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

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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


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 1,321 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


  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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