Redan boys’ basketball coach dies suddenly at age 40

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Funeral arrangements have been made for Redan High School boys head basketball Coach Dannie Love. Love’s funeral will be held Nov. 22, 11 a.m., at Salem Baptist, 4700 Church Street in Lilburn. He will be buried at Eternal Hills Cemetery, 3594 Stone Mountain Hwy. in Snellville. A repast will be held at Redan High in the commons […]

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Ice cream of the crop

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When Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams opened its third Atlanta area “scoop shop” Nov. 6, founder Jeni Britton Bauer was at the downtown Decatur location to greet visitors at a friends and family open house. Among those who dropped by was Kristen Chidsey. “I’m from Columbus [Ohio]. I loved Jeni’s when I lived there. I’m thrilled […]

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Son to honor his mother’s memory at Thanksgiving dinner

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  Although his mother was murdered five years ago, Roderick Cunningham is honoring her memory this Thanksgiving by doing what she loved to do—hosting lots of people for dinner. After his mother was shot to death by her husband, Cunningham founded Beverley Cunningham Outreach Program to combat domestic violence. Its principal activities are assisting domestic […]

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OPINION: Receivership: Repeat it softly

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  Emerging from the ruins of one of America’s greatest industrial empires is a leaner and hopefully cleaner Detroit. Finalizing its reorganization from Chapter 9 bankruptcy under the supervision of federal bankruptcy court, the Motor City has been on the racks being fine-tuned and having its motor and transmission rebuilt over the past 18 months by […]

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OPINION: Fleecing the Pony

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After years of litigation and untold thousands of dollars in legal and court fees, the city of Brookhaven and the fairly famous Pink Pony adult entertainment club have finally reached a settlement that will allow Pink Pony to remain open for six years. The Pink Pony has been in the same location for more than […]

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Passion is at the heart of OnStage Atlanta

Barbara Cole Uterhardt, artistic company manager for OnStage Atlanta, and Barry West, managing director, on the set of the recently staged The Sugar Bean Sisters. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

  As the workday winds down for most people, things are just starting to come alive in an office building-turned-theater on East Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur. Downstairs volunteers are decorating the lobby in preparation of a playwright’s visit to one of their shows. Upstairs three actors are working on their lines and blocking […]

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Failed South DeKalb project could become a resort

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With much pomp and circumstance in 2012, developers and county officials announced a new mixed-use development in South DeKalb that was to be the catalyst for revitalization. Panola Slopes, a Covington Highway development, was supposed to consist of 22 brownstones and 15 retail locations on the ground floor. “South DeKalb isn’t really enjoying the same […]

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Decatur Police release first quarter data of police-initiated stops

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Decatur police stop more non-Whites and non-residents, according to a new report. The department released its first data Nov. 7 since it began tracking the demographics of persons stopped by the police on Aug. 1. The first quarterly report showed that 1,041 Blacks and 166 of other races were stopped from Aug. 1 to Oct. […]

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