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2013 High School Football Preview


  Arabia Mountain Rams Head coach: Stanley Pritchett (1st season) Region: 6-AAAAA 2012 record: 4-6 Outlook: Under new head coach Stanley Pritchett, the Rams are looking to have their first winning season in school history. The Rams are hoping to achieve that goal with their high-powered offense. Senior quarterback Trevous Reynolds returns after completing 62 […]

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Trial date set for suspended CEO Ellis


A DeKalb County Superior Court judge has set an Aug. 19 date for the trial of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, who is accused of theft, conspiracy and extortion. Ellis was indicted June 18 and shortly thereafter, suspended by Gov. Nathan Deal until the outcome of the trial or the end of his term of […]

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Lifeline employee arrested for animal cruelty at DeKalb County shelter

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The DeKalb County Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit has arrested a LifeLine employee for allegedly beating a dog. LifeLine is the vendor contracted to manage DeKalb County’s Animal Services.  Calvin Battle, 26, was arrested Aug. 7 and charged with one count of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. The charges were filed after a sergeant in the […]

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Sneiderman perjury trial begins

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  Prosecutors opened their case Aug. 5 by accusing Andrea Sneiderman of deliberately withholding information from Dunwoody police about the 2010 shooting death of her husband Rusty Sneiderman. Sneiderman is charged with four perjury counts, seven counts of making false statements and one count each of hindering the apprehension of a criminal and concealment of […]

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OPINION: See something, say something


It was a DeKalb story that made Atlanta print and TV news: a Decatur man witnessed the theft of a necklace by another man June 26 in front of the Chase Bank in a Kroger shopping center on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain. The man, Jermaine Harrison, later saw the suspect at Kroger. He tried […]

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Sales tax holiday offers potential back-to-school savings

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Even though some schools in the area are back in session as early as Aug. 1, parents planning to do back-to-school shopping may want to think about postponing the bulk of their buying until Aug. 9 and 10, when clothing, school supplies, even computers, in many instances, can be purchased tax-free in Georgia. Friday, Aug. […]

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Teens explore medical jobs while volunteering

Tony Gong makes patient beds. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

For Jacob Chesler, 15, who attends Yeshiva Atlanta of Doraville, volunteering and working at DeKalb Medical is a family affair. His brother and sister volunteer there and his father, Eric, is a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). “My family has a bunch of people who are nurses and the medical field has […]

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Lithonia seeks placement on National Register of Historic Places

The Lithonia Women’s Club served as the first public lending library in DeKalb. Photos by Carla Parker

In an effort to bring recognition to its history, the city of Lithonia is working to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation, according to its website. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, […]

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