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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OPINION: Naughty? Nice? Does it matter?


“You’d better watch out/You’d better not cry/Better not pout/I’m telling you why/Santa Claus is coming to town.”   Those lines from the familiar Christmas song Santa Claus Is Coming to Town suggest that children would do well to be on their best behavior if they expect to be rewarded with toys on Christmas morning. But […]

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St. Pius X to play for Class AAA state title

The St. Pius X Golden Lions earned a trip to the Georgia Dome to play for the Class AAA state title after defeating North Hall 31-6 on Dec. 7. Photo by David DiCristina

A stout performance by the defense helped the St. Pius X Golden Lions earn a trip to the Georgia Dome to play for the Class AAA state title. The Golden Lions (12-2) beat the North Hall Trojans (11-3) 31-6 on Dec. 7 in the Class AAA playoff semifinals. Although the offense put up 31 points, […]

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Dunwoody arrest suspected child molester

Doraville water treatment facility shuts down after spill

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A sewage leak in Doraville contaminated approximately 40 square yards of soil Nov. 19. City officials said the leak, which occurred in Doraville’s industrial sector, also permeated the surrounding area with the smell of excrement. “This is obviously an unacceptable incident but the city, county and board of health’s response to the incident has been […]

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GPC professor says of Mayan prediction, ‘it’s not the end of the world’

Ernie Guyton, an anthropology professor at Georgia Perimeter College, says those who believe the Mayans predicted Dec. 21 as the end of the world should remember the Mayans also thought the world was flat. Photo by Leita Cowart

  The Australians will be among the first to know if the Maya were right. “They’re already building underground shelters there,” said Ernie Guyton. Guyton, a Georgia Perimeter College anthropology professor, is talking about the ancient Mayan long calendar, which some say predicts the end of the world on Dec. 21. Those on the other […]

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