MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Clarkston has a new mayor

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  A 30-year-old, two-year resident of Clarkston is the city’s new mayor. Ted Terry received 52.76 percent of the vote, while Ibrahim Awow Sufi, a Somali-American who owns Atlanta Global Freight Logistics in Clarkston, received 28.26 percent. Mayor Emanuel Ransom, who has served as Clarkston’s mayor since 2007, received 18.98 percent. Terry said he is […]

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Autumn lights: Community holds vigil for Autumn Mack

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Just as the voting polls were closing and some people where headed home from work, a somber group of approximately 70 men, women and children held a candlelight vigil for 5-year-old Autumn Mack Nov. 5 in DeKalb County. Autumn was struck by a vehicle and killed while trick-or-treating on Pepperdine Drive in the Chapel Hill […]

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CORE dance company celebrates cross-cultural exchange

Members of CORE and Association Manifeste collaborate during a “salon.” Photos by John Ramspott

As Decatur-based contemporary dance company CORE begins its 33rd season, artistic director Sue Schroeder said the company is beginning a project that has been more than 15 years in the making. “A big piece of what we’ve done for many years is cultural projects and dialogue and this one has been 15 years in the […]

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Deputies commended for stopping school shooter

DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown speaks about the actions of three deputies when a shooter took over Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Center. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

Three members of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department were presented Oct. 24 with the second highest award available for any employee of the sheriff’s office for their response to the Aug. 21 shooting at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Center. Sheriff Thomas Brown presented deputies Jarad Hunt, Soloman Daniels and Terrance Wortham the Sheriff’s […]

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Stephenson High football player shot on campus

Another Family Dollar going up in DeKalb

Under construction on Custer Avenue in Atlanta. Photos by Carla Parker

  Quite a few Family Dollar stores have opened in DeKalb County, specifically in south DeKalb, over the last couple of years and a new store is currently being constructed in southwest DeKalb. The new store is located at 1486 Custer Avenue, near Moreland Avenue. According to Family Dollar’s website, the Custer Avenue store will […]

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History comes alive for students

Actors portraying figures in DeKalb County’s history performed for students during a living history program sponsored by the DeKalb History Center. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

More than 2,000 DeKalb County School District students met the likes of Harriet Tubman, Sequoyah and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Swanton at the Swanton House during a living history program sponsored by the DeKalb History Center. “It puts a face on the two-dimensional figure in history,” said Mark Eaton, who portrayed Sequoyah. “When you sit and […]

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Child struck and killed while trick-or-treating

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A DeKalb County child was struck and killed while trick-or-treating Oct. 31. Captain Steven Fore, a spokesman for the DeKalb County Police Department, said the 5-year-old girl was trick-or-treating with her mother and several of her friends at approximately 7 p.m. on Pepperdine Court near Decatur. “The mother had stopped the car and some of […]

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