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Mead Road Mardi Gras brings fun, food to Decatur
DeKalb County residents do not have to make the trek to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras in style. Instead, participants can enjoy a parade, live music and soul food favorites at this year’s Mea...
January 27, 2015 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb interim CEO May plans to revitalize Memorial Drive corridor
An economic development plan that involves redevelopment of the Memorial Drive corridor is one of the goals DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May plans to focus on in 2015. At the annual state of the c...
January 27, 2015 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonprofit coffee house, Cafe JAYA, serves Stone Mountain community
Stone Mountain Village is the home of a new business where patrons can enjoy coffee, tea and lunch while helping local nonprofits. Café JAYA, 6566 James B. Rivers Drive in Stone Mountain, is a nonp...
January 27, 2015 11:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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FBI: No bombs found on planes at Hartsfield-Jackson
Updated at 6:33 p.m. The FBI says no bombs were found on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after social media threat. The threats Saturday targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492, which arrived ...
January 24, 2015 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairington Elementary students will return to normal class schedule Monday
Today, Fairington Elementary School Principal Jeffrey Jenkins, wrote a letter to parents/guardians of students with an update on returning to school Monday. "Fairington Elementary School will be re...
January 23, 2015 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Rep. Johnson re-introduces resolution on grand jury reform
Responding to calls that the nation’s grand jury system is broken when police are investigated for the killing of civilians, District 4 U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., recently re-introduced House R...
January 23, 2015 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groups come together to provide aid and support to Fairington Elementary
The Parent Teacher Organization of Dunwoody Elementary School and faculty of the Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville along with the DeKalb County Office of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Jus...
January 22, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur parents rally for exceptional education expansion
Parents of special-needs students and their children attended City Schools of Decatur’s regular monthly meeting last week to address the school board and encourage board members to keep special edu...
January 20, 2015 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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May urges DeKalb school board to involve community in superintendent search
Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May urged the DeKalb County Board of Education to seek broad public input during its search for a new superintendent at a recent community input meeting. “This decisio...
January 20, 2015 10:20 AM | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb, Dunwoody chambers look to increase return on investment
With a new year come new goals and priorities for many residents and businesses throughout DeKalb County. Katerina Taylor, president and CEO of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and Stephanie Snodgras...
January 20, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairington Elementary students will be housed at Miller Grove High
On Jan. 17, around 5 p.m. a suspicious fire engulfed a kindergarten classroom at Fairington Elementary School. Although the fire was contained to one classroom, the main school building experienced...
January 19, 2015 12:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crews repairing water main break in Avondale Estates, Decatur
DeKalb County crews are on the scene of a water main break on Parkhill Drive in Decatur, which is causing low water pressure in many areas throughout the county including Atlanta, Avondale Estates,...
January 15, 2015 12:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Miller Grove employee indicted for stealing $13K
A DeKalb County grand jury recently indicted a former DeKalb County School District employee on felony theft charges after taking money from Miller Grove High School’s cheerleading team and senior ...
January 15, 2015 11:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb man indicted for shooting Atlanta officer sentenced to 25 years
During a pre-trial hearing Jan. 14, DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams sentenced Jermarcus Jordan to 25 years for shooting an Atlanta Police Department officer in November 2013. Ad...
January 14, 2015 04:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Georgia Perimeter president speaks out about Georgia State merger
Last week, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a merger between Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University. According to GPC’s website, the consolidation will hel...
January 13, 2015 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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GM site developer shares vision for Doraville property
Renewal, revitalization and restructuring — these were just some of the terms used to describe Egbert Perry’s vision and plans for the old General Motors site in Doraville, making him DeKalb Neighb...
January 13, 2015 12:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crossroads Hospice hosts volunteer session for MLK Day
On the day Martin Luther King Jr. is honored, Crossroads Hospice invites area residents to embody his spirit of service. Volunteering just a little time and creative energy can make a world of diff...
January 13, 2015 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avondale Estates commission passes annexation resolution
A crowd of about 100 residents and business owners were at Avondale Estates’ city hall Jan. 5 to hear the city commission pass a resolution for annexation. Mayor Pro Tem Terry Giager said the purpo...
January 09, 2015 05:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ringleader in Robert Champion hazing death sentenced to 6 years
A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major, making him the first to receive pr...
January 09, 2015 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cowart Family YMCA in Brookhaven completes first phase of renovations
The Cowart Family/Ashford Dunwoody YMCA completed a major renovation of its wellness areas. A grand reopening celebration will be Jan. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will include tours, entertainme...
January 08, 2015 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Temperatures plunge across Georgia
Temperatures fell to 10 degrees before dawn in Marietta, Cartersville and Rome and 12 in Atlanta as an arctic blast of frigid weather brought the coldest temperatures in a year to Georgia. It was e...
January 08, 2015 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb opens warming stations, shares tips for freeze preparedness
The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency has opened warming centers for citizens to use during the expected cold temperatures through Friday morning. County libraries and recreation centers ca...
January 07, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district issues cold weather health precautions
Responding to the threat of inclement winter weather and health related issues such as influenza, the DeKalb County School District consulted with the National Weather Service and Dr. Elizabeth For...
January 07, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory Healthcare CEO leaving for new job in Michigan
John T. Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, has announced that he will leave Emory to become president and CEO at Beaumont Health System, which is based in Detroit, Mich. Fox, who joined Em...
January 07, 2015 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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