Stonecrest voters decide council seats

Registered Stonecrest voters get ready to cast their ballots in the April 18 runoff election.

The new city of Stonecrest now has a complete roster of elected officials after voters decided who would represent them in city council seats 2, 4 and 5, as Rob Turner, George Turner and Diane Adoma won their runoff elections.  More than 3,700 people voted in the Stonecrest runoff election on April 18, representing an […]

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Ossoff, Handel claim special election runoff

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Large margin of victory for GA-06 Dem offset by Republican frontrunner Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are set to go head-to-head in a runoff election following results for on April 18.  Ossoff and Handel emerged as the two frontrunner candidates out of a field of 18—one by a large margin, the other by […]

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DeKalb voters confused during special election

A DeKalb voter registration official said thousands of people were turned away after finding out they did not live in District 6 to be able to vote.

Anyone who listened to the radio or watched television leading up to the April 18 District 6 special election likely heard advertisements stressing the importance of residents getting to the polls and voting.  Some DeKalb residents took that message quite literally, which resulted in confusion on Election Day.  Maxine Daniels, director of voter registration and […]

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Tucker advances in state tennis playoffs

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The Tucker Tigers tennis teams had the brooms out literally and figuratively for their first-round playoff match. Both the boys and girls’ teams swept Brunswick 5-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs April 17 at Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Center. Before Tucker swept Brunswick, event officials had to sweep the […]

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SPLOST talk heats up in DeKalb

DeKalb County commissioners discussed the possibility of new provisions for SPLOST under Senate Bill 156 at the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners legislative retreat April 14.

A few months after the word “tolled” derailed a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum in DeKalb County, commissioners are now revisiting the issue and hope to talk with constituents about SPLOST in the upcoming months.  Commissioners, county officials and residents are awaiting the governor’s signature on two bills that would affect SPLOST […]

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Petition rehashes Clarkston conflicts

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According to an online petition, it isn’t too late for the public to weigh in on a controversial Clarkston City Council ruling made in January.  Titled “Restore Checks and Balances to Clarkston”, the ActionNetwork.org-hosted petition—penned by Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry—outlines a number of grievances related to city charter amendments that shifted mayoral and council powers […]

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Mentorship through mechanics

Brandon Cooper, right, and Precision Auto Care shop manager Carl Pierre-Louis stand outside the shop before work.

  Local auto shop partners with WorkSource DeKalb     Initially, Carl Pierre-Louis—store manager of Precision Auto Care in Tucker— thought his partnership with WorkSource DeKalb would be an opportunity to get free labor. WorkSource DeKalb would pay youth who entered its program and in turn, Precision Auto Care would get a young, trainable workforce […]

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Rep. Drenner to host town hall meeting

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Georgia State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale, will hold a town hall meeting April 18 at Avondale Estates city hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. City hall is located at 21 North Avondale Plaza. For more information, call (404) 294-5400. 370 total views, 1 views today

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