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Vernon King

April 30, 2010 by Delansha McFarlin Howard (Register to contact)

Vernon Avery King, Class of 1982, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 3, 2010.

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Police respond to Decatur school after staff member attempts suicide  WXIA-TV

DECATUR, Ga. -- Police responded to Towers High School in Decatur on Monday after a staff member reportedly attempted to commit suicide. According to the ...

Clayton college prep and help seminar for everyone  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Clayton Schools hosts seminar to help parents and students apply to college, find financial aid. Open to all metro Atlanta students.

DeKalb Schools to hold graduations a week after school year ends  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb Schools parents are fuming about a district plan to hold graduations after the school year ends.

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.

Safety, security measures to increase at all DeKalb schools

According to DeKalb County School District Superintendent R. Stephen Green, there is ongoing, 24-hour surveillance throughout the district looking for anything ...

DeKalb backlog shows school maintenance needs never end  Atlanta Journal Constitution

On Oct. 10, 2017, just after noon, the DeKalb County School District received an urgent maintenance request from Oak Grove Elementary School in Atlanta.

DeKalb SAT scores improve by nearly 20 points  Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

Decatur high school students join 'Mannequin Challenge' craze  FOX 5 Atlanta

Students at a Towers High School in Decatur joined the #MannequinChallenge, the latest Internet sensation sweeping the web.

Devonte Wyatt makes history for high school in signing with Georgia  Red and Black

Devonte Wyatt becomes only the second athlete from Towers High School to sign with Georgia in the last 40 years.

DeKalb County student athlete shot, killed at college party  WSB Atlanta

Stevenson Derival was killed this weekend at a party off campus at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia.

Which DeKalb schools have the most student suspensions?  Atlanta Journal Constitution

How does your school handle discipline problems? This new ranking of DeKalb County schools may surprise you. A searchable database by The Atlanta ...

The status of UGA commit Devonte Wyatt still seems to be determined  DawgNation

Georgia's own commitment for 2017 at defensive tackle certainly seems up in the air after back-to-back official visits to Georgia and South Carolina.

Next Generation: Devonte Wyatt runs past obstacles to reach UGA  DawgNation

The transition of Devonte Wyatt from high school football player to elite college prospect to UGA football signee was an unusual one.

Columbia High in DeKalb closed Friday due to fire; classes to go on  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Columbia High School in DeKalb County will be closed for classes on Friday after a fire at the school Thursday morning caused officials to evacuate students.

Families desperately searching for missing 14-year-old girls  WSB Atlanta

We're talking with the girls' families about the search for Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m..

Four Questions with South Atlanta director of bands Jamont Lane  Atlanta Journal Constitution

GHSF Daily is expanding its Four Questions feature this season beyond head coaches to other voices in high school football. Today's interviewee is Jamont ...

Metro Atlanta students get scholarship help  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Comcast NBCUniversal awarded nearly $60,000 in scholarships to 54 metro Atlanta students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

Principal spots man with gun at high school  WSB Atlanta

DeKalb County police are searching for a man who brought a loaded gun to a high school campus just days before the start of school year.

Former DT signee Devonte Wyatt shares his plan to get to UGA  DawgNation

Can 2017 signee Devonte Wyatt qualify to enroll at UGA in January? What will it take? He breaks it all down with DawgNation in today's recruiting Intel.

Georgia likely to be without at least two DL for LSU  247Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- It appears as if Georgia will be without at least two defensive linemen when it travels to No. 13 LSU on Saturday and the Bulldogs could be ...

DeKalb Schools announces high school graduations  Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

Why the phrase ‘let me have him’ matters to this Georgia commit  DawgNation

DECATUR, Ga. -- "Let me have him." Towers High senior defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt was a coveted big man before Will Muschamp or Kirby Smart ever ...

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 ...

Promotion leads to shuffle of regional superintendents  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The promotion of a high school principal to regional superintendent is causing a series of management transitions in the DeKalb County School District.

Which metro Atlanta schools have the most student suspensions?  Atlanta Journal Constitution

How does your school handle discipline problems? This new ranking may surprise you. A searchable database by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution allows users ...

Suspect arrested in shooting of 2 police officers  WSB Atlanta

Channel 2 Action News has confirmed a suspect has been arrested in the shooting of two police officers near a DeKalb County apartment complex.

Georgia schools that could fall under state control  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give the state authority to takeover underperforming schools. Here's the list of schools the ...

DeKalb County family grieves over death of student  FOX 5 Atlanta

A DeKalb County family is heartbroken after the murder of a college student. The 20-year-old was gunned down at a party over the weekend.

One of two brothers wanted in murder case turns himself in  FOX 5 Atlanta

One of two brothers wanted for murder in the shooting of a 20-year-old college student from DeKalb County has turned himself in, according to Georgia Bureau ...

Cyberbullying and Georgia's Schools  WABE 90.1 FM

Ralph Simpson just finished up his second year as Principal of Towers High School in Decatur, but he's been an educator in DeKalb County for 25 years....

Titans safety Da'Norris Searcy remembers his roots  The Tennessean

Searcy has been decorating his towels to remind him of his past.

Georgia football: UGA’s 3 most underrated recruits  DawgNation

Georgia's current class of 16 commitments ranks third in the nation. Ohio State and Alabama are the only programs that have a better crop for 2017. Any SEC ...

Sentell’s Intel: The latest class projections on defense for 2017 at UGA  DawgNation

Want a daily lap through Georgia football recruiting? That's what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. We'll cover the news and which way this 4-star or ...

DeKalb County Public Schools Superintendent Search Continues | Stone Mountain

As time runs out to have a new DeKalb County Schools superintendent in place by June, county leaders and residents are still grappling with the basics of the ...

Clarke schools name new associate superintendent, Sherri Freeman  Online Athens

Clarke schools name associate superintendent. Sherri Freeman will become the Clarke County School District's associate superintendent of human resources ...

Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announced  WRBL

The Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame has announced nine inductees for the Class of 2018. Below is information on all nine, detailing their ...

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