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Breaking News: DeKalb school district on probation

School Board Meeting Feb. 13 004

          The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has been placed on probation for the next year by an accrediting agency. AdvancED President Mark Elgart said if DCSD doesn’t comply with its requests over the next year, the loss of the district’s accreditation is “imminent.” AdvancED is the parent company for the […]

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K-9 officer retires after seven years on force


  Twan, a DeKalb County K-9 officer, has retired his collar after seven years on the DeKalb County Police force. The 10-year-old Belgian Malinois retired from the force on Dec. 4 due to age and health complications. He served two years longer than the average work life span for a K-9 officer. Twan will live […]

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Tucker Flower Shop wins decorating contest


A panel of judges decided that Tucker Flower Shop has the best Christmas decorations in Tucker. The Tucker Business Association, Main Street Tucker Alliance and the Tucker Historical Society announced Dec. 5 the winners of the Downtown Tucker Holiday Decorating Contest. Tucker Flower Shop on Idlewood Road was awarded first prize and owner Julia McDonald […]

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Zoning task force recommends changes for Decatur


The city of Decatur’s zoning task force, created to study the recommendations of the strategic plan as it relates to zoning, presented its finding to the Decatur City Commission recently. The task force includes members of the city planning commission, active living advisory board, historic preservation commission and residents. It was created to identify possible […]

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Author packs DeKalb History Center for lecture on book about Rich’s

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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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