35 years of MARTA History

Newly formed Decatur Nighthawks baseball club off to successful start

The Decatur Nighthawks travel baseball team was champion of the Tough Out National Invitational Tournament.

Just nine months after forming, the Decatur Nighthawks youth baseball travel team has a couple of tournament wins under their belts and is getting better as the season goes. The Decatur Nighthawks are a youth baseball team affiliated with United States Specialty Sports Association and currently play at the 9 and under AA level. The […]

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OPINION: All is not lost for DeKalb County schools


The recent news about how Dekalb County schools are faring is a mixed bag. Several schools are among the top performing statewide and deserving of accolades and admiration. Five City Schools of Decatur schools were among the top performing including Decatur High and Renfroe Middle schools. DeKalb County School District ‘s top perfomers included DeKalb […]

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Baseball, tennis, volleyball athletes sign scholarships

From left to right, baseball player Kelvin Wimbish signed with Albany State, Ayauna Ellis received a volleyball scholarship to Fort Valley State, Kaylin Roman received a tennis scholarship to Johnson C. Smith and Jason Davis is heading to Morehouse to play baseball.

Southwest DeKalb High School’s athletic department celebrated four of its athletes May 7 as they signed athletic scholarships to their respective schools. Ayauna Ellis signed a volleyball scholarship to Fort Valley State University; Kaylin Roman signed a tennis scholarship to Johnson C. Smith University; and Jason Davis signed a baseball scholarship to Morehouse College while […]

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Lifeline touts improvements at county animal shelter

The intake area at the DeKalb County animal shelter recently received a facelift and a paint job. Photos provided

In the nine months since LifeLine Animal Project has taken over DeKalb County’s animal shelter operations, Executive Director Rebecca Guinn said there have been many changes, including a 39 percent drop in euthanasia rates. “What that translates to, and why we’re getting applause from everyone here, is because it’s saving lives,” Guinn told DeKalb County […]

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M.L. King hires new football coach

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  Nicolas Kashama has been hired as the new head coach for the Martin Luther King Jr. High football team. Kashama will replace Cortez Allen, who resigned last month after one season with the Lions. Allen left for Woodland High School in Henry County to be the defensive coordinator for head coach Steve Davenport. Allen […]

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Marist, St. Pius repeat as track and field champions

Stephenson sophomore Denzel Harper, right, finished second in the 300-meter hurdles. He won a gold medal in the long jump.

The Marist and St. Pius boys’ track teams defended their state titles May 10 at the 2014 Georgia High School Association Boys State Track Meet in Jefferson. Marist won the Class AAAA state title with a slim 67-66 victory over Carrollton High School. Redan finished third with 45 points. Three gold medals led to Marist’s […]

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Students compete in local chess tournaments

Pictured some of the students who competed in the National Junior High Championship and the Beau Hardeman Invitational Chess Tournament. From left back row, Essig Kemp, Barry Gray; middle row, Collin Laster, Leon “T.J.” Guthrie, Treveon Cheeley, Richard Slaton, Jr.; front row, Jacari Ford, Bryce Cowins.

At Nick’s Barbershop in Stone Mountain, you’ll see something unexpected on Saturdays. Amid the buzzing clippers and chatting customers, you’ll see focus, dedication, learning and fun. Since 2012, certified chess instructor Beau Hardeman has been teaching a group of first grade through 12th grade young men, for two hours each Saturday as part of a […]

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School district TV show bridges future for students

DeKalb County high school students interview Rashan Ali and school Superintendent Michael Thurmond during a production of “The Bridge,” a student-produced show debutting May 10 on PDS-TV24.

  When 17-year-old Ashailyn McGill attended a meeting with her friend at the DeKalb County School District offices earlier this year, she didn’t know what she was getting into. “I just went to a meeting,” said Ashailyn, a junior at Miller Grove High School. “I didn’t know what I was coming for. I just went.” […]

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