MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Old English village experience awaits at Barnsley Resort

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Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, presents guests with a dilemma—spend one’s time engaging in a number of exertive activities or totally chill out, enjoying the environment inside and out. One can’t go wrong either way. Located an hour’s drive north from DeKalb County, the 3,300-acre Barnsley Resort offers luxurious accommodations, a range of dining options and […]

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Commissioners approve $10M to restart watershed projects


Construction along Candler Road and other areas of the county should begin again after the DeKalb Board of Commissioners approved Aug. 12 approximately $10 million in contracts. Work on several areas on the county’s billion-dollar watershed capital improvement projects (CIP) had been stopped for up to two months because of the way the contracts were […]

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Residents hold ‘night out against crime’

DeKalb Police officers stand outside a SWAT vehicle during National Night Out. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Thousands of residents participated in more than a dozen National Night Out events Aug. 6.“I hope that our residents get the fact that they are a part of the solution when you’re talking about addressing crime and…the realities of DeKalb County communities and streets,” said interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May during an event at […]

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Local robotics team endures 26-hour event

Several DeKalb County youth are members of Team Reboot (#4080), a robotics team which recently traveled to West Virginia for a 26-hour competition. The robot, which was designed, programmed and constructed by the team, competed in alliances with other robots to score points in a game created for robots. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

MORGANTOWN, WV—For a consecutive 26 hours and 14 minutes, a group of metro Atlanta students tweaked, repaired, tested and charged their robot and competed in multiple matches. Team Reboot, based out of the My Inventor Club machine shop which is located in Atlanta and composed of several DeKalb County homeschool students, competed in the Aug. […]

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Arabia Mountain RamsHead coach: Stanley Pritchett (2nd season) • Region: 6-AAAA2013 record: 7-3 Outlook: After making history with their first winning record, the Arabia Mountain Rams look to build off last year’s success under second-year coach Stanley Pritchett. The Rams will have to do that in a new region and with a number of young […]

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Dads’ Bucket List: Unique outings for dads and kids

Dads’ Bucket List participants recently collected more than 600 pounds of pears for donation to a local food pantry.

At a Little League game around two and a half years ago, Matt Boettcher realized that the friends he and his oldest son had made over the summer were likely to go back to their respective parts of north Atlanta, not to see each other again until the next summer’s games. He wanted to find […]

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County’s ‘convoluted’ purchasing policy revised

Left, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said an updated purchasing policy would help restore the public’s trust in government. Center, Scott Callan, the county’s interim purchasing director holds the county old purchasing policy. Right, May signs the new 38-page policy as clerk Barbara Sanders prepares to stamp it. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  With the stroke of a pen, DeKalb County’s “convoluted,” two-volume purchasing policy was reduced to just 38 pages. On Aug. 6, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May signed an executive order revising the county’s purchasing policy. The updated policy requires that “all things must be competitively procured unless exempted” and establishes a purchasing advisory […]

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New season features region, classification changes


Some teams moved up, and some moved down, but the 2014 season will still be filled with some exciting matchups in DeKalb County. The Georgia High School Association released the new classification list Nov. 18 and seven schools from DeKalb County were moved to a new classification for the 2014-2016 school years. Classifications are based […]

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