Avondale grad hopes to become first Black female governor

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Former DeKalb County resident and Avondale Estates High School graduate Stacey Abrams said the time has come to change the political landscape in Georgia.   Abrams, who graduated as valedictorian from Avondale Estates High School in 1991, formally announced she would run for the open seat in the state’s highest office.  If successful, Abrams would […]

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Pay it forward

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DeKalb man helps students without mothers   DeKalb County’s Don Roman knows firsthand the pain of losing a loved one at an early age. That’s why Roman is dedicating his time and resources to help others in similar situations.  Roman, 69, of Stone Mountain, is the board chair for the nonprofit group Students Without Mothers. […]

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Naked truth

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DeKalb Sheriff suspended by Gov. Deal     More than a month after his arrest for allegedly exposing his penis to an officer and then fleeing the scene, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has been suspended following an executive order signed by Gov. Nathan Deal.   The order, signed June 12, suspends Mann for 40 […]

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County approves sewer improvements, cleaning

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said he’s committed to adding capacity to the county’s sewer lines. According to Thurmond, it’s been more than 50 years since DeKalb County cleaned its major sewer lines. “We believe the cleaning of these major sewer lines will allow us to recapture capacity and potentially reduce costs,” he said. “This […]

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Colin Kaepernick donation a big hit with local nonprofit

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  Initially, DeKalb County resident Carolyn Watson had no idea who NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is—or how to pronounce his last name. However, after Kaepernick donated $25,000 to her Lithonia-based charity Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure (HOME), she knows.  As a part of Kaepernick’s $1 million pledge to donate to organizations that fight oppression through education […]

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‘Furever’ home

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Local shelter hopes to adopt 400 pets in June The months of June and July could be quite hectic for DeKalb County’s Lifeline Animal Project. The nonprofit organization that owns shelters in Decatur and Avondale Estates will be moving into a new facility in July.  However, before the move the shelter will try to find […]

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Development taking shape after signing tenants

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A Decatur-based development is beginning to take shape after S.J. Collins Enterprises, a commercial real estate development firm, signed its first tenants.  North Decatur Square, located at Church Street and North Decatur Road, signed some of its first tenants including Avalon Nail Spa, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Club Pilates, gusto! Wood Fire Grill, Hollywood Feed, […]

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Judge upholds Governor’s investigation into Sheriff Mann

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  DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann made his first court appearance after allegedly exposing himself to an officer in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on May 6.   Mann and his attorney, Noah Pines, appeared in a Fulton County Superior Court on May 31 to request halting Gov. Nathan Deal‘s executive order to investigate the sheriff under […]

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