Sheriff Mann asks judge for acquittal

Sheriff Mann

  Through his attorney, suspended DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann said he should be acquitted of indecency and obstruction charges because he’s currently serving a state suspension. Mann, who was arrested May 6 after he allegedly exposed himself to a police officer in Piedmont Park, is represented by his attorney Noah Pines. Pines argued in […]

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Water billing board awaiting appointments

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It’s been more than five months since the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved to create a Watershed Customer Service and Billing Advisory Group. According to county documents, the board of commissioners voted to create an advisory group on Feb. 28 so residents “can assist the Department of Watershed Management in addressing complaints and problems […]

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Beginning of the end

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Shallowford Gardens hosts ‘Moving Fair’    Immigration lawyers, real estate agents and nonprofits came together at the Shallowford Gardens apartment complex on June 29 to celebrate a Moving Fair event for residents.  Renters will be required to vacate Shallowford Gardens—located at 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville—by Aug. 31 following a $8.2 million purchase agreement between […]

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Doraville officials divided on new school

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Different accounts for Shallowford Gardens purchase from council, mayor  Two city officials are telling different stories about the decision to purchase Shallowford Gardens Apartments, located at 3630 Shallowford Road, for the purpose of building a new elementary school.  Doraville councilwoman Dawn O’Connor, who represents the district in which Shallowford Gardens is located and has lived […]

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Handel makes history

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Georgia’s first female GOP member of Congress sworn in June 26 Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on June 20 in the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election runoff.Handel received 51.9 percent of the vote while Ossoff received 48.1 percent, according to the secretary of state’s office. Handel’s main support came from Fulton and […]

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Dunwoody police complete training update, see no pay increase

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Department complies with new state standards Officials from Dunwoody Police Department announced the agency’s completion of new state policing standards training on June 19.  The new standards, mandated by a multi-component reform package from Governor Nathan Deal as of January 2017, require that all Georgia law enforcement officers receive five hours of use of force […]

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Tucker code enforcement to clean up election signs

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  With the 6th Congressional District election no being history, Tucker code enforcement officers will assist in removing campaign signs from the city rights-of-way. Although only part of the Tucker is in the district, campaign signs for Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff were placed throughout the city, with many signs posted illegally in rights-of-way, according […]

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Avondale grad hopes to become first Black female governor

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Former DeKalb County resident and Avondale Estates High School graduate Stacey Abrams said the time has come to change the political landscape in Georgia.   Abrams, who graduated as valedictorian from Avondale Estates High School in 1991, formally announced she would run for the open seat in the state’s highest office.  If successful, Abrams would […]

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