DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

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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Naked truth

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DeKalb Sheriff suspended by Gov. Deal     More than a month after his arrest for allegedly exposing his penis to an officer and then fleeing the scene, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has been suspended following an executive order signed by Gov. Nathan Deal.   The order, signed June 12, suspends Mann for 40 […]

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Suspect identified in Brookhaven shooting

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Brookhaven police have identified Edward Tavarez as the alleged shooter in a June 1 murder. Officers responded to a call of a person shot at the Avana Apartment Complex on 2910 Clairmont Road on the evening of June 1. Officers found a man, who was later identified as Travis Ridley, suffering from more than one […]

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County approves sewer improvements, cleaning

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said he’s committed to adding capacity to the county’s sewer lines. According to Thurmond, it’s been more than 50 years since DeKalb County cleaned its major sewer lines. “We believe the cleaning of these major sewer lines will allow us to recapture capacity and potentially reduce costs,” he said. “This […]

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