Arrest warrant issued for former Falcons player

John Abraham's mugshot from a 2014 drunk driving charge in DeKalb County

Brookhaven Police has issued an arrest warrant for former Atlanta Falcons player John Abraham. Police has charged Abraham with misdemeanor battery regarding an assault that occurred Feb. 28 at the Pink Pony. According to Maj. Brandon Gurley, police responded to Northside Hospital where the victim sought treatment for his injuries. Police said Abraham assaulted a […]

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Lewis opens satellite office in Decatur


Following each 10-year federal census for at least the past four decades, the boundaries of Georgia’s 5th Congressional District have changed. As a result, John Lewis, who has represented the district since 1987, has several times seen his constituency change markedly. Lewis rose to prominence in the 1960s, when he headed the Student Nonviolence Coordinating […]

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Nonprofit offers jobs and training to resettled refugees

From left, Jessica Darnell, Kitti Murray, Leon Shombana, Eleni Tsegu and Caleb Goodrum are part of Refuge Coffee in Clarkston.

by Justin Beaudrot Refuge Coffee Company is a newly established 501c3 nonprofit organization that offers jobs and job training for resettled refugees living in Clarkston. Founder Kitti Murray came up with the idea for a coffee shop after speaking with neighbors, and realized it could fill the need for a central place where the community […]

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Need for accounting professionals increasing

Youngsters assist in packing up their school’s supplies.

Careers in accounting and auditing are on the rise according to this year’s release of the Georgia Department of Labor’s “Hot Careers to 2022.” Statistical Program Operations Chief Corey Smith said the listing was determined by three criteria areas. “The growth in the career must be faster than the state average job growth, wages have […]

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OPINION: District 5’s decision matters


District 5 residents finally got what they have begged for: a special election. And when they went to the polls June 16 to select a new commissioner, they had plenty of choices. There were five female and five males running for the position. Among them were a police officer and pastor, an educational consultant and […]

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OPINION: Everything in the spin again

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“Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.”–author, publisher, inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). Being a man of middle age, I have a much greater appreciation for getting a good night’s sleep and the comfort of a good mattress and […]

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County ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses

WIP Courthouse Flag

DeKalb County is ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses. “We were prepared for this,” said Probate Court Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh. “The highest court in the land has ruled on the issue, and it is up to rest of the judiciary to follow the law and accommodate the citizens of each jurisdiction.” The U. S. […]

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Decatur residents win Pedals 4 Professionals video contest

From left, Paul Ficklin-Alred, an Emory University staff member, and Nathan Scronce, a video production company owner, won a video contest about cycling to work. Photo provided

by Justin Beaudrot Decatur residents, Paul Ficklin-Alred and Nathan Scronce, teamed up for Canada-based Reliance Foundry’s annual, multi-national Pedals 4 Professionals video contest. In recognition of Bike to Work Week, Pedals 4 Professionals receives video submissions of participants’ stories of how and why they bike to work, and reward the winning contestants with $5,000 toward […]

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