DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

For the love of birds

For the love of birds

Local shelter overrun with birds after raid  After the DeKalb County Police Department (DCPD) found nearly 400 animals at a doctor’s home in DeKalb County, DeKalb County Animal Services was burdened with taking care of more than 300 birds. DCPD received a tip and subsequently raided the home of Abhay Trivedi. At the home, officers […]

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Decatur officers save life

Decatur officers Alejandro Santiago and Christopher Jameson pose outside the department’s headquarters. Photo by Horace Holloman

For Decatur police officers Christopher Jameson and Alejandro Santiago, the goal at the end of the day is simple—make it home to their families.On May 15 both officers not only accomplished that goal, but helped another man in need return home to his family as well. After responding to a nearby call toward the end […]

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Ali continues to give back

Ali continues to give back

Rashan Ali has made a name for herself in the world of radio, television and entertainment. She became the social media Correspondent for NBA TV’s GameTime during the 2010-2013 NBA playoffs. In 2013, Ali joined CBS Sports Network as a sideline reporter for the college football season.  As Ali continues to rise in the ranks […]

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Pokemon Go…home


Pokemon Go craze leads to unintended dangers, nuisances   For millennials, teenagers and adults alike, the phone application Pokemon Go has become a welcome distraction from everyday life. Since the application’s July 6 release date, Pokemon Go has become one of the most popular mobile games worldwide. According to Verto Analytics, Pokemon Go had a […]

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Bradshaw: ‘The dragon has been slayed’

Stephen Bradshaw is congratulated by supporters at the Village Corner in Stone Mountain after defeating District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in a runoff election July 26. Photo by Carla Parker

After months of a back-and-forth battle for the District 4 Commission seat, Stephen Bradshaw sat among family and friends at the Village Corner restaurant victorious. Bradshaw unseated incumbent Sharon Barnes Sutton in a runoff election July 26, defeating Sutton with 79 percent of the votes. More than 100 Bradshaw supporters came to congratulate the newly-elected […]

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Green space requested in Decatur

A picture of the proposed location for a new park in the downtown Decatur area.

In the past decade, Decatur has developed at a rapid pace. From 2005 to 2010 there were 113 multi-housing units built in the city. Since 2013, the number has increased dramatically to 625. With all the new units going up, one Decatur resident said the city needs to plan for green space before there’s none […]

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DeKalb police ‘excited’ for body cams

DeKalb County police officers speak with DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester during a public safety summit. Photo by Horace Holloman

Soon hundreds of DeKalb County police officers will be equipped with body cameras after the DeKalb County board of commissioners approved a resolution to provide the county’s officers with the latest technology. The body cameras will help officers not only do their job but also promote transparency between the department and community, DeKalb County CEO […]

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Town hall meeting attendees demand answers


In front of a packed crowd in Decatur, radio personality Rickey Smiley tried his best to quell an anxious crowd that wanted to hold law enforcement officials accountable for their actions during a town hall meeting, urging guests to “act in decency.” Smiley served as the event’s host at the star-studded town hall meeting July […]

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