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DeKalb runners and walkers feel safe going into Peachtree Road Race

Peachtree road race pic

  For 14 consecutive years, Ellenwood resident Curtis Gooden and his family have participated in the Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July. That family tradition will continue this year, even in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing in April. On April 16, two deadly bombs went off near the finish line of […]

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SACS: DeKalb school district making progress

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  The DeKalb County School District is making progress. That’s according to Mark Elgart, president and CEO of AdvancED, the agency that accredits the school district. “The school system has made progress since the change in board membership in March of this year,” Elgart wrote in a July 3 letter to interim DeKalb school Superintendent […]

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Decatur police investigating burglaries

Decatur police

The Decatur Police Department is in the process of investigating a series of 13 daytime burglaries that occurred from May 30–June 26 and appear to be related. Police said majority of the burglaries occurred in and around South Candler Street, including parts of the Oakhurst and Winnona Park neighborhoods. The burglaries seem to be related […]

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Bond set for Kroger shooter

Chazrel Burton mug

A $500,000 bond was set for the man accused of shooting a 2-year-old in front of a Stone Mountain Kroger June 26. Chazerel J. Burton, 21, turned himself into police July 3, according to police. A DeKalb County Magistrate Judge set bond for Burton in his first appearance July 4. Burton is charged with three […]

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Threat of rain change July 4th plans


The threat of heavy and prolonged rains on Independence Day has activated some inclement weather plans for celebrations around DeKalb County. Here is a round-up: Avondale Estates The Avondale Estates parade will be held as scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday. The fireworks will be postponed until Aug. 31. Continuing a longtime tradition, Avondale Estates this […]

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Two shot after argument over loud music in Decatur

Brandon Herndon

A 24-year-old man was arrested July 1 for shooting two men during a confrontation with a neighbor upset about loud music, according to police. Brandon Herndon was arrested at the scene and charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Herndon is still in the DeKalb County Jail. DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said the double […]

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Residents can vote for favorite county park in challenge

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DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs will participate in “Take it to the Park,” a challenge sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company. To win a grant as part of the fourth annual “America Is Your Park” campaign, DeKalb residents can vote for their favorite park now until July 15. “DeKalb County has some […]

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DeKalb County property appraisal public information meeting set


  DeKalb County Super District 6 and Super District 7 Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Stan Watson invite residents to a community meeting regarding 2013 property tax assessments. This meeting will be Monday, July 8, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Covington Library, 3500 Covington Highway, Decatur. The purpose of this meeting is to give the […]

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