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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Dunwoody Police search for sexual assault suspect

Dunwoody suspect

The Dunwoody Police Department is investigating a sexual assault/battery that occurred on Barclay Drive near North Peachtree Road. According to police, on Aug. 25 an unidentified male attacked the victim from behind as she was walking near 4699 Barclay Drive in Dunwoody. The incident occurred at approximately 5:35 p.m. The suspect is described as a […]

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Boil Water Advisory in Effect for the Tucker Area


The DeKalb County Watershed Division is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for the Tucker area. The affected area is Northlake Parkway and I-285 on the west, Lawrenceville Highway on the south, Fuller Way on the east and LaVista Road on the north. This morning, a temporary fluctuation in water system pressure occurred which lowered the […]

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DeKalb remembers fallen officer


DeKalb County Police radio traffic paused momentarily Aug. 16 to honor the service of Officer Ivorie Gerhard Klusmann who died Aug. 10 in a single car accident while responding to a call. DeKalb County officers and law enforcement officials from around the state gathered at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia for the funeral […]

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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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