Brannon Hills is falling down

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  County set to address blighted property issues     Brannon Hills is close to falling down. Not from the dilapidated conditions and burned out properties, however, but from county bulldozers.   The DeKalb County Community Development Department issued a public notice June 15 requesting the release of grant funds to demolish burned-out properties at […]

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Dunwoody police complete training update, see no pay increase

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Department complies with new state standards Officials from Dunwoody Police Department announced the agency’s completion of new state policing standards training on June 19.  The new standards, mandated by a multi-component reform package from Governor Nathan Deal as of January 2017, require that all Georgia law enforcement officers receive five hours of use of force […]

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DINOSAUR EXPLORE : Stone Mountain Park’s new attraction

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    DeKalb County’s Stone Mountain Park is a popular year-round family-friendly destination. To kick-off the summer fun, the park has announced Summer at the Rock featuring its new attraction—Dinosaur Explore.  The attraction features more than 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects that allows them to move and roar must like their ancient ancestors. Visitors […]

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Tucker code enforcement to clean up election signs

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  With the 6th Congressional District election no being history, Tucker code enforcement officers will assist in removing campaign signs from the city rights-of-way. Although only part of the Tucker is in the district, campaign signs for Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff were placed throughout the city, with many signs posted illegally in rights-of-way, according […]

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Avondale grad hopes to become first Black female governor

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Former DeKalb County resident and Avondale Estates High School graduate Stacey Abrams said the time has come to change the political landscape in Georgia.   Abrams, who graduated as valedictorian from Avondale Estates High School in 1991, formally announced she would run for the open seat in the state’s highest office.  If successful, Abrams would […]

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A diploma—now what?

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DeKalb high schools offer transitional training throughout June Each year, some high school students have unanswered questions about continuing their education or starting a career after graduation. How can I pay for college? Where can I learn a trade? Are my grades good enough? What are my options?—these are just some of the questions that […]

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Chamblee man implicated in kidnapping, murder

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Body found in Chamblee apartment in wake of Missouri kidnapping   A Chamblee man has been arrested by police regarding a DeKalb County murder and Missouri kidnapping, according to a June 16 release from Chamblee Police Department.  Officials arrested  John Czarnecki of 2198 Dresden Drive, Bldg. D, Apt. 34, and an unidentified man now identified as Christopher […]

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Pay it forward

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DeKalb man helps students without mothers   DeKalb County’s Don Roman knows firsthand the pain of losing a loved one at an early age. That’s why Roman is dedicating his time and resources to help others in similar situations.  Roman, 69, of Stone Mountain, is the board chair for the nonprofit group Students Without Mothers. […]

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