35 years of MARTA History

Culinary curiosity leads to Buford Highway

Nasi padang

Whether her global travels or her zeal for cuisine that’s anything but pedestrian are the catalyst, Emily Allred has embarked on an unusual culinary journey. Allred and her husband Adam, both 28, began exploring ethnic restaurants and so far have dined at 100 in two and half years—all along Buford Highway. Allred, who blogs about […]

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DeKalb goes 1-3 in Battle of the Borders


The Miami, Fla./Dade County area has been known for breeding football players of great athleticism, talent and dynamic speed. DeKalb County got an opportunity to see those skills on display and unfortunately, DeKalb players could not keep up with the “fast kids” from Miami as the Florida teams went 3-1 against the Georgia teams in […]

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Sheriff’s office seeking murder suspect

Demetrius Carter

    The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad is requesting assistance from the public in locating Demetrius Eugene Carter.  Investigators have a warrant for the arrest of Carter, who is suspected of being involved in the shooting death of Kevin Antonio Barnes on Quincy Lane in Decatur on Aug. 16. Anyone who has information […]

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Brookhaven police searching for shooting suspect

Brookhaven police car2

Brookhaven Police are searching for a suspect who shot a person at ICON Lounge Sept. 1. Police responded to the lounge located at 2960 Buford Highway, shortly after 4 a.m. in reference to a person shot. ICON Lounge had just closed when the shooting occurred.  Brookhaven spokesman Maj. Brandon Gurley said the victim was not […]

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DeKalb Chamber presents Apex Awards to small businesses

Jerry Stains, second from left, and Robert Pidgeon, second from right, accept a Community Workforce Award on behalf of Inland Seafood.

“We have more than 15,000 businesses in DeKalb County that have 50 or fewer employees. We want to work with the chamber to support them and help them grow,” said DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May, in remarks at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Apex Awards Program. “We’re doing substantive things to make DeKalb […]

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Druid Hills community has municipal decision

Photo by Andrew Cauthen

When it comes to DeKalb’s cityhood trend, unincorporated Druid Hills has a choice to make: ask to be annexed into the city of Atlanta or maintain the status quo. A third option is to become a township, but that would require a change in the state’s constitution. It all began nearly two years ago when […]

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OPINION: The original social media


Almost everyone is active in some sort of social media these days; whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Flicker, Pinterest or any of the many other sites. We use social media as a way to stay in touch with family and friends; share photographs; keep up with news; look for jobs; announce engagements, births, marriages, […]

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Suspects indicted on shooting death of infant

Devin Watson and Marco Watson

The two suspects arrested for the May 10 shooting death of 9-month-old KenDarious Edwards, Jr. have been indicted. Marco Watson, 36, and Devin Thomas, 18, face eight counts, including felony murder, malice murder and violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act. The men are thought to have broken down the door of a […]

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