Investigation opened for potential election fraud in LaVista Hills vote

Cityhood proponents, opponents make their cases to voters

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp opened an investigation Nov. 5 into alleged election fraud in the referendum of the proposed city of LaVista Hills. The LaVista Hills referendum was defeated in the Nov. 3 election by 136 votes. According to WSB-TV, Leonard Piazza, an election supervisor at DeKalb County’s Office of Voter Registration and […]

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Broadwater leads Tucker to region win over Lovejoy

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Tucker running back Chris Broadwater had his best game of the season Oct. 30 with four touchdowns and 167 rushing yards in the Tigers’ 31-21 win over Lovejoy. The Tigers jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first two quarters of the game behind three Broadwater touchdowns from 24, 23 and 5 yards out. […]

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Residents, commissioners seek action after corruption report

From left, in March interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May hired former state attorney general Mike Bowers “to root out corruption,…waste, fraud and abuse.” Bowers’ recent report says May should resign. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Nearly two weeks after the release of a special investigator’s report alleging “a pattern of corrosive and widespread misconduct” in the DeKalb County government, three online petitions are calling for the interim county CEO to resign. Additionally, two county commissioners have introduced resolutions calling for a state investigation and more internal controls. As of Oct. […]

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Best-selling author to visit local bookstore

Best-selling author to visit local bookstore

Learning to use language and communicate are critical skills that children acquire as they grow and develop. Deborah Diesen, author of The New York Times bestselling children’s book series The Pout Pout Fish, said she’s been reading to her children since they were young. In fact, she said reading to them and continually going to […]

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Four DeKalb teams advance in volleyball playoffs

Four DeKalb teams advance in volleyball playoffs

Decatur, Dunwoody, Marist and St. Pius advanced to final four in the Georgia High School State Volleyball playoffs on Oct. 24.   No. 5-ranked Dunwoody defeated Allatoona 3-0 in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals. In Class AAAA, No. 2-ranked Marist defeated No. 8-ranked North Hall 3-0, and No. 3-ranked St. Pius X defeated No. 7-ranked Heritage-Catoosa […]

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Author draws on her Southern roots

Author draws on her Southern roots

Kathy Hogan Trocheck said she’s sometimes amazed to realize how many books she’s had published—including New York Times bestsellers.  “My first book was review by the New York Times. I hadn’t expected that. I’ve really been lucky,” she said. Trocheck has averaged a book a year since her first book, Every Crooked Nanny, came out […]

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Accountant coaches local residents on financial literacy

Accountant coaches local residents on financial literacy

For some in debt, getting out may seem impossible.  One in eight Americans doesn’t think he or she will ever pay off their debt, according to a survey by CreditCards.com. Shannaan Dawda, a certified public accountant (CPA) and financial coach, aims to help people eliminate their debt and live financially responsible lives. Dawda attended Georgia […]

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Decatur Road Kroger expands 47,000 square feet

Decatur Road Kroger expands 47,000 square feet

Although Kroger called the Oct. 14 event at its North Decatur Road store a re-grand opening, the Decatur store never closed. For approximately 22 months, however, sections of the facility were closed as departments were added, expanded or improved. Including pre-construction work, the project was four years from concept to completion, according Kroger President Bruce […]

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