35 years of MARTA History

Play Review: Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad team to make memorable theater

Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad as George and Doris carry on a decades-long affair in Same Time Next Year. Photos by Josh Lamkin

Two Broadway veterans have brought their considerable talents to an Atlanta stage, giving a new twist to a classic play about an affair that spans decades.Fresh off his Tony Award best director win, Kenny Leon, and actress and director Phylicia Rashad take on the roles of George and Doris in True Colors Theatre Company’s Same […]

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Teams hope to build on last season’s success

Members of this year’s Tucker Tigers football team are looking to build on last year’s success. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Although the Tucker Tigers were the only football team that represented DeKalb County in the state championship games last season, a few other programs in the county can say the 2013 season was one of their best seasons. The Arabia Mountain Rams had their first winning season in program history with a 7-3 record, and […]

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Group protests ‘inhumane’ eviction process

Protestors gather outside the DeKalb County Jail to protest how the county evicts residents. The group is calling for a moratorium on evictions until the process is changed. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta wants a change in the eviction process in DeKalb County. Members of the organization protested outside the DeKalb County jail July 16. “We’re here today because DeKalb County is home of six of the 15 highest foreclosure rates for ZIP codes in the whole country,” said Tim Franzen of Occupy Our […]

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Panola Road liquor store plans expansion

A liquor store owner wants to expand his business into an adjacent 1,500-square-foot store. Photo by Andrew Cauthen.

Liquor store owner Tony Nguyen said his store is too small. “The store here is so narrow,” said Nguyen, owner of PJ’s Package Store in Stone Mountain, “ We don’t have a storage room. The aisles are narrow. People were complaining [that] they don’t have enough room through some of the aisles. “The small aisles are […]

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Interim CEO addresses communication concerns at Chamblee Chamber meeting

Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May addresses a group of business leaders at the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce’s first breakfast meeting. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

At the inaugural breakfast business meeting of the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May reflected on his now one-year term of office. “We are really trying to restore the partnership between DeKalb County and our municipalities,” May said in his opening remarks. “We are family, and we have to act like […]

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May: P-card controversy ‘symbolic’ of county’s oversight

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Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said the county’s purchasing card (P-card) usage controversy is representative of a previous lack of accountability in some areas of the government. “The P-card conversation as a whole…is symbolic of a lot of areas in the county in terms of how we [are] managing the day-to-day operations and who […]

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OPINION: An ethical dilemma

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For the first time in the history of DeKalb County, all sitting county commissioners, as well as the county’s interim chief executive officer, have ethics complaints filed against them. Granted, anyone can file an ethics complaint. And, there does not have to be any validity for a complaint to be filed. But for unknown reasons, […]

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OPINION: Are you ready for the challenge?

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The NAACP believes that the Tea Party is racist; the Tea Party believes that the NAACP is racist. The fact of the matter is that race has been and continues to be—since the birth of the nation—a constant issue. No one can deny that racial tensions run high in America. Currently, individuals vent feelings of […]

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