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  • Cedar Grove shuts down GAC in 47-0 Region 5-3A victory
    A shutout by the No. 1 ranked Cedar Grove Saints defense and a big second half surge by their offense added up to a Region 5-3A opening 47-0 victory over Greater Atlanta Christian(GAC) at “Buck” Godfrey Stadium on Friday (Sept. 17.

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September 17, 2021

  DECATUR, GA– The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, working with the US Marshals Service, arrested Willie Frank Carter in Denver, Colorado on Sept. 15. According to the arrest warrant, Carter was wanted for the murder of Lamarcus Collins,42, of Lithonia, Georgia on Aug. 8, at a Ridge Way residence in Lithonia. The warrant […]

September 17, 2021

    DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson and Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) will host “Let’s Move DeKalb!” to help families sustain and get healthy and fit. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. Normally, the annual event is held indoors, but due to the pandemic, the […]

September 17, 2021

  TUCKER, GA—Morris Avenue, between Archdale Drive and Lawrenceville Highway, will be closed to through-traffic from 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, to facilitate the installation of a manhole and sewer lines at 2214 Morris Drive, Tucker.  Road closure and detour signs will be placed in the area during the […]

September 17, 2021

                            CLARKSTON, GA — The images from Afghanistan have been harrowing. Thousands of people desperately trying to find seats on airplanes and helicopters so they can escape the violent Taliban rule. Many who managed to flee are on their way not only […]

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September 14, 2021

The former Brown Middle School in Atlanta’s Historic West End will be renamed for one of the city’s most famous business leaders and entrepreneurs    ATLANTA – The Herman J. Russell West End Academy, formally named Joseph E. Brown Middle School, will host a ceremony honoring the renaming of the school on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at […]

September 13, 2021

ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA–Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) congratulates Gen. Ray Davis Middle School (DMS) on being named among the top 5 percent of Title I schools by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE). The Title I Distinguished flag for 2021 Title I Distinguished Schools was recently presented to DMS administrators and teachers during a faculty […]

September 12, 2021

        DEKALB COUNTY, GA—DeKalb County School District officials are working to resolve issues and concerns with school bus drivers, hoping to avoid massive absences this week such as the one that occurred in Region 1 on Friday, Sept. 10. A “high” number of school bus drivers did not show up for work […]


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