Arabia Mountain improves to a program best 3-0

Arabia Mountain quarterback Samad Noble takes an opening. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Arabia Mountain Rams made program history Sept. 2 with their first 3-0 start after a 35-20 win over the Redan Raiders at Hallford Stadium. The Rams’ high-tempo spread offense has garnered 119 points in three games. Arabia Mountain coach Stanley Pritchett said one of the team’s goals is to have one of the best […]

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Entrepreneur opens cool business

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Dion Page enjoys selling frozen treats in neighborhoods around Decatur. “I love kids and it really thrills me to see them so happy to see me coming,” he said. Page opened a Kona Ice franchise in April and says he’s never had a moment’s regret. Before buying the franchise Page operated a recording studio, but […]

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Emory plans annexation to Atlanta

A map of Emory shows potential boundaries for annexation. Photos by Horace Holloman

Emory University, located in unincorporated DeKalb County, is planning to annex into the city of Atlanta, school officials said in a statement Aug. 19. The move to Atlanta “has always been viewed as one of the most viable, long-term options and one that provides consistency and alignment relative to the University’s marketing and branding initiatives,” […]

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Post office honors fallen officer

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Joann Ortega Romero, sister of Francis Manuel Ortega—a Pine Lake police officer who was shot and killed while on duty—said her brother always set the path for her. During a ceremony at the Pine Lake Post Office Romero, along with the Ortega family and more than a hundred supporters, honored her brother’s sacrifice once again. […]

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Lakeside High band to play at 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Lakeside Band blue background photo by Lynn Kessler

Lakeside High School’s Viking Marching Band will be flying halfway across the Pacific Ocean in November to honor “a day which will live in infamy.” Lakeside’s Viking Marching Band will fly to Honolulu, Hawaii, to take part in the 75th Commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attacks on Nov. 25. According to David Fairchild, Lakeside High […]

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MLK High to march in ‘Superbowl’ of marching bands

Kings of Halftime will raise $400,000 to travel to Tournament of Roses Parade. Photos by Travis Hudgons

In early 2014, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School’s marching band began a journey that will end in Pasadena, Ca., on Jan. 2, 2017. MLK High’s marching band, also known as the Kings of Halftime and Marching Lions, are one of 21 marching bands and one of 12 high school marching bands selected to play […]

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Clarkston employee’s accusations dismissed in DeKalb County court

Mayor Ted Terry used social media to discuss the dismissal of charges filed by Clarkston City Manager Keith Barker on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Mayor Ted Terry addresses comments on Facebook   Clarkston resident Chris Busing’s battery charges involving city manager Keith Barker were dismissed Aug. 19 by DeKalb County Solicitor General Sherry Boston. The charges stem from an incident in October 2015 involving Busing and Barker outside of a Clarkston Business Association meeting. Attorney Catherine Bernard, who represented […]

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Avondale Estates approves rezoning request for future mixed use

South City Partners has proposed to build a mixed-use development, which features apartments, a parking deck and retail shops.

Avondale Estates is close to coming to an agreement with a developer for a proposed mixed-use development. At its Aug. 22 regular meeting, the Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners approved an application for a map amendment that would rezone the property at Sams Crossing and East College Avenue. The property will be rezoned […]

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