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Town 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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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May talks of low county morale in DeKalb
The 7-month-old Chamblee Chamber of Commerce, formed from the Chamblee Business Association, is necessary to give a voice to the businesses in the city, president and board chair Van Pappas said. “...
July 23, 2014 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb ethics chair: investigations moving forward
On the heels of DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May’s executive order that compiles and clarifies ethics rules for all employees and administration and created a new, full-time chief integrity officer, boar...
July 23, 2014 12:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb voters keep Mann as sheriff, decide school board seats
The results are in for the July 22 runoff elections in DeKalb County. In the special election sheriff’s race for the county, incumbent Jeff Mann gained 40,537 of the total 53,090 votes sweeping the...
July 22, 2014 11:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb polls close; 19K cast ballots
Polls have officially closed in DeKalb County. According to DeKalb County Director of Elections H. Maxine Daniels, about 19,000 registered voters cast their ballots during DeKalb's runoff election....
July 22, 2014 07:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur to host public meetings on unified development ordinance
The unified development ordinance process has taken the existing development regulations, tidied up their inconsistencies, incorporated certain goals from the strategic plan and consolidated everyt...
July 18, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panel named to review District 5 commission candidates for DeKalb
DeKalb interim CEO Lee May announced the citizen panel which is reviewing the candidates who have volunteered to fill a temporary appointment to commission District 5 of DeKalb County. The panel co...
July 15, 2014 01:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb passes $555M 2014 mid-year budget
DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May proposed a $555 million tax funds budget, which maintained the property tax rate of 21.21 mills, the same rate as in 2013. “While we are seeing the beginning of an...
July 15, 2014 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school tax rate to remain the same
The DeKalb Board of Education approved last week a resolution for a tax levy to keep the property tax rate the same at 23.98 mills as it was last year. The meeting was the third and final required ...
July 15, 2014 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liquor store rejected by DeKalb planning commission
Residents and business owners near I-285 and Lawrenceville Highway, who have been fighting a proposed liquor outlet, at 2788 Lawrenceville Hwy. in Decatur, received the news they were wanting to he...
July 15, 2014 10:49 AM | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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CLOSE CALL: DeKalb boy's heart stops while swimming, rare heart defect diagnosed
On May 15, Adam and Julie Grier experienced what most parents fear — their son Jackson was found with no heartbeat at the bottom a neighborhood pool. As his 5-year-old brother Connor later explaine...
July 15, 2014 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday Inn Perimeter to help Brookhaven family
The Holiday Inn Perimeter has reached out to help a mother and daughter who lost their home and possessions in a house fire in Brookhaven July 7. Candice Rosenberg and her daughter Georgia lost eve...
July 10, 2014 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district hosts surplus auctions
The DeKalb County School District has authorized the sale of county surplus by auction. This surplus consists of furniture, materials, equipment, vehicles and supplies from the various schools and ...
July 10, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur awarded for achievements with Let’s Move initiative
The National League of Cities has recognized Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett and the Active Living Division for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counti...
July 08, 2014 10:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Briarcliff and Lakeside to join forces in cityhood
Two DeKalb County cityhood groups, LakesideYes and the City of Briarcliff Initiative delivered a joint statement to the DeKalb County Operational Task Force July 2. “Both of our groups presented ma...
July 08, 2014 10:19 AM | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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May creates ‘ethics watchdog’, revamps rules
DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May, recently signed an executive order that compiles and clarifies ethics rules for all employees of the administration, as well as creating a new full-time position that wi...
July 08, 2014 09:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bishop restaurant in Avondale Estates offers classic fare
A new restaurant in Avondale Estates is aiming to offer residents classic and traditional comfort foods with a twist using all-natural, locally sourced products. The Bishop, at 124 N. Avondale Road...
July 08, 2014 09:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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TECHNOLOGY: New app puts Decatur at fingertips
Need to report a crack in a sidewalk or find a new restaurant in Decatur? Now there is an app for that. Decatur recently unveiled its new mobile app — available for iPhone and Android devices — cre...
July 01, 2014 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carter and McMahan to face off in July 22 DeKalb school board runoff
Karen Carter, incumbent Age: 51 Occupation: college professor and department chair Length of residency: 13 years Contact: www.karenfordekalb.com, Twitter: @karenfordekalb How will you guarantee to ...
July 01, 2014 10:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New training program comes to Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College in DeKalb County is establishing the first transit training program in Georgia and its transit training facility, at the Lithonia campus, will be upgraded and exp...
July 01, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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