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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 | 5 5 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 | 2 2 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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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 | 11 11 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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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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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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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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Board of Regents approves proposal to merge Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a proposal Tuesday to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College into what would become the largest school in the state....
January 06, 2015 06:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Numbers on CCRPI vary between DeKalb, Decatur school districts
Scores for the College & Career Ready Performance Index have been released and the City Schools of Decatur again surpassed the state average with a cumulative score of 87.3; the state average is 72...
January 06, 2015 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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WINE AND DINE: Decatur restaurant owners expand with specialty shop
Decatur residents can enjoy a one-stop shopping experience for wines, meats, cheeses, local produce, flowers and other specialty items at the newly-opened Wahoo! Wine & Provisions. The specialty wi...
January 06, 2015 09:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jester talks budget, down-sizing for DeKalb school system
Dunwoody resident Stan Jester was set to be sworn in to the DeKalb County Board of Education as the representative for District 1 Jan. 5. Jester, who ran unopposed in the May primary, said putting ...
January 06, 2015 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb task force releases recommendations
The DeKalb Government Operations Task Force met for the final time Dec. 19 and made a series of recommendations regarding the future of DeKalb County. Created by interim county CEO Lee May through ...
January 06, 2015 09:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Georgia State, Georgia Perimeter College merger to be proposed
A proposal to merge Georgia State University with Georgia Perimeter College will be presented at the next state Board of Regents meeting, the leader of Georgia Perimeter told employees. Georgia Per...
January 06, 2015 07:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody optometrist helps local student succeed
An award-winning Dunwoody optometrist recently helped a local student by giving him the gift of clear vision. When Isaiah Island, 18, was struggling in school and faced the possibility of not gradu...
December 29, 2014 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Year In Review: Snow, Ebola top headlines in DeKalb
From an international health scare to several election shakeups and corruption trials, DeKalb County had a banner year for 2014. Below are a few highlights. SNOWMAGEDDON When Winter Storm Leon stru...
December 29, 2014 10:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb legislators talk transit, cityhood
Transportation, the special purpose local option sales tax, annexation and education were just some of the topics during the DeKalb chamber’s 2015 legislative preview forum last week. Panelists inc...
December 22, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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