Pink Pony will continue fight against Brookhaven


A lawyer representing Pink Pony said the adult entertainment club will continue to talk with city officials after its lawsuit was dismissed by the high court. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Brookhaven Oct. 6 and upheld a DeKalb County court’s dismissal of Pink Pony’s lawsuit against Brookhaven. Pink Pony sued Brookhaven because of […]

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Choice Bus visits DeKalb Schools

Choice Bus at Tucker High School

8 out of 10 prisoners are high school drop outs. What’s the difference between having a roommate or a cell-mate? Graduating.  On Oct. 14-17, students of DeKalb County experienced first-hand how the choices they make can affect their future.  As an effort to encourage students to stay in school and avoid the likely consequences of dropping […]

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CIS fuels students to stay in school

Congressman Hank Johnson, CIS Site Coordinator Calleb Obumba, Clarkston High Principal Michelle Jones, CIS Board Member Jodie Guest and CIS Executive Director Frank Brown with students.

  What began in the basement of a home in the Grant Park community is now the nation’s largest dropout prevention network. Communities In Schools of Atlanta (CIS) is an organization partnered with DeKalb and Fulton Counties public schools. The organization works to improve the barriers that hinder students from succeeding in school.  “Our goal […]

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OPINION: Robbing Peter to pay Peter

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In 1992 Elaine Boyer was elected to her first term as a county commissioner to serve the electorate of District 1 in north DeKalb County, including the areas surrounding Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Tucker. She took the oath of office for a county commissioner and swore to uphold the board of commissioners’ statement of values which […]

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Tucker, Smoke Rise residents speak out against cityhood movement

Proposed map city of Tucker map.

The cityhood movement in DeKalb County has gained more support and momentum in the past few months since three cityhood bills failed to pass during the 2014 legislative session. On Sept. 24, a statement was posted on the Tucker cityhood initiative’s Facebook page by the Smoke Rise Civic Association (SRCA) announcing the association’s board of […]

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DeKalb Board of Health holds Ebola information session

Dr. Elizabeth Ford, the district health director for DeKalb County, explains the facts of Ebola.

The Ebola virus has become a concern and fear for DeKalb County residents and others across the world. However, there are other infectious diseases that DeKalb residents should be more concern and about contracting than Ebola, according to Dr. Elizabeth Ford, the district health director for DeKalb County. “There are a lot more infections here […]

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Marist, St. Pius advances in state softball playoffs

A girl holds a softball on the infield diamond.

    It was a sweep for Marist and St. Pius as the two teams move on to the second round of the softball state playoff.Marist, Region 6-AAAA champions, swept Troup County in the best‒of–three series 6-0 and 9-2 to advance to the second round. Marist hosted Northwest Whitfield in the second round Oct. 22. […]

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Sixty miles of support

Liz Brecher, Alden Sturgis, Katie Johnson, Sallie Gray Clayton, Audra Thompson paused for a photo near Clarkston as they participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk Oct. 17-19. They walked in honor of Julie Bellum, a friend who has cancer. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Alden Sturgis of DeKalb County has been personally affected by breast cancer; her grandmother was diagnosed with it in 2008 and lost her fight with it in 2009. A friend currently has breast cancer. Sturgis participated in her first Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk Oct. 17-19 in honor of that friend. For the three-day, 60-mile […]

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