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

DeKalb History Center honors five local trailblazers

From left Karyn Greer, Jennifer Ffrench-Parker, Steen Miles, Valerie J. Morgan, Joyce Godfrey and Carolyn Jernigan Glenn. Photo by Travis Hudgons

For the seventh year as part of its Black History Month celebration, the DeKalb History Center recognized county trailblazers. This year’s program—held Feb. 6 at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, which houses the History Center—honored women in media. Carolyn Jernigan Glenn, publisher of The Champion Newspaper—the program’s presenting sponsor—presented awards to five colleagues in the news […]

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DeKalb Community Development Proposed NSP3 Budget Amendment


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Love in bloom—Valentine’s Day big for Scottdale florist

Red roses, though more expensive on Valentine’s Day, are still popular.

  For florists such as Maud Baker Flowers in Scottdale, Valentine’s Day is a bit of a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it focuses a good deal of work into a single day, explained Scott Wieler, a member of the family that owns and operates Maud Baker Flowers. On the other hand, sales for […]

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Arabia Mountain makes school history with largest signing class

The Arabia Mountain High School football program had nine players sign on National Signing Day and expects 10 more player to sign, bringing the total to 19, the most in program history. Photo by Carla Parker

  After making school history with its first winning record, the Arabia Mountain Rams football program made history again on National Signing Day with its largest signing class. Arabia Mountain had nine senior football players to sign letters of intent Feb. 5 and expects 10 more players to sign in the coming week, which would […]

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Miller Grove’s Tiffany Flynn signs track scholarship with Mississippi State

Tiffany Flynn signs her letter of intent to Mississippi State.

Miller Grove High School had another signee on National Signing Day as triple jump state champion Tiffany Flynn signed a scholarship to compete in track and field at Mississippi State University. Flynn, the No. 1 ranked triple jumper in Georgia in indoor track and field, said she chose to sign with Mississippi State because of […]

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DeKalb County garbage collection will resume Feb. 14

A DeKalb County sanitation worker on his route. In August, sanitation workers moved one step closer to being recognized as a union by the county. Photo by Travis Hudgons

DeKalb County Sanitation will resume garbage collection Friday, Feb. 14. on a modified schedule. All residential customers with Tuesday scheduled garbage collection will be collected Friday, Feb. 14 beginning at 8 a.m.; Thursday scheduled garbage collection will be collected Saturday; and Friday garbage collection will be collected on Sunday. There will be no single stream […]

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Lakeside city bill passes senate committee

Residents get a look at a revised map of the proposed city of Lakeside during a state Senate committee hearing Feb 5. Top right, Sen. Fran Millar tells fellow senators that he believes voters will approve the city, while interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May, center, unsuccessfully urges lawmakers to delay approving the bill giving voters the chance to form the new city. Photos by Caleb Wade

  Voters in the Lakeside community came a step closer to forming a new city Feb. 5. Georgia Senate Bill 270 made it through the Senate’s state and local governmental operations committee. The bill, which still has to make it to the floor of the House and Senate, would give Lakeside voters the chance to […]

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Thurmond’s first year: ‘We are progressing’

DeKalb County School District Superintendent Mike Thurmond says the district has made “significant progress” with him at the helm. Photos by Caleb Wade

On Feb. 8, 2013, Mike Thurmond became the superintendent of the DeKalb County School District. In the past year, Thurmond, a former Georgia labor commissioner, has dealt with accreditation probation, a school shooting, a contentious lawsuit and even a snow storm. The following is the first of a two-part interview by Andrew Cauthen, news editor […]

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