Vacant building reduced to rubble

The old Executive Park building’s last moments were marked by hundreds who watched it implode.

Hundreds gathered early Nov. 8 for a rare opportunity to watch a building implode. Located at I-85 and North Druid Hills Road, the 19-story Executive Park Hotel was owned by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It was reduced to rubble shortly after 7 a.m. Onlookers counted down from 10 to 1 and after a brief silence, […]

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Four teams win cross country state titles

Marist girls

DeKalb was dominant in the Cross Country State Championships as four teams, including two private schools, brought home state titles Nov. 8. It was a sweep for DeKalb County in the Class AAAAA championship meet as Clarkston won the boys’ title and Dunwoody brought home the girls’ title. The state championship was the first for […]

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Seven football teams to compete in state playoffs

Cedar Grove

The road to the Georgia Dome for the football state championship games begins Nov. 14 and seven teams from DeKalb County participating. Cedar Grove, Marist, St. Pius, Stephenson and Tucker will host a playoff game, while Columbia and Lithonia will be on the road. Region 2-AAAAAA champions and No. 1 seed Tucker will host Tift […]

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DeKalb remembers its veterans

Veterans were honored during the county’s 13th annual Veterans’ Awards Ceremony. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Military veterans in DeKalb County were recognized during the county’s 13th annual Veterans’ Awards Ceremony and Exposition on Nov. 5. Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May commended the “work and the labor and the sacrifice of many of our men and women right here in DeKalb County who decided to put country before self and […]

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CMS places third in cheerleading competition


Champion Middle School’s (CMS) first competitive cheerleading squad placed third in the Georgia High School cheerleading competition. The CMS Chargers competed in two Georgia High School competitions. On Oct. 18 in Woodstock the team competed against 10 middle schools and placed in the top 10. On Oct. 25 Newnan the Chargers competed against five middle […]

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Cultures collide deliciously at Sobban

A bowl of bibimbop is made up of kimchi rice, bok choy, zucchini, organic tofu, shitake mushrooms and a seven-minute egg.

When chefs from different cultures create a restaurant, diners are often in for a treat. Such is the case at the Korean Southern diner Sobban. Husband-and-wife chef, Jiyeong Lee and Cody Taylor have combined their passion for cooking and playing with flavors at their Decatur restaurant that just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Lee and Taylor […]

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Restaurant features Italian family recipes

Bonnie with pictrues

Family is a recurrent theme at Bambinelli’s Pizza & Pasta. Customers at the Northlake area restaurant find themselves surrounded by the sort of photos one might expect to see a in family album—weddings, baby pictures, family celebrations—some recent, others going back more than a century. Owner Bonnie Marisa Bambinelli is likely to ask, “Do you […]

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County task force mulls ethics board problems

DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton said there are several problems with the county’s ethics board. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

The task force set up to study the effectiveness of DeKalb County government operations discussed problems with the county ethics board. The Operations Task Force, organized by executive order of interim county CEO Lee May, met Oct. 29 to come up with recommendations that would eventually make their way to the county’s legislative delegation to […]

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