OPINION: Jails hold too many mentally ill

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Dec. 14, 2012, was quite possibly the saddest day in America since the national tragedy that occurred on 9/11 in 2011. The loss of 20 children and six adults is still very fresh for many people, especially the families and friends of those shot to death in Connecticut by a young gunman who then committed […]

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Suspects sought in armed robbery of fast food restaurant

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  The Dunwoody Police Department is looking for suspects in an armed robbery of a McDonald’s restaurant Jan. 7. At approximately 4 a.m., Dunwoody Police responded to an armed robbery at the McDonald’s located at 4540 Ashford Dunwoody Road, according to the media statement. “While the driver of a dark sedan vehicle was at the […]

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Investigators search CEO’s home, office

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Just two work days after being sworn in to his second term in office, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis’ home and office was searched by investigators from the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. After more than two hours in Ellis’ home Jan. 7, investigators walked out with a desktop computer and several boxes. The search […]

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Jobs bus attracts 2,000 people since launching

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DeKalb County’s Mobile Career Center, also known as the “jobs bus,” has been a big hit in the community, according to the DeKalb County Workforce Development. The mobile center, which launched in February, is designed to help residents find employment by providing job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing and interviewing tips. The […]

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Brookhaven approves municipal services

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The City of Brookhaven city council has awarded contracts and initial task orders for six of the seven municipal government services work packages. The Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven issued requests for proposals for municipal government services on Oct. 12 for government services, including communications and community engagement, community development, financial and administrative services, information technologies […]

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Decatur restaurant leads national chain to join gluten- free movement

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Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop is the first national restaurant to offer, along with its other fare, a certified gluten-free menu—and it all started at the chain’s Decatur restaurant. Soon after Erbert & Gerbert’s on East Ponce de Leon opened in 2011 Michelle Kelly of nearby Pure Knead Bakery inquired whether the restaurant offered gluten-free selections. […]

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Fernbank planetarium reaches new heights

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  “Now we’re in the digital age,” That’s how Fernbank Science Center Director Douglas Hrabe summed up the recent changes at the center’s Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium. Already the biggest planetarium in Georgia and one of the largest in the United States, Fernbank’s planetarium near the end of 2012 underwent a major technological upgrade that […]

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DeKalb jury finds former Fulton cop guilty of child molestation

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A DeKalb County jury found a former Fulton County police officer guilty of child molestation Dec. 27 Michael Bernard Wilson, 32, was charged with two counts of child molestation and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Wilson was arrested in November 2010 after he was accused of molesting and raping a 12-year-old girl. The girl’s […]

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