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DeKalb commissioners approve new chief operating officer   The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners confirmed Zach Williams as DeKalb County’s next executive assistant and chief operating officer. Williams was nominated by CEO Burrell Ellis and will succeed Richard Stogner, who retires at the end of the year. “We have an opportunity together to move DeKalb […]

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Residents concerned about principal changes at MLK


Martin Luther King Jr. High School PTSA President Evelyn Cunningham said the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has changed the school’s principal three times this semester without any input from faculty, staff or community members. Cunningham also said that the new principal the district plans to put in place has no experience running a high […]

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Beverage distributor transports wheelchairs along route

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A Stone Mountain beverage distributor is using empty space on its delivery trucks to transport needed medical equipment for disabled persons. Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) announced Nov. 26 a partnership with local beverage distributor Eagle Rock Distributing Company to use Eagle Rock’s delivery trucks and routes to pick up and deliver home […]

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A cliff is a tough place to meet in the middle


“Under capitalism, man exploits man. And under communism, it is just the reverse.”— John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006), a Canadian-American economist considered a leading proponent of Keynesian economic theory and 20th century American liberalism.   I am not an economist, nor am a fortune teller. My areas of expertise are more generally rooted in communications, history, politics […]

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Man suspected of robbing four banks in five weeks

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Law enforcement officials are looking for a man they say robbed four banks in five weeks in Lithonia and Snellville. Mark F. Giuliano, special agent in charge with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DeKalb County Interim Police Chief Lisa A. Gassner and Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead, announced Dec. 3 that their agencies are […]

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Brookhaven officials prepare to build city government


With the official establishment of the city of Brookhaven less than a week away, the newly elected mayor and city council have a lot of work to accomplish. The city will be officially established Dec. 17. Mayor J. Max Davis and the city council members were sworn in after DeKalb County certifies the results of […]

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Group continues year-old fight against proposed Walmart


For the eighth time in 12 months, members of Good Growth DeKalb stood at the intersection in front of the Suburban Plaza in Decatur to protest a proposed Walmart. “For a year, we have been in the business of fighting a proposed Walmart supercenter…at this corner,” said Louise Runyon, co-chair of Good Growth DeKalb, a […]

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