DeKalb responds to Conn. school shooting

A school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six adults dead has turned the holiday season into one of grieving for many. According to The Associated Press, 20-year-old Adam Lanza used a high-power rifle to kill his 26 victims, including the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School where the killing took place […]

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Sneiderman case moves forward, hearing set for Feb.

              Andrea Sneiderman, the widow accused of conspiring in a plot to murder her husband, has been ordered to appear before a DeKalb County judge in February. Prosecutors allege Sneiderman and her former boss Hemy Neuman plotted to kill her husband Rusty Sneiderman to collect his insurance money and […]

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Dogfood: Good enough to eat

One of Decatur’s newest businesses is Corrina’s Corner. Corrina isn’t the owner; she’s the owner’s dog and the inspiration for the business. Business owner Jacques Duplantier explained it this way: “I found Corrina at an animal rescue place. She was in such poor health that they didn’t want me to adopt her. She was almost […]

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As another Walmart goes up, Publix leaves Memorial Drive

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

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

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

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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