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Avondale grad hopes to become first Black female governor

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Former DeKalb County resident and Avondale Estates High School graduate Stacey Abrams said the time has come to change the political landscape in Georgia.   Abrams, who graduated as valedictorian from Avondale Estates High School in 1991, formally announced she would run for the open seat in the state’s highest office.  If successful, Abrams would […]

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A diploma—now what?

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DeKalb high schools offer transitional training throughout June Each year, some high school students have unanswered questions about continuing their education or starting a career after graduation. How can I pay for college? Where can I learn a trade? Are my grades good enough? What are my options?—these are just some of the questions that […]

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Chamblee man implicated in kidnapping, murder

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Body found in Chamblee apartment in wake of Missouri kidnapping   A Chamblee man has been arrested by police regarding a DeKalb County murder and Missouri kidnapping, according to a June 16 release from Chamblee Police Department.  Officials arrested  John Czarnecki of 2198 Dresden Drive, Bldg. D, Apt. 34, and an unidentified man now identified as Christopher […]

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Pay it forward

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DeKalb man helps students without mothers   DeKalb County’s Don Roman knows firsthand the pain of losing a loved one at an early age. That’s why Roman is dedicating his time and resources to help others in similar situations.  Roman, 69, of Stone Mountain, is the board chair for the nonprofit group Students Without Mothers. […]

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Brookhaven shooting suspect arrested, charged

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The man suspected in a June 1 murder in Brookhaven has been arrested. Brookhaven police said Edward Tavarez, 24, was arrested June 13 by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force for the shooting death of Travis Ridley. Police said information by Brookhaven detectives and the task force led them to a location in Stone […]

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Harvest hits the road through Fresh on Dek

Joelette Bembry of the DeKalb Extension Service shows fresh peppers that were for sale when the Mobile Farmers Market stopped June 8 at the Scott Candler library branch.

Some DeKalb County residents are now shopping at community centers, county offices, libraries, churches and other unlikely places through Fresh on Dek, the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market that visits sites around the county to make fresh produce available to residents who might otherwise have difficulty accessing it.  “Sites apply to have us stop once or […]

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Apartment property in Doraville purchased for elementary school

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More than 100 families to relocate as DeKalb County School District finalizes sales agreement DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced the purchase of 9.7 acres on 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville on June 13 for the purpose of building a 900-seat Cross Keys-area elementary school, garnering mixed responses from the public.  ““We are excited to […]

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DeKalb’s interim sheriff named

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    DeKalb’s interim sheriff named Will serve during Sheriff Jeff Mann’s court-ordered suspension  DeKalb Superior Court Chief Judge Courtney Johnson has appointed Captain Ruth Stringer, a 27-year veteran of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to fill the post of DeKalb County Sheriff during the period in which elected Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann […]

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