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Former DeKalb officer indicted for child molestation
A former DeKalb County police officer was indicted on three counts of child molestation. Manuel Williams, who resigned after serving 18 years with the department, allegedly molested a friend of his...
April 18, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gas line work to cause traffic delays in Brookhaven
Brookhaven motorists should expect traffic delays around Clairmont Road beginning April 21. Atlanta Gas and Light crews will be working to relocate a gas main. Two northbound lanes on Clairmont Roa...
April 18, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverbacks respond to soccer franchise in Atlanta
Wednesday was a big day for the sport of soccer in Atlanta. At an event in downtown Atlanta, an investment group led by Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank announced its purchase of a Major League S...
April 17, 2014 10:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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GDOT to host statewide rail plan meetings
The Georgia Department of Transportation has initiated the development of its 2014 statewide rail plan. The purpose of the plan is to serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document and prov...
April 16, 2014 12:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County seeks input on comprehensive transportation plan
The public is invited to review the draft comprehensive transportation plan and to submit comments during the 30-day comment period, which ends May 9. All comments should be submitted in writing to...
April 15, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Association hosts 70th Easter sunrise service at Stone Mountain
What started as an Easter service to get youth connected to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, has turned into a 70-year tradition. On Sunday, thousands of worshipers will climb Stone Mountain or...
April 15, 2014 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Vincent de Paul promotes shopping for a cause
Chamblee is known for its unique assortment of antique and thrift stores, but the volunteers at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 5463 Peachtree Road in Chamblee, said the store is a...
April 15, 2014 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Phipps Plaza to undergo renovation
Simon Property Group Inc. an Indianapolis-based retail real estate company, announced Tuesday it will undertake a series of improvements to Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. The first project in a series o...
April 15, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Man sought in death of 2-year-old fled country
Authorities say a Salvadoran man wanted in a crash that killed a 2-year-old Tucker boy has fled the country. DeKalb County police say they've verified that Concepcion Cruz boarded a flight at the A...
April 11, 2014 04:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Bad drivers common in Georgia
Common complaints about aggressive and inept drivers on metro Atlanta’s roads may have been validated by a study that has named Georgia the state with the 14th worst drivers. In the study completed...
April 10, 2014 12:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heartburn can lead to Esophageal Cancer
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. This month is designated to promote education and awareness regarding this lethal cancer. Cancer of the lower esophagus is called adenocarcinoma and is c...
April 08, 2014 11:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • IRS: 2010 tax refunds available
    by Staff Reports
    03.21.14 - 02:47 pm
  • Boyer accused of misusing county-issued card, may face penalties
    DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has come under scrutiny for allegedly racking up personal expenses on a county-issued credit card. According to an investigation done in 2012 and 2013, Boyer...
    April 08, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
    Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
    April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
    A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
    April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
    Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
    April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Mori Luggage & Gifts founder honored
    Jean Mori, the founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Mori Luggage & Gifts, last month received the Travel Goods Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Travel Goods Show in Phoenix...
    April 02, 2014 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Deal names Child Welfare Reform Council members
    Gov. Nathan Deal recently named the list of those who will serve on the Child Welfare Reform Council, which was created to improve the child welfare system and better protect Georgia’s most vulnera...
    April 02, 2014 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb schools, students showcase positive initiatives to public
    During the inaugural Seeing is Believing school tour, hosted by the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County School District, schools were able to showcase different programs and ini...
    April 01, 2014 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb's suspended CEO still receives salary with trial pending
    Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is still collecting a paycheck while he awaits trial in a public corruption case. “The county pays both former county CEO Burrell Ellis and interim county ...
    April 01, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb Chamber, school district host school tour for business leaders
    Two busloads full of city leaders, business professionals, school board members and media toured schools last week as part of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb County School District...
    April 01, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Brookhaven leaders work on first comprehensive plan
    Brookhaven leaders are on a mission to complete the city’s comprehensive plan, which is required by state law, and has set up several steering committees to assist with its overall plan. While thos...
    April 01, 2014 09:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Brookhaven announces switch to ChatComm
    Brookhaven City Council voted in favor last week to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with 911 police dispatch service, Chattahoochee River 911 Authority. Beginning in the fall, all 911 cal...
    April 01, 2014 09:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Windsor Parkway closed today for sidewalk construction
    Windsor Parkway, in Brookhaven, will be closed today until 4 p.m., due to sidewalk construction. All traffic will be detoured east onto Wimberly Road or west onto Osborne Road. Drivers are asked to...
    April 01, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Children whose parents have cancer get chance for summer fun
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    03.18.14 - 09:15 am