Victims: Bishop Long knew about scammer


Former members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia have filed a new suit against Bishop Eddie Long, alleging that he was warned beforehand about a fraudulent investment scheme that caused them to lose nearly $1 million. In 2009, Long sponsored a series of investment seminars at the church titled The Wealth Tour Live, […]

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DeKalb officers arrested, charged with protecting drug dealers


Two DeKalb County Police officers, a Stone Mountain Police officer and two former county jail officers were among 12 people arrested Feb. 12 in a drug trafficking sting by the FBI. Dennis Duren, 32, and Dorian Williams, 25, of the DeKalb County Police Department, have been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome […]

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Two DeKalb wrestlers win gold at state

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Senior Khalil Williams made history when he became the first wrestler from McNair to win a gold medal at the state wrestling tournament. Williams and Southwest DeKalb sophomore Abdur-Rahman Yasir both took home gold medals in their respective state tournaments on Feb. 16 in Macon. Williams finished the season with a 56-1 record after defeating […]

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DeKalb school board members defend their jobs


The DeKalb County Board of Education faced prosecution-style questioning when it appeared before the Georgia Board of Education, which was charged with deciding the fate of the DeKalb board. The hearing was triggered by a relatively new state law that requires school districts that are under accreditation probation to appear before the state education board […]

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Thirteen DeKalb teams in the state playoffs


State basketball playoffs began Feb. 19 and DeKalb County has 13 teams in the big dance, including four teams that entered as No. 1 seeds after claiming region championships on Feb. 16. The Druid Hills Red Devils was the Cinderella story in the Region 2-AAAAAA Tournament, beating No. 1 seed Rockdale County 82-81 in overtime […]

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Lady Rams rout Lithonia in season opener


The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams soccer team opened its 2013 season with a 10-0 win over Lithonia on Feb. 15. Arabia Mountain scored six goals in the first half and four in the second before the referees ended the game with 10 minutes left because of the competitive imbalance rule. Forward Elisa Miller led the […]

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DeKalb school board has new chairman


The DeKalb County Board of Education has a new leader at its helm. By a vote of 7-2, the school board elected Dr. Melvin Johnson as its chairman in a special meeting Feb. 20. Board members Nancy Jester and Pamela Speaks voted against Johnson. Johnson, a retired DeKalb County deputy superintendent, has more than 37 […]

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County hires new top cop


DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announced the appointment of Cedric Alexander as the new chief of the DeKalb County Police Department Feb. 20. Ellis said public safety is DeKalb County’s number one priority and that Alexander will help move the department forward. Alexander will begin April 1. Currently, Alexander is the federal security director for […]

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