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House mix-up by DeKalb police leaves homeowner and officer wounded, dog dead
Tama Colson was finishing an evening walk when she saw the police cars speed into her neighborhood. As she approached her home she heard a loud "pop-pop-pop" and saw her neighbors fleeing into thei...
September 02, 2015 10:36 AM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sidewalk to Nowhere project halted by Evansdale citizens
A group of neighbors, with the help of DeKalb County District 1 Commissioner Nancy Jester, was recently successful in stopping an unwanted Georgia Department of Transportation sidewalk project in t...
September 02, 2015 06:54 AM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stone Mountain police to get points for performance
A new, points-based system began for Stone Mountain police last week to ensure that officers are doing their jobs, said Police Chief Chancey Troutman. “Unfortunately we’ve had complaints from city ...
September 02, 2015 06:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Search warrants issued for emails of DeKalb interim CEO May, two others
Search warrants were issued Tuesday by the Superior Court of DeKalb County for the emails of interim county CEO Lee May, former county chief of staff Morris Williams and former chief procurement of...
September 01, 2015 04:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Watershed identified source of water billing issue
DeKalb County has uncovered the reason for why a handful of residents in north DeKalb did not receive water bills for services rendered during the last 60 days. Some bills were marked “undeliverabl...
August 26, 2015 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Series aims to reduce re-offenders at DeKalb County jail
A new series of classes, designed to change patterns of thought and behavior, as well as impact recidivism, is underway at the DeKalb County Jail and Sheriff Jeff Mann said he is already seeing a g...
August 26, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb officials respond to soccer deal, special investigation
Between the Atlanta United Futbol [Soccer] Club deal with Falcons owner and Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank and the update letter sent by special investigators Richard L. Hyde and Michael J. Bow...
August 19, 2015 11:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former President Jimmy Carter diagnosed with cancer
Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday. "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my b...
August 12, 2015 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local charities to benefit from Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass festival
What began as a way to raise funds for local charities has turned into a 15 year tradition in downtown Decatur. On Saturday, the Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival will make its way to 630 E. ...
August 12, 2015 12:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur announces new web and mobile reporting platform
The city of Decatur announced a new tool, MyDecaturGa, which allows residents, visitors and business owners to report quality-of-life issues and request services online or with their smartphones. P...
August 12, 2015 12:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Construction underway for outdoor expansion at Fernbank Museum
The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road in Decatur, has broken ground and started work on a project that will allow visitors to experience immersive fun and learning in the outdoor...
August 12, 2015 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb home for Atlanta's new pro soccer team
DeKalb interim CEO Lee May and members of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with Atlanta United and Decide DeKalb, officially confirm that DeKalb County has been selected as ...
August 12, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report reveals rampant corruption in DeKalb County
In March, DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May signed an executive order to provide “for the installation of two special investigators to review government operations and make recommendations to appro...
August 10, 2015 08:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bennett, Davis duel in District 80 runoff Tuesday
Democrat Taylor J. Bennett and Republican J. Max Davis, both lawyers, will meet Tuesday in the District 80 Georgia House of Representatives special runoff election. In the July 14 four-person race,...
August 05, 2015 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Fulton turnout could be as low as 5 percent
With only one item on the ballot next week — the District 80 Georgia House of Representatives special runoff election — Fulton County’s top elections official said he is hoping for higher turnout b...
August 05, 2015 12:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory University Hospital gets new CEO
Bryce Gartland, M.D., chief operating officer at Emory University Hospital, has been named chief executive officer of the hospital, as current CEO Robert Bachman steps down to move into a new hospi...
August 05, 2015 12:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb and Decatur school districts prep for new school year
New staff greeted students in City Schools of Decatur when they started Aug. 3 while students in the DeKalb County School District will see new facilities and teachers when their classes begin Mond...
August 05, 2015 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Metro DeKalb CID plans ribbon cutting
With major upgrades to a high-profile DeKalb County roadway completed, the community organization responsible for the improvements will celebrate the accomplishment. The East Metro DeKalb Community...
July 31, 2015 10:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Confederate flags found around MLK center, Ebenezer church
Federal authorities and police are investigating after Confederate battle flags were found around the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in A...
July 30, 2015 10:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Mobile Farmers Market rolls into DeKalb
A new mobile market is rolling its way through DeKalb County and offering fresh produce to residents. The DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market, which started traveling around the county earlier this month,...
July 29, 2015 10:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County lowers property taxes for first time in 10 years
DeKalb County residents will pay less in taxes this year thanks to a lower millage rate of 20.81 mills, down 0.4 mills from 21.21 mills in 2014, which represents the first downward adjustment of th...
July 29, 2015 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early voting in District 80 race starts Monday
Eligible Fulton and DeKalb county voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the Aug. 11 special runoff election for the District 80 Georgia House of Representatives seat. Democrat Taylo...
July 22, 2015 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Chamber to host reception for Superintendent Green
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce will host the official welcome reception for more than 150 distinguished guests in attendance to meet and support R. Stephen Green, the county’s new school superintendent...
July 20, 2015 01:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doraville group wants DeKalb commission do-over on sidewalk project
Members of a Doraville neighborhood have launched a Facebook page to inform the community about a project they say is wasting federal money and going against the collective desire of homeowners. Th...
July 14, 2015 10:41 AM | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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