MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Student-driven show becoming a cable hit

Despite limited resources, Lee helps students get television experience as they work on the program.

  Keysha Lee said her current job combines her two passions, television broadcasts and helping young people realize their dreams. In addition to teaching at DeKalb Alternative High School, Lee produces and hosts Lessons With Mrs. Lee, a program aired on the DeKalb County education television station. The show format is interviews with exceptional people […]

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Elder exploitation takes physical, mental and financial toll on victims

Edsel Head, who suffers from a traumatic brain injury, was held in squalid conditions and preyed upon by a former DeKalb County Schools District administrator. Photo provided

Edsel Head couldn’t speak for himself when former DeKalb County school administrator Bobbie Ward began taking advantage of him and forcing him to live in her home. After suffering a traumatic brain injury during a car accident or “kissing a tree” as Head calls it, he was left unable to speak. He can only communicate […]

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Lithonia wrestling: working hard to get better

The Lithonia High School wrestling team is having one of its best seasons with a 21-8 record and hopes its early success can lead to an area and state title.

The Lithonia Bulldogs wrestling team is off to its best start under head coach Patrick Ryan in his four-year tenure. Last season, the Bulldogs finished fourth in the DeKalb County wrestling meet, but they currently sit at the top of the county with a 21-8 record, according to the DeKalb County wrestling stats. Ryan said […]

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Ellis: ‘There’s a dark cloud that remains over DeKalb County’

Former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones interviewed suspended county CEO Burrell Ellis during a recent radio show on WAOK. File Photo

DeKalb County is under a dark cloud. That’s what suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis said during an interview with former CEO Vernon Jones Dec. 20 on radio station WAOK. Jones was a guest host for what he called a “historic” meeting of “one CEO to the other.” Ellis was suspended from office in June […]

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Experience the Old West at the rustically elegant Seventy-four Ranch B&B

The Butler-Cape House is the center of activity and where guests are served home cooked meals.

Everything about the place is authentic. It’s as if in just more than an hour’s drive from metro Atlanta, one has been transported to not only a different era but a different state as well. The Seventy-four Ranch B&B is actually located in Jasper, but may seem more like Wyoming or Montana with its rolling […]

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Farmers bring healthier food options to Tucker

The Tucker Farmers Market, which opened in April 2012, includes more than 30 vendors that sell healthy foods from  Georgia farms and arts and crafts. Photos by Travis Hudgons

For more than a year, Tucker residents have had access to fresh Georgia produce thanks to the Tucker Farmers Market. Every Thursday from April 5 through Dec. 19, farmers and artists have come to 2333 Main Street to offer their products. The Tucker Farmers Market formed in April 2012 with the mission to bring healthful […]

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Tucker financially feasible to form city

Santa Claus presents Tucker 2014 President Sonja Szubski the Tucker feasibility study, which said the Tucker community is financially feasible to form into a city.

Santa Claus made a special delivery to Tucker residents Dec. 21. More than 100 Tucker residents gathered at the downtown Tucker Square on Main Street to learn from Jolly Old Saint Nick that the proposed City of Tucker is financially feasible based on the study conducted by Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia […]

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Luncheon celebrates Tucker police precinct

Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety Cedric Alexander and other county officials were present Dec. 16 to celebrate a successful year of the Tucker police precinct. Photos by Daniel Beauregard

Police officers, residents and DeKalb County officials celebrated the Tucker Police Precinct Dec. 16 with an awards luncheon, which was sponsored by the Stone Mountain and Tucker community improvement districts (CID). Also present at the event was former DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander, who was recently promoted to public safety director. “I really do […]

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