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Decatur Police investigating catalytic converter thefts

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The Decatur Police is investigating the theft of catalytic converters from seven vehicles in the past 72 hours, according to a statement released May 15. Police said six of the thefts were from Honda Elements and one was from a Honda CRV.  The thefts occurred on Jefferson Place, Adair Street, 5th Avenue, Spring Street, Cambridge […]

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Lithonia road extension improves quality of life

A $26 million dollar extension of Lithonia Industrial Boulevard will enhance economic development in the area, officials say. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  Lithonia road extension improves quality of life Aaron Weil of Demis Products in Lithonia said recently finished construction on Lithonia Industrial Boulevard is good for business. “Any improvements to infrastructure not only help us from a standpoint of allowing more trucks to come in and out—which means more products—but it also enables our employees […]

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DeKalb County honors fallen Police officer

A large wreath was placed at the memorial wall in front of the courthouse that lists the names of the fallen officers

  DeKalb police officers killed in the line of duty were remembered May 8 with a roll call, honor guard and three-gun salute during the county’s annual Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Service on the grounds of the historic DeKalb County Courthouse. CEO Burrell Ellis, representatives from various DeKalb County police departments, elected officials and family […]

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DeKalb schools CFO resigns after millions found

Dr. Michael J. Bell, the DeKalb school district's new acting chief financial officer, consults with school board member Marshall Orson during a board meeting. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

  The top finance man for the DeKalb County School District resigned May 7, a day after announcing millions in discovered school funds. Michael Perrone resigned his position as chief financial officer after the district discovered what interim Superintendent Mike Thurmond called “undocumented” funds. When asked whether there was a connection between Perrone’s resignation and […]

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Drive-by shootings leave one dead, one injured

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Two drive-by shootings in DeKalb County have left one dead and another wounded. Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said officers responded to a call from 3770 Larkspur Terrace shortly before 1 a.m. May 10. Parish said when officers arrived they found an 18-year-old male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds; he was pronounced dead on the […]

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Petition started to remake Confederate Memorial carving on Stone Mountain


A petition has been posted on to remove the Confederate Memorial carving from Stone Mountain in Stone Mountain Park. The petition, started by McCartney Forde I, asks Gov. Nathan Deal and state senators and representatives of Stone Mountain to remove the carving from the north face of the mountain and replace it with a […]

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DeKalb Schools superintendent releases 90-day plan


  DeKalb County School District (DCSD) interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond said the district’s opportunities are “limitless” in a new 90-day plan released April 30. Thurmond, who has been superintendent of the more than 90,000-student district for little more than three months, said DCSD will learn from its past mistakes but not dwell on them. “The […]

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Consumers look to pamper moms with traditional and nontraditional gifts this Mother’s Day

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  Consumers look to pamper moms with traditional and nontraditional gifts this Mother’s Day Consumers this Mother’s Day are spending a bit more than they spent last year to honor special women in their lives, according to National Retail Federation (NRF)’s Mother’s Day spending survey conducted by BIGinsight. The survey indicates that consumers will spend […]

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