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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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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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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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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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Stone Mountain teacher receives LifeChanger award
A Stone Mountain teacher who has made a positive impact on her students recently received the national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sureka Taylor, a seventh-grade life sciences teacher at The Cha...
April 08, 2014 10:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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  • Children whose parents have cancer get chance for summer fun
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    03.18.14 - 09:15 am
  • Shaq to teach teens about traffic safety at Arabia Mountain High
    DeKalb County District Attorney's officials said retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is slated to help teach teens about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. District Attorney's spokesman Eri...
    April 03, 2014 10:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 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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    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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    Decatur mayor praises city’s progress
    Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett addressed the city’s financial condition and spoke about the city’s theme for the year — building for the future — at last week’s state of the city address. Baskett said t...
    April 01, 2014 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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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    Ga. high court disbars former U.S. representative
    The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred a former U.S. representative who previously served as a state court judge in DeKalb County. In a 4-2 decision Friday, the high court concluded Denise Majette...
    March 28, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Chamblee kicks off development initiative
    On April 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., community members are invited to the Chamblee Civic Center for a kickoff meeting to initiate the Chamblee Next planning process, a major update to the city’s compre...
    March 25, 2014 10:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    GREEK GOODIES: DeKalb church to host bake sale Friday
    This Friday, DeKalb residents can get their fill of delicious and authentic Greek baked goods during the fourth annual Yiayia’s Greek Bake Sale. The sale, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m....
    March 25, 2014 09:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Brookhaven discusses future of Buford Highway
    As part of its comprehensive plan, Brookhaven city officials have set up several steering committees to handle various tasks including parks and recreation, land use and future redevelopment projec...
    March 25, 2014 09:39 AM | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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