35 years of MARTA History

Tucker baseball field renamed after Dorsey Brooks

Former Tucker baseball coach Dorsey Brooks with current baseball coach Vince Byams.

The “Father of Tucker baseball” was honored April 12 when the Tucker High School baseball field was renamed after Dorsey Brooks. Brooks, 99, started the baseball program at Tucker after he was hired in 1947 to develop the athletics program. During his 15-year tenure, Brooks led the Tucker baseball team to 13 consecutive region titles […]

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Miller Grove’s Sharman White named All-USA coach of the year

Miller Grove boys’ basketball coach Sharman White receives the Region 6-AAAAA championship trophy last February. White was named All-USA Boys Basketball Team coach of the year. Photo by Travis Hudgons

After coaching the Miller Grove Wolverines basketball team to its sixth consecutive state championship, Sharman White was named All-USA Boys Basketball Team coach of the year. It was the sixth consecutive state title that led to White receiving the honors, according to www.usatodayhss.com. “His team rallied after the preseason death of freshman Terrell “Too Tall” […]

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A Wedding Story: Donna Turner & Duntay Seay

Blind Boys of Alabama: Music from the soul to the heart

The Blind Boys of Alabama is a gospel group formed in 1944. Since then, the group’s output has spanned seven decades of tours and appearances, and produced a successful discography. Photo by Erika Goldring

The metro area is home to many award-winning talented people. Ricky McKinnie, a member of the gospel-singing group Blind Boys of Alabama, is one of those talented individuals and he calls Atlanta home. Born and raised in Kirkwood, a historic neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, the gospel artist joined the band in 1991. […]

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Clarkston plugs public art as part of beautification efforts

Clarkston recently formed a public art committee to have more murals like this one, located on the corner of East Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Indian Creek Drive. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Clarkston city councilwoman Dianne Leonetti said many residents want to see more public art in the city—a little beauty to look at as they go about their day. “It can’t do anything but benefit us,” Leonetti said. “Public art is a great thing and there are so many artists in Clarkston.” Leonetti is a member […]

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Contest helps Dunwoody save energy

The free starter kit is available to Dunwoody residents to participate in the energy and water challenge.

How much water is used to take a shower, wash a load of clothes or flush a toilet? How much electricity is consumed when a light is turned on, smart phones and tablet are charged? The Dunwoody Sustainability Committee, in collaboration with local nonprofit Greening Neighborhoods, has developed an energy and water saving program for […]

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DeKalb police rollout new take home cars

The DeKalb County Police Department rolled out 80 new Chevrolet Caprices for police officers for its new “Take Home Car” program. Photos by Carla Parker

More than 70 DeKalb County police officers were assigned new or refurbished patrol cars April 3 as part of the department’s new “Take Home Car” program. The department issued 87 vehicles–80 new Chevrolet Caprices and seven refurbished Ford Crown Victorians–to officers. According to the department, 71 percent of the cars were assigned to officers who […]

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DFCS event all about dads

A panel of fathers discusses the challenges of fatherhood during an event sponsored by the DeKalb Department of Family and Children Services. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Father’s Day is still a couple of months away, but it was all about dads April 2 at the inaugural Fatherhood Awareness Kickoff, sponsored by DeKalb Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). The keynote speaker at the event was Henry M. Carter, director for the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males, which, according to […]

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