Stone Mountain to add more sidewalks


Stone Mountain is in the early stages of its streetscape project. Moreland Altobelli Associates is in the process of acquiring 11 parcels for the Streetscape Phase II project to add sidewalks. The $51,800 project is a continuation of Phase I on Main Street from Manor Drive to Poole Street and on Manor Drive from Main […]

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Local leaders ponder change in county’s government

County leaders may ask the Georgia General Assembly to consider revising the county’s Organizational Act. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

A change in the county’s form of government may become a reality—years from now.On Oct. 29, the county’s Operations Task Force discussed a proposal to ask the county’s legislative delegation to support a review of the county’s Organizational Act. This review could eventually lead to a change in the county’s form of government from an […]

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Pine Lake councilman rebuts state representative’s comments

State Rep. Earnest “Coach” Williams

A Pine Lake city councilman attended a recent town hall meeting to ask State Rep. Earnest “Coach” Williams why he “maligned” the city. Pine Lake City Councilman George Chidi asked that question at an Oct. 28 meeting of the DeKalb Legislative Delegation. “Last week at a forum in Decatur, Rep. Williams…was given a question about […]

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DeKalb basketball teams enter season with high expectations

The 2014 championship rings of Redan girls, Tucker girls and Miller Grove boys. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The 2014-2015 high school basketball season in DeKalb County will feature new coaches for some teams and new regions for others. DeKalb held its annual basketball media day Oct. 23 at Miller Grove High School, where coaches and players talked about their expectations for the season. The season tips off Nov. 11, and 11 programs, […]

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Brookhaven police searching for burglary suspects

Brookhaven suspect 1

Brookhaven police are asking the public to help identify two men suspected of burglary at Windsor Communities Apartments located at 305 Brookhaven Avenue NE Oct. 20 at approximately 10:45 a.m. Police said a maintenance worker with the apartment complex saw two males leaving an apartment on the fourth floor. One of the men had a bug sprayer, […]

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Cedar Grove wins first county middle school football title


It took four tries, but quarterback Deante Maxwell found his receiver, Jadon Haselwood, in the back corner of the end zone for a touchdown in overtime to lead Cedar Grove to its first Trail to the Title Middle School Football Championship. Cedar Grove beat defending champions Tucker 20-14 Nov. 1 at Hallford Stadium and finished […]

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Region titles, playoff berths on the line

Cedar Grove has secured a home playoff game for the Class AAA state playoffs. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Cedar Grove and Stephenson headline the list of DeKalb teams positioning themselves for playoff seeding as they play for region championships Nov. 7. Cedar Grove (8-1) will travel to No. 3 ranked Blessed Trinity (9-0) to play for the Region 4-AAA title. Cedar Grove has secured a home playoff game for the Class AAA state […]

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Grant awarded for Doraville soccer mini-pitch

Doraville residents playing soccer in the park. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

The Doraville City Council members approved the soccer mini-pitch program proposed by Georgia Soccer and its partners at its Oct. 20 meeting. Georgia Soccer will revamp Doraville’s Bernard Halpern Park, a neighborhood space with tennis courts, but no nets. In a previous council meeting, the Doraville parks and recreation department proposed forging a relationship with […]

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