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  • GHSA strips Chamblee High girls’ soccer team of 2022 state and region titles over violations
    DEKALB COUNTY, GA—On May 11, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) informed Chamblee High School that it was in violation of three by-laws, resulting in the program forfeiting all its victories during the 2021-2022 season, including its region and state championship titles.


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May 19, 2022

  DECATUR, GA—Trial is scheduled to begin next week in the murder case against 48-year-old Richard Merritt, a former Marietta, Georgia attorney. Merritt is charged with Malice Murder, two counts of Felony Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Knife During the Commission of a Felony in connection with the February 2019 […]

May 19, 2022

  The DeKalb County Board of Education will hold the following virtual meeting on Monday, May 23, 2022: 10:30 a.m.        VIRTUAL CALLED MEETING and EXECUTIVE SESSION Virtual Executive Session Virtual Called Meeting The virtual called meeting agenda is attached and can be accessed online by going to: www.dekalbschoolsga.org, click on Leadership, go to Simbli (formally known […]

May 19, 2022

    CONYERS, GA—The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library has replaced its old microfilm reader/printers with the all-in-one ScanPro 2200, thanks to a generous donation by the Friends of the Library (FOL) group. With the ScanPro 2200, patrons can view 16mm, 35mm, fiche, and jacketed fiche while researching old newspapers, census records, slave record, American Ancestry records […]

May 19, 2022

  DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County’s Fresh on DeK Mobile Farmers Market will kick off its 2022 season with a virtual event featuring Chef Mical St. Clair. The kickoff will be held on Friday, May 20, 11 a.m. to noon. Chef St. Clair will prepare Greek chicken quesadillas, Greek pico salad, and mint infused water during the […]

May 19, 2022

  ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA –Rockdale County Sheriff’s Deputy Walter D. Jenkins is being remembered by law enforcement officials and the community.  During a private funeral home visitation with family members today(May 18), Sheriff Eric Levett ceremoniously posted the United States Honor Flag near Deputy Jenkins. The United States Honor Flag will remain with Deputy Jenkins for his visitation […]

May 18, 2022

      ATLANTA—Motivational speaker Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson has been in headline news this week with a message for young people who want to be gang bangers: “Think it out, don’t shoot it out. The new weapon of choice is a king, queen and a pawn—not a gun.” “I’ve been on several television and radio […]



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DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox presents Boys to Men, Girls to Pearls, June 6-10, 2022

Molding Youth Leaders: A look back at the 2021 free camp

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April 28, 2022

  DEKALB COUNTY, GA—The DeKalb County Board of Education in a 4-1 vote fired Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris on Tuesday during a virtual meeting, stating that the separation was effective immediately. Board Chair Vicki B. Turner, members Diijon DaCosta, Anna Hill and Joyce Morley voted in favor of terminating Watson-Harris, with Deirdre Pierce casting the dissenting […]

April 26, 2022

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – At tonight’s virtual board called meeting, the DeKalb County Board of Education voted to approve a separation agreement with Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris effective immediately. Board members voted to name Dr. Vasanne Tinsley as the interim superintendent, citing its full confidence in  Tinsley’s ability to operate the day-to-day activities of the DeKalb County […]

April 22, 2022

DECATUR, GA – On April 19, Congressman Hank Johnson hosted his 2022 Congressional Art Competition in a virtual award’s ceremony on April 19. | TO WATCH AND VIEW THE ART, CLICK HERE | The competition recognized student artists from around the district and awarded four college scholarships totaling $35,000. Each year, the national competition calls upon high school […]

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  ATLANTA— Chase Davis, chef/owner of metro Atlanta’s King Kabob food truck, is vying to win big on the Food Network star Guy Fieri’s new competition reality show, “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime.” Fieri is expanding his successful restaurant empire and is searching for one talented food entrepreneur to run their own Chicken Guy! Franchise. The […]


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