35 years of MARTA History

Paideia baseball: New coach brings new attitude

The Paideia baseball program is entering the 2014 baseball season with a new coach, Millard Dawson, who has brought in unity and a new attitude to the program. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Paideia 2013 baseball season was a season that lacked most of the good aspects that a baseball team should have if they want to win. “There was a lack of effort, lack of commitment in practice and overall team development,” said Paideia junior catcher John Micheal Boswell. “Last season lacked a lot of effort, […]

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Suspended DeKalb CEO trying to get indictment dismissed

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, center, walks arm-in-arm with supporters before a hearing in his corruption case Jan. 23. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  Before crowding into a standing-room-only courtroom wearing “I support Burrell Ellis” buttons Jan. 23, supporters of the suspended DeKalb County CEO joined him in prayer outside the building. Inside the courtroom, Burrell Ellis watched stoically as he was accused over and over by DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James of “shaking down” county contractors […]

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Interim CEO says DeKalb County meeting its challenges ‘head-on’

Interim CEO Lee May spoke about his plans to keep the county moving in the right direction during his state of the county address Jan. 23.  Photo provided

  During his state of the county address, DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May said that it had been a difficult year but the county will use its struggles to define its progress for tomorrow. “This administration is taking DeKalb’s challenges and we’re meeting them head-on,” said May a member of the county’s Board of […]

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Atlantans cope during winter storm


by Marta Garcia Jessica Hackl kissed her daughter and wished her a good day on Jan. 28 when she dropped her off at her Buckhead school at 8 a.m. “We can play in the snow this afternoon when I pick you up, honey. It’s going to be so much fun,” Hackl told her daughter. This […]

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DeKalb responds to Snow Jam 2014


DeKalb County Police Department has responded to more than 700 weather-related incidents as metro Atlanta continues to deal with what some are calling “Snow Jam 2014.” The police department has responded to 289 traffic accidents, 25 hazards in road, 42 motorist assists, 91 traffic accidents with injured/ trapped passengers, 270 motorist assist/hazards, accodring to a […]

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Thrilling ways for adults to play in Vegas

Shotguns, Tommy guns and Uzis are just a few of the firearms one can try out. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

Trembling, trembling, trembling. My hands are trembling, and I know why. It’s partly my lifelong aversion to firearms and this being my first time to handle a weapon. Still I have a job to do, and I line up the crosshairs with the target. I take a deep breath, swallow hard and squeeze the trigger. […]

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Closings in DeKalb County

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  DeKalb County Cancellations and Delayed Openings Decatur – The rezoning meeting scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Maloof Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  All items on the agenda will be rescheduled to Feb. 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  DeKalb County will advertise the rescheduled meeting in […]

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Lithonia wins county wrestling championship

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After placing sixth in the Class AAAA State Wrestling Championship, the Lithonia Bulldogs wrestling team accomplished another goal Jan. 18 after winning the 2014 William Venable DeKalb County Wrestling Championship at Arabia Mountain. Lithonia took the county title after scoring 255.5 team points. Lakeside finished second with 214 points and McNair finished third with 167 […]

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