Bookstore plots ‘brave new chapter’

The store features material reflecting “diverse and marginalized voices.”

  The small pastel building in Little Five Points that now houses 41-year-old Charis Books and More as well as its companion nonprofit, Charis Circle, may pass to other hands in 2016. The Charis leadership team, which includes Charis Books co-owners Sara Look and Angela Gabriel and Charis Circle Executive Director Elizabeth Anderson, recently decided […]

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DA seeks indictment against officer

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  The DeKalb County Police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man in March 2015 will face a criminal grand jury later this month. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced Jan. 7 that he would seek an indictment against DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen on two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, […]

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Miller Grove repeats as CFA champs against Tucker

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Alterique Gilbert scored 32 points to lead the Class AAAAA No. 1 ranked Miller Grove Wolverines to an 80-61 Chick-fil-A Invitational championship game victory over the Tucker Tigers Dec. 30 at Tucker. The win was Miller Grove’s (12-2) second consecutive CFA title, both of which were wins over host Tucker. Tucker (10-4) rallied from a […]

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Suspect stabs himself in neck during SWAT standoff

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A man was in critical condition at a local hospital after stabbing himself during a SWAT standoff.  Korrie Thomas, 36, is facing charges of false imprisonment and obstruction.  On Jan. 5, just after 2 a.m. DeKalb County Police responded to a domestic assault at the Rite For Us Hotel located at 4300 Snapfinger Woods Drive […]

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New approach to sale of preowned cars popular in DeKalb

Customers have the option of having their cars delivered to Carvana’s “vending machine.”  The Atlanta facility has offices and a three-car garage.

Some people looking to buy a car dread the prospect of the spending hours at a dealership or haggling with a salesman over price and features. Carvana, a company launched in Atlanta in 2013, offers an alternative way to shop for an automobile. Carvana customers browse an inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles, select personalized financing […]

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Redan alum working to become a MMA fighter

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During the day, Derek Wilson Jr. works as a security specialist at the Fulton County Courthouse and attends Gwinnett Technical College, studying to be a nurse. In the evenings, the Redan High School alum heads to X3 Sports gym for his mixed martial art (MMA) training—training to become a professional MMA fighter. How does a […]

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Biking promoted in Clarkston

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Communicycle, a program initiated in Clarkston through a bike safety and education effort, works to promote cycling as a sustainable form of transportation and a good source of exercise. Communicycle Clarkston was inspired by a group in Chamblee who originally formed the organization. According to Clarkston Community Center Executive Director McKenzie Wren, in 2013 the […]

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School cafeteria worker gives back to students in need

Canby Lane food service assistant Linda Harris (right) gives directions to family members as they assist with the Christmas give away.

Every school morning Linda Harris sees the reality of child hunger. Harris, who had been a food service assistant at Canby Lane Elementary School in unincorporated Decatur for three months, serves food to children whose only meals of the day may be school breakfast and lunch. “Children who stay in the extended stay hotels don’t […]

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