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Residents hold anti-crime events around county

Youth received various goodies and had the opportunity to learn about county services from employees including (right photo) Toni Scott and Shirley Stevenson of the county roads and drainage division.

Residents joined together at dozens of events around the county Aug. 6 for National Night Out. National Night Out, described by organizers as “America’s night out against crime,” is an effort to promote community involvement in crime prevention activities and police-community partnerships. “The intention of National Night Out is to help promote awareness about things […]

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Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas encourages youth at Youth Empowerment Breakfast

Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas (right) participated in a Q&A session with young gymnasts and fans at the 2013 Youth Empowerment Breakfast. Photos by Donna Turner

Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas was back in DeKalb County on Aug. 10 as guest speaker of the 2013 Youth Empowerment Breakfast at the Marriott Evergreen Resort in Stone Mountain. Douglas, who won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions 2012 London Summer Olympics, gave encouraging words to the 20 Youth […]

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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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