DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

Solicitor General brings “dancing with the stars”event to DeKalb

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According to DeKalb County Solicitor General Donna Coleman-Stribling, approximately 35 percent of the cases seen in her office involve domestic abuse. Stribling said she wanted to create a way to bring awareness to domestic violence in DeKalb County while also being able to make people laugh and smile—thus “Dancing with DeKalb Stars” was born. Dancing […]

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Robber escape with $1.8 million in bank heist

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  A robber drove away with more than $1.8 million in the heist of a ATM courier cargo van robbery.  According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who said its agency is partnering with DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy, the robbery occurred Sept. 8 on South Hairston Road in Decatur.  At approximately 6:45 […]

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Should it stay or should it go

Hate Free Decatur along with local chapters of the NAACP and Black Lives Matter held a press conference to ask government officials to remove the Confederate monument located in downtown Decatur.

  Rally held to remove Confederate monument Several DeKalb County-based civil rights organizations and DeKalb residents held a march in Decatur proclaiming the Confederate monument near the old courthouse in Downtown Decatur must be removed and put into a museum. Hate Free Decatur, a newly formed grassroots civil rights organization, along with local chapters of […]

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Pull up with pull ups

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Radio shows host diaper drive in DeKalb for Hurricane Harvey victims DeKalb County officials, residents and radio hosts stopped by South DeKalb Mall in Decatur to give diapers and wipes for the “help Houston diaper drive” for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The drive, held Sept. 6, was hosted by radio stations V-103, 92.9 The […]

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Program created to address blight

Program created to address blight

DeKalb County officials may have some extra ammo in the fight to prevent blight in the county. The DeKalb Magistrate Court recently launched a new initiative to help clean up blight and prosecute those responsible for it. Chief DeKalb Magistrate Judge Berryl Anderson announced the formation of a new court effort to remediate blight issues […]

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A midnight miracle

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Chamblee police rescue abandoned baby Shortly after midnight on Aug. 31, Chamblee Police Department received a call about a matter most officers dread: an abandoned baby. According to a press release from Chamblee police, the call came from the Family Medical Clinic—located at 4861 Buford Highway—following the discovery of a baby in the building’s entryway. […]

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Sewer spills plague DeKalb County

The large tree shown above was growing out of a concrete sewer box, causing the Aug. 23 spill into Snapfinger Creek.

Up a creek without a paddle DeKalb County workers are attempting to make permanent repairs at the site of a major sewer spill. The spill, located at Snapfinger Creek which resulted in an estimated 6.4 million-gallon leak, was contained Aug. 26 by repairing the damaged concrete junction box and installing two temporary, redundant bypass systems […]

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Students shown ‘inappropriate’ film in school

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  Parents of students who attend DeKalb School of the Arts say their children were shown an “inappropriate” film that displayed elements of racism and sexism during class.  According to parents, the students of Jim Dickson were shown an excerpt from the film The Triplets of Belleville to a third level French class.  The animated […]

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