Stonecrest Sam’s closes without notice

Sam’s Club in Stonecrest closed unexpectedly without employees or customers being notified, according to Stonecrest officials and residents. Stonecrest City Facebook page stated the Sam’s Club near the Mall of Stonecrest closed Jan. 11 and the closure came as a surprise to elected officials, Sam’s employees and the community. “Mayor [Jason] Lary found out today […]

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First stand-alone Chick-fil-A reopens to throng of waiting customers

            An Atlanta Chick-fil-A awaiting opening day, drew its customary crowd of eager would-be customers camped on the parking lot waiting for their first meal at the new restaurant and possibly winning free meals over the next year. This time, however, the opening had special significance. The restaurant is Chick-fil-A’s historical first stand-alone restaurant, which […]

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Decatur Police Department addresses officer shortage

The Decatur Police Department is starting 2018 with fewer officers than they’d like, according to department officials.  According to DPD, the department is trying to fill six positions.  DPD Community Information and Education Officer Jennifer Ross said the department is working to fill the positions, but finding qualified applicants who want to be police officers […]

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County files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

In 2017, approximately 86 people died of an overdose in DeKalb County. According to county officials, 44 of those deaths were attributed to opioids. Because of the cost of dealing with opioid addiction, the county has agreed to sue opioid manufacturers to recoup some of the financial losses associated with treating addiction. “This sends the […]

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Southwest DeKalb wins area team duel championship

The Southwest DeKalb varsity wrestling program claimed another area team duel title. The Panthers defeated Miller Grove 48-15 to win the Area 5-AAAAA title Jan. 6. Arabia Mountain finished third after beating Cross Keys 42-24 in the consolation round. Southwest DeKalb and Miller Grove qualified for the team dual state championship in Macon Jan. 11-13. […]

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Dogfighting ring busted

Foster homes needed A DeKalb County husband and wife were recently charged with dogfighting after officials received complaints of suspicious activity at a residence at 421 Cedar Grove Place in Ellenwood. According to DeKalb County detective Jason Gagnon, two people were charged with dogfighting and police are searching for another. Chaketa Williams, 37, and her […]

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