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DeKalb police rollout new take home cars

The DeKalb County Police Department rolled out 80 new Chevrolet Caprices for police officers for its new “Take Home Car” program. Photos by Carla Parker

More than 70 DeKalb County police officers were assigned new or refurbished patrol cars April 3 as part of the department’s new “Take Home Car” program. The department issued 87 vehicles–80 new Chevrolet Caprices and seven refurbished Ford Crown Victorians–to officers. According to the department, 71 percent of the cars were assigned to officers who […]

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DFCS event all about dads

A panel of fathers discusses the challenges of fatherhood during an event sponsored by the DeKalb Department of Family and Children Services. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Father’s Day is still a couple of months away, but it was all about dads April 2 at the inaugural Fatherhood Awareness Kickoff, sponsored by DeKalb Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). The keynote speaker at the event was Henry M. Carter, director for the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males, which, according to […]

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Brookhaven officials move into new city hall building

Brookhaven City Hall moved to a new location at 4362 Peachtree Road on March 31. The 24,000-square-foot building was previously occupied by Georgia State University.

Brookhaven elected officials and city staff have a new home. Brookhaven City Hall moved to a building located at 4362 Peachtree Road. The three-story building, which was previously occupied by Georgia State University, is 24,000 square feet and centrally located in the city next door to Town Brookhaven. All city departments opened for business at […]

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Crossing guards help children get to school safely

Crossing guard Yvonne Brown provides children with safe passage across the roadway and models appropriate street skills and behavior to young children. Photo by Marta Garcia

Every school day–rain or shine, winter or summer–DeKalb County’s crossing guards arrive early and stay late to protect students on their way to school. They provide children with a safe crossing of the roadway and model appropriate street skills and behavior to young children. Yvonne Brown has been doing this job for more than two […]

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Suspect in hit-and-run that killed 2-year-old has fled country

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            DeKalb County police said a man from El Salvador they believe to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident that left a 4-year-old child seriously injured and a 2-year-old child dead has fled the country. Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Public Safety Cedric Alexander said police had located the white […]

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Decatur defeats Marist in lacrosse matchup

Marist’s Todd Mudd (left) and Decatur’s Nate Scully wait for the ball to drop at midfield before the region matchup between the two schools.

  The Decatur Bulldogs lacrosse team was down 7-5 heading into the fourth quarter of its matchup with Marist. However, the Bulldogs fought back in the final quarter and defeated Marist 12-8. Decatur coach Wesley Hatfield said his team’s performance in the second half was the best “half of lacrosse I’ve seen us play. “I’ve […]

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Arabia Mountain, Dunwoody tie for boys’ county golf title

Dunwoody and Arabia Mountain boys’ golf teams tied for the boys’ county golf title after three playoff holes.

It took three playoff holes and nightfall to declare Dunwoody and Arabia Mountain co-champions of the 2014 DeKalb County Golf Championships March 31. The two teams finished regulation play tied at a score of 318 before heading into the sudden death rounds. Arabia Mountain went into the playoff with senior Darius Davis, who shot a […]

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Lakeside wins third consecutive county gymnastics title

Lakeside High School gymnastics team won its third consecutive county title April 3. Photos by Carla Parker

It was a close competition, but for the third consecutive year, the Lakeside Lady Vikings are DeKalb County gymnastics champions. Lakeside pulled out the win with 99.425 points, just 4.375 points better than Dunwoody High (95.05) and 8.85 better than Arabia Mountain High School. Dunwoody finished second for the third consecutive year after winning the […]

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