Local Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapters to host presidential debate viewing, forum

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The DeKalb County and Stone Mountain-Lithonia chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will host a live viewing of the second presidential debate of 2012 between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The event will take place on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stonecrest Library Auditorium, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia. Following […]

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2013 county departmental budget requests up $44 million

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The numbers are in: DeKalb County department heads want $44 million more in 2013 than they received this year. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners got an early look at the county’s 2013 budget requests Oct. 5. The budget requests from the county’s various departments total $601 million, up $44 million from the current county […]

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City of Decatur considering several annexations

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In the Midway Woods neighborhood, west of Columbia Drive and on the outskirts of the city of Decatur, an annexation proposal at least four years in the making is pitting neighbor against neighbor. At issue is a request by some residents of the neighborhood to be annexed into the four-square-mile city of Decatur. Kevin Polite, […]

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DeKalb County Schools to implement balanced calendar this fall

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The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will switch to a balanced attendance calendar this fall even though surveys show a majority of parents are against the change. The DeKalb County School Board voted Oct. 8 to move to a balanced school calendar, which contains the same 180 school days as its current calendar. However, the […]

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St. Pius X blanks Lovett in battle of Lions

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by Wade Marbaugh In a showdown between state-ranked high school teams, the St. Pius X Golden Lions proved more golden than the Lovett Lions. Ryan Braswell scored two touchdowns and Jack Spear and Thomas O’Leary added six points apiece as the St. Pius X Golden Lions blanked the Lovett Lions 24-0 Sept. 21 at George […]

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MLK Lions shut out Southwest DeKalb Panthers in rival game

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The Martin Luther King Lions earned bragging rights Sept. 8 after defeating neighborhood rival Southwest DeKalb Panthers. The No. 4 Lions shut out the Panthers 18-0 in front of a packed Hallford Stadium. M.L. King head coach Rober Freeman said beating their rivals and the Panthers’ legendary coach Buck Godfrey was a great feeling. “The […]

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Chamber president weighs in on DeKalb’s job outlook

DeKalb teen takes plea, avoids life in prison for shooting cousin

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Charlie Oliver, 17, accused of killing his 8-year-old cousin, pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter Aug. 28. Oliver agreed to plead guilty and receive a 10-year sentence for fatally shootingSolomon Zellner in the face July 6, 2011; Oliver was 16 at the time. Police said Oliver told them he was in his room playing […]

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