35 years of MARTA History

BREAKING: Suspects charged in death of 9-month-old [Updated]

Devin Watson and Marco Watson

Two men have been arrested for the May 10 shooting death of 9-month old KenDarious Edwards, Jr. Deputy Chief Operating Officer in charge of Public Safety Cedric Alexander said that Marco Watson, 36 and Devin Thomas, 18, were both previously arrested on charges related to the killing, and have now been charged additionally with murder. […]

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CheerTyme to start special needs team

CheerTyme All-Stars of Georgia are creating a co-ed cheerleading team for students with special needs.

Applications are now being accepted for DeKalb County’s first co-ed special needs cheerleading team. CheerTyme All-Stars of Georgia is inviting elementary and middle school aged students with physical disabilities to be a part of its competitive cheer team, Lightning Storm. The team will do all of the physical activities as the other CheerTyme teams do, […]

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West seniors, east juniors win baseball all-star game

Chamblee’s Jared McKay (West) and Stephenson’s Jalen Robinson (East) took home MVP honors in the DeKalb County Senior All-Star Classic.

The annual DeKalb County All-Star Classic baseball games featured a blowout and a close game at the Georgia State University Baseball Complex May 27. The Junior All-Star game was a blowout as the East Junior All-Stars defeated the West Junior All-Stars 16-7. The series is now tied 1-1. Redan catcher DeAnthony Baker, the East MVP, […]

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Beyond the field: William ‘Buck’ Godfrey inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Beyond the field - William ‘Buck’ Godfrey

For many, his name alone is synonymous with DeKalb County football: William ‘Buck’ Godfrey. He’s the winningest football coach in DeKalb County history. As head football coach at Southwest DeKalb High for 30 seasons, his record of 273-89 includes a state championship, a state runner-up title and 13 regional titles. And for these and many […]

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Seniors keeping their eyes on the ball

Quincy Woods demonstrates how to position oneself to make a shot.

  Quincy Woods is a man with plenty of patience who brings a level of calm to his billiards class at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia. On this Thursday, he has three women in his class and while guiding them in how to make better shots, he offered observations with recommendations in a […]

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OPINION: The Tea Party, Mad Hatters…or Haters?


“I don’t think…” Alice, to The Mad Hatter, “…then you shouldn’t talk,” said the Hatter, at the Tea Party from Lewis Carrol’s Alice In Wonderland. In March 2009, the Tea Party Patriots (TPP) was founded in Georgia by Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler and Amy Kremer. In February 2009, Martin, a former GOP staffer and volunteer, […]

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OPINION: Governor Nathan Deal “honored” by Morehouse School of Medicine


Morehouse School of Medicine, a historically Black institution, established to train physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health practitioners to improve the health and well-being of people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation, invited Nathan Deal—the conservative Republican governor of Georgia—to deliver this year’s commencement address. One of […]

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Avondale Estates eatery owner seeks to capture neighborhood spirit

Marshall joins city officials and supporters for the May 20 ribbon-cutting.

A space in Avondale Estates’ central business district that sat vacant for nearly five years recently became the home of the area’s newest dining option. “With the opening of the Museum School and other area growth I felt the time is right to invest in Avondale and work with the community to rejuvenate a very […]

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