35 years of MARTA History

State school superintendent candidate wants to focus on equity

“I have waited all of my career for this moment,” said Tarnisha Dent, an instructional coach at Atlanta Public Schools, who has entered the race for state school superintendent. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Tarnisha Dent, an instructional coach in the Atlanta Public School system, joined the crowded race for state school superintendent March 10. “I stand before you today nervous but ready—ready to advocate for the students of Georgia, for the teachers of Georgia, and for equity in Georgia,” she told supporters who gathered at the Community Achievement […]

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Walking for a cause

“Outside we can look fine, but inside we are very weak and sick,” said Carla Jenkins, who suffers from myasthenia gravis, an invisible disease. Photos provided

  On a hot and stressful day in 1994 Atlanta resident Carla Jenkins started to feel extremely tired and noticed that the muscles from her waist up were weak and not responding. Her condition reached a point where she couldn’t hold her head up, speak, eat or swallow. “I got into an intensive care unit […]

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Tucker dominates Southwest DeKalb to win its first state title

Senior Erykah Davenport (44) holds up the championship trophy and game ball after Tucker defeated Southwest DeKalb 83-65 in the Class AAAAA championship game. Photos by Travis Hudgons

They were told they did not have a chance to beat the No. 1 ranked Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers, but the No. 2 ranked Tucker Lady Tigers proved its doubters wrong when they convincingly beat Southwest DeKalb 83-65 in the Class AAAAA state championship game in Macon Mach 7. This is Tucker’s first girls’ basketball […]

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Redan ends record season with state championship

The Redan Lady Raiders basketball team completed a perfect 33-0 season with the Class AAAA girls’ state championship after defeating Columbus 63-53. It was the first state championship for head coach Jerry Jackson (right) and the second championship for the program. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The magical run the Redan Lady Raiders’ had been on this season come to a successful conclusion as they became the third DeKalb County girls’ basketball team to finish undefeated as state champions. The No. 1 ranked Lady Raiders defeated the No. 2 ranked Columbus Lady Blue Devils 63-53 March 6. Redan joins the 1997 […]

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Miller Grove wins its sixth consecutive title for fallen teammate

The jersey of the late Terrell Coleman covers the in seat on the Miller Grove bench. Coleman died before the season and the Wolverines dedicated the season to him and carried his jersey to every game. Photos by Travis Hudgons

“Together we attack; number six for 24.”   Miller Grove coach Sharman White stated those words after the Miller Grove Wolverines defeated Warner Robins 70-43 in the boys’ Class AAAAA state title game March 7 at the Macon Centreplex. It was the sixth consecutive state title for the program, a state record. The journey to […]

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BACK 2 BACK: Durr, Carter lead St. Pius to second consecutive state title

Seniors Anna Nelson, left, and Jasmine Carter hold the trophy after St. Pius defeated Buford 48-45 in the Class AAA state title game. Photos by Carla Parker

It came down to the final seconds, but when the clock hit 00:00, the St. Pius girls’ basketball team was once again state champions. The Golden Lions defeated the Buford Wolves 48-45 in the Class AAA state title game March 8 at the Macon Centreplex. At the end of the first quarter, it looked as […]

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Congressman Johnson seeks re-election

Congressman Hank Johnson is joined by Congressman John Lewis in Lithonia Feb. 22 as Johnson announces his re-election bid. Photos provided

Flanked by his wife Mereda Davis Johnson and mother Christine Callier at the Georgia State Capitol, Congressman Hank Johnson formally filed to run for re-election March 3. “I am confident that when the voters look at my record as a strong and effective voice for the Fourth District–fighting for small businesses, consumers and middle-class and […]

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Cityhood may be dead in DeKalb, at least for this year

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With only three days left in the legislative session and three proposed areas vying for cityhood, the House Governmental Affairs Committee tabled any vote on new municipalities March 12. The proposed cities of Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker all appeared before the committee in the past two weeks. For the past year, the cityhood debate has […]

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