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Barbecue restaurant ready to compete for hungry Atlantans

City BBQ photo by Travis Hudgons

As Ohio-based City Barbeque opens its first Georgia restaurant this month in Decatur it faces serious competition. The 404 and 770 area codes alone list more than 100 barbecue restaurants, according to restaurantguideatlanta.com. In addition, the booming Suburban Plaza development along North Decatur Road and Scott Boulevard in which the new restaurant is located now […]

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Solicitor General brings “dancing with the stars”event to DeKalb

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According to DeKalb County Solicitor General Donna Coleman-Stribling, approximately 35 percent of the cases seen in her office involve domestic abuse. Stribling said she wanted to create a way to bring awareness to domestic violence in DeKalb County while also being able to make people laugh and smile—thus “Dancing with DeKalb Stars” was born. Dancing […]

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DeKalb schools to make up missed days through 20-minute extension

DCSD superintendent R. Stephen Green

  DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its plan to make up days missed during Hurricane Irma on Sept. 22.  “In order to recapture precious instructional time lost due to Hurricane Irma, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school day by 20 minutes, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, through […]

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Robber escape with $1.8 million in bank heist

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  A robber drove away with more than $1.8 million in the heist of a ATM courier cargo van robbery.  According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who said its agency is partnering with DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy, the robbery occurred Sept. 8 on South Hairston Road in Decatur.  At approximately 6:45 […]

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NJROTC offers students discipline, drive

Cross Keys High School’s NJORTC program recently competed at a drill meet in Henry County where it claimed a third place trophy. Photo submitted

Each school day, Cross Keys High School senior Nikol Diaz makes sure her grades, physical fitness and character are exemplary in the eyes of her peers and teachers. This comes as second nature, Diaz said, as she is a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC). “I wish I had joined earlier,” […]

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Blocked kick seals win for Miller Grove

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The Miller Grove Wolverines got their third win of the season after beating Lakeside 18-16 Sept. 15 at Avondale Stadium. The Wolverines’ defense made the play of the game. With less than two minutes on the clock, Lakeside’s offense picked up few first down to reach the 11-yard line. With less than 15 seconds remaining […]

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Burks wants to usher Clarkston into future

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Challenger for mayor’s seat to focus on city’s assets     According to Clarkston mayor candidate and former council member Beverly Burks, it will take a new leader to move the city, its people and its vision forward.  “This means making sure the mayor represents the varied interests of our city, making sure we put […]

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Should it stay or should it go

Hate Free Decatur along with local chapters of the NAACP and Black Lives Matter held a press conference to ask government officials to remove the Confederate monument located in downtown Decatur.

  Rally held to remove Confederate monument Several DeKalb County-based civil rights organizations and DeKalb residents held a march in Decatur proclaiming the Confederate monument near the old courthouse in Downtown Decatur must be removed and put into a museum. Hate Free Decatur, a newly formed grassroots civil rights organization, along with local chapters of […]

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