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Former DeKalb watershed employees sentenced to jail
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson accepted plea deals from three former DeKalb County Watershed Department employees charged with bilking the county out of thousands of dollars in fra...
May 21, 2015 10:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge Gregory A. Adams says he is not a candidate for DeKalb commission
Judge Gregory A. Adams is not a candidate for the DeKalb County Commission. Adams was initially elected to the bench in 2004 and reelected in 2008 and 2012 without opposition. He is thankful to the...
May 21, 2015 09:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pilot reported problem before fatal crash on I-285
Seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say he was struggling to gain altitude, authorities said. The pilot's last radio transmissions befor...
May 19, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet Potato Café, school partner to create program for deaf students
A café in Stone Mountain is giving deaf students a place to gain experience and get creative in the culinary arts through an innovative work-study program. Sweet Potato Café, 5377 Manor Drive, has ...
May 19, 2015 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb commissioners react to CEO’s criticism
DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May recently announced his resignation of his District 5 commission seat. In the process, he criticized the board of commissioners who he said “have never represented ...
May 19, 2015 09:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb breweries empowered by new craft beer law
Breweries in DeKalb County are celebrating what some are calling a “watered-down victory” after Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounc...
May 19, 2015 08:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia State Patrol enforcing "slow poke" law
The Georgia State Patrol says officers have written about 270 tickets under a law that makes it illegal to block faster drivers in the left-hand lane. The state's so-called "slow poke" law took eff...
May 18, 2015 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public safety officials launching "Click it or Ticket"
Georgia public safety officials say they're planning to participate in several traffic safety campaigns during the Memorial Day travel period. Governor's Office of Highway Safety officials say thei...
May 16, 2015 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board selects new superintendent
The DeKalb County Board of Education has announced its selection of R. Stephen Green, Ed.D., as the new superintendent of the DeKalb County School District. Green, 61, will start the new role July ...
May 14, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools follow state law, county’s board of health for immunizations
After a third grader at Sharon Elementary School in Forsyth County tested positive and then negative for measles, some parents around the metro area have wondered what the protocol and procedures w...
May 13, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal vetoes 11 bills
Gov. Nathan Deal has released a list of 11 bills that he vetoed. The list of vetoed bills that Deal released Tuesday included one that would have allowed motorcycle and bicycle riders to enter inte...
May 13, 2015 08:41 AM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov. Deal announces judicial appointments within DeKalb
Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of the Honorable Jean-Paul “JP” Boulee as Superior Court judge of the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit and the Honorable Michael James “Mike” Jacobs as Sta...
May 12, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police search for father who kidnapped 4-month-old daughter
A manhunt is underway for a Georgia father police say kidnapped his 4-month old daughter and assaulted the child's mother. Multiple news outlets report 4-month-old Bailey Jefferson was recovered la...
May 12, 2015 09:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district announces salary increases, no property tax rollback
Teachers, food nutrition assistants, bus monitors and pre-K professionals will all see a pay increase beginning July 1, if the DeKalb County School District’s fiscal 2016 budget is approved. The di...
May 11, 2015 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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May resigns District 5 seat, criticizes commission members
Interim CEO Lee May said his determination to restore trust and integrity to DeKalb County’s government and allow the residents of District 5 to have a voting representative is what led him to resi...
May 08, 2015 03:19 PM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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I-285 re-opened after plane crash
A small passenger airplane dropped from the sky, grazed the hood of a tractor-trailer and crashed into an Atlanta interstate Friday, killing all four people aboard and starting an intense fire on t...
May 08, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal signs watered-down version of craft breweries bill
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir." The legi...
May 06, 2015 05:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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MOTHER'S DAY: Local leaders, celebrities pay tribute to Mom
Brittany Cunningham, principal Druid Hills High School My mom’s favorite saying comes from Eleanor Roosevelt — ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.’ My mom is also a huge bel...
May 06, 2015 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pizzarelli found guilty of bilking thousands from DeKalb charity
Earl Pizzarelli pleaded guilty to misappropriating $49,000 from a local nonprofit he volunteered with for eight years. Charged with 18 counts of theft by taking, Pizzarelli was sentenced by Judge H...
May 05, 2015 03:42 PM | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur hosts Garden Go Seek scavenger hunt May 16
The city of Decatur is encouraging residents to get out and enjoy the many greenspaces around the city May 16 during the Garden Go Seek Your Park scavenger hunt. During the free family friendly eve...
May 05, 2015 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doraville mayor: more revitalization projects ahead
Doraville will continue to grow and develop through revitalization projects throughout the city. Mayor Donna Pittman said a $130 million mixed-use project is in the works for the former Kmart at 55...
May 05, 2015 08:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Felon impersonates federal agent to off-duty Doraville police officer
Daniel M. Harbison has been arraigned on federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm while impersonating a DEA agent after he allegedly performed a traffic stop of an off-duty Dorav...
May 01, 2015 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movement to opt out of Common Core tests growing
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This “opt-out” movement re...
April 30, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lt. Gov. Cagle: charter school systems are the future
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said restructuring education will be essential in yielding the greatest return on investment for the state of Georgia. He compared his belief that the charter school concept sh...
April 29, 2015 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
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