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Boys & Girls Club director honored

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DeKalb commissioners commend Brandon Riley for service Family, friends, coworkers, community members and the parents he serves joined East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club executive director Brandon Riley at the Jan. 10 board of commissioners meeting in DeKalb County for an official recognition and honor. Riley recently finished his first year as executive director after […]

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DeKalb theater companies plan to make audiences laugh and cry in 2017

DeKalb officer allegedly leaks nude photos

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    A DeKalb County Police officer is accused of releasing nude photos of an acquaintance on social media platforms. Audrey Francisquini reportedly hacked into an acquaintance’s social media account and posted nude photos of the accuser and was charged by police in connection with the incident. On Dec. 30 last year, the accuser said […]

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‘A discourse on brotherly love’

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Local author discusses Resurrecting Abel, his latest book discussing lack of ‘fraternal love’ According to local author Marcus Johnson Jr., one of the first steps in addressing problems in the African-American community is addressing a lack of respect. Johnson released his second book, Resurrecting Abel: A Discourse on Brotherly Love, on Jan. 6. The 45-page […]

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Players ready to shine this baseball season

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Some DeKalb County high school baseball players are going into the 2017 season with high hopes and state playoffs on their minds. Seven DeKalb County School District teams—Chamblee, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Lakeside, Redan, Southwest DeKalb and Tucker—as well as Decatur, Marist and St. Pius X all made the playoffs last season. St. Pius was the […]

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Chamblee-Doraville development authority considered

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Doraville City Council discussed a possible joint development authority (JDA) with Chamblee at its Jan. 17 work session, which takes place one hour before its regular meeting. A JDA between the two cities would allow Chamblee and Doraville to conduct abatement—incentive driven, often involving taxes—transactions outside of the two cities’ respective downtown development authorities’ (DDA) […]

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Developer withdraws applications for Tucker project

Many Tucker residents pack the Tucker Recreation Center to see how the city council would vote on applications for a proposed mixed-use development.

After a four-hour city council meeting with unanswered questions, a developer withdrew three application items needed to build a mixed-use development for the vacant Sears Distribution Center property. Stephen Macauley’s decision to withdraw came after the city council made motions to either defer their vote or deny the applications due to concerns expressed by council […]

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Foundation gives back to the homeless

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DeKalb-based foundation provides for 250 homeless people in Atlanta Nearly 250 homeless people in the metro-Atlanta area received gifts thanks to volunteers and members of the Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation. On Jan. 14 in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the organization participated in its annual Operation Deep Freeze service project event. The event […]

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