Sharman White wins NHSCA’s boys’ basketball coach of the year

Sharman White. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Miller Grove High School boys’ basketball coach Sharman White will have another award to add to his trophy case. White was named the National High School Coaches Association’s (NHSCA) Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year. “It feels great because for me it’s a direct reflection of the great players and coaching staff that help make […]

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Three DeKalb teams win region track titles


Three DeKalb County track-and-field teams will head into the state track meet in May as region champions. Cedar Grove boys won the Region 4-AAA title on April 18; Chamblee girls won the Region 6-AAAA title on April 21; and Southwest DeKalb boys defended their Region 6-AAAAA title on April 21. The Cedar Grove Saints outscored […]

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Mother files lawsuit in son’s mall guard attack

Attorneys Harold Spence, center, and Mawuli Davis, right, announce a lawsuit by Chavella Hamm, left, to seek justice for her son who was injured during an alleged altercation with Stonecrest Mall security guards in 2015. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

The mother of a teenager allegedly injured during an altercation with Stonecrest Mall security guards in June 2015 has filed a lawsuit to seek justice for her son. “People need to understand that you cannot go around victimizing children,” said Chavella Hamm during a news conference April 20, the day the lawsuit was filed against […]

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Cedar Grove parents petition school board


  A group of DeKalb County parents is seeking to have their voices heard by the superintendent and school board. More than 130 individuals under the username “Cedar Grove Parents” have come together via to petition for a new or better version of Cedar Grove High School. The petition lists violations of Georgia’s Accessibility […]

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Decatur school board, community updated on survey

City Schools of Decatur Board of Education members discussed a recent self-reporting survey April 12 that indicates high drug and alcohol use in students. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

City Schools of Decatur (CSD) officials vowed more student involvement and community partnerships following recently released data indicating higher-than-average alcohol and drug use. At its regularly scheduled meeting on April 12, CSD school board members and administration members discussed the issue with the public. Since the issue took place between monthly board meetings, Superintendent David […]

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From tent to vintage travel trailer


I’ve had a passion for the outdoors all my life. I vaguely recall as a youngster, throwing quilts and blankets over furniture to pretend we were camping in tents. My second date with my now wife of 31 years was a camping excursion. She assured me on our first date that she too loved the […]

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EDITORIAL: A matter of public trust


In the private sector when one looks for a new job, it typically is done with a great deal of secrecy as the employee makes every effort not to let his or her current employer know he or she is looking for another job. However, in the government sector it is not uncommon for elected […]

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North senior center to be completed in six months

DeKalb County plans to seek legal action against a contractor that could not finish construction on the North DeKalb Senior Center. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

It has been plagued with problems that delayed its completion but now construction on the North DeKalb Senior Center in Chamblee is expected to be completed in September. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted April 12 to increase the contract amount by up to $1.62 million and extend until Dec. 31, 2017. Construction on […]

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