Former DeKalb football coach returns home

Georgia Prep Sports Academy founder Michael Carson, right, speaks with parents about the academy. Photos by Carla Parker

GPSA moves to DeKalb County   Former M.L. King and Avondale High School football coach Michael Carson is back in DeKalb County along with his Georgia Prep Sports Academy. The academy has moved from downtown Atlanta to a 35,000-square-foot building on Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur. Georgia Prep Sports Academy is a post-high school graduate […]

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Emory community mourns the loss of slain students

A packed crowd in Oxford’s Cannon Chapel came to honor the lives of two students who were killed in terrorist attacks in Bangladesh July 1. Photos by Horace Holloman

Students, faculty, staff and supporters at Emory’s Oxford campus walked in pairs to place flowers in a vase at a vigil to honor students Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, as well as 18 other hostages killed in a terrorist attack in a popular café in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The daisies, held together with florist wire, were […]

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DeKalb residents request better code enforcement

Marcus Kellum, center, director of beautification in DeKalb County, speaks to a crowd of participants as part of a panel discussion during the county’s annual DeKalb Neighborhood Summit. Photo by Horace Holloman

Longtime DeKalb County resident Robert Blackman grew up in a time when teachers, parents and community leaders had a no-nonsense attitude to wrongdoing or infractions. It’s that type of attitude Blackman says DeKalb County should adopt in regards to code enforcement. Blackman, along with others attending the annual DeKalb Neighborhood Summit July 9, expressed concerns […]

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Chester tabbed as new coach of Miller Grove basketball

Former Miller Grove assistant coach Rasul Chester is now the head coach of the boys’ basketball program. Photo from @MillerGroveHoop

  Former Stephenson High School boys’ basketball coach Rasul Chester has been named head coach of the Miller Grove High School boys’ basketball team. “Home sweet home,” Chester said. Chester, who spent one season with Stephenson, was an assistant coach under former head coach Sharman White from 2008 to 2015, and head coach of the […]

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OPINION: Journey brings out contrasts and similarities in culture


Fresh off a 10-day trip traveling throughout the African nation of Zimbabwe, I returned home with an invigorated spirit and fresh eyes. As I drove down the same streets I routinely traverse from my home in Stone Mountain through Clarkston, Avondale Estates and into Decatur; from Tucker to Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody and Brookhaven; from Lithonia […]

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Tucker grad explores Ghanaian roots

Aniya Hamilton said the best part about studying in Ghana is interacting with local children.

For many people, summer is a time to unwind. Whether it is by grilling on the back patio, hanging out by the pool or taking weekend trips to scenic destinations; summer is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy warm weather. This is not the case for Aniya Hamilton. Hamilton, a Tucker High graduate […]

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Crime wave cools in DeKalb County

Retired DeKalb County captain Roderick Morgan talks to a group of local youth about bullying and law enforcement as part of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy summer camp. East precinct Education Specialist Emmitt Jenkins said community programs help combat crime in the area. Photo by Horace Holloman

In 2015, officers in the DeKalb County Police Department (DCPD) east precinct were hit with what was described as a “crime wave.” A summer task force was established to combat the problem, centered near Lithonia. According to reports, it seems as though crime has cooled. From January to mid-June, crime is down in almost every […]

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Survey shows citation, plagiarism still an issue for higher education students

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The final word of a final paper is put on the page. As far as the student writing it knows, the ideas flow well and the copy is crisp. Without a doubt, it’s an easy “A” on a topic thoroughly researched and committed to memory. In the United States, this can all change when a […]

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