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Arabia Mountain softball off to hot start

Arabia Mountain’s Myia Lewis, left, looks to steal home. Photos by Carla Parker

After their first playoff appearance in program history last season, the Arabia Mountain Lady Rams softball team is on track to make another playoff appearance this season. The Lady Rams improved their record to 10-3 overall and 4-0 in region play on Sept. 8 after an 8-0 win over Chamblee at Chamblee High School. Chamblee […]

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DeKalb County police partner with youth

The DeKalb County Police Athletic League partnered with local teens for a nine-week Midnight Basketball League over the summer. Photos provided

Officers with the DeKalb County Police Athletic League (PAL) used a nine-week basketball program over the summer to inspire teens to get off the streets and become productive. Through PAL’s Midnight Basketball League, teens ages 15 -19 played basketball and participated in workshops designed to teach life skills.Sonya Porter, executive director of the PAL board, […]

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Chamblee considers smoking ban in parks

Chamblee Parks and Recreation Director Jodie Gilfillan introduced a measure banning smoking in all city parks at an Aug. 16 city council meeting.

Chamblee city officials are considering a smoking ban in all parks within city limits following an Aug. 16 city council meeting. The smoking ban could come via an “Offenses and Miscellaneous” and “Parks and Recreation” ordinance that passed its first reading on Aug. 16 with the second reading scheduled for Sept. 20. “While creating park […]

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County schools explore options to address overcrowding


Firm hears public input on Cross Keys Cluster overcrowding, E-SPLOST projects   More than 500 students, parents, teachers and community leaders gathered at Cross Keys High School Aug. 25 to voice opinions on how to address overcrowded middle and high schools in DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Officially titled the Secondary Schools Facility Planning & […]

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Family sues Arabia Mountain principal, football coach


Arabia Mountain High School Principal Rodney Swanson and head football coach Stanley Pritchett have a legal battle on their hands. The two are being sued by the mother of a student who was injured during an off-season workout at the Lithonia school. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 22 by Michael Rafi. According to the lawsuit, […]

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County can’t reconcile missing $5 million

File photo/Travis Hudgons

After interviewing several candidates for the county’s chief financial officer or director of finance position, interim CEO Lee May has yet to make a nomination for the job. According to county spokesperson Burke Brennan, there have been “several interviews” for the position. Currently, Chief Operating Officer Zach Williams is acting in “dual capacity” filling in […]

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Southwest DeKalb suffers first loss of season

Creekside quarterback Kahlil McClain leaps over a Southwest DeKalb defender into the end zone. Photo by Travis Hudgons

A close game in the first half turned into a blowout in the second half as the Southwest DeKalb Panthers fell to the Creekside Seminoles 47-14 on Sept. 2 at Hallford Stadium. It was the Panthers first loss of the season. Down 20-14 with 1:33 left in the second quarter, the Panthers were on their […]

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Arabia Mountain improves to a program best 3-0

Arabia Mountain quarterback Samad Noble takes an opening. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Arabia Mountain Rams made program history Sept. 2 with their first 3-0 start after a 35-20 win over the Redan Raiders at Hallford Stadium. The Rams’ high-tempo spread offense has garnered 119 points in three games. Arabia Mountain coach Stanley Pritchett said one of the team’s goals is to have one of the best […]

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