The following statement is issued  by behalf of Mayor J. Max Davis

Jerry’s Habima Theatre kicks off new season with Little Shop of Horrors

Jerry’s Habima Theatre kicks off new season with Little Shop of Horrors

  Most filmmakers could only dream of the sudden and long-lasting success of Roger Corman. He shot Little Shop of Horrors in just two days, 54 years ago, and it remains a widely beloved cult film and play. Jerry’s Habima Theatre will stage its version of the musical to kick off its 21st season on […]

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DeKalb detectives seek help locating person of interest in 2013 homicide

Diandre Morris

The DeKalb County Police Department seeks the public’s assistance locating Diandre Morris, a person of interest, in the July 2013 murder investigation of Alexander Campbell. Morris is described as 25 years old, 6’02” and weighs 180 pounds. His last known hair style was shoulder length braided hair. He is known to frequent the Memorial Drive/South […]

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Dragon sculpture travels to new East Atlanta home

Sang Bu, a fire-breathing dragon sculpture that has sat in an East Atlanta park for two years, has been moved to another location in East Atlanta Village.

Sang Bu, the large, fire-breathing dragon sculpture that has sat in East Atlanta’s Brownwood Park for the past two years, has moved to a new home. Residents joined in to help disassemble the dragon Feb. 15 and reassemble it in front of Midway Pub for a procession down Flat Shoals Road to its new home, […]

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Seven DeKalb basketball teams win region titles


Rashones Coleman, center, Miller Grover Head Coach Sharman White and players celebrate their region 6-AAAAA victory over Stephenson. Coleman is the mother of Terrell Coleman, a 6-foot-5, 15-year-old freshman standout for Miller Grove, that collapsed and died in October while playing basketball in the offseason. Photos by Travis Hudgons   Seven basketball teams from DeKalb […]

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Former county CEO Vernon Jones wants sheriff’s job

Feb. 20 - Decatur, GA-Vernon Jones announces his candidacy for DeKalb County sheriff on the steps of the old Decatur Courthouse. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones is back in the political spotlight after announcing his bid for the county sheriff’s position. “This sheriff’s office is not going to be your father’s Oldsmobile,” Jones said during a news conference Feb. 20 in Decatur. “We’re going to be more efficient, we’re going to be more effective and […]

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Lithonia leads DeKalb with 11 wrestlers qualifying for state

The Lithonia wrestling team will have 11 wrestlers competing in the state tournament Feb. 21-22. A total of 37 wrestlers from DeKalb will be competing in the state tournament.

The Lithonia Bulldogs continue working toward their goal of a Class AAAA wrestling state title by qualifying 11 of their 14 wrestlers for the GHSA State Tournament. The state tournament was set to begin Feb. 13, because of to weather concerns and possible bad travel conditions it was moved to the weekend of Feb. 21-22. […]

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County school district ponders flexibility options

All of DeKalb’s students could one day be in schools governed like Drew Charter. File photo

The DeKalb County School District has to decide what kind of district it wants to be. School districts can choose from three major options, including a Investing in Educational Excellence (IEE) system, charter system and the status quo option, according to Trenton Arnold, Region III superintendent for DeKalb schools. All school districts in the state […]

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Stephenson girls, Miller Grove boys win county junior varsity championships

The Stephenson Lady Jaguars’ junior varsity basketball team became back-to-back DeKalb County champions after beating Redan 55-46.

It took a comeback effort for both the Stephenson Lady Jaguars and Miller Grove Wolverines to claim the DeKalb County Junior Varsity Basketball Championship titles Feb. 15. Both teams played in the semifinals and finals to capture county titles at the Arabia Mountain High School gym. The Lady Jaguars opened with a hard fought 36-34 […]

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