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Social media threat targets five DeKalb County schools, officials say  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb Schools officials said they're on high alert after a threat was received targeting five schools in the same area. A email sent to parents from Southwest ...

Here is the complete DeKalb County school graduation schedule for 2018  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County high schools will host graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.

VIDEO: 3-star RB Jamel Starks flips his way into end zone  USA TODAY High School Sports

Jamel Starks, the three-star running back for Southwest Dekalb High, used an attempted tackle to vault his way in for a critical TD.

DeKalb solicitor-general announces Dancing with the DeKalb Stars lineup

DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling has announced this year's “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars” fundraiser participants, including notable ...

Southwest DeKalb finds strength on the gridiron after sudden death of head coach

DECATUR, Ga. -- Michael Tanks Sr.'s presence loomed larger than life. The husband, father of three, former Florida State University All-American and head ...

Uniforms mandatory at Southwest DeKalb High  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Following the trend of many schools, Southwest DeKalb High School will require students to wear uniforms with the school logo when school begins in August ...

What it takes: DeKalb valedictorians share secrets to success  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Now that high school seniors are graduating, the class of 2018 is ready for college. Some are headed to Harvard, MIT and other prestigious institutions out of ...

Newly opened Supreme Burger in Decatur aims to satisfy community

A new restaurant serving unique, gourmet burgers plus chicken wings, fried fish and more recently opened in Decatur.

Surprise! Georgia State gives full scholarships to 14 Southwest DeKalb High students  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fourteen Southwest DeKalb High School seniors walked into a room Wednesday with representatives from State Farm and Georgia State University. They had ...

DeKalb SAT scores improve by nearly 20 points  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County schools improved their overall SAT score by 18 points, officials said.

Autopsy inconclusive in death of Southwest DeKalb High graduate  Atlanta Journal Constitution

An autopsy performed Wednesday on the body of a University of Oregon gymnast Lauren Jones failed to determine what killed the 2014 Southwest DeKalb High ...

SW DeKalb student dies 2 days after mother allegedly shot him  Atlanta Journal Constitution

He was trying to break up a fight between adults and teenagers when several shots were fired. Pierre Tilson, 15, was hit in the head. When College Park officers ...

Police: High school student gunned down in front of home  FOX 5 Atlanta

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A high school student was gunned down in front of his DeKalb County home, according to police. Officers said Keschon Kerns' family ...

Participants in second annual Dancing with the DeKalb Stars announced  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling unveiled this year's “DeKalb Stars,” participating in the second annual Dancing with the DeKalb ...

Actually, 800 teachers left DeKalb Schools last year  Atlanta Journal Constitution

District officials did not disclose more than 100 teachers who left the district in monthly reports.

DeKalb Schools high school valedictorians, salutatorians recognized  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The DeKalb County School District has announced its valedictorians and salutatorians for the class of 2017. High School graduation dates and locations were ...

Lack of parental participation in south DeKalb schools of top concern for residents

In an auditorium designed for at least a thousand, a little under 20 individuals gathered to share their thoughts on education in a portion of south DeKalb.

DeKalb County Schools begins graduations May 19  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County School District officials released the graduation schedule for the 2015-2016 school year, with ceremonies having begun Friday and running ...

3 DeKalb County high schools recognized as nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb School of the Arts ranks as the top high school in metro Atlanta, U.S. News & World Report announced Tuesday in its annual list of best high schools in ...

Daisa Alexander signs with Auburn women's basketball  Auburn Tigers Official Athletic Site

April 14, 2016 Daisa Alexander helped Southwest DeKalb to the 2016 AAAAA Georgia state title last month. (Photo courtesy DeKalb County School ...

DeKalb Schools announces high school graduations  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County School District has announced its 2017 high school graduation dates and locations.

Custodian found dead inside DeKalb school; no signs of foul play  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A night custodian was found dead inside Martin Luther King Jr. High School in DeKalb County Thursday morning, a district spokesman said.

Five high school athletes to represent Georgia in MLB’s Softball Breakthrough Series  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Major League Baseball's second annual Softball Breakthrough Series will begin in less than two weeks and five Georgia high school softball players are ...

Stadium renamed for William Buck Godfrey  Champion

As former Southwest DeKalb High School football coach William 'Buck' Godfrey walked on the field at the former Panthersville Stadium, a number of emotions ...

U.S. News: Best high schools in metro Atlanta  Atlanta Journal Constitution

More than 30 Atlanta area high schools are among the top high schools in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best High Schools list.

DeKalb students surprised with full scholarships to Georgia State | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

The students will receive full-ride scholarships to attend two-year programs at Georgia State University's Decatur campus.

12 DeKalb high schools recognized for advanced placement programs  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Just over half DeKalb County's high schools received advanced placement honors from the state Department of Education, officials announced Thursday.

Paine welcomes big class during Fall Convocation as it seeks second accreditation  The Augusta Chronicle

Paine College President Jerry Hardee said the school is looking at a second accreditation as it works back from financial trouble and welcomed a number of ...

