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DeKalb police: Suspect dead after standoff
Police said a suspect who at times during a standoff in southern DeKalb County fired on officers and civilians has been killed. Capt. Stephen Fore said DeKalb County police received a 911 call arou...
December 22, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transportation funding to dominate 2015 Ga. legislative session
Georgia’s transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol. The search fo...
December 17, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christmas festivities abound in DeKalb
Although Christmas is just around the corner, there is still time to enjoy plenty of holiday fun in DeKalb County. Decatur and Stone Mountain in particular are still hosting Christmas-themed events...
December 16, 2014 12:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody council approves eminent domain for Tilly Mill Road property
Dunwoody City Council members approved the use of eminent domain for right-of-way and easement areas along 4962 Tilly Mill Road, a corner lot that is currently undeveloped, in a meeting last week. ...
December 16, 2014 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two police officers shot in Decatur
Two police officers were shot in a gun battle Friday morning near the eastern edge of Atlanta, and a suspected gunman was being sought, police said. Both officers were taken to hospitals with what ...
December 12, 2014 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia teens among app developers responding to Ferguson protests
Though the developers of the soon-to-be released "Driving While Black" smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don't want users searchi...
December 11, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former DeKalb commission chairman dies
Arthur Clifford “Bob” Guhl, a four-term member of the Georgia Senate and the only Republican to serve as DeKalb County Commission Chairman, died Nov. 30, one month after being diagnosed with a fast...
December 09, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory Healthcare president speaks on Ebola and expansion
Emory Healthcare is growing its footprint within the metro Atlanta area with seven hospitals and more than 200 sites in the region. The system’s President and CEO John Fox spoke to the Dunwoody Cha...
December 09, 2014 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory Healthcare, CarePayment offer payment plans
Emory Healthcare is partnering with CarePayment, a national patient financing firm, to offer a flexible payment program for patients, many of whom are faced with rising deductibles and out-of-pocke...
December 04, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cross Keys Foundation sparks year-round community giving
$27,093. That is how much the Cross Keys Foundation said it has helped bring directly to area public school classrooms in recent years. The foundation has helped find funding for more than 73 class...
December 04, 2014 10:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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May announces scholarship ball for DeKalb students
DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May and the We Need 2 Read Foundation will host its black tie holiday scholarship ball. This event is a fundraiser to provide scholarships to deserving DeKalb County h...
December 04, 2014 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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75-acre expansion to Fernbank Museum visitor experience announced
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is announcing significant expansion plans, which include 75 acres of outdoor experiences. The announcement largely focuses on 10 acres of all new outdoor experien...
December 04, 2014 10:23 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jester voted District 1 Commissioner in DeKalb's runoff election
The final votes for the Dec. 2 runoff election are in and Republican Nancy Jester will be DeKalb County’s new District 1 County Commissioner. Jester, who gained 3,954 votes, or 75.85 percent of the...
December 02, 2014 09:20 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Connections seeks holiday help
To improve the lives of Atlanta seniors this holiday, Senior Connections will prepare and deliver 45,000 meals on wheels throughout the greater Atlanta region. Volunteers are needed to help meet th...
December 02, 2014 09:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fernbank, Callanwolde offer festive fun in DeKalb
DeKalb residents will not have to travel far to enjoy winter festivities for the holidays. The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, NE, and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarc...
December 02, 2014 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spruill hosts its 21st annual shopping event
For the 21st year, guests are able to visit the Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody, for its annual Holiday Artists Market. It is open now through Dec. 23. Gallery Director Jenn...
December 02, 2014 09:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sprattes return to operate Tucker Chick-fil-A
Brad Spratte, operator of the Northlake Festival Chick-fil-A, 3967 LaVista Road, and his wife, Deone, will again operate the Tucker Station Chick-fil-A, 4340 Hugh Howell Road in Tucker, along with ...
December 02, 2014 09:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Worthmore Jewelers holds fourth annual antique jewelry roadshow
Worthmore Jewelers will hold its annual antique jewelry roadshow holiday party Sunday at 117 E. Court Square in Decatur. Community members are invited to stop by the Decatur store from noon to 5:30...
December 02, 2014 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanksgiving Day sales continue to eat away at Friday crowds
Although Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody, saw Black Friday shopping crowds comparable to last year, more retailers participated in Thanksgiving Day and Small Business Saturda...
December 02, 2014 09:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday: Perimeter Mall’s parking lot now at 75 percent capacity
*updated at 1:04 p.m.* Perimeter Mall General Manager Dennis Kemp said the mall is seeing a “nice, steady stream of shoppers,” and said the foot traffic is comparable to last year’s Black Friday sh...
November 28, 2014 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday not as big as it used to be
Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in past years after many die-hard shoppers swarmed...
November 28, 2014 07:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur High teacher, coach receives top honor
Bill Roberts, a special education teacher at Decatur High School, has been named the district-wide teacher of the year. For the honor, Roberts will represent City Schools of Decatur for the state’s...
November 25, 2014 12:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamblee to get $45M mixed-use project
The city of Chamblee and developer Cocke Finkelstein Inc. — in conjunction with Macauley + Schmit and Origin Capital Partners — held a groundbreaking for the new Olmsted Chamblee project. According...
November 25, 2014 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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