35 years of MARTA History

Columbia baseball off to a hot start

Jamal Devine waits for the pitch against Mays.

In 2012, the Columbia High School baseball team was predominantly freshmen and sophomores with little experience. With a year under their belts in 2013, the same group of players finished the regular season with an 18-6-4 record and made their first trip to the playoffs. This season, those freshmen and sophomores from 2012 are juniors […]

5,746 total views, no views today

Tucker Chili Cook-off


The Old Town Tucker Merchants Association and The Local No. 7 hosted the third annual Tucker Chili Cook-Off, March 15. Held on Main Street, the event featured chili samples from individual and restaurant competitors. The chili cook-off also included a vendor area featuring local artists and unique goods. There were music performances from The Chris […]

MG walk provides awareness and support step by step


    Awareness and support step by step The second annual Myasthenia Gravis (MG) walk was a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite the community to honor MG patients, increase awareness about this rare disease and raise money toward funding research for better treatment. The one- and three-mile hikes held on March 15 at Chamblee First United […]

838 total views, 1 views today

Woods and hills are alive with music; 732-bell carillon is Stone Mountain Park’s hidden treasure

How Great Thou Art is the most requested song.

Melodious tones waft through the air at Stone Mountain Park as families picnic, cyclists whiz around the mountain and hikers ascend the giant monolith. Familiar tunes such as Georgia on My Mind, Deep Purple and Puff the Magic Dragon come at unexpected times for those engaged in exercise, recreation and relaxation. Many folks probably wonder […]

5,625 total views, 1 views today

Oakhurst embraces its newest eatery—The Imperial

Jeff Bowie handles paperwork that’s part of his new role as a pub owner. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

What happens when a group of friends decide they’d like to open their own restaurant/bar with the kind of food they like, the kind of beer they like and the kind of atmosphere they like? The result might be something similar the recently opened Oakhurst eatery The Imperial, the creation of four longtime friends. Even […]

5,630 total views, 18 views today

Hundreds pedal for a safer Georgia ride


Despite the cold weather more than 700 cyclists participated in the ninth edition of Georgia Rides to the Capitol on March 18 to reinforce safety for riders and improve bicycling conditions. This year Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal joined the event and addressed to the crowd, along with 35 elected officials, about improving conditions for cycling, […]

522 total views, no views today

With early start and perseverance writer succeeds

Brian Egeston was an engineer but has achieved success as a novelist, playwright and script writer. He’s now senior writer for The Rickey Smiley Show. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Perhaps, moms do, indeed, know best. While other kids spent summertime in sports camp, Brian Egeston’s mom sent him to reading and writing “concentration” camp. “I hated it,” he recalls. “But my mom planted a seed in me at an early age. And I gravitated toward wanting, passionately, to become a writer.” Today, the Stone […]

8,969 total views, 3 views today

Chevy Impala leaps forward to make a lasting impression


The last time I recall being fascinated by a Chevrolet Impala was in the 1960s when I was a kid. When the 2014 Chevy Impala 2LTZ arrived for a weeklong test drive, I was confused. The vehicle wasn’t at all familiar. The exterior styling is so impressive that I wondered if it was it a […]

485 total views, no views today