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SACS upgrades DeKalb school district's accreditation
The DeKalb County School District’s accreditation status has been upgraded from “accredited warned” to “accredited on advisement,” one notch from unconditional accreditation, from the Southern Asso...
March 03, 2015 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s top women leaders talk progress
Only 34 years ago, the U.S. Congress crafted a resolution to celebrate Women’s History Week. Just six short years later, that celebration was expanded to observe Women’s History Month each March. B...
March 03, 2015 09:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Drenner to host Avondale Estates town hall March 3
District 85 State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, will host a legislative town hall meeting March 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Avondale Estates City Hall. Drenner will give citizens an update...
February 26, 2015 12:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA Buses to Operate on Saturday Schedule Starting at 6 p.m due to weather
Based on current and anticipated weather conditions, MARTA will make the following changes to its bus, rail and Mobility service. BUS: Beginning at 6 p.m. till 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, bus se...
February 25, 2015 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur city offices will have a delayed opening Thursday; offers safety tips
All city buildings are currently open and will close by 5 p.m. today, including Decatur City Hall and the Decatur Recreation Center. All evening activities and classes at the Decatur Recreation Cen...
February 25, 2015 04:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black ice possible Thursday morning
Forecasters are warning of potential for black ice throughout north Georgia overnight into Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to drop to the low 30s and high 20s overnight. The National We...
February 25, 2015 03:57 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Select Medical bringing facility to Emory St. Joseph's Hospital
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 2 P.M. WITH CORRECTED INFO ON WHO WILL PAY FOR THE RELOCATED HOSPITAL FACILITY) If all goes as planned, Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sandy Springs will bring “a hospital within...
February 25, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb senators offer legislative package on transparency in county
District 42 State Sen. Elena Parent, D–Atlanta, and District 55 State Sen. Gloria Butler, D–Stone Mountain, last week dropped Senate bills 118, 120 and 121, three pieces of legislation that will wo...
February 24, 2015 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur Stirs cocktail festival to be held this weekend
This weekend, Decatur residents can sip spirits with local experts in hands-on classes and exclusive tastings during the inaugural Decatur Stirs event. The event will feature the latest trends and ...
February 24, 2015 08:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb breweries ask for support of senate bill on beer sales
Breweries in DeKalb County are asking residents to help local businesses by supporting a bill, currently in the Georgia legislature, that would allow more sales. Brian Purcell, CEO of Three Taverns...
February 24, 2015 08:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doraville welcomes Big Green Egg headquarters
Doraville recently became the home of a brand new destination spot for “eggheads,” or fans of all things Big Green Egg. That is because the worldwide-recognized company and brand just opened its ne...
February 24, 2015 08:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamblee officials look to Dunwoody for development inspiration
Big plans are in store to build up the city of Chamblee to the likes of its neighbors Dunwoody and Sandy Springs — which have both recently acquired big corporation developments. At last week’s Cha...
February 24, 2015 08:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Three DeKalb cities to get Google Fiber service
    by Compiled by LaTria Garnigan
    lgarnigan@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.03.15 - 05:34 pm
  • Former DeKalb zoning board member pleads guilty to bribery
    Jeremy “Jerry” Clark, a former member of the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals, pled guilty to a federal bribery charge. Clark accepted money in exchange for his vote allowing a business to ope...
    February 19, 2015 05:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Ga. men sentenced to life in slaying linked to Craigslist ad
    Two men convicted of killing a man they lured with a fake Craigslist ad for an iPhone have been sentenced to life in prison without parole. DeKalb County District Attorney’s spokesman Erik Burton s...
    February 19, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb animal services offers cold weather pet care tips
    DeKalb County Animal Services officials said pet owners need to take extra precautions to keep companions safe while cold weather moves through the region. Animal Services Director Xan Rawls said c...
    February 19, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Sen. Parent to host town hall meeting in Decatur today
    District 42 State Sen. Elena Parent, D-Atlanta, will host a town hall meeting today at the North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road, to offer constituents updates about the general assem...
    February 19, 2015 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb interim CEO promotes county in Washington, D.C.
    DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May is traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with Georgia delegates in Congress. May will push for additional grant funding and promote economic development issues in DeKalb ...
    February 19, 2015 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    President Carter and panelists discuss women’s rights at forum
    President Jimmy Carter, along with a panel of advocates from around the globe, convened at the Carter Center, 453 Freedom Pkwy. in Atlanta, last week to discuss the issues with and possible solutio...
    February 18, 2015 11:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Congressmen accuse Atlanta mayor of discrimination in firing of fire chief
    Members of Georgia's congressional delegation have written a letter to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calling the termination of the city's former fire chief a violation of free speech and religious free...
    February 18, 2015 11:04 AM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Tucker, Northlake districts look for economic development input
    Revitalization and economic opportunities for the Tucker and Northlake areas of DeKalb County are the goals for the Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District and it is looking to residents fo...
    February 18, 2015 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    GOOD EATS: Taste of Avondale to be held Saturday
    Avondale Estates residents looking to sample local food while having a fun night out can attend the sixth annual Taste of Avondale event Saturday sponsored by the Avondale Community Club. Starting ...
    February 18, 2015 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    CDC: Flu season has peaked, is retreating
    A new report shows this winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating. The flu reached its highest levels around the beginning of January, and stayed there for weeks. The governmen...
    February 13, 2015 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LASTING LOVE: Couple celebrates 62-year marriage in Stone Mountain
    Stone Mountain residents Dalton and Rebekah McGlamry have done it all — college, careers, raising three children — and now, staying active in their retirement community of Park Springs. Perhaps the...
    February 10, 2015 10:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb schools to host male empowerment conference
    The DeKalb County School District will again host the Male Empowerment Conference and forum designed to teach and empower young men throughout the county. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at Columbia ...
    February 10, 2015 09:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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