OPINION: 1,000 children in DeKalb wait to be adopted

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Usually when I go to court it’s for something bad: a murder, rape, theft, dog mauling, etc. But on Nov. 16, it was all good. The courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams looked and sounded like a birthday party as more than 35 families gathered for DeKalb’s celebration of National Adoption Day. Teddy bears, […]

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Audit uncovers school district problems

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An audit released Nov. 13 shows the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has had a series of accounting difficulties and central office errors in recent years. The 31-page audit, performed by firm KPMG, is addressed to Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson and states the data included in the report was obtained “on or before November, 8, 2012.” […]

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Doraville gets first strip club with annexation

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Starting Jan. 1, Doraville’s city limits will expand along Tilly Mill Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. It will now include a strip mall and an adult entertainment club. The Oasis Goodtime Emporium, located off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, will become the first strip club within Doraville’s city limits. However, there are several on Buford Highway in […]

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County residents place in Bike to Work challenge

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Three DeKalb County residents earned individual top-10 places in a metro Atlanta Bike to Work Challenge in October. The challenge, organized by The Clean Air Campaign, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s RideSmart division and local transportation management associations, encouraged bicycle commuters to compete as individuals or on teams with other cycling enthusiasts in […]

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Woman pleads not guilty to charge of killing baby with cough medicine

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A DeKalb County mother pleaded not guilty Nov. 14 to giving her 4-month-old son a lethal dose of cough medicine. Carlitha Yvette Hardy, 34, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct following her son’s death in November 2010. She was indicted Sept. 25. Although prosecutors say they believe it was an accident, they said […]

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Mechanic wants to open car repair shop on Memorial Drive

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Vietnam refugee and master mechanic Chen Dzoan Le, who has lived in the United States since 1995, believes he is close to fulfilling a dream. “My American dream is to own my own automotive repair shop,” he wrote in a letter to the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners. Le is trying to get county approval […]

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M.L. King defeats Sequoyah, advances in playoffs

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Lions earned another home playoff game after a 34-14 win over the Sequoyah Chiefs. The No. 2 ranked Lions improved to 11-0 for the second consecutive season after its win on Nov. 16. The Lions will host No. 10 ranked Allatoona (10-1) on Nov. 23 at Hallford Stadium in the […]

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Tucker, Stephenson advance to second round of state playoffs

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The Tucker Tigers picked up a big first round victory along with the Martin Luther King Jr. Lions in the Class AAAAA high school football state playoffs on Nov. 16 while the Stephenson Jaguars won on Nov. 17. The No. 5 ranked Tucker Tigers fell behind 3-0 early before rolling to a 42-25 road win […]

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