Judge sets trial date for Lewis criminal case

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DeKalb County Judge Cynthia Becker has set a start date of April 15, 2013, for the racketeering trial against former DeKalb County School Superintendent Crawford Lewis. Lewis, his former construction chief Patricia Reid and Reid’s ex-husband Tony Pope are being charged along with him for conspiring to defraud the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) of […]

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Dunwoody City Council considers school system

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Each year the Dunwoody City Council identifies items that are legislative priorities in a list given to the city’s local representatives in the General Assembly. Councilman Terry Nall said although there has been no specific talk about the city of Dunwoody creating its own school system, the idea was added to the list. “I raised […]

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Ellis names new deputy development chief

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DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announced the appointment of Luz Borrero as deputy chief operating officer of development effective Nov. 19. “In the current economic climate, characterized by a national recession and a declining tax digest, I believe that it is extremely important to engage in activities that encourage and promote jobs creation, economic vitality, […]

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Enter our 2012 Holiday Decorations Contest

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Reckless driver fatally shot by Dunwoody Police

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A reckless driver in Dunwoody was fatally shot by Dunwoody Police after he wrecked several vehicles and endangered police officers and several pedestrians Nov. 28.   The incident occurred near Perimeter Mall at approximately 6:20 p.m.   According to a police statement, Dunwoody Police officers noticed a vehicle driving recklessly through the parking lot of […]

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Police fatally shoot man who tried to steal dog, patrol car

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DeKalb County Police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer after he tried to steal a neighbor’s dog and then a police car Nov. 22. Christopher Lee, 44, died after being transported to a local hospital after the incident. Both officers involved are on routine administrative leave as the department continues to investigate […]

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Shoppers leave the football and turkey in search of holiday bargains

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The big kickoff day for winter holiday shopping traditionally known as Black Friday at many locations started early with shoppers crowding malls and big box stores Thanksgiving evening. More than 35 million Americans visited retailers’ stores and websites Thursday—up from 29 million last year—scoring deals on everything from hot electronic items to cashmere sweaters and […]

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New families formed during National Adoption Day

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The courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams was decorated with balloons and teddy bears as children yelled and played Nov. 16. The children, more than 30 of them accompanied by their parents, were at the courthouse for DeKalb County’s second observance of National Adoption Day, an event that brings awareness to the need for […]

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