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

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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

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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

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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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A penny saved: Transportation tax fails

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DeKalb residents and others in the metro Atlanta area voted to save their pennies instead of paying a one-cent sales tax for transportation. At stake in the vote was $6.14 billion of regional transportation projects selected by the Atlanta Regional Roundtable which represented Clayton, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties […]

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Voters support Brookhaven cityhood

Voters support Brookhaven cityhood

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DeKalb County voters said “Yes” to the proposed city of Brookhaven at the polls July 31. In what appeared to be a close race, by press time 75 percent of polls reporting showed 55.61 percent of voters in favor of Brookhaven and 44.39 percent against it, with 3,532 voting yes and 2,819 voting no. The […]

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Forum features county candidates

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Of the three candidates running for DeKalb County chief executive officer, Jerome Edmondson was alone onstage during a July 12 question-and-answer forum. CEO candidate Gregory Adams, who is the pastor of True Church of God in Christ in Austell, was at the forum for a while but had to leave early to preach at his […]

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Commissioner candidates present platforms

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Economic development and the region’s upcoming transportation referendum kept popping up as DeKalb candidates faced off during a recent political forum. The forum, sponsored by the South DeKalb Business Association, gave candidates from various races in DeKalb County a chance to present their platforms before the July 31 primary and referendum. Among the candidates at […]

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