Commissioners still divided over District 5 seat


DeKalb County commission District 5 still has no representation after a series of votes by commissioners at their meeting March 10. Commissioners have five names to choose from: George Turner, president of the District 5 Community Council; attorney Gina Mangham, who ran for the DeKalb Board of Commissioner in 2012 against Lee May; Kenneth Saunders […]

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No. 3 Stephenson wins its third title after beating Mays in their third matchup this season

Stephenson girls’ basketball team won the Class AAAAA state title after beating Mays 65-56. Photos by Carla Parker

Mays had gotten the best of Stephenson twice this season, but when it counted the most, Stephenson came out on top. The No. 3 seed Stephenson Lady Jaguars defeated Region 6-AAAAA foe and No. 1 seed Mays 65-56 to win the Class AAAAA state title. It is the third state title for head coach Dennis […]

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Sharman White named finalist for Naismith coach award

Miller Grove basketball coach Sharman White is a finalist for the Atlanta Tip-off Club’s 2015 Naismith High School Boys’ Coach of the Year Award. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Miller Grove High School basketball coach Sharman White is one of five finalists for the Atlanta Tip-off Club’s 2015 Naismith High School Boys’ Coach of the Year Award. “It is an honor to be chosen as a finalist for such a prestigious award,” White said. “I feel it is one of the top awards you […]

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Two resign after ethics board incident

Robert Blackman, center, resigned from the ethics board after telling Robert Lundsten, an former aide of ex-commissioner Elaine Boyer, to “come outside.”

A day after a heated exchange during an ethics board meeting, board member Robert Blackman and Bob Lundsten, a commissioner’s aide, resigned. During the March 3 ethics board meeting, Blackman suggested that Lundsten “come outside.” The exchange came during a brief discussion of a complaint Lundsten, an aide of former county commissioner Elaine Boyer, filed […]

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Greenforest falls to St. Francis in title game

Greenforest head coach Nick Lagroone huddles his team together after the loss and tells them to hold their heads up. Photos by Carla Parker

No. 1 ranked St. Francis was too much for Greenforest as the No. 2 ranked team fell to the Knights 96-81 in the Class A Private title game. The loss was the second loss for Greenforest Eagles, which finished the season 27-2 record, its best record in program history. After the game, head coach Nick […]

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Program focuses on teen dating violence

Rita Mathis tells teens to watch for “red flags”—signs that unhealthy elements are creeping into their dating relationships.

    A young man loses his temper and hits his girlfriend. The next day he apologizes and sends her flowers. Should she forgive him? A teenage girl calls her boyfriend many times every day and asks where he is and what he’s doing. Is this a sign she really loves him? These are examples […]

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LaVista Hills, Tucker bills introduced

The maps for LaVista Hills and Tucker will be looked at by Georgia legislators after bills were introduced for both proposed cities.

The proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker will move forward without a completed feasibility study. State Representatives Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) and Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) introduced a bipartisan bill (HB 520) at the regular session of the Georgia General Assembly to incorporate LaVista Hills. A bill (HB 515) for Tucker was also introduced by Holcomb, […]

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2015 GMC Canyon serves multiple purposes well


I always feel at a bit of a loss in reviewing trucks since I don’t have a boat or trailer to hitch it to or massive cargo to haul. Still, I can tell you that the 2015 GMC Canyon SLE makes easy work of most things needing to be put into a 5-foot-2-inch crew short […]

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