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

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            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

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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

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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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Exploration of historical spots and more await in Alabama’s capital

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  Those who have visited Montgomery, Ala., but haven’t been in a while are likely to be surprised with what is happening in the city. Those who haven’t made it to the city yet are advised to add it to their “Next Trip” wish list. Montgomery, which is the capital of Alabama, boasts a “capital […]

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Southwest DeKalb wins area team duel championship

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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

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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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Social media hoax prompts early closure of Brookhaven Starbucks, police investigation

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  A Brookhaven Starbucks was forced to close two hours early Jan. 7 after an alleged hoax went viral on social media. A Facebook user claiming to be an Atlanta Starbucks employee named Shanell Rivers, who is Black, published a post to a private group called “White People Vs Black People (The Original). The writer […]

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Clinic offers blend of traditional, alternative medicine

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With the flood of health information in periodicals, online articles and social media, many people wonder whether they might benefit from alternatives to traditional medical treatments. At the same time, they may be concerned that it could be a serious—even deadly—mistake to abandon traditional treatment. Bindiya Gandhi, a double board-certified family medicine physician, said there […]

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