Atlanta couple among parents fighting to end college hazing practices  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Robert and Pam Champion will appear on NBC's Dateline news show with parents of other deceased college hazing victims.

Holiday Hero: William “Buck” Godfrey  Atlanta Journal Constitution

When William “Buck” Godfrey was growing up in Charleston, S.C., he was chosen to join a select group of African-American boys for a Little League Baseball ...

DeKalb cops want to drink coffee with you at this event in Lithonia  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County police are inviting residents for a cup of coffee and conversation next week in Lithonia.

Saved by the Stick: Lacrosse Success Stories Form Common Bond in Decatur, Ga.  US Lacrosse Magazine

usman Sy slipped on his white Cascade helmet, grabbed his blue STX lacrosse stick and made his way to Ebster Park, one of the only fields in Decatur, Ga., ...

2018 40 Under 40: Clarence Bethea, Upsie  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Entrepreneurship thrives when opportunity, tenacity and innovation blend together, and that combination happens to describe Clarence Bethea, as well.

30,000 in Atlanta march, hear emotional pleas on gun violence  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Students, parents and others will gather to march in downtown Atlanta in the March for Our Lives in support of the Parkland shooting victims.

Body Found Inside Georgia High School

DeKalb County, Ga. – DeKalb County authorities confirm to Channel 2 Action News that a body has been found inside Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.

Ex-DeKalb football standout fatally shot at Savannah State  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Who was Christopher Starks?No one would've complained if Ray Starks had taken the night off from helping coach the Miller Grove High School football team.

DeKalb County opening playground at Bouldercrest Park  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and the Cedar Grove Community Association will hold an official opening and ribbon ...

Kansas stop cemented LB's belief in Bielema  WholeHogSports

Richardson linebacker Gabe Richardson (21) closes in on Iowa Western quarterback AJ Bush during a game Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Hutchinson, Kan.

Meter reader honors mother's sacrifices, retirement by giving to 21 Catholic schools  Georgia Bulletin

ATLANTA—Jeannie Byrd was a single mother of two young sons when she moved to Georgia 40 years ago. Byrd worked in the field of social work and was ...

DeKalb school administrator resigns after admitting he copied other people’s work  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A DeKalb County school administrator who copied other people's work in a report for which he was paid taxpayer money resigned nearly two weeks after ...

DeKalb school redistricting plans to be in place by late January  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The last time the DeKalb County School District tried to change student attendance boundaries, the process bogged down into a yearlong battle with rowdy ...

Why 3 saxophonists are uniting for Mother’s Day concert  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Saxophonists Ryan Kilgore, Antonio Allen, Trey Daniels unite for Mother's Day 2017 'Saxy' concert in metro Atlanta.

South Gwinnett names Steve Davenport new head football coach  Gwinnett Prep Sports

South Gwinnett has selected Steve Davenport as its next head football coach.

Wrong-house shooting in DeKalb: ‘Why did they shoot me? My dog?’  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Returning home from her Monday evening walk, Tama Colson rounded the corner into her subdivision and saw DeKalb County police cars.

Georgia's DeKalb County Police Department Chooses BodyWorn™ As its Exclusive Body Camera Solution  PR Newswire

ATLANTA, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility announced that Georgia's DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has approved the purchase of 600 ...

Willie “Bill” Bussey, 77: Former Eastern pilot wished to fly as a child  Atlanta Journal Constitution

When Willie Bussey was 16, like most teens he was excited about getting his license. But unlike most teens, Bussey wanted a license to fly more than he wanted ...

Donation from NBA Hall-of-Famer helps keep local nonprofit in the game

A recent donation of $10000 from Shaquille O'Neal was a sign from God to keep going according to the founder of nonprofit Sporty Girls, Inc., Rashan Ali.

Princeton Sprinters Have Diverse Interests but One Goal  New York Times

An aspiring geologist, a hip-hop dancer, a crooner and a trombonist ran the 4x400-meter relay in 3:07.57, an Ivy League record, but are aiming higher.

Atlanta Business Owner and Author Chosen as a Recipient of the Porsche Driving Force Award  PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The development of world-class talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical to global ...

Waltar Bright to enter Allen University Hall Of Fame

Waltar Bright's football career started with a hall-of-fame caliber team and will end up with him being inducted into his college's hall of fame. The 71-year old ...

1985 signing class helped change FSU football history

It was 30 years ago this month when Florida State's 1985 signing class practiced for the first time in garnet and gold. The class helped reshape FSU's football ...

Miss USA 2014 Contestants Pictures: Meet 51 Women Competing For Crown, Spot In Miss Universe Beauty Pageant [PHOTOS]  Latin Times

This weekend 51 of the most beautiful women will compete to be crowned Miss USA 2014, live from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Meet them here and tell us who ...

Who is Bishop Eddie Long?  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Eddie Long, bishop of Atlanta's New Missionary Baptist Church, died early Sunday morning after a lengthy fight with an aggressive form of cancer. His death was ...

Photos: Bishop Eddie Long through the years | Atlanta: News, Weather and Traffic  WSB Radio

Photos of the career of Bishop Eddie Long, who died Jan. 15, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He was 63.

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