DeKalb chief prosecutors take jobs elsewhere

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Two of DeKalb County’s chief prosecutors will be leaving at the end of the year to pursue similar jobs in Cobb County. Chief Assistant District Attorney Don Geary and Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney John Melvin have taken posts with new Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds. Geary is an integral part of the state’s […]

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Agency says ‘critical’ problems in DCSD, places it on probation

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  An accrediting agency said if the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) doesn’t comply with a list of required actions within the next year, loss of its accreditation is “imminent.” AdvancED President Mark Elgart said during a Dec. 17 news conference that DCSD has been placed on “accreditation probation” until Dec. 31, 2013. “Today we […]

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OPINION: My picks for Stuff of the Year


You could say it’s been a rather quiet year in DeKalb. Sure, we had our big time court case, our residents who needed to form their own city, our police chief suddenly retiring, another former police chief getting a new job, our disagreements among county elected officials and our soapbox derby issue. But we haven’t […]

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City of Lithonia has new top cop

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A former DeKalb County Police chief has left retirement to head the Lithonia Police Department. The Lithonia City Council has selected Eddie J. Moody as its new police chief. Moody, 58, was the DeKalb County Police chief from 2001-04. Moody brings 30 years of law enforcement experience to the city, working his way up from […]

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Newly elected Brookhaven City Council makes first decisions


The Brookhaven City Council made its first official vote Dec. 10 only moments after members were sworn in. The four-member council appointed a temporary city attorney, and city clerk, and authorized a temporary lease agreement for a city hall building and city court space. Bill Riley was named interim city attorney. Riley, who serves as […]

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County airport to begin $8 million hangar project


A plan by the DeKalb Peachtree Airport to build more hangars is expected to shorten a 10-year waiting list for the spaces. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted Dec. 11 to approve an $8.24 million project to construct 53 T-hangars and two corporate hangar parcels. “We’re going to close one runway and build 53 […]

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MARTA a hot button topic at town hall meeting


Fixing MARTA and how to pay for it came close to a heated discussion at a Dec. 13 Legislative Preview and Town Hall Meeting at Cross Keys High School. The town hall meeting was the first of three legislative town hall meetings that will be held across DeKalb County before the 2013 Legislative Session begins. […]

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Business is popping at a new North DeKalb Mall store

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When Barbara Carrothers lived in Chicago, her favorite snack was flavored popcorn—a popular offering in the area. When her corporate job brought a move to Atlanta in 1998, she was surprised to discover that shops selling the treat were hard to find. “I started making my own, experimenting with flavors,” she said. The batches she […]

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