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Michelle Obama Walking Trail

  New Michelle Obama walking trail unveiled   DeKalb County residents and officials were all smiles during the unveiling ceremony for the first walking trail in the country named after former first lady Michelle Obama.  The Michelle Obama Walking Trail, located near Georgia State University Perimeter College, is approximately three miles long and connects to […]

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First stand-alone Chick-fil-A reopens to throng of waiting customers

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            An Atlanta Chick-fil-A awaiting opening day, drew its customary crowd of eager would-be customers camped on the parking lot waiting for their first meal at the new restaurant and possibly winning free meals over the next year. This time, however, the opening had special significance. The restaurant is Chick-fil-A’s historical first stand-alone restaurant, which […]

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Five apartment units damaged by fire


  By Desi Lapoole  On Jan. 7 at approximately 5 p.m., DeKalb County Fire and Rescue received a call about an apartment fire at Sterling Chase Apartment Homes in Stone Mountain.  Due to the intensity of the two-alarm fire, firefighters on the scene requested additional resources to help extinguish the flames. Approximately 40 firefighters responded […]

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Community rallies for Avondale fire victims

Community rallies for Avondale fire victims

 Avondale Estates residents were awakened by the smell of smoke and helicopter choppers above.  Around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 3, a fire spread at the Avondale Forest Apartments on Piney Tree Circle. According to DeKalb County Fire and Rescue officials, approximately 50 people were displaced by the fire.  Of the 50 people displaced, at least […]

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Season of giving

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Nonprofit gives back to local community More than 200 children at Snapfinger Elementary School received an extra gift in their stockings for the holidays thanks to nonprofit organization Howey, Hudson, Lowe Foundation. The foundation provided activities and gifts for students at Snapfinger for the organization’s annual Winter Wonderland celebration. Founded by Brenda Jackson, Norma Washington […]

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Decade of giving

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Sheriff’s office hosts 10th annual adopt a family program For more than a decade, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has given holiday cheer to local families in need. On Dec. 20, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 10th annual “Adopt a Family for Christmas” holiday event at the DeKalb County Jail. The DeKalb County […]

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Helping hands

Kamisha Sims with the Decatur Fire and Rescue Department holds some of the donated items collected by the department.

Local fire department getting involved during holidays Decatur Fire and Rescue Chief Ninetta Violante said she was taught by her mother how to help others. Whether it was helping someone carry groceries to the car or opening a door, the gesture was never too small, Violante said. The same lessons Violante learned as a child […]

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From Politics To Pastoring

Former DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May decided to leave politics behind to focus on being a pastor at Transforming Faith Church.

Former Interim DeKalb CEO transitions into new role It’s been more than a year since former DeKalb County commissioner and interim CEO Lee May said he would call it quits for politics. When asked if he misses the spotlight of DeKalb politics, May responded by saying, “not for a second.” May left office at the […]

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