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First week back goes well for DeKalb students
Aug. 11 marked the first day back to school for DeKalb County students and according to principals at Montgomery Elementary in Brookhaven, Peachtree Charter Middle in Dunwoody and Tucker High in Tu...
August 19, 2014 11:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County District Attorney recognized with award
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James was recently honored as the recipient of the My Brother’s Keeper award, an award which is given annually to a person who works to address and improve is...
August 19, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State board of education public hearing in Dunwoody Tuesday
The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing for citizens in the sixth congressional district Tuesday, Aug. 19. The meeting will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dunwoody High School, 5035 Vermack...
August 15, 2014 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb ethics board dismisses complaints
The DeKalb County Board of Ethics declined to pursue complaints against four elected officials during its meeting Aug. 14. The ethics board tossed out complaints against DeKalb County Interim CEO L...
August 15, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lekotek 5K benefits children with disabilities
For the 22nd year, 5K enthusiasts will be able to support a DeKalb organization whose mission is to help children with disabilities. On Saturday, the Lekotek Run 4 Kids will be held at Georgia Peri...
August 12, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur resident organizes 5K run to benefit lung cancer research
A Decatur resident is helping to organize and bring back a 5K run and one-mile walking event that will benefit lung cancer research and support the mission of doubling lung cancer survival rates. A...
August 12, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New charter school incorporates learning for autistic, general education students
A new, public charter school in DeKalb County is starting the 2014-15 school year with a mission — to offer an engaging and individualized learning environment for students on the autism spectrum a...
August 12, 2014 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb barbecue restaurant partners with Atlanta Falcons
A DeKalb restaurant has struck up a partnership with the Atlanta Falcons and will be the official barbecue restaurant for the team. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, at 1238 DeKalb Ave. NE in Atlanta, will be ser...
August 12, 2014 12:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school system to buy more school buses for $5M
At a DeKalb County Board of Education business meeting last week, enhancements to transportation and the purchase of additional school buses as well as the school year readiness report, were topics...
August 12, 2014 11:06 AM | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why isn’t there a treatment, vaccine for Ebola?
In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, bu...
August 06, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Son of SIM Missionary Nancy Writebol issues statement
Jeremy Writebol, son of SIM missionary Nancy Writebol, who returned to the U.S. and was admitted to Emory University Hospital Tuesday after contracting the Ebola virus in Liberia, issued the follow...
August 06, 2014 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb commissioners vote withdrawal for potential liquor store
DeKalb County residents and business owners who have been working to keep a liquor store from occupying a vacant building at 2788 Lawrenceville Hwy. in Decatur, said although the board of commissio...
August 05, 2014 11:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bishop kicks-off school supply drive for kids in need
The Bishop, Avondale Estates’ new neighborhood restaurant and bar, invites guests to dine and donate school supplies for Kids in Need this week. A program of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kids i...
August 05, 2014 11:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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SACS: DeKalb school district is making ‘material progress’
The DeKalb County School District continues to make “material progress” in confronting recent challenges and in completing “required actions” mandated by the Southern Association of Colleges and Sc...
August 05, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thurmond talks charter status, upgrades to facilities for DeKalb schools
Not only will there be slightly more students and teachers inhabiting DeKalb County schools, but many will see some key upgrades inside the buildings. Superintendent Michael Thurmond said the distr...
August 05, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher support up in DeKalb schools
Perhaps no one is looking forward to the new school year for DeKalb County students more than Superintendent Michael Thurmond. Projected student enrollment is at 100,563, an increase of 676 student...
August 05, 2014 11:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two new members elected to DeKalb school board
Residents will see two, new faces on the DeKalb County Board of Education beginning in January. In District 1, which covers parts of Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville, Stan Jester ran un...
August 05, 2014 10:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb sheriff talks priorities, goals following election
After the runoff elections in DeKalb County last month, Sheriff Jeff Mann said he is ready to keep serving the public and focusing on important improvements for officers, inmates and citizens. Mann...
August 05, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race
Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, with the GOP nominee's campaign suggesting in reply that her pro...
August 01, 2014 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur Police release burglary prevention video
In an effort to keep homeowners safe and aware, the Decatur Police Department has released a burglary prevention video for the community. It includes tips on how to keep homes safe and how to be mo...
July 30, 2014 04:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free soccer tournament Saturday in Doraville
Come and participate in a free soccer tournament Saturday at Honeysuckle Park, 3037 Pleasant Valley Drive in Doraville. This is a community event designed to raise awareness of the Cross Keys Susta...
July 30, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur’s Westchester Elementary re-opens for 2014-15 school year
A former elementary school that has served as housing for City Schools of Decatur’s central office for the past 10 years will once again be an institution for learning starting with the upcoming 20...
July 29, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enrollment up in Decatur schools
City Schools of Decatur, which begins classes Monday, has doubled in size throughout the last 10 years or so, and Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said because they only operate in a four-square-mile...
July 29, 2014 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Towne Cinema Theatre to become music venue
After being vacant for many years, the Towne Cinema Theatre at 106 N. Avondale Road in Avondale Estates will soon have a fresh makeover. In June, the city commission approved a permit for Tony Long...
July 23, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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