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Deja vu for DeKalb Medical protesters

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A group gathered outside of DeKalb Medical Center (DMC) in Decatur to protest policy changes, something which seemed eerily familiar to some of the demonstrators.  Last August, mothers voiced their concerns after DMC temporarily suspended water birthing. This year, protesters find themselves in a similar fight after the privileges of Brad Bootstaylor, a delivery doctor […]

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Thurmond: SPLOST would be ‘game-changer’ for DeKalb

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Months after one word derailed an opportunity for DeKalb County to benefit from a $550 million special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST), DeKalb County officials will try again.  Gov. Nathan Deal signed two pieces of legislation pertaining to DeKalb County’s SPLOST. Senate Bill 143 amends the “tolled” language that sidetracked a SPLOST referendum in […]

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MARTA brings TOD to Chamblee

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  Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson said he’s excited that the city will have its first “Class A” office project after officials with MARTA and Pattillo Industrial Real Estate held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $25 million project named Trackside.  Trackside, located adjacent from the Chamblee MARTA station parking lot at the intersection of Peachtree Road […]

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Mann returns to work

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Sheriffs’ Association says Mann should resign if allegations are true DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Cynthia Williams said DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann returned to his regular work schedule on May 10.  “He will be coming and going as he usually does because he will have meetings throughout the day to attend like he normally does,” […]

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Bouldercrest Park improvements come to fruition

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Longtime DeKalb County resident Patricia Culp said she was disappointed about the condition of a playground where local children play. She, along with members of the Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association (CGNA), decided to do something about it. Culp, president of CGNA, said the association worked with county officials to fund a new playground for the […]

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Smile for the camera

City of Decatur School Resource Officer Damico said the only way he can survive the day is with a large cup of coffee. Prior to becoming a police officer, he worked in a psychiatric hospital for 10 years. Photo provided by Decatur Police Department.

Local police departments promote selfie challenge   DeKalb County residents will get to see a different side of local law enforcement officials as Dunwoody Police Department and Decatur Police Department have decided to participate in an online campaign.  The LESelfiechallenge, or Law Enforcement Selfie Challenge, began May 1 and will run through July 31. The […]

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DeKalb County sheriff arrested, future uncertain

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A DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said she is unsure when or if DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann will return to work after fleeing from an officer and being arrested in Atlanta for indecent exposure on May 6.  Mann, who was charged with indecency and obstruction of officer charges, was in an area known for […]

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End of an era

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Golden Glide closes its doors   Social media was abuzz the first week of May as many DeKalb County residents discovered a popular skating rink would be shutting down.  Golden Glide, a skating rink in Decatur, announced it will be closing due to financial difficulties.  The rink, located on 2750 Wesley Chapel Road, is advertised […]

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