St. Pius girls win state soccer title on penalty kicks


Before St. Pius freshman goalkeeper Emory Wegener took her position in front of the net for penalty kicks, she did one thing. “I was just asking God to look over me,” she said. Wegener went on to block three kicks to help the Lady Golden Lions win the Class AAAA 2-1 in penalty kick over […]

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St. Pius boys win state soccer title, go undefeated

St. Pius girls and boys soccer teams each won the state title for the third consecutive year.

Cross Keys was in the way of a perfect season for St. Pius boys soccer team. Behind the leg of Louie Aponte and good defense, the Golden Lions ended a perfect season with a 1-0 win over Cross Keys May 14 at Mercer University’s Five Star Stadium. St. Pius coach David O’Shea was pleased with […]

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NTSB releases preliminary report on I-285 plane crash

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The pilot of a small aircraft that crashed on I-295 May 8 told a tower controller that he was “having some problem climbing” before the plane went down, according to a report. The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report detailing the moments just before the crash, but does not give the official cause […]

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Decatur attorney honored for holding police accountable


A Decatur attorney was awarded the Southern Center for Human Rights’ (SCHR) inaugural Luminary Award for his work holding police accountable for misconduct and acts of violence. Attorney Mawuli Davis, a partner at the Davis Bozeman Law Firm, received the award May 12, at SCHR’s annual Atlanta benefit reception, with the theme “Justice Taking Root.” […]

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OPINION: Hillary’s hill of beans

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“I think if we were to just go around this room, there are a lot of immigrant stories. All my grandparents, you know, came over here, and you know my grandfather went to work in a lace mill in Scranton, Penn., and worked there until he retired at 65. He started there when he was […]

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County salutes its fallen officers

An officer stands in front of the fallen officer memorial outside the old courthouse in Decatur. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Patricia Crumley said she handled the DeKalb Fallen Officer Memorial Service better this year than in the past.Her son DeKalb County Police Officer Jarvis Darren Crumley was killed in the line of duty Dec. 29, 1998. “It used to make me feel real bad, sad, lonely, almost like you did the funeral all over again,” […]

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County employees show hip-hop skills for recycling campaign

Judges, contestants and hosts gather for a group photo following hip-hop auditions for the county recycling campaign. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

With countless commercially successful music compositions, Atlanta has long been called hip-hop’s center of gravity. In an effort to promote recycling and spread the word for the county’s implementation of one-day-a-week collection services of garbage, recycling and yard trimmings, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division hosted an employee hip-hop competition on May 8 in its administration […]

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OPINION: Our complaints help


I hear a lot of complaints about DeKalb County. People complain about potholes and roads that need repaving. They complain about corruption in the government. They say the county needs to do a better job attracting jobs. Others say the police don’t respond to calls in a timely fashion. Some believe the county needs to […]

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