MARTA - 35th Anniversary

MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Teens explore medical jobs while volunteering

Tony Gong makes patient beds. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

For Jacob Chesler, 15, who attends Yeshiva Atlanta of Doraville, volunteering and working at DeKalb Medical is a family affair. His brother and sister volunteer there and his father, Eric, is a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). “My family has a bunch of people who are nurses and the medical field has […]

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Lithonia seeks placement on National Register of Historic Places

The Lithonia Women’s Club served as the first public lending library in DeKalb. Photos by Carla Parker

In an effort to bring recognition to its history, the city of Lithonia is working to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation, according to its website. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, […]

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Farmer’s market offer fresh-from-the-farm gems


Summer means dining options expand tremendously. Dine-in, cook out, pack a picnic or cocktails on the porch. One of the keys to a great summer meal is fresh ingredients and one of the best places to go for fresh-from-the-farms fruits and vegetables is farmer’s markets. There are farmer’s markets in practically every part of town. […]

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Andrea Sneiderman trial: Day 1- opening statements

Andrea Sneiderman. File photo. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson)

Opening statements are underway in the trial of Andrea Sneiderman, who is accused of lying under oath and hindering the investigation into her husband’s death. Champion Newspaper reporter Daniel Beauregard is tweeting live from the courtroom. Here is some of information that he has relayed: Prosecutors said Sneiderman deleted evidence of phone calls between her […]

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Watering Oasis nonprofit nurtures communities at home and abroad

A banner invites visitors to the Lithonia facility to contribute to Watering Oasis’ projects.

The sign outside still says Legacy Theater and sometimes films are still shown there, but the old movie house, which hasn’t functioned as a regular commercial theater in several years, is the site of an organization with loftier goals that cross international boundaries. Once an eight-screen movie theater, the building at Panola Road and Covington […]

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Shade Brigade help seniors weather the heat

Scarlette Smith and Nicole Rutherford, workers at Emeritus at Decatur, an assisted living provider, visit Joyce and John Owens in their Stone Mountain home. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Joyce and John Owens, of Stone Mountain, have four adult children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. “My daughters come and they go to the grocery store every other week and the pharmacy and anything else I need. The boys cut the grass. The other son got on the roof yesterday and cleaned it off,” said […]

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Metro Atlanta football teams play in Prime Time Youth Football Tournament

NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, center, watches his Truth youth football team run a play against the Atlanta Cowboys.

The Atlanta Cowboys youth football 10 and under team was one of 18 teams from across the southeast that had the opportunity to participate in the third annual PRIME TIME Youth Football Tournament in Buford July 26-28. Hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, the tournament was a part of the 2013 PRIME TIME […]

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Judge celebrates second year of mentoring program for high school girls

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Stacey Hydrick chats with the mothers of two girls enrolled in her SMILE program. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Stacey Hydrick said the idea for her mentorship program SMILE began when a mother she met asked her if she had any type of program to help young women interested in the justice system. Hydrick said the idea came to her after she spoke at the Voices of Faith Church […]

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