OPINION: The absurdity of a variable speed limit for I-285

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With much publicity the new 65 mph speed limit signs went live on the north end perimeter in DeKalb County. The public relations folks at Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) seem to think these new electronic, adjustable speed limit signs will have a calming effect on traffic, that they will somehow ease congestion and reduce […]

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Wealth evangelist pleads guilty to fraud charges

Ephren Taylor

A man accused of scamming New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members out of nearly $1 million pleaded guilty to fraud charges. Ephren Taylor II, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud by defrauding hundreds of victims of their retirement savings, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Oct. 8. Taylor was arrested June 17 […]

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Ethics board ponders complaints against two ex-employees

Viola Davis, who filed ethics complaints against county employees, said the ethics board should be able to determine that the employees violated the ethics code. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

The DeKalb County ethics board is trying to decide what to do about ethics complaints filed against two former employees who have left the county’s payroll. After holding a preliminary hearing Oct. 13, the ethics board decided it needs more information before making a decision on the cases of former county purchasing director Kelvin Walton […]

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A breakfast for champions


The bonds made between classmates, teachers, players and coaches are invaluable in the halls of Southwest DeKalb High School (SWD). As they continue to support each other and “bleed blue and old gold,” the Panthers are certain to keep their traditions growing strong. As a finale to their homecoming weekend, SWD held its second annual […]

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City of Brookhaven Council Retreat


  CITY OF BROOKHAVENBROOKHAVEN CITY COUNCILJ. Max Davis, MayorRebecca Williams, District 1Bates Mattison, District 3Joe Gebbia, District 4   Council Retreat Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 a.m.Hilton Garden Inn1501 Lake Hearn DriveAtlanta, GA 30319 616 total views, no views today

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Clarkston, Dunwoody win consecutive cross country titles

The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats won their third consecutive county title and fifth in the past six seasons.

Clarkston boys and Dunwoody girls are champions again after winning the 2014 DeKalb County Cross Country Championship titles at Druid Hills Middle School Oct. 7. Clarkston, which won its first title in school history last year, won its second consecutive county championship 23-63 over Lakeside. Clarkston coach Wesley Etienne said it is “very fulfilling” to […]

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Ledbetter receives Under Armour all-American jersey

Tucker defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter was presented with an honorary jersey for the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Tucker senior defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter will play in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game in January. Ledbetter, Rivals.com No. 6 ranked player in Georgia, was presented with an honorary game jersey Oct. 8 during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the game at the Tucker High School gym in front of his family […]

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Atlanta Hawks practices at Miller Grove High

The Atlanta Hawks presented Miller Grove boys’ basketball coach Sharman White with an autographed ball as well as a check to the school. Photos by Carla Parker

Miller Grove High School students got a big surprise when Atlanta Hawks players ran onto their gym floor for practice. The Hawks held a surprise open practice at Miller Grove Oct. 9 to help tip-off the 2014-15 season. The 1,600 students thought they were there for a Spirit Week rally but were surprised by the […]

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