Local Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapters to host presidential debate viewing, forum

The DeKalb County and Stone Mountain-Lithonia chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will host a live viewing of the second presidential debate of 2012 between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The event will take place on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stonecrest Library Auditorium, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia. Following […]

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Georgia voters pass charter school amendment

Voters around Georgia decided that they want the state government to have a hand in setting up local charter schools. Amendment 1, which asked voters whether they wanted to allow the state the authority to establish special state charter schools, passed with a statewide voted of 58 percent to 42 percent. In DeKalb, voters favored […]

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Brookhaven elections yield few winners

Residents of the new city of Brookhaven may have to wait a little longer to find out who will be leading their city. By press time Nov. 6, the race for mayor of Brookhaven and several city council posts remained neck-and-neck, yielding no clear winners. Attorney and small-business owner J. Max Davis was leading by […]

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DeKalb names interim police chief

One of the four assistant police chiefs of the DeKalb County Police Department has been named its interim head. Lisa A. Gassner, assistant chief over the support services division of the police department, was appointed interim police chief, according to Burke Brennan, the county’s chief communications officer. “She was appointed based on her qualifications and her capabilities,” Brennan […]

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Residents, teachers, advocates discuss proposed charter amendment

With the November elections several weeks away, one of the major issues residents will be voting on is Amendment 1, which involves the creation of state-funded charter schools. A large group of parents, community members and others gathered at the International Community School in Decatur Oct. 17 for an information session hosted by the Emory […]

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