35 years of MARTA History

Marist, Miller Grove wins girls’ state track titles

The Marist girls’ track and field team won its second consecutive Class AAAA state title.

  It was a first for Miller Grove and a second consecutive for Marist as the two track-and-field teams brought home state championship trophies. The Miller Grove Lady Wolverines won their first state title after outscoring Pope by one point, 60-59, to claim the 2014 Class AAAAA Girls’ state title at Hugh Mills Stadium in […]

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Four teams move on to Sweet 16 of state baseball playoffs

Dunwoody’s Chase Hawkins (no. 1) slides to second base.

  Four baseball teams from DeKalb advanced to the Sweet 16 after winning their first round series in the state playoffs. Defending Class AAAA champions Redan Raiders (21-6) went on the road to Lumpkin County and swept the Indians (19-9) to move on to the Sweet 16. The Raiders and Lumpkin County played seven innings […]

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OPINION: Teachers deserve our appreciation


I spend a lot of time in schools. In fact, as an education reporter, I try to go to one or two schools each week. So I get to see a lot of educators in all types of schools and in all grades and subjects. Despite what we hear or read in many news stories, […]

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Man accused of killing wife gets new trial


                                                A man previously convicted for murdering his wife in 2011 has been granted a new trial after a motion was granted by the Georgia Supreme Court on a technicality. According to […]

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Former GPC president files suit against University System of Georgia


Anthony Tricoli, the former president of Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), has filed a lawsuit against the school and the University System of Georgia (USG) for allegedly conspiring to cover up a $25 million budget shortfall in 2012. The shortfall resulted in a high number of layoffs as cost-saving measures and Tricoli’s contract not being renewed. […]

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OPINION: Shame on abusers of the elderly


If the allegation against her is true, Domita Bailey—and others like her—ought to be ashamed. Bailey, a 52-year-old Atlanta resident, was arrested April 23 for an unforgiveable crime: elder abuse. At approximately 8 a.m. on April 23, the Chamblee Police Department responded to a call at UniHealth Post Acute Care, 3535 Ashton Woods Drive, Chamblee. […]

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Stone Mountain Park and city: History of a partnership

The largest bas relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving depicts three Confederate leaders of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.

  As the city of Stone Mountain celebrates its 175th year, it is hard to ignore the impact Stone Mountain Park has had on the city during those 175 years. With its rich history, the mountain is a staple in not only Georgia history but also American history and has made the small town of […]

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Commissioners receive update for options on new shelter

Commissioners will be finalizing the plans for DeKalb County’s new animal shelter over the next several weeks.

The DeKalb County Animal Enforcement, Operations and Advisory Board presented its recommendations on building a new animal shelter to the Board of Commissioners May 6. Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said the advisory board presented four options ranging from “the Taj Mahal of animal shelters to the affordable housing” option. “I think we’ve gone […]

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