DeKalb’s interim sheriff named

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    DeKalb’s interim sheriff named Will serve during Sheriff Jeff Mann’s court-ordered suspension  DeKalb Superior Court Chief Judge Courtney Johnson has appointed Captain Ruth Stringer, a 27-year veteran of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to fill the post of DeKalb County Sheriff during the period in which elected Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann […]

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Outdoor Music 2017

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What better way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer than to head outdoors. Throughout DeKalb County, several venues turn simple outdoor spaces into places for people to gather, relax and listen to good music. Yes, music will be in the air from spring through summer and at some venues into fall. Here’s […]

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Time to start hunting for Easter eggs

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Easter is one of the most sacred holidays among Christians with Good Friday and Easter Sunday attracting the faithful to services at churches and outdoor venues. Some of the most widely held traditions of Easter, however, aren’t specifically religious in nature. “The most prominent secular symbol of the Christian holiday, the Easter bunny reportedly was […]

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Doraville Police go high-tech

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  License plate recognition, traffic, vehicular analysis system costs city $61,047 Doraville City Council unanimously approved a Doraville Police Department purchase for a traffic and vehicular analysis system worth more than $61,000 during its Feb. 21 meeting. Doraville Police Chief John King made the request for the system, which includes a radar speed trailer, three […]

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Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity

Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Spring is truly right around the corner, making its 2017 debut on Monday, March 20. It’s been feeling like the season of new beginnings for some time with mild, sunny days and the emergence of daffodils and budding trees throughout our communities. While spring may mean an abundance of yard work and spring cleaning for […]

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Event highlighted local Black history

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DeKalb History Center held its ninth annual Black History Celebration on Feb. 23 in the historic DeKalb courthouse in downtown Decatur. An estimated crowd of 150 was treated to a musical performance by LaDoris Davis opening the ceremony singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Following Davis was a discussion on the Flat Rock community […]

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DeKalb theater companies plan to make audiences laugh and cry in 2017

OPINION: Ashamed of our wasteful ways

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I don’t often think about how much I’m consuming, how wasteful I am or how much I contribute to polluting the planet. However, during a recent trip to Cuba that’s just what I spent time contemplating. In Cuba where there are no chain restaurants or expensive coffee shops on every corner, I watched in amazement […]

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