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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 | 4 4 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 | 7 7 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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov. Deal signs autism insurance bill for kids
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a House-Senate bill that includes an insurance coverage requirement for autism known as Ava's Law in honor of Ava Bullard of Lyons, a 10-year-old with the disor...
April 29, 2015 01:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tucker Day celebration scheduled for May 9
For many Tucker residents, Tucker Day — an annual event on Main Street — marks the beginning of summer fun with a tradition that has been going on for 61 years. On May 9, starting at 9 a.m., visito...
April 28, 2015 09:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody to host Atlanta Dog Jog event Saturday
On Saturday, dog owners and their furry friends can participate in a dog-friendly 5K run that has become an institution in Atlanta and that, for the first time, will be held in Dunwoody. The 28th a...
April 28, 2015 09:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb CEO Lee May responds to FBI investigation
In a statement released Friday, DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May said that fraud was committed using his name and position. May responded to an investigation by the FBI into water removal services...
April 27, 2015 07:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools: no Blue Bell products will be served
The DeKalb County School District has pulled all Blue Bell products as of April 21. The school district, in a statement, said there will be no products from the company distributed at schools for t...
April 22, 2015 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory University employee charged with taking student fees
A former Emory University employee is facing federal fraud charges after stealing about $317,000 in student fees and tuition over a 2-year period. According to reports Brenda Michael set up a PayPa...
April 22, 2015 07:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cutting-edge technology used for DeKalb schools communication
The DeKalb County School District announced a dramatic breakthrough in communication with parents, guardians and families of nearly 22,000 students whose primary home language is other than English...
April 21, 2015 09:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb lawmakers give recap of 2015 session
Bills that can help or alter transportation, infrastructure and school systems in DeKalb County moved forward in the legislative session. At a meeting sponsored by the Governmental Affairs Council ...
April 21, 2015 09:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Druid Hills Tour of Homes returns May 1
The Druid Hills Civic Association will host its annual Druid Hills Tour of Homes and Gardens with more ways for the community and DeKalb County residents to get involved with one of the area’s most...
April 21, 2015 09:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Talented child remembered through Decatur foundation
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewpapers.com
    03.31.15 - 09:02 am
  • Chamblee Middle's Fun Mud Run incorporates obstacles into 5K race
    Chamblee residents who do not mind getting dirty for a good cause can participate in the inaugural Chamblee Fun Mud Run, a 5K course with obstacles and mud, benefiting the Chamblee Middle School Ed...
    April 21, 2015 09:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Former DeKalb commissioner's chief of staff indicted for theft
    A DeKalb County grand jury indicted Robert Lundsten on six counts of theft by taking and three counts of making false statements. Lundsten served as former Commissioner Elaine Boyer’s chief of staf...
    April 16, 2015 02:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb DA hosts ‘PAWS for the Cause’ event Saturday
    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James will join a host of community partners and animal lovers for the 2015 PAWS for the Cause community awareness event Saturday at Glenlake Park, 1121 Churc...
    April 15, 2015 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Granite Grasshopper Festival Saturday in Stone Mountain
    Stone Mountain residents can hop to it for some family fun during the city’s inaugural Granite Grasshopper Festival and 5K race Saturday. The full day of events will start with an 8:30 a.m. 5K race...
    April 14, 2015 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb resident will be featured on Food Network
    A DeKalb County resident and home baking enthusiast will be a contestant on “Spring Baking Challenge,” a new series on Food Network. Chris Taylor, who is an associate director and researcher at the...
    April 14, 2015 09:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Decatur chef cooks meals for chemo patients
    A Decatur chef is helping local patients going through chemotherapy treatment by providing healthy, wholesome meal options. Lynne Sawicki, owner and executive chef of Sawicki’s Custom Meals and Cat...
    April 14, 2015 09:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Doraville to get new film/TV complex
    Hollywood will soon arrive in Doraville. It was recently announced by The Integral Group — developers of the former General Motors site — that they have partnered with Capstone South Properties for...
    April 14, 2015 09:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Double-decker highway among ideas to unclog Atlanta traffic
    Georgia transportation planners say converting Atlanta's Downtown Connector into a double-decked superhighway -- or creating tunnels beneath or parallel to it -- are the types of ideas they want ex...
    April 09, 2015 09:52 AM | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Cityhood efforts prevail for Tucker, LaVista Hills
    With the 2015 session of the general assembly ending last week, many pieces of legislation were decided upon at the last minute — either in favor or not in favor of those fighting for them. Lawmake...
    April 07, 2015 01:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Holocaust survivor to share his story at MJCCA
    Irving Roth is not afraid to tell his story. The 85-year-old Holocaust survivor and author has traveled the world telling of how when he was 14, he spent a year at two concentration camps — Auschwi...
    April 07, 2015 10:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Henderson Park Community Garden continues to thrive
    This year, the Henderson Park Community Garden members are celebrating the garden’s fifth anniversary as well as accomplishments and future plans to continue helping the Tucker community. The garde...
    April 07, 2015 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Thurmond proposes pay hike for DeKalb teachers
    Salary increases may be on the way for DeKalb County School District teachers and employees and they may add an additional $20 million to the district budget for fiscal year 2015-16. In a business ...
    April 07, 2015 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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