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

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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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Avondale Estate’s Fourth of July

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While some municipalities cancelled or postponed their Independence Day celebrations because of the weather, Avondale Estates residents enjoyed their annual parade despite the rain threat.   Photos by Andrew Cauthen 1,097 total views, 1 views today

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County leaders to discuss crime July 13

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    Several DeKalb County leaders will be featured in a July 13 panel discussion on crime. The community public safety meeting for the Wesley Chapel, Candler Road and Columbia Drive areas will be feature DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, Police Chief Cedric Alexander, Sheriff Thomas Brown, DeKalb County Marshal Steve Mann, and county commissioners […]

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DeKalb County property appraisal public information meeting set

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  DeKalb County Super District 6 and Super District 7 Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Stan Watson invite residents to a community meeting regarding 2013 property tax assessments. This meeting will be Monday, July 8, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Covington Library, 3500 Covington Highway, Decatur. The purpose of this meeting is to give the […]

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DeKalb firefighters raising money for one of their own

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The DeKalb County fire department is seeking donations to help with the medical bills of fellow firefighter Nate Leota. Leota, who has been a DeKalb firefighter for nine years and president of the DeKalb Professional Firefighters #1492 Union, developed the rare neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) after a quadruple heart bypass surgery in April. DeKalb firefighter […]

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Update: Body found on campus of local college identified

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                  The body discovered on the Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) Clarkston Campus yesterday has been identified as Alpha Oumar Diallo, 23, of Stone Mountain. An autopsy performed on Diallo June 11 revealed he died as a result of strangulation and blunt force injuries to the head.  He […]

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Rabid raccoons found in north DeKalb

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Two North DeKalb County communities are on rabies alert. DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement captured two raccoons in the Harts Mill Court area on April 26, and in the Ragley Hall Road area on April 30. Both raccoons tested positive for rabies. Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by a wild animal should […]

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