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BACK 2 BACK: Durr, Carter lead St. Pius to second consecutive state title

Seniors Anna Nelson, left, and Jasmine Carter hold the trophy after St. Pius defeated Buford 48-45 in the Class AAA state title game. Photos by Carla Parker

It came down to the final seconds, but when the clock hit 00:00, the St. Pius girls’ basketball team was once again state champions. The Golden Lions defeated the Buford Wolves 48-45 in the Class AAA state title game March 8 at the Macon Centreplex. At the end of the first quarter, it looked as […]

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Congressman Johnson seeks re-election

Congressman Hank Johnson is joined by Congressman John Lewis in Lithonia Feb. 22 as Johnson announces his re-election bid. Photos provided

Flanked by his wife Mereda Davis Johnson and mother Christine Callier at the Georgia State Capitol, Congressman Hank Johnson formally filed to run for re-election March 3. “I am confident that when the voters look at my record as a strong and effective voice for the Fourth District–fighting for small businesses, consumers and middle-class and […]

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Cityhood may be dead in DeKalb, at least for this year

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With only three days left in the legislative session and three proposed areas vying for cityhood, the House Governmental Affairs Committee tabled any vote on new municipalities March 12. The proposed cities of Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker all appeared before the committee in the past two weeks. For the past year, the cityhood debate has […]

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COLUMN: What Michael Sam’s announcement means for young gay athletes

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As I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline the night of Feb. 9, I saw a tweet from ESPN’s SportsCenter that read, “BREAKING: Missouri DE Michael Sam, SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year, says he is gay; could become first openly gay NFL player.” After reading that tweet, the first thing that came to my mind was, “good […]

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School inclement weather plan not just about making up snow days

The DeKalb school board voted March 3 to add three days to the current academic year to make up for snow days. Photo by Travis Hudgons

A DeKalb County School District inclement weather plan is not simply about making up snow days, School Superintendent Mike Thurmond told school board members March 3. Thurmond said he is more concerned about the growth and achievement of DeKalb students. “My question was not how we can add back six days, because I don’t think […]

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Demise/resurrection of a restaurant: Couple share the struggles and pitfalls of eatery ownership

Rayshawn and Christie Lathan. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

Opening of a new restaurant is a celebratory time for owners. But when things don’t turn out as planned, shuttering the doors can be difficult and painful. Rayshawn and Christie Lathan know this all too well. On Valentine’s Day, the couple put a sign on the door of Nacho Mama’s Street Taqueria on Lawrenceville Highway […]

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Tucker city supporters go before legislators

The proposed map of the city of Lakeside is displayed before the city of Tucker hearing. Photo by Carla Parker

A day after the Georgia Senate adopted legislation to allow a referendum on incorporation of the proposed city of Lakeside, supporters of the proposed city of Tucker went before state legislators to ask for similar endorsement. At the Feb. 27 public hearing, supporters of House Bill 677 spoke to the House Governmental Affairs Committee about […]

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Tying the Knot: Mary Britt & Bruce Hinton

The laughs continued when Bruce’s brother and groomsman Joseph Hinton started his toast with a song.

He’s in the underwriting department at BB&T bank and also in the U.S. Army Reserve. She’s a registered nurse case manager at UnitedHealthcare.   How they met They attended Southwest DeKalb High School, but only one of them recalls the other. Bruce had a crush on Mary but was too shy to speak to her. […]

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