Brookhaven celebrates third birthday

Brookhaven celebrates third birthday

Brookhaven officials celebrated three years of cityhood Dec. 17 by recognizing volunteers who have helped make the city what it is.   After a reception with refreshments and a birthday cake, the city recognized more than 100 citizen volunteers serving on advisory committees, boards and focus groups.  While thanking volunteers, Mayor Rebecca Chase Williams also […]

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GSU gets head start on merger

GSU gets head start on merger

Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) students and faculty observed workers making changes to the college’s signage in preparation for the merge with Georgia State University (GSU).  The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges gave its approval on Dec. 8 to the consolidation plans of GSU and GPC which were first announced by […]

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Miller Grove pulls out win against SWD

Miller Grove pulls out win against SWD

A jet-lagged Miller Grove team was able to hang on and deliver a tough Southwest DeKalb team its first loss of the season.  No.1-ranked Miller Grove Wolverines (8-2) defeated No. 10-ranked Region 6-AAAAA foe Southwest DeKalb Panthers (8-1) 76-69 Dec. 15 at home. Miller Grove returned home Dec. 13 from Highland, Utah, after participating in […]

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Cedar Grove’s Antwuan Jackson heading to Auburn

Cedar Grove’s Antwuan Jackson heading to Auburn

Cedar Grove defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson will play college football at Auburn University. The 4-star recruit and Army All-American announced his commitment to Auburn Dec. 17, selecting the university over Ohio State, Georgia and Florida. “I love the coaches, I love the community and I can’t wait to play for Auburn,” Jackson said.   Auburn […]

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Many answers to ‘what’s new?’ at Northlake

Members of the Holiday Inn team cut a ribbon to mark the facility’s grand reopening.

  Those who haven’t been to the Northlake area recently may find there are shopping, dining and lodging options that weren’t present a year ago. Renovated Holiday Inn holds grand reopening The Holiday Inn Northlake held its grand reopening Dec. 10 as corporate executives, local officials and guests gathered for tours of the newly renovated […]

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Good Growth DeKalb, Selig continue discussions post Walmart

The 150,000-square-foot Walmart store in Suburban Plaza opened before the Thanksgiving holiday. Photos by Carla Parker

Although community activists could not stop the Walmart from being built in Suburban Plaza, they still communicate with developers in hopes of making sure the plaza has a positive impact in the Decatur community. Good Growth DeKalb met with Selig representatives Dec. 9 to discuss the development of Suburban Plaza and the new Walmart. The […]

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Sheriff offers $5K reward for info about shooting


The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved in the recent shooting at a deputies Lithonia home. On Dec. 15, a sheriff’s deputy and his wife were the victims of a shooting at their home of “14 peace-filled years,” said DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey […]

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Retired YMCA leader honored

From left, Eston Hood, the former COO of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, is joined during his retirement partner by Thurbert Baker, the state’s former attorney general. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Family members, friends, community leaders and former coworkers gathered Dec. 8 at Smokerise Country Club in Stone Mountain to honor Eston Hood, who recently retired after 36 years with the YMCA of Metro Atlanta. From 2009 to 2015 Hood was the YMCA’s chief operating officer. Hood, an Atlanta native, joined the Metro Atlanta YMCA family […]

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