35 years of MARTA History

Greenforest falls to St. Francis in title game

Greenforest head coach Nick Lagroone huddles his team together after the loss and tells them to hold their heads up. Photos by Carla Parker

No. 1 ranked St. Francis was too much for Greenforest as the No. 2 ranked team fell to the Knights 96-81 in the Class A Private title game. The loss was the second loss for Greenforest Eagles, which finished the season 27-2 record, its best record in program history. After the game, head coach Nick […]

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Program focuses on teen dating violence

Rita Mathis tells teens to watch for “red flags”—signs that unhealthy elements are creeping into their dating relationships.

    A young man loses his temper and hits his girlfriend. The next day he apologizes and sends her flowers. Should she forgive him? A teenage girl calls her boyfriend many times every day and asks where he is and what he’s doing. Is this a sign she really loves him? These are examples […]

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LaVista Hills, Tucker bills introduced

The maps for LaVista Hills and Tucker will be looked at by Georgia legislators after bills were introduced for both proposed cities.

The proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker will move forward without a completed feasibility study. State Representatives Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) and Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) introduced a bipartisan bill (HB 520) at the regular session of the Georgia General Assembly to incorporate LaVista Hills. A bill (HB 515) for Tucker was also introduced by Holcomb, […]

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2015 GMC Canyon serves multiple purposes well


I always feel at a bit of a loss in reviewing trucks since I don’t have a boat or trailer to hitch it to or massive cargo to haul. Still, I can tell you that the 2015 GMC Canyon SLE makes easy work of most things needing to be put into a 5-foot-2-inch crew short […]

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Resort developer to sue county

Architect Boye Akinola describes the proposed south DeKalb Panola Resort which has come under much scrutiny recently. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

The developer of a proposed resort for south DeKalb announced Feb. 28 that it will sue the county. “It’s time for the truth to be told,” said Carl McCluster, executive director of the APD Solutions neighborhood revitalization firm. APD Solutions is planning to develop a resort that would include an upscale seafood restaurant, steakhouse and tapas […]

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Fairytales come true through Enchanted Closet

Enchanted Closet president and CEO Bonita Johnson examines one of the hundreds of dresses donated to be given to 2015 prom goers. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

  Enchanted Closet’s mission of helping high school girls to be prom-perfect for their special formal night inescapably evokes the Cinderella fairytale of a young woman who thinks she couldn’t go to the grandest ball of the season until a fairy godmother appears and makes it possible. In this case, the “fairy godmothers” are dozens […]

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Coca-Cola bottle celebrates 100 years


The curvy Coca-Cola bottle kicked-off its 100th anniversary at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on Feb. 26. To celebrate “The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100” exhibit that will be on show at the museum through Oct. 4, Coca-Cola hosted a preview party that featured a debut musical performance, displayed famous paintings […]

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District ends early college contract

Board member Vickie Turner recognizes 2015 youth art and music appreciation month.

At the DeKalb County Board of Education March 2 meeting, officials terminated the Gateway to College Academy Charter contract. The Gateway to College Academy program was implemented in the school system for students ages 16-20 who have not been successful in traditional high schools and sought to gain college credits while completing their high school […]

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