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DeKalb police announces massive drug seizures in past months

Over the past 10 months, the DeKalb County Police Department has seized more than $120 million worth of drugs and money. Photo by Daniel Beauregard.

  DeKalb County Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander said police have seized more than $128 million worth of drugs in the past 10 months and arrested 989 suspects connected to selling narcotics in the county. “As you look around this room, this is not all of the drugs that were confiscated; this is just merely […]

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Redan’s record setting season

Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Redan girls basketball team is thought to be a history-making squad in DeKalb County as three seniors have all surpassed the 1,000 point career mark during the first part of the season. According to records, no other DeKalb girls’ team has had three make the mark in the same season. Seniors Brea Elmore, Destini […]

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Asia Durr: living up to expectations as No. 1 player

St. Pius junior guard Asia Durr is the No. 1 player in the country in her class and the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Terrific 25 for the 2015 class. She is averaging 24.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game this season.

Not many girls can do a crossover move with a basketball at age 3, but Asia Durr could. “I picked up a basketball with my dad outside in the driveway and I started dribbling the ball and I did a crossover move,” she said. “He said ‘do it again’ and I did it again.” From […]

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Judge rules strippers are employees

A U.S. District Court judge recently sided with dancers employed at the DeKalb County strip club Pin Ups and said they deserve the same benefits as all businesses employees. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

A U.S. District judge ruled that the management of DeKalb County strip club Pin Ups must classify its dancers as employees, rather than general contractors, because of the essential services they provide. Judge Thomas Thrash said in a 13-page opinion released Dec. 31 that it was clear under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that […]

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Students learn comedy acting during holiday break

Sydney Davis, 10, and Tyla Harris, 13

After the Christmas gifts had been unwrapped and before school restarted, a group of young people worked on their acting skills. “It’s really fun,” said Tyla Harris, 13, one of approximately 20 students who attended the Holiday Intensive held by BlackTop Circus Improv, a Black improvisational comedy troupe. “We get to do lots of stuff […]

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Burmese refugee is part pastor, part social worker

Aung Matu, pastor of the Atlanta Matupi Community Church, came to DeKalb County to help his fellow Burmese. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

In 2006, the family and church of Aung Matu, asked him to never return to his home country of Burma. Now 56, Matu came to America for the first time in 1995 for three years. “The first time I was here to study the word of God for education.” Back in Burma, he was the […]

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Volunteers sought for Alzheimer’s arts program

Working on art projects can be stimulating and rewarding for persons struggling with memory loss, according to experts. Photos by Jerry Siegel

For the past four years Tania Becker has witnessed how a little paint and pencil can bring joy into the lives of people with failing memories. As founding director of Arts 4 Alzheimer’s, Becker brings together people in the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with art educators who gently guide them to create […]

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Dunwoody continues to address stormwater needs

Dunwoody Public Works Department spent the past year repairing or replacing damaged stormwater pipes. The city used a remote camera, above left, to survey damaged stormwater pipes in the area to determine the need for repair or replacement.

Dunwoody Public Works Department completed more than 40 projects in 2013 that address the city’s stormwater needs and the city plans to continue its efforts at infrastructure maintenance and upgrades in 2014. An inventory of every pipe, structure and drain in the city revealed that the average age of the 131 miles of pipe and […]

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