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Ellis: ‘There’s a dark cloud that remains over DeKalb County’

Former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones interviewed suspended county CEO Burrell Ellis during a recent radio show on WAOK. File Photo

DeKalb County is under a dark cloud. That’s what suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis said during an interview with former CEO Vernon Jones Dec. 20 on radio station WAOK. Jones was a guest host for what he called a “historic” meeting of “one CEO to the other.” Ellis was suspended from office in June […]

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Experience the Old West at the rustically elegant Seventy-four Ranch B&B

The Butler-Cape House is the center of activity and where guests are served home cooked meals.

Everything about the place is authentic. It’s as if in just more than an hour’s drive from metro Atlanta, one has been transported to not only a different era but a different state as well. The Seventy-four Ranch B&B is actually located in Jasper, but may seem more like Wyoming or Montana with its rolling […]

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Farmers bring healthier food options to Tucker

The Tucker Farmers Market, which opened in April 2012, includes more than 30 vendors that sell healthy foods from  Georgia farms and arts and crafts. Photos by Travis Hudgons

For more than a year, Tucker residents have had access to fresh Georgia produce thanks to the Tucker Farmers Market. Every Thursday from April 5 through Dec. 19, farmers and artists have come to 2333 Main Street to offer their products. The Tucker Farmers Market formed in April 2012 with the mission to bring healthful […]

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Tucker financially feasible to form city

Santa Claus presents Tucker 2014 President Sonja Szubski the Tucker feasibility study, which said the Tucker community is financially feasible to form into a city.

Santa Claus made a special delivery to Tucker residents Dec. 21. More than 100 Tucker residents gathered at the downtown Tucker Square on Main Street to learn from Jolly Old Saint Nick that the proposed City of Tucker is financially feasible based on the study conducted by Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia […]

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Luncheon celebrates Tucker police precinct

Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety Cedric Alexander and other county officials were present Dec. 16 to celebrate a successful year of the Tucker police precinct. Photos by Daniel Beauregard

Police officers, residents and DeKalb County officials celebrated the Tucker Police Precinct Dec. 16 with an awards luncheon, which was sponsored by the Stone Mountain and Tucker community improvement districts (CID). Also present at the event was former DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander, who was recently promoted to public safety director. “I really do […]

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Kwanzaa inspires community and spiritual growth

Nestled between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Kwanzaa (Swahili for “first fruits”) is a celebration of family and community that is rich in tradition, as well as a source of unity and strength. Kwanzaa is a relatively new holiday that many Blacks began celebrating about four decades ago. The seven-day observance, which begins on Dec. […]

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Stone Mountain woman is Mega Millions winner

Ira Curry, right, of Stone Mountain is a new multi-millionaire.

The immense good fortune and financial windfall of a Stone Mountain family has sent a ripple of surprise through a local neighborhood. Ira Curry, one of two winners of the $648 million Mega Millions drawing on Dec. 17, claimed her prize the next morning at Georgia Lottery headquarters. “It’s unreal,” said Curry, 56, in a […]

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Mentally-challenged Lithonia woman missing

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A 20-year-old mentally challenged Lithonia resident has been missing since Dec. 28. The DeKalb County Police Special Victims Unit is seeking information about whereabouts of Ilonda Banks, who was last seen on Dec. 28 at approximately 1 p.m. at her residence on Kimberland Gardens Lane in Lithonia. She was wearing a black shirt and dark […]

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