Former school officials’ corruption trial begins

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Prosecutors in the corruption trial against former DeKalb County School District (DCSD) construction chief Patricia Reid and her then husband Tony Pope said the case is about three things: marriage, manipulation and money. Reid and Pope are accused of conspiring to defraud the school system of approximately $2.4 million through illegal construction contracts. Former Superintendent […]

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Decatur residents take Bike to Work challenge

Joseph Palmeri of Decatur has a 20-mile roundtrip commute to his job at Coca Cola Co. in Atlanta. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

For 40-year-old Joseph Palmeri, biking the 10 miles back and forth from his home in Decatur to his job in Atlanta is a way to get exercise. Palmeri, who has lived in the Medlock community for approximately five years, is a quality specialist for The Coca Cola Co. in Atlanta. A cyclist for more than […]

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Bike to Work: Decatur residents take challenge

From left, Paul Lantinga of Decatur Bikes and Tracie Sanchez of Decatur Active Living are part of a team participating in the metro Atlanta Bike to Work challenge. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

For 40-year-old Joseph Palmeri, biking the 10 miles back and forth from his home in Decatur to his job in Atlanta is a way to get exercise. Palmeri, who has lived in the Medlock community for approximately five years, is a quality specialist for The Coca Cola Co. in Atlanta. A cyclist for more than […]

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Chamber’s Day of Service benefits Peachcrest Boys and Girls Club

A Chamber of Commerce volunteer freshened up a school name during a service day. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

More than 70 members of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce donned blue T-shirts and donated a day to the Peachcrest Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Sept. 27. Chamber of Commerce volunteers painted, cleaned and built shelves at the facility located at 3500 Sherrydale Lane, Decatur. “We seek opportunities where the chamber can make […]

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Heart of South DeKalb Festival

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  The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall was the site of Heart of South DeKalb, a free outdoor festival Sept. 28 that celebrated the uniqueness of south DeKalb. Sponsored by Commissioner Larry Johnson, the family-friendly event included a parade, bands, vendors, food, a kids’ zone, car/motorcycle showcase, stage entertainment and performances and more. Other highlights […]

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Food programs blooming in Clarkston

DeKalb County remembers 9/11 victims

DeKalb County first responders and elected officials remembered 9/11 victims at the 9/11 memorial in front of DeKalb County Public Safety Headquarters. Photos by Carla Parker

DeKalb County police officers, firefighters and elected officials gathered around the 9/11 memorial in front of DeKalb County Public Safety Headquarters to honor the first responders and all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. The county joined the nation in honoring the victims on the 12-year anniversary of […]

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City of Decatur considering community transportation overhaul

Decatur has proposed a community-wide transportation overhaul unlike any other currently in Georgia. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

The city of Decatur is known for its diverse restaurants, pedestrian-friendly streets and environmentally conscious planning. Now, it may become the first city in Georgia to have a community transportation plan. David Junger, assistant city manager for the department of public works, said he has received requests from numerous residents asking for traffic calming measures. […]

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