DeKalb Medical foundation awarded $35,000 grant


DeKalb Medical Wellness on Wheels foundation was one of 19 breast cancer programs across Georgia that was awarded a grant from the It’s The Journey Inc., creator of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. The $35,000 grant will fund screening mammograms and breast diagnostic services, including biopsy in low-income areas of DeKalb County and […]

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New Birth to close Christian Academy


A year after reopening, New Birth Christian Academy will have to close again due to low enrollment, according to school officials. The academy, located on New Birth Missionary Church grounds in Lithonia, will close at the end of the 2012-13 academic year. “The decision follows careful consideration of all options at the disposal of the […]

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Denise Majette faces possible disbarment


Former U.S. Rep. Denise Majette is accused of submitting false statements in legal fees and could lose her law license. Hal Daniel, the special master for the State Bar of Georgia, is recommending that Majette be disbarred for submitting “false and misleading” information about her attorney’s fees and misleading the State Bar about the legitimacy […]

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Boston University students volunteer with FODAC during spring break

Boston University students

Instead of lounging on a beach in Florida, students from Boston University traveled to Stone Mountain to volunteer at Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) March 11-16. The group of 10 students is part of Boston University’s Alternative Spring Breaks, a 25-year-old program that encourages and supports students who donate their spring break time […]

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Thousands of children explored trucks at Touch-a-Truck event

Touch A Truck Event 3

Approximately 1,500 children got to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels at Decatur’s annual Touch-a-Truck event. The event, held in the Callaway Building parking lot located on West Trinity Place, included city of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and other vehicles. Children […]

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More trees to be saved by Brook Run Park trail construction modifications

Brook Run Trail

The city of Dunwoody plans to save 80 trees for the Brook Run Park multi-use trail. In a press release posted on the city’s website, a city official said the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) approved a plan that allows for the removal of all 337 trees within the trail construction limits. However, the city […]

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Five DeKalb teams hoist championship trophies

Greenforest boys

DeKalb County came out on top in the high school basketball world last weekend as five teams from the county claimed state titles. Columbia girls, Greenforest boys, Miller Grove boys, Southwest DeKalb girls and St. Pius X girls won state titles in their perspective classes March 7-9. The Columbia Lady Eagles were the first team […]

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Officials say city will not raise taxes or cut service


Brookhaven city officials are united in denying a statement made by a council member that the city could raise taxes or cut services because of a budget shortfall. In an email sent Feb. 25, District 2 city councilman Jim Eyre said Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis’s proposed budget will result in a revenue shortfall for […]

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