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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M.L. King wins first game in thrilling comeback

The M.L. King Lions won its first game of the season after beating Miller Grove 28-24. Photos by Leonard Garrett

Martin Luther King Jr. High School’s homecoming ended in celebration Oct. 17 after the football team won its first game of the season. The M.L. King Lions came back from a 10-point deficit to beat the Miller Grove Wolverines 28-24 at Hallford Stadium. The Lions were down 24-14 in the third quarter before scoring 14 […]

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Dunwoody, Marist, St. Pius move on to volleyball quarterfinals

Dunwoody’s Paige McKnight goes up to spike the ball.

It was a triple sweep as Dunwoody, Marist and St. Pius advanced to the volleyball playoffs quarterfinals in its respective classification. The No. 2 Dunwoody Lady Wildcats swept Starr’s Mill 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-11) in the Class AAAAA state playoffs Oct. 21 at home. This is Dunwoody’s second consecutive trip to the quarterfinals. Dunwoody will […]

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Venezuela native introduces her cuisine in new restaurant

Lis Hernandez says she’s confident that those willing to try arepas will like them.

What is an arepa? That’s a question Lis Hernandez, owner of the recently opened Arepa Mia restaurant in Decatur, hopes locals will soon know the answer to. “Everyone knows what you’re talking about when you mention tacos or burritos or hamburgers, but not many people in the United States know what an arepa is,” Hernandez […]

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OPINION: And now is the time

Opinion crane

“It’s very important to remind the American people that the U.S. has the most capable healthcare system and the most capable doctors in the world, bar none,” –Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism, at a White House press briefing on Oct. 6, 2014. Prior to the White House stating with […]

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Jury is hung in Ellis trial


On Oct. 21, the eleventh day of deliberations, the jury in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis decided that it could not reach a verdict. That’s what the jury told the judge on four different occasions during the trial which lasted six weeks. After the first three times, the judge sent […]

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