35 years of MARTA History

Ebola patients released from Emory Hospital

Dr. Kent Brantly reads a statement after he was released from Emory University Hospital where he was treated for Ebola. Photos provided

Two Ebola patients who were being treated at Emory University Hospital have tested clear of the deadly virus and were discharged from the hospital. Doctors announced Aug. 21 that Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly were not a threat to public health. “After a rigorous course of treatment and testing, the Emory Healthcare team has […]

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Jamboree prepares middle school players for football season


DeKalb County School District (DCSD) middle school football teams got an opportunity to play in live competition before the season begins during the first Middle School Jamboree Aug. 23 at Hallford Stadium. Eighteen of the 19 middle schools participated in the six-hour jamboree. Sequoyah was the only DCSD school that did not participate. Each team […]

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Political signs outlast campaigns

At an apartment complex off Columbia Drive, a large sign encourages voters to elect Atticus LeBlanc to the county school board. LeBlanc lost in the July 22 runoff to Michael Erwin. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

Both the primary and runoff elections are done in DeKalb County but that doesn’t mean all the signs advocating for certain candidates have disappeared. Though most have been taken down or stashed for use closer to the Nov. 4 elections, some political signs still abound around the county. James Adams, interim special operations supervisor of […]

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Amusement machines cause nuisance in Clarkston

Coin-operated amusement machines, like these that simulate slots, are becoming a public nuisance in Clarkston. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

Clarkston has a bit of a problem. According to city manager Keith Barker, coin-operated amusement machines — you may know them as video poker or video slots — have proliferated in Clarkston. Most restaurants in the town have at least one machine, and they can be found at local convenience stores, too. Under Georgia law […]

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Stephenson rushing attack, defense dominates Arabia Mountain

Running back Ivonte Patterson tries to get away from Arabia Mountain defenders as he fights for extra yardage. Photos by Travis Hudgons

What was predicted to be a competitive game turned into a blowout as the Stephenson Jaguars defeated the Arabia Mountain Rams 41-6 at Hallford Stadium Aug. 22. Stephenson is historically known for its running game and defense, and it was the rushing attack and stout defense that led the Jaguars to the win. All of […]

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New dining, shopping options come to Perimeter Mall

The Pub exterior2

  Two businesses, both with European influence, in August joined the more than 170 establishments that make up Perimeter Mall. Perimeter Mall now has a restaurant that John Liu, the mall’s marketing manager, said “brings a British flavor to our existing assortment of restaurants.” The Pub Perimeter, where servers—male and female—wear plaid kilts, offers what […]

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Unforeseen delays stall construction on senior centers

Although county officials say the South DeKalb Senior Center is 85 percent complete, a sign on the property announces a stop work order issued Aug. 14. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Senior citizens across the county want to know when their new senior centers will open. A group of seniors who attended the Aug. 12 meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners demanded answers about when construction on three senior centers—in north, central and south DeKalb—would be completed. “We have been made promises,” said Joyce […]

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Earlier Ebola visit to the CDC?


“Panic travels faster than fact.” –columnist Bill Crane, today. In 1990, crab-eating macaques monkeys, imported from the Philippines, were determined to be carrying the filo-virus strain of Ebola. As no history of the disease was previously documented in the Philippines, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined the infection likely occurred in transit on […]

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