Dozens qualify for upcoming election


There will be several contested races when voters go to the polls May 24 for the general primary and nonpartisan election during which parties select local, state and federal candidates will be selected for the November election. Four candidates will face off for the DeKalb County CEO position: Joe Bembry, an automotive services business owner; […]

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DeKalb interim CEO: County is ‘strong’

From left, WSB-TV news anchor Erin Coleman interviews interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May for his State of the County address on March 10. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

“Strong.”That was interim DeKalb County Lee May’s one-word description of DeKalb County during his State of the County address on March 10. And it is a legacy he hopes to leave. “I don’t know if I’m as concerned about history remembering my name…but I really want to know for myself that we—not just me, but […]

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City clears Lithonia police chief, officer of wrongdoing


The Lithonia police chief was not in the wrong when he put his hand around a teen’s neck, according to the city. Chief Roosevelt Smith and Captain Lloyd Owens were cleared by City Administrator Eddie Moody of any wrongdoing in a Feb. 5 incident in which both officers were accused of assaulting 17-year-old Isiah Harvey […]

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Carla’s Corner: Parents should pay close attention to Tennessee lawsuit


It is no secret that women face discrimination, sexual harassment and are sometimes victims of sex crimes on college campuses. On some occasions, these acts occur within an athletic department, whether it’s a female employee or female athlete. Today, women still fight for the same opportunities and protection that their male counterparts receive even though […]

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Tucker mayor, councilmembers sworn in

Frank Auman is sworn in as his wife Gaye looks on.

Newly elected Tucker Mayor Frank Auman and four councilmembers were sworn in to their positions on March 8 at Tucker High School. DeKalb County State Court Judge Ronald Ramsey swore in Auman along with councilmembers Anne Lerner (District 3), Michelle Penkava (District 3), William Rosenfeld (District 1) and Honey Van De Kreke (District 1). The […]

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Principal resigns following racial, sexual allegations


Lakeside High School principal Jason Clyne, who was accused of making racial statements to staff and coworkers in January, resigned March 8 following the substantiation of seven more allegations dating back to August 2014. Clyne’s resignation comes after an investigation made public Jan. 27 and drafted in writing Feb. 17. The investigation was prompted by […]

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Community park gets chess tables

Friends of Flat Shoals Park raised $3,600 to purchase two chess tables. Photo provided

Flat Shoals Park, in unincorporated Decatur, has two new chess tables, thanks to park supporters. The two metal tables with built-in benches on each side are the result of efforts by Friends of Flat Shoals Park. The idea for the tables came from Cherry Ridge Subdivision homeowners’ association. “When we were in the process of […]

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Organization helps build shelters to rebuild lives

Volunteers from Paran Homes, Smith Douglas Homes, Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and other organizations display a sign that summarizes their commitment to projects to help the homeless.

A shelter operated by Solomon’s Temple, a southwest Atlanta organization that provides transitional housing to women and children, recently received a fresh paint job and other improvements with help from Tucker-based HomeAid Atlanta and workers from Sherwin-Williams’ Pro Painters Institute Painter Training Program. The project, which was completed Feb. 24, is the first of approximately […]

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