Cedric Alexander: Public safety director tackles local and national issues

Dr. Cedric Alexander has garnered national attention in his role as DeKalb’s deputy chief operating officer for public safety. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

When Dr. Cedric Alexander took the helm as DeKalb County’s police chief in February 2013, the department needed help. “The department was riveted with issues around corruption and police abuse or police brutalilty…[and] here we had just had a couple of officers caught up in a federal drug scheme,” Alexander said. “The department was somewhat […]

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Interim CEO says he is a victim of fraud

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Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May said he did not cash a $4,000 check signed with his name. “A fraud has been committed using my name and my position,” May said in an April 24 statement. He is calling for an investigation to discover who is responsible for the alleged fraud. The alleged fraud involves a […]

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Marist lacrosse team has five sets of brothers, including coaching staff

Marist Lacrosse team features five sets of brothers, including assistant coaches Shaun and Kevin Lux (front row), (back row, from left) Michael  and Charlie Addicks, Kyle and Kevin Coughlin, Jackson and William Mudd, and Matt and Chris Zowine. Photo by Mary Jo Corsetti

It is not unusual for siblings to play on the same team. However, rarely does a team have a set of brothers on the coaching staff and four sets of brothers on the player roster. That is the case for Marist boys’ lacrosse team. Kevin and Shaun Lux are assistant coaches on the team. On […]

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Teen charged in fatal car accident that killed Lakeside teacher

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*UPDATE* Decatur Police obtained arrest warrants April 30 for first degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving for 19-year-old Ramiro Pedemonte of Tucker for the fatality accident that occurred on April 25 on Scott Boulevard at Ridley Circle involving Leah O’Brien and her 8-year-old daughter.  Pedemonte was taken into custody at his residence without incident.    […]

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Druid Hills’ season ends in penalty shootout


With the season on the line, the Druid Hills High boys’ soccer team had the opportunity to advance to the second round of the playoff through a penalty shootout.   However, the pressure was too much for the young players, and the Druid Hills Red Devils’ season ended with a 0-0 (3-1 penalty kicks) loss to […]

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Southwest DeKalb athletes sign scholarships

The parents of Southwest DeKalb lacrosse players Malik Golar (left) Miles Hollis and Tyler Stridiron sign the letters of intent to their sons’ respective schools.

Five Southwest DeKalb High School athletes took center stage April 17 to sign their letters of intent to their respective schools in their respective sport. Softball player StarKeira Daniel signed with Benedict College, lacrosse player Casey Kelly signed with Lincoln Memorial University, basketball player Diamond Porter signed with the University of Mobile, Malik Golar and […]

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Greenforest’s Justin Ravenel signs with FAMU

Greenforest guard Justin Ravenel (center) is taking his talents to FAMU next Fall. Celebrating him at his signing day included Greenforest basketball coach Nick Lagroone (left), his parents Ed and Blanche Ravenel, and Greenforest headmaster Dr. M.O. Clarke. Photos by Carla Parker

Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy senior guard Justin Ravenel played a big role in building the boys’ basketball players into a winning team. Ravenel hopes to do the same for Florida A&M University men’s basketball program. He signed his letter of intent to FAMU April 17 in front of his family, friends, coaches and teammates. Ravenel said […]

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Dunwoody all in to save butterflies

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Monarch butterflies are beautiful. As they flit from flower to flower, Monarchs delight young and old, mesmerizing observers with their fluttery movements and striking orange, yellow, black and white color patterns. The Dunwoody Nature Center (DNC) is on a mission to make DeKalb County residents and people throughout metro Atlanta appreciate these butterflies for more […]

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