Alterique Gilbert named McDonald’s All-American

Miller Grove guard Alterique Gilbert was selected for McDonald’s All American Boys team. He received his game jersey during a Jan. 25 ceremony. Photos by Travis Hudgons

When Alterique Gilbert set foot on the Miller Grove High School campus, no one outside the boys’ basketball program thought he would become a McDonald’s All American player, according his coach Sharman White. “But me and him had this in our mind,” White said. “This was planned; this was predestined because I felt like he […]

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DeKalb County Jail serves community in unfamiliar ways


Part I of a two-part series on mental health care at the DeKalb County Jail Many may think of the county jail only as a place to house those charged with crimes until their cases go through the judicial process; but this perception is actually far from the truth. The DeKalb County Jail has a […]

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Tucker Arts Guild shows members’ work at library

Nature is a favorite photography theme for John Gronwall.

Visitors to a Tucker library this year will have the opportunity to see what their neighbors have been up to artistically. The Tucker Arts Guild started in November 2015 displaying members’ work in the Northlake-Barbara Loar Library meeting room. The exhibits will continue through the end of 2016. The work of two artists is displayed […]

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‘Lynwood Integrators’ remembers first day of school integration

Gary McDaniel (center) was one of the first 17 Black students who integrated Cross Keys. Photos by Carla Parker

In 1965, the lives of Blacks students at Lynwood Park Elementary and High School were changed forever—some would say for the better, but majority may feel otherwise. When the DeKalb County School District integrated schools, it closed Lynwood Park Elementary and High school—an all-Black school in the Brookhaven area—forcing the children to attend neighboring White […]

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OPINION: Not affordable, not accessible, no surprise

Chamber head gives reasons DeKalb is tops for business

Katerina Taylor Chamber Door 2014

Site Selection magazine, an economic development trade publication, in 2015 for the third consecutive year named Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business. “Georgia is a regular top finisher in our annual analysis of state business climates,” Site Selection editor-in-chief Mark Arend said in a statement announcing the rankings. […]

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Volunteers clean park for MLK Day

A volunteer cuts weeds at Leila Mason Park Jan. 18.

Stone Mountain city officials, residents and volunteers gathered again for the city’s annual King National Day of Service project at Leila Mason Park Jan. 18. The volunteers honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by cleaning Leila Mason Park in Shermantown. Councilman Steve Wells, who co-organized the event, said the service project is a way […]

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Baseball players, coaches preparing for 2016 season

Players and coaches from DeKalb County baseball teams gathered for the annual Baseball Media Day at Tucker High School. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Some of the top statistical baseball players from last season hope to have an even better 2016 season. The players, along with their teammates and coaches, gathered Jan. 14 at Tucker High School for the annual DeKalb County Baseball Media Day. As a junior, M.L. King’s Darrius England finished second in the county in hitting […]

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