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A test of taste buds

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DeKalb County youth chefs compete in salsa competition   Tomatoes? Check. Onions? Check. Cilantro? Check. Chiles? Check. Lime juice? Check. Dancing shoes? Check.  These are just a few items required to attend the 2017 Salsa, Salsa competition hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta at Piedmont Park on July 11. For five […]

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Letter questions DCSD special ed spending

DCSD Coordinator for Special Education and Diverse Learners Melinda Maddox recommended the $700,000 conrtact renewal with Southern Behavior Group on June 13. Photo submitted.

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) renewed a $700,000 contract with Southern Behavior Group (SBG) on June 12 following approval from the board of education, raising questions about the district’s spending on special education students. According to DCSD Coordinator for Special Education and Diverse Learners Melinda Maddox, SBG provides the district with Board Certified Behavioral Analyst […]

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Brookhaven police accepting applications for citizen’s police academy

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Applications are now being accepted for Brookhaven Police Department’s fourth Citizen’s Police Academy. Brookhaven residents, 21 and older, may attend the academy. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants and the police department has the right to deny enrollment to those with a criminal history. The academy will meet every Thursday from 7 […]

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Local NAACP president ‘troubled’ by DeKalb police officer video

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   A video showing a DeKalb County Police officer beating a woman has made national headlines and the president of the DeKalb County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter said the incident is “troubling.”  Video surfaced of DeKalb County Police Officer P.J. Larscheidstriking a woman several times with his baton in a […]

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Monks welcome outsiders to their serene retreat

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A place where monks spend their lives in prayer and labor may not sound like an attraction for outsiders to tour, but that’s exactly the opportunity being offered at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Located in the Conyers countryside, the monastery, home to 28 Trappist monks, has been a spiritual home and worship site […]

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Beginning of the end

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Shallowford Gardens hosts ‘Moving Fair’    Immigration lawyers, real estate agents and nonprofits came together at the Shallowford Gardens apartment complex on June 29 to celebrate a Moving Fair event for residents.  Renters will be required to vacate Shallowford Gardens—located at 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville—by Aug. 31 following a $8.2 million purchase agreement between […]

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County, Girl Scouts create stormwater patch

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DeKalb County and the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta partnered to create a stormwater patch for scouts. The patch was created to help Girl Scouts learn about the role residents play in keeping county streams and rivers healthy and clean, according to the county. Stormwater comes from precipitation, enters the storm drain system and empties […]

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Doraville officials divided on new school

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Different accounts for Shallowford Gardens purchase from council, mayor  Two city officials are telling different stories about the decision to purchase Shallowford Gardens Apartments, located at 3630 Shallowford Road, for the purpose of building a new elementary school.  Doraville councilwoman Dawn O’Connor, who represents the district in which Shallowford Gardens is located and has lived […]

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