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Sheriff Mann asks judge for acquittal

Sheriff Mann

  Through his attorney, suspended DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann said he should be acquitted of indecency and obstruction charges because he’s currently serving a state suspension. Mann, who was arrested May 6 after he allegedly exposed himself to a police officer in Piedmont Park, is represented by his attorney Noah Pines. Pines argued in […]

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Water billing board awaiting appointments

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It’s been more than five months since the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved to create a Watershed Customer Service and Billing Advisory Group. According to county documents, the board of commissioners voted to create an advisory group on Feb. 28 so residents “can assist the Department of Watershed Management in addressing complaints and problems […]

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DeKalb commissioners pass budget

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Includes raises for public safety personnel According to DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, it doesn’t matter what you say is your priority, where your money is going reveals the “real” priority. Thurmond, who had his proposed mid-year budget passed by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners July 11, said the budget puts its money where […]

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DeKalb artist helps non-profit organizations

The “Puzzling Pointy People” created by DeKalb County artist Kyle Brooks, helped raise more than $7,000 for local nonprofit organizations.

Dekalb resident Kyle Brooks said he loves creating art that makes people smile and recently his contributions helped put a smile on the faces of volunteers at metro nonprofit organizations. Brooks, also known as Black Cat Tips, painted a “Puzzling Pointy People” puzzle for a project with 25th Century Games—a publishing studio in Atlanta. The […]

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DeKalb Police incident ignites protests [VIDEO]

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    In the aftermath of a DeKalb County Police officer being filmed repeatedly striking a homeless woman with his baton, protests were held in several locations through the county asking for the officer to be fired for alleged police brutality. The incident, which occurred June 4 at a gas station on Glenwood Road, involved […]

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More with less

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Cedar Grove graduate making international impact    Staff Sgt. Jennifer Singh, a United States soldier and graduate of Cedar Grove High School, is getting a crash course on how to do more with less.  Singh, who works in the operating room as a technician and is currently on a mission in Gabon, is experiencing Africa […]

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Local NAACP president ‘troubled’ by DeKalb police officer video

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   A video showing a DeKalb County Police officer beating a woman has made national headlines and the president of the DeKalb County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter said the incident is “troubling.”  Video surfaced of DeKalb County Police Officer P.J. Larscheidstriking a woman several times with his baton in a […]

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Local woman finds special place at Decatur’s Taziki’s

Christine Sass, a Decatur native with special needs, has found employment at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe in Decatur.

Decatur native Christine Sass is many things. She’s a funny, energetic person, according to her peers and is a multiple medal winner at the Georgia Special Olympic Games, winning two silver medals and a gold. She’s also something that unfortunately many adults with special needs are not—employed.  Keith Richards, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe’s founder, wanted to […]

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