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Actress finds her niche as historical character

Christine Dixon helps young people learn American history through her portrayal of Harriet Tubman.

As an actress, Christine Dixon has taken roles from Titania of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a singing reindeer. Then by accident she stumbled into the role she now feels she was born to play. Since 2008 she has adopted as her signature portrayal the role of abolitionist and freedom worker Harriet Tubman. Dixon, […]

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Judge rejects Lewis’ plea agreement, sentences Reid and Pope

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                          DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker called former Superintendent Crawford Lewis’ behavior “abhorrent” as she sentenced him to serve 12 months in prison Dec. 9. Prior to the trial, Lewis made a plea agreement with prosecutors. In return for his testimony against […]

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Avondale Estates, Chamblee selected for Georgia’s Main Street Start-up Program

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  Avondale Estates and Chamblee residents will soon see upgrades in the downtown area of their cities. The two cities are among 19 Georgia cities selected to join the Georgia Main Street Start-up Program. The program provides technical assistance to cities looking to improve their downtowns. Chamblee city manager Marc Johnson and Keri Stevens, Avondale […]

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DeKalb historian says much is still unknown about President Kennedy’s death

Jennifer Richardson holds her copy of The Atlanta Journal that reported President John F. Kennedy’s death. Also in her collections are the memorial issue of the Saturday Evening Post and the second-day reports in The Atlanta Journal. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy a conspiracy—as, according to some polls, as many as 75 percent of Americans believe—or did a hodge-podge of mistakes and incompetent acts make it impossible to piece together a consistent, cohesive, credible account of what happened on Nov. 22, 1963? In her Nov. 19 talk at the […]

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CEO hits the streets and picks up trash

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May rode along with sanitation workers Nov. 22 and picked up trash for several hours.

DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May spent the morning riding along on the back of a garbage truck Nov. 22 to get a feel for what an average day is like for a DeKalb County sanitation worker. May rode on the back of the garbage truck as he and another worker stopped at each house […]

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County adopts vacant property registry ordinance

The county recently created a foreclosure registry in an effort to combat blight. Owners of houses like this one, in unincorporated DeKalb County, will be required to register their properties with the county or risk facing fines. File photo

In an effort to reduce blight, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance Nov. 19 that requires the owners of vacant properties to register their properties or face fines up to $1,000. According to county officials, improperly maintained and unsecure vacant properties can become a safety hazard and adversely affect the aesthetic and […]

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Woman charged in Dunwoody robbery

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A suspect currently in the Fulton County Jail has been charged with in connection with a robbery in Dunwoody. Farrah Austin is charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, elder abuse and financial transaction card theft and accused of robbing a man at McCormick’s and Schmick’s Steakhouse off […]

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Heery to pay school district $7.5 million in settlement

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A six-year legal dispute between the DeKalb County School District and a construction firm has been settled. The construction firm of Heery International has agreed to pay the school district $7.5 million to end the litigation between the two. The school board voted unanimously Dec. 2 to accept the settlement. “Under the settlement agreement, the […]

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