ONE DeKalb’s Bettye Davis named director of Lou Walker center

Bettye Davis, right, and program coordinator Henry Rosenthal chat with members of the Lou Walker Senior Center.

DeKalb County has appointed Bettye Davis as the new director of the Lou Walker Senior Center. Davis has spent the last seven years as director of the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment (ONE) DeKalb, and is “excited” about transitioning into her new position. “I’m excited about the opportunity. I’m excited about just being here and working […]

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Faith leaders get taste of cops’ jobs

From left, DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James and Christopher Madden, a minister at DeKalb United Pentecostal Church, respond to a simulation used to train police officers.

DeKalb County religious leaders got an inside look at the county’s criminal justice system Aug. 26 during the seventh Annual Faith Leaders Conference hosted by DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James and Sheriff Jeff Mann. Clergy members are “a pipeline to the community,” James said. “We’re still a nation where most people either go to […]

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Stephenson loses to American Heritage

American Heritage defense stops the run. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Stephenson High School was able to complete the split in the third annual Battle of the Borders after falling to American Heritage 36-8. The Stephenson Jaguars defense could not find an answer for American Heritage’s spread offense, and the Patriots marched down the field on their opening drive, which ended in a quarterback sneak by […]

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Tucker defeats Godby in Battle of the Borders

The Tucker Tigers’ 51-38 win over Godby gave Georgia its only victory in the third annual Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders Aug. 29 at Hallford Stadium. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Tuckers Tigers rebounded well after a tough loss to McEachern with a 51-38 win over Tallahassee, Florida’s Godby High School in the third annual Battle of the Borders on Aug. 29 at Hallford Stadium. Tucker’s win was the only win for Georgia in the battle of the neighboring states. “We always want to represent […]

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Cedar Grove falls to Hallendale

Cedar Grove’s Antwuan Jackson (52) and Tre Shaw (1) apply defense pressure against Hallendale QB Tyler Huntley.

It was neck-and-neck from start to finish but the Hallandale Chargers of Hallandale Beach, Fla. pulled away from the Cedar Grove Saints to win game 2 of the third annual Battle of the Borders with a score of 34-26 at Hallford Stadium Aug. 29. The Saints started with stout defense and an interception by Jessie […]

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Two deceased, one officer arrested after drive-by shooting

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  Two men are dead and an Atlanta police officer was arrested after a drive-by shooting in unincorporated Stone Mountain Sept. 2. The deceased victims in the shooting were identified as 20-year-old Langston Colzie and 23-year-old Marvin Lewis. Christian Davis, 21, was arrested and charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter.         […]

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OPINION: Soccer moms at Pokey Park

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Bringing a professional soccer facility to DeKalb County has the potential of being an economic boon for the county and particularly for the immediate area surrounding the complex. On the surface, it seems like a great idea. Bringing a professional soccer facility to DeKalb County with what appears to have been zero transparency, a burning […]

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South DeKalb Senior Center to open soon


After lengthy delays, the South DeKalb Senior Center is nearly complete and is expected to open in October. “We are now roughly 98 percent of the way done,” said DeKalb County project manager Aaron Worthy. “We’re very close to achieving substantial completion and turning the building over…to commence operation.” At a cost of approximately $3 […]

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