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Police officer dies while responding to call


A DeKalb County Police officer died Aug. 10 after getting into an accident while responding to a traffic stop. According to police, Officer Ivorie Klusmann, 31, pulled over Gregory Lee Harvey, 27, at approximately 2 a.m. for a routine traffic stop near Snapfinger Woods Drive. Klusmann took down Harvey’s information and went back to his […]

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Sheriff’s Office responds to excessive force allegations


Officials from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said they do not condone the language and conduct several of its deputies used while serving an arrest warrant but claim there was no excessive use of force involved. A video of the incident has gone viral on the Internet and although Sheriff Thomas Brown doesn’t condone the […]

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Serial rapist pleads guilty to multiple counts

Trever Blue mug

Serial rapist Trever Blue pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to multiple counts of rape, sexual battery, aggravated assault and burglary. Blue was accused of raping and assaulting several women who lived around the Hambrick Road area of DeKalb County in 2009-2010. He was sentenced to serve three consecutive life sentences plus 484 years behind bars. “Hopefully […]

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Lifeline employee arrested for animal cruelty at DeKalb County shelter

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The DeKalb County Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit has arrested a LifeLine employee for allegedly beating a dog. LifeLine is the vendor contracted to manage DeKalb County’s Animal Services.  Calvin Battle, 26, was arrested Aug. 7 and charged with one count of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. The charges were filed after a sergeant in the […]

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Farmer’s market offer fresh-from-the-farm gems


Summer means dining options expand tremendously. Dine-in, cook out, pack a picnic or cocktails on the porch. One of the keys to a great summer meal is fresh ingredients and one of the best places to go for fresh-from-the-farms fruits and vegetables is farmer’s markets. There are farmer’s markets in practically every part of town. […]

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Ellis waives arraignment, district attorney ready to proceed with trial


                  Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis waived his first court appearance July 25. Ellis was scheduled to be arraigned July 29 but Erik Burton, a spokesman for District Attorney Robert James, said he chose to waive arraignment. According to the indictment, Ellis is being charged with […]

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Local actor portrays former sheriff’s deputy turned murderer

Derrick Yancey, convicted of murdering his wife and a day-laborer in 2008, sits in on a motions hearing in DeKalb County Superior Court. File Photo

Actor Henry Louis Adams, a resident of Stone Mountain, said he’s grateful for the chance to tell the story of Linda Yancey, who was found shot to death in her home in 2008. “It touched me because I couldn’t understand how a couple with a beautiful family that appeared to be so loving could end […]

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Decatur lawyer honors lung cancer victim with walk/run

Amy Waggoner Center

When Atlanta attorney Amy Waggoner of Decatur learned in 2008 that her friend and business partner had developed lung cancer, she was stunned. “She was the last person you would expect to get lung cancer,” said Waggoner, who lives in Decatur. “She never smoked. She was very much in shape. She was always working out. […]

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