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Senior students serve community at Chamblee Charter High
Senior students at Chamblee Charter High School will participate in a day of giving back to the community during the third annual Senior Service Day event Thursday. Students will be volunteering at...
March 31, 2015 09:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talented child remembered through Decatur foundation
She could dance, swim and run. She was bilingual. She had a love and passion for the arts rarely seen at such a young age. She was kind, empathetic, enthusiastic and made friends wherever she went,...
March 31, 2015 09:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bank of North Georgia CEO talks banking rebound in Dunwoody
Although there have certainly been challenges, Rob Garcia, president and CEO of Bank of North Georgia, said banking is an industry that has persevered and is making a comeback. At a Dunwoody Chambe...
March 31, 2015 08:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avondale Estates welcomes new mayor
The city of Avondale Estates has a new interim mayor to serve the city until general municipal elections occur in November. Mayor Jonathan Elmore, who has lived in the city since 2007 with his wife...
March 31, 2015 08:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discover DeKalb launches new dining website
Discover DeKalb announces the launch of Off The Eatin’ Path’s own website — www.OffTheEatinPath.com. Starting as casual sales meetings over lunch with the department’s staff, a full-on blog was for...
March 26, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Urban Coop Tour this weekend in Decatur
DeKalb County residents who are interested in bringing a little bit of the farm to their own backyards can attend the eighth annual Urban Coop Tour hosted by The Wylde Center in Decatur. The tour w...
March 24, 2015 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thurmond on the DeKalb school district: ‘Our diversity is a strength’
“Since I’ve had this opportunity to serve as superintendent, it’s changed my focus on what public service is all about,” said DeKalb County School District Superintendent Michael Thurmond. “Now my ...
March 24, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven resident shares story of vision-saving surgery
Earlier this year, Gov. Nathan Deal declared March Eye Donor month in Georgia and for one Brookhaven resident, a cornea transplant saved his vision and changed his life. Kelvin Davis said although ...
March 24, 2015 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: Inaugural Brookhaven event this weekend
This weekend, Brookhaven residents can enjoy the start of spring at the city’s inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival. The free, three-day event will be at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, an...
March 24, 2015 10:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Symposium to focus on curbing plastic pollution
Georgia State University, the David J. Sencer Museum of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Plastic Pollution Coalition will co-host the 2015 Welch Symposium: Plastic GYRE: Artis...
March 23, 2015 01:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boyer sentenced to 14 months in prison
A former DeKalb County commissioner who admitted to stealing taxpayer money was sentenced to federal prison Friday. Elaine Boyer, 58, of Stone Mountain, was sentenced to 14 months. Boyer used her c...
March 23, 2015 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board to address allegations against Orson April 1
Statement from Melvin Johnson, chair of the DeKalb County Board of Education, regarding Marshall Orson, member of the DeKalb County Board of Education: “Recent news reports and communications from ...
March 20, 2015 05:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb officer who shot man had no serious discipline issues
An Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man recently was well regarded by his superiors and had no significant disciplinary problems prior to the shooting, according to per...
March 19, 2015 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmore wins special election to fill Avondale Estates’ mayoral seat
Avondale Estates residents chose a new mayor March 17. Jonathan Elmore earned 45.56 percent of the vote — 441 out of 968 votes — to fill the unexpired term through Dec. 31, left by the resignation ...
March 18, 2015 11:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perimeter North Villages helps seniors stay in homes
One new organization is helping senior citizens who want to stay in their homes. Perimeter North Villages was launched March 1 and provides seniors with transportation, meals, personal care, home m...
March 18, 2015 09:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Callanwolde welcomes spring with Eggstravaganza event
DeKalb County families can have fun celebrating the start of spring at the 15th annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The event, which will feature thous...
March 17, 2015 10:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pink Affair gala to help breast cancer survivors
This Saturday evening, local residents can help local breast cancer survivors by attending the 14th annual Pink Affair gala. The event, which will feature live and silent auctions, complimentary wi...
March 17, 2015 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur schools Superintendent Edwards resigns
In a school board meeting last week, City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Phyllis Edwards announced her plans to resign. At the meeting, she said she plans to finish out the school year and “rema...
March 17, 2015 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kerosene sold at Clairmont Road store possibly volatile; not to be used
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black warns consumers that kerosene sold at the Chevron Food Mart on 2755 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, is possibly volatile and should not be used. The kerosene is poss...
March 12, 2015 05:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Calls for DeKalb police accountability in death of naked man
Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased police accountability after an unarmed, naked man was fatally shot by an officer responding to a ...
March 12, 2015 03:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers rush to meet Friday deadline for bills
Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday passed dozens of bills, rushing to meet a key deadline to keep legislation alive for the remainder of the 40-day session. Friday marks the 30th day of the session, th...
March 12, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mandl named president and CEO of Emory Healthcare
Emory University President James Wagner recently announced the appointment of Michael J. Mandl to the position of president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. Mandl has served the university as executive...
March 11, 2015 09:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers in Ga. Tech speech
Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring som...
March 10, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb interim CEO seeks candidates for development authority
DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May announced changes to the Development Authority of DeKalb County. “It is my intention to nominate new board members for the DADC, and I have interviewed several candidates...
March 10, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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