35 years of MARTA History

Stephenson sophomore linebacker finishes in top defensive stats

“I hope to get stronger and even faster next year and lead the county in tackles,” said Stephenson’s Chancey Rivers

Before the 2014 football season began, there was a lot of hype surrounding a number of Stephenson senior defensive players, specifically defensive end Chauncey Rivers. Rivers and the other senior leaders lived up to hype, leading Stephenson’s defense to rate as one of the top defenses in DeKalb County football. However, there was another player […]

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Alterique Gilbert: ‘Focused on becoming a better leader’

Miller Grove junior guard Alterique Gilbert hit his 1,000th point Dec. 9

    Last season, Miller Grove point guard Alterique Gilbert played a major role in the Wolverines’ run to a sixth consecutive state title. As a sophomore, Gilbert averaged 18.0 points and 5.6 assists per game, and led all scorers with 25 points in the 2014 championship game. Now in his junior season, Gilbert is […]

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Commissioner Rader seeks to lead the board

There still is no commissioner for DeKalb’s District 5. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Commissioner Jeff Rader announces his candidacy for Presiding Officer of the DeKalb Board of Commissioners (BOC).  The BOC is required to elect a presiding officer at its first meeting of each New Year.  Rader is the most senior member of the BOC that has not served in the presiding officer position, according to a news […]

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Keep goodwill alive in 2015


As 2014 comes a close, many of us are riding waves of good feelings from the holiday season. Helping strangers in need and donating generously to causes we believe in have many of us wishing we could extend those feelings into the new year.Why not?There are a plethora of organizations right here at home that […]

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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is a mighty beast


  When the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG roars to life with its deep rumbling growl, it’s the first indication that those fortunate enough to be behind the wheel or a passenger are in for an outstanding experience. With a “hand-built” 6.3-liter 32-valve V8 AMG engine, the C63 produces 451 horsepower, which means it’s a mighty […]

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OPINION: Cuba beckons


For years I have wanted to go to Cuba. The rebel in me naturally makes me want to visit a nation where Americans are not supposed to go, but there’s also the appeal of a land that time has somewhat forgotten for more than half a century. Once a top vacation destination for jet-setting world […]

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Accountant offers tax preparation tips

CPA Lisa Robinson says now is the time to start organizing tax documents.

The holiday season is quickly followed by the tax season, the period during which individuals and businesses are to file state and federal income tax returns. While the 2015 deadline for both is April 15, there are things taxpayers can do now to reduce their tax liabilities and make the process easier, according to Lisa […]

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Sheriff’s deputies play Santa

More than a dozen children received Christmas gifts from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Irish Wright, of Stone Mountain, and her three grandchildren were taken to the DeKalb County Jail Dec. 17.But they weren’t in trouble. The family had been selected to receive gifts from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office as part of the sheriff’s annual holiday party. Approximately 15 children and their grandparents from Georgia Division of Family and […]

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