Water billing issues ‘No. 1 priority’ for Thurmond

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond addressed county residents and commissioners during his “new day project” meeting Feb. 23, discussing the county’s issues with water meters and billing system. Photo by Horace Holloman

After residents voiced concerns about DeKalb County CEO Mike Thurmond not keeping them informed about water meter and billing issues, Thurmond held a “new day project” meeting Feb. 23 to address the county’s “most critical crisis.”   Thurmond, who held the meeting in Maloof Auditorium, said solving water billing issues through accurate water meters should […]

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Residents say public safety departments are in ‘crisis mode’

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Higher pay needed DeKalb County residents recently voiced concerns about the proposed 2017 budget, suggesting commissioners consider higher pay for police officers and firefighters in the county. In a DeKalb County Board of Commissioners meeting Feb. 14, Teresa Hardy said she’s concerned police aren’t being paid enough. “I come to speak to you in support […]

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Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology hosts ribbon-cutting

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    DeKalb County School District (DCSD)’s Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology celebrated its first semester by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and program on Feb. 16. Fifth graders Tyler Teague and Marcus Parks served as masters of ceremonies for the event, which included remarks from officials as well as performances from students […]

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Multi-million dollar sports facility coming to Stonecrest

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  If all goes as planned, the city of Stonecrest will soon have a state of the art sports facility.   Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with Atlanta Sports Connection and Atlanta Partners for Development announced Feb. 22 a collaborative partnership to build a $200 million sports facility—Atlanta Sports City at Stonecrest. The […]

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District spends $3.1 million on portable classrooms

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  DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) board of education approved the third consecutive multi-million purchase for portable classrooms on Feb. 13. The approved $3.1 million purchase will pay Mobile Modular Management Corporation for an unspecified amount of single-wide and quad unit portable classrooms, some with restrooms and some without. The purchase is meant to support […]

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Technician calculates how to make a perfect fit

Understanding the technical aspects of measuring a hand is one of the keys to making a good fit, according to Paul Summons.

He may be a bowler’s best friend. Paul Summons understands the intricacies and mechanics of what helps bowlers to meet their marks. Summons is a technical ball fitter and driller, which means he determines where the holes go on a new bowling ball to custom fit to a bowler’s hand. Summons is with Striking Results […]

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Stone Mountain continues negotiation

Stone Mountain continued negotiations with the DeKalb County School District on the use of the Historic Rock Gym.

Some Stone Mountain officials and residents would like to use the historic Rock Gym for events and other activities but the city is having a hard time coming to an agreement with the DeKalb County School District. The school district currently owns the gym, which was once the gym of Stone Mountain High School. The […]

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Elizabeth Wilson reflects on her time as Decatur’s first Black mayor

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  After retiring from public office years ago, former Decatur mayor Elizabeth Wilson said she has more free time on her hands. Despite staying active in the Beacon Hill community, Wilson said she hasn’t spent much of that free time thinking about the impact she’s made in the community she served for so many years. […]

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