35 years of MARTA History

DeKalb County seeks input on comprehensive transportation plan

This multimodal plan will identify transportation needs for transit, motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, trucks, trains and airplanes.

  Jason Martell loves to ride MARTA to work—even when his nine-mile trip from his home in north DeKalb to his work in Chamblee takes about 75 minutes from start to finish. It includes a 1.5 mile walk and train and bus ride. He could drive, but he is a fan of mass transit. “Many […]

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Large career day comes to Towers High School

From left, Hank Stewart of the Stewart Foundation, Congressman Hank Johnson, actress Bern Nadette Stanis and DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson participated in Towers High School’s career day.

Nearly 200 political, community, business and entertainment leaders descended upon Towers High School on April 17 for the school’s seventh annual career day. Career day is “so incredibly important,” said Rep. Michele Henson. It gives youth “the opportunity to learn about different careers that they can look at in the future.” In addition to talking […]

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DeKalb 911 operator wins national telecommunicator award

Danielle Harvey was named the 2014 National Smart911 Telecommunicator. The award is given to an individual who has shown outstanding support, dedication and service at work. Photos by Marta Garcia

  Colleagues, friends and family describe Danielle Harvey as “tireless, dedicated, professional and a very kind human being.” Harvey, DeKalb County E-911 Communications operator, received a national award for her exemplary work as a certified training officer. She was chosen from hundreds of 911 operators nominated nationwide for outstanding leadership, performance, compassion for callers, and […]

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Clarkston unveils new city hall annex, public works building

Residents and Clarkston officials celebrate the opening of two new city facilities–a new public works building and city hall annex. Attendees were also able to tour the new facilities April 17 and 18. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Three years ago, Clarkston employees were crammed together in one small building off Church Street—the mayor, administrative staff, police department, public works and code enforcement all used city hall as a home base. City Manager Keith Barker said with the opening of the new city hall annex and Clarkston’s new public works building, employees will […]

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Two Georgia Perimeter students receive prestigious scholarships

Matthew Tate, a science major, said his scholarship will allow him to continue college.

Trung Quach and Matthew Tate have become the 11th and 12th Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) students to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship since the national program was initiated in 2002. Quach, 21, is a native of Vietnam and attends GPC’s Clarkston campus where he’s majoring in biology. Tate, 22, is a science […]

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Lithonia Police receive defibrillators

Eastside Medical Center Chief Financial Officer Jason Limbaugh, center, presented three automated external defibrillators to the Lithonia Police Department. Photos by Carla Parker

  Lithonia police officers now have the ability to shock someone back to life if need be after receiving automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The Lithonia Police Department received three AEDs from the Eastside Medical Center in Snellville April 15. An AED is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to […]

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Southwest DeKalb athletes sign college scholarships

Darsan DeShazier & Lauren Jones

Southwest DeKalb High School’s athletic department was full of excitement April 16 as two senior athletes signed scholarships. Lauren Jones signed an acrobatics and tumbling scholarship to the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., and Darsan DeShazier signed a basketball scholarship to Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla. DeShazier, a guard on […]

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Five teams capture regional track championships

Athletes at the starting position in a race

DeKalb County dominated in the regional track championships held April 14-17 five teams won region titles. Marist boys and girls, Miller Grove girls, St. Pius boys and Stephenson boys became champions in their respective regions. The Miller Grove Lady Wolverines upset defending region and state champion Dunwoody with a 57-point victory to capture the Region […]

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