Jobs bus attracts 2,000 people since launching

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DeKalb County’s Mobile Career Center, also known as the “jobs bus,” has been a big hit in the community, according to the DeKalb County Workforce Development. The mobile center, which launched in February, is designed to help residents find employment by providing job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing and interviewing tips. The […]

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Brookhaven approves municipal services

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The City of Brookhaven city council has awarded contracts and initial task orders for six of the seven municipal government services work packages. The Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven issued requests for proposals for municipal government services on Oct. 12 for government services, including communications and community engagement, community development, financial and administrative services, information technologies […]

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Lithonia junior varsity wrestling team wins county

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The Lithonia High School junior varsity wrestling team finally won the DeKalb County Junior Varsity wrestling title on Dec. 22 after placing third twice in the last three years. Lithonia won the tournament with a score of 190.5. They outscored McNair (171.5), Southwest DeKalb (167.5) and Stephenson (127) to win the county title. Wrestling coach […]

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Clemson football players visit Children’s Healthcare at Egleston patients

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  Patients at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston got a surprise visit Dec. 27 from the University of Clemson football players. The Chick-fil-A Bowl participants along with Miss Georgia, Brittany Sharp, went from room to room in the oncology and hematology ward of the hospital and distributed autographed team gear to patients. The […]

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Blessing on Wheels blesses families in need

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In December 2009, Stephanie Rockmore had a vision to bless those who are less fortunate. She made a promise to God that she would do something once a month to help those who are in need. She went on to form ‘Blessings on Wheels,’ a nonprofit organization that gives back to some of Atlanta’s less […]

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County, school system could lose revenue if cities annex

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DeKalb County and the DeKalb County School District could lose revenue if cities in DeKalb are annexed, according to James Grubiak, general counsel of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. At the final meeting Senate Study Committee on the Incorporation of the City of DeKalb on Dec. 13, the issue was raised about the possibility […]

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Stephenson Lady Jaguars: disappointing ending leads to early success

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  The Stephenson High School girls basketball team members still the taste of defeat in their mouths eight months after losing to Hill Grove High School by two points, 50-48, in the Class AAAA second-round playoff game. Even after eight months, senior forward and team captain Kaliyah Mitchell said the loss still hurts. “All of […]

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MARTA a hot button topic at town hall meeting

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Fixing MARTA and how to pay for it came close to a heated discussion at a Dec. 13 Legislative Preview and Town Hall Meeting at Cross Keys High School. The town hall meeting was the first of three legislative town hall meetings that will be held across DeKalb County before the 2013 Legislative Session begins. […]

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