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MARTA makes changes to bus and rail services

MARTA has improved bus and rail services for riders as well as implemented a new fare evasion policy for bus riders.

MARTA riders may have noticed buses and trains arriving more frequently to pick up riders recently as the public transportation service rolled out service improvements. MARTA officials announced that bus routes were modified, which went into effect May 17, to improve service and on-time performance. Rail changes also went into effect May 19 on the […]

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Black clergy need to launch a prophetic political and social movement


Dr. Cornel West, an American philosopher and a specialist of religion, advises us that Black clergy and the Black church “are already playing an important, even if not sufficient, role in holding back the meaninglessness and hopelessness that impinges on large numbers of Black people.” In support of this observation, DeKalb’s Black clergy and churches […]

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DeKalb alums sign with NFL teams


The NFL draft went by May 8-10 without any DeKalb County alumni being drafted by a team, but a few players did sign with teams as undrafted free agents. So far, five players from DeKalb County schools have signed as undrafted free agents and have joined their new teams for rookie camps, which began May […]

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Marist, St. Pius win tennis state titles

Marist boys’ and girls’ tennis teams swept the Class AAAA tennis championship.

It was a sweep for the Marist tennis program as both boys’ and girls’ teams won the Class AAAA state tennis title May 10. Marist boys won their 14th state title in school history with a 3-1 win over River Ridge. The no. 2 doubles team of Eric Thompson and Chris Bertasi clinched the title […]

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Cedar Grove improves depth chart for 2014 football season


The 2013 season for the Cedar Grove Saints football team ended on a higher note than previous seasons with the team winning its first playoff game since 2010. The team is heading into its second season under head coach Jermaine Smith and after its spring game on May 16, Smith saw a few things from […]

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Three school board seats to be decided in runoff election


For the second time in two years, Marshall Orson has defeated Don McChesney for the DeKalb County School Board District 2 seat. Orson, the incumbent for District 2, received 60.95 percent of votes to McChesney’s 30.95 percent from 25 precincts. In 2012, Orson unseated McChesney with 61.65 percent of the votes to McChesney’s 38.19 percent. […]

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Teacher partners with Panola Mountain State Park for honey bee preservation

David Shipp, a local beekeeper for DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts’ Beekeeping Club, demonstrates a bee box at Panola Mountain State Park. Photo provided

A partnership between Panola Mountain State Park and a teacher at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts will result in more than 100 acres of park land being used for the preservation and keeping of honeybees. Rozalyn Todd, a gifted/discovery teacher at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts (DESA), has been keeping bees for the […]

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Incumbents lead results in primary election


Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson was optimistic late on May 20 after 112 of 189 precincts had been counted in the May general primary and special election. Watson, a former state representative, had a significant lead over Gregory Adams, a pastor and former DeKalb County Police officer. Watson had 65.69 percent of the votes, […]

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