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Arabia Mountain students experience nature for a month

Students from Arabia Mountain High School and a Chicago school team up during a month-long nature-based internship. Photos provided

Before her monthlong internship this summer, Jada Allred didn’t know what career she wanted to pursue. “I was very confused,” said the 16-year-old rising senior at Arabia Mountain High School. “Everything was a big blur. I actually wanted to own my own hair salon, but I was kind of iffy about that. And I was […]

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Police officer dies while responding to call


A DeKalb County Police officer died Aug. 10 after getting into an accident while responding to a traffic stop. According to police, Officer Ivorie Klusmann, 31, pulled over Gregory Lee Harvey, 27, at approximately 2 a.m. for a routine traffic stop near Snapfinger Woods Drive. Klusmann took down Harvey’s information and went back to his […]

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DeKalb school district deficit ‘no more’


There’s some good news in the DeKalb County School District. “The deficit is no more,” said interim school Superintendent Mike Thurmond before applause erupted during the Aug. 5 school board meeting. At the end of the 2012 fiscal year, the DeKalb school district ended with a $14.7 million deficit. A spending freeze was implemented at […]

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Sheriff’s Office responds to excessive force allegations


Officials from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said they do not condone the language and conduct several of its deputies used while serving an arrest warrant but claim there was no excessive use of force involved. A video of the incident has gone viral on the Internet and although Sheriff Thomas Brown doesn’t condone the […]

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Wheel-a-Palooza and Pedal Parade

Brookrun Pedal Parade4

The City of Dunwoody Department of Parks and Recreation celebrated the grand opening of the 0.7 mile Phase I of the Brook Run Park multi-use trail with a Wheel-a-Palooza and Pedal Parade. The event also included a bike-decorating contest. Children decorated their bikes, wagons and scooters, competing for top prize in the following categories: most […]

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Serial rapist pleads guilty to multiple counts

Trever Blue mug

Serial rapist Trever Blue pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to multiple counts of rape, sexual battery, aggravated assault and burglary. Blue was accused of raping and assaulting several women who lived around the Hambrick Road area of DeKalb County in 2009-2010. He was sentenced to serve three consecutive life sentences plus 484 years behind bars. “Hopefully […]

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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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