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Dunwoody council approves contract renewal with ChatComm
At a Dunwoody City Council meeting last week, a renewal of an intergovernmental agreement with the Chattahoochee River 911 Authority, or ChatComm, for 911 call taking and police dispatching was onc...
September 02, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Infinite Campus provides new portal for DeKalb parents and students
The DeKalb County School District announced its new and updated campus portal, a confidential and secure website that allows parents and guardians to log in and view their children’s progress in sc...
September 02, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NaturAlmond unaffected by nut butter recalls
Although a broad international recall of almond butter and peanut butter products has forced some companies to take their products off grocery store shelves, Chamblee-based NaturAlmond — which prod...
September 02, 2014 09:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexander: Communication important part of police, community relationship
In the aftermath of the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., there has been much talk of police training and the relationship between officers and the c...
September 02, 2014 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community questions DeKalb charter system petition
The DeKalb County School District is actively seeking to petition the state board of education to become a full charter system and has held several meetings around the county to engage in citizen i...
September 02, 2014 09:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former DeKalb commissioner Boyer charged with stealing county funds
Elaine Boyer, the former commissioner of District 1 in DeKalb County, has been arraigned on charges relating to her embezzlement of county funds and misuse of her county credit card. “As an elected...
August 28, 2014 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb elections calls special election for District 1 commission seat
The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections will call for a special election to fill the vacancy in the office of DeKalb County Commissioner, District 1, resulting from the resignation of...
August 27, 2014 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s student-run TV station to host auditions for second season
PDS-TV24, the television station for the DeKalb County School District, will host auditions for its hit teen program “The Bridge.” DeKalb high school students who have a variety of skills and talen...
August 26, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Peach Sizzler 10K to make Labor Day run
The Big Peach Sizzler 10K returns to Atlanta Monday with a 7:30 am kickoff. The race is expected to attract more than 2,000 runners who will trek down Peachtree Street from the Chamblee MARTA stati...
August 26, 2014 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yellow Daisy Festival begins next week
Attendees to Stone Mountain Park Sept. 4 through Sept. 7 will have the opportunity to browse and buy handmade merchandise from more than 400 artists and crafters during this year’s Yellow Daisy Fes...
August 26, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second phase of Brook Run Park trail complete
Dunwoody residents have a new place to walk, run and bike with the completion of Phase II of a two-mile multi-use trail at Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road. City Parks and Recreation Manager ...
August 26, 2014 10:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common Core defended at public hearing in Dunwoody
At a public hearing last week held by the state Board of Education at Dunwoody High School, Barbara Hampton, the sixth district representative for the board, listened to parents, teachers and admin...
August 26, 2014 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price touts bipartisan effort in VA reform
Health care and bipartisanship were the main topics of District 6 U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s, R-Roswell, visit to the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce breakfast last week. Price, whose territory now include...
August 26, 2014 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb hiring 15 E911 operators
The DeKalb County 911 Communications Department is seeking qualified applicants to join its communications team. Fifteen E911 Operator positions are currently open. Candidates can apply during a th...
August 25, 2014 04:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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ChattComm, land-use decisions delayed by Dunwoody council
Dunwoody’s current intergovernmental agreement with the Chattahoochee River 911 Authority, or ChatComm, and the appeal of a previously approved plat on Vernon Lake Drive were hot topics of discussi...
August 19, 2014 11:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economic development chief lauds Sandy Springs, Dunwoody
The state’s economic development chief is touting area officials and merchants for their contributions to the current business and residential climate. Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Depar...
August 16, 2014 11:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 4 4 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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