by Travis Hudgons

Interim CEO Lee May released a statement April 24 responding to reports that work done in 2010 at his former home was paid for by taxpayers. He also called on the FBI to investigate the report. Below is May’s statement: “When I assumed the position as Interim CEO for DeKalb County in July 2013, my […]

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Druid Hills softball player commits to Claflin University

Druid Hills senior Kayla Cato was a member of the Atlanta Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) team that won the 2013 RBI World Series title. Photo provided

After having one of her best softball seasons at Druid Hills, senior Kayla Cato will take her talents to Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C. The senior shortstop signed her national letter of intent April 15. Cato said Claflin has been recruiting her since she was 14 years old. “I played with some of the players […]

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Dunwoody sweeps county golf championships

The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats won its second consecutive county title.

Despite the wet conditions, the Dunwoody Wildcats set a county record with a team score of 300 to capture the 2015 DeKalb County Boys’ Golf Championship April 14 at the Sugar Creek Golf Club. The Wildcats, led by low medalist Peter Trask, had four players shoot under 80 on the way to the their seventh […]

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Southwest DeKalb alum ready for NFL draft

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Since his playing days at Gresham Park Football Association, Jonathon Mincy had dreams of being drafted into the NFL. His dreams could come true next week as the former Auburn defensive back expects to hear his name called during the 2015 NFL Draft April 30-May 2. The 2009 Southwest DeKalb graduate will be with his […]

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Kitchen tour promises peek at grand culinary spaces

The kitchen in Jack and Ninon Daulton’s home is on the Junior League of DeKalb’s Tour of Kitchens. Photos provided

Jack Daulton loves to cook, so when he and his wife Ninon built their home on S. McDonough Street in Decatur five years ago particular emphasis was placed on the kitchen. While one builder labored on most of the house, a kitchen designer, Matthew Quinn with Design Galleria, was brought in to breathe life into […]

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Sculptor tells stories through clay

The face of golfer Doug Sanders is about all that remains of the clay model created by sculptor Julia Knight. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

In the hands of Julia Knight, simple clay can become something monumental. Knight, a sculptor, uses her hands and tools she makes herself to transform clay into images of people, capturing their essence. But before Knight picks up the first piece of clay she spends considerable time learning all she can about why the persons […]

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