Emory plans annexation to Atlanta

A map of Emory shows potential boundaries for annexation. Photos by Horace Holloman

Emory University, located in unincorporated DeKalb County, is planning to annex into the city of Atlanta, school officials said in a statement Aug. 19. The move to Atlanta “has always been viewed as one of the most viable, long-term options and one that provides consistency and alignment relative to the University’s marketing and branding initiatives,” […]

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Post office honors fallen officer


Joann Ortega Romero, sister of Francis Manuel Ortega—a Pine Lake police officer who was shot and killed while on duty—said her brother always set the path for her. During a ceremony at the Pine Lake Post Office Romero, along with the Ortega family and more than a hundred supporters, honored her brother’s sacrifice once again. […]

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Lakeside High band to play at 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Lakeside Band blue background photo by Lynn Kessler

Lakeside High School’s Viking Marching Band will be flying halfway across the Pacific Ocean in November to honor “a day which will live in infamy.” Lakeside’s Viking Marching Band will fly to Honolulu, Hawaii, to take part in the 75th Commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attacks on Nov. 25. According to David Fairchild, Lakeside High […]

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MLK High to march in ‘Superbowl’ of marching bands

Kings of Halftime will raise $400,000 to travel to Tournament of Roses Parade. Photos by Travis Hudgons

In early 2014, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School’s marching band began a journey that will end in Pasadena, Ca., on Jan. 2, 2017. MLK High’s marching band, also known as the Kings of Halftime and Marching Lions, are one of 21 marching bands and one of 12 high school marching bands selected to play […]

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Clarkston employee’s accusations dismissed in DeKalb County court

Mayor Ted Terry used social media to discuss the dismissal of charges filed by Clarkston City Manager Keith Barker on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Mayor Ted Terry addresses comments on Facebook   Clarkston resident Chris Busing’s battery charges involving city manager Keith Barker were dismissed Aug. 19 by DeKalb County Solicitor General Sherry Boston. The charges stem from an incident in October 2015 involving Busing and Barker outside of a Clarkston Business Association meeting. Attorney Catherine Bernard, who represented […]

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Avondale Estates approves rezoning request for future mixed use

South City Partners has proposed to build a mixed-use development, which features apartments, a parking deck and retail shops.

Avondale Estates is close to coming to an agreement with a developer for a proposed mixed-use development. At its Aug. 22 regular meeting, the Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners approved an application for a map amendment that would rezone the property at Sams Crossing and East College Avenue. The property will be rezoned […]

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Decatur takes down Chamblee

Decatur’s Coby Webb tries to push off a Chamblee defender. Photo by Carla Parker

The Decatur Bulldogs got their first win of the season after a 19-6 victory over the Chamblee Bulldogs on Aug. 26 at home. Decatur was dominating in the first half, shutting out Chamblee’s offense from the end zone. Decatur found the end zone twice in the first quarter.Terrill Hall gave Decatur a 6-0 lead after […]

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Rings campaign successful for SWD girls’ basketball team


The Southwest DeKalb High School girls’ basketball team may get its state championship rings sooner than expected. After previous state championship wins, it would take more than a year for the team to get rings. However, with the help of the Southwest DeKalb alumni, the team could have the rings by the first game of […]

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