Miller Grove sweeps Stephenson in region play

Miller Grove sweeps Stephenson in region play

It was teacher versus students at the Miller Grove High School gym with the teacher coming out on top in the Region 6-AAAAA matchup between Miller Grove and Stephenson. Former Miller Grove junior varsity coach and new Stephenson varsity Coach Rasul Chester returned home Nov. 17 to face his old program, but his Jaguars fell […]

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County databases on display during annual event

County databases on display during annual event

It was all about data—and the people who manipulate it—when DeKalb County held its annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Nov. 18. “Basically GIS is a database that links descriptive information—what things are like—with geographic information—where things are,” said Stacy Grear, director of the county’s GIS department.  GIS Day is a time to “demonstrate […]

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Community project becomes professional theater

Community project becomes professional theater

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I was going to take a community theater and turn it into a professional theater that competes for awards with the major downtown theaters I would have said you were crazy,” remarked  Robert Egizio, who did just that with Dunwoody’s  Stage Door Players.  The theater was […]

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Heart patient volunteers to show gratitude

Heart patient volunteers to show gratitude

Although 28-year-old Austin Harris has had eight heart surgeries since he was 4 years old, he’s grateful. “I think we just should be grateful for every day we are given,” Harris said. “I think we should be grateful for what we have and what we’re given. Some of us are given more than others. Some […]

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County leaders discuss dysfunction with pastors

County leaders discuss dysfunction with pastors

A group of DeKalb County pastors met with the Board of Commissioners and interim CEO and urged them to “bury the hatchet.”  “All of y’all are injured by one another, so every  time you sit down…and when somebody starts talking, all kinds of stuff starts moving inside and automatically we’ve got a war going on […]

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Thousands of dollars donated for annual Thanksgiving dinner

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Hosea Helps, formerly known as Hosea Feed the Hungry, kicked off the 2015 Festival of Services with its annual “The Great Turkey Drop Off” Nov. 12 at the DeKalb County Jail. Kroger, Publix, Wade Ford and the Ford Motor Company and the law firm Kanner and Pintaluga made donations to the organization to help prepare […]

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Five suspects busted with drugs and money in Brookhaven

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What began as an investigation of a suspicious person, turned into drug bust at a Brookhaven hotel. Brookhaven Police arrested five people Nov. 24 on drug-trafficking charges. Maj. Brandon Gurley said officers were investigating a report of a suspicious person at the Red Roof Inn on North Druid Hills Road when they uncovered several grams […]

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State-of-the-art police equipment designed, used in Decatur

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Before choosing body-worn police cameras for its officers, Decatur officials looked at several options then chose a model sold by a Decatur-based company. “We are thrilled,” said Robert McKeeman, CEO of Utility, the company that created BodyWorn™ police cameras and Rocket™ vehicle router technology the Decatur Police Department now uses. “We’re very proud and confident […]

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