As another Walmart goes up, Publix leaves Memorial Drive

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After being open since 1995, the Publix grocery store on Memorial Drive is closing. “The store has been under-performing,” said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix. “The company decided that it’s in its best interest to close the store.” Publix’s management wanted to protect the interests of its stockholders from the store […]

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Hundreds of homeowners helped at foreclosure prevention event

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Homes in America are entering foreclosure at a slower pace than a year ago. According to RealtyTrac, a California-based company that tracks foreclosures nationwide, only 971,533 homes entered the foreclosure process between January and October, down 8 percent from the same period last year. In DeKalb County, foreclosures this year have dropped from 6,630 in […]

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DeKalb Code Compliance Division sweeps neighborhood

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The DeKalb County Code Compliance Division began conducting coordinated street sweep operations Dec. 7. Teams of code compliance officers canvassed neighborhoods, walking house to house and inspecting each property for violations of the county code. The areas chosen were based on previous code activity and requests from residents in these communities. Code compliance officers issued […]

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St. Pius X falls to Buford in state championship game

St. Pius X head coach Paul Standard consoles quarterback Jack Spear after he was sacked on a 4th down attempt in the final seconds of the Class AAA championship game. Photo by David DiCristina

The St. Pius X defense played stoutly throughout the playoffs and it carried over into the Class AAA state Championship game on Dec. 14. But in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 3, Buford had a fourth-and-1 at the St. Pius X 39-yard line with 9:10 remaining. Buford quarterback Taylor Mitchell pitched the […]

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Memorial Drive’s setbacks and successes

Nonprofit organization beautifies Fairington Park

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For 15 years, Fairington Park was a dead, neglected park with no playground or any activities for children, according to residents in the area. The large grassy area was littered with trash and was a place of crime. Bonita Lacy, executive director of Healing Hearts of Families USA Ministries in Decatur, wanted to change that. […]

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DCSD being sued for violating Open Records Act

“Conflict and chaos”: DeKalb school district on probation

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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 Southern Association of Colleges and […]

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