Governor to announce DeKalb school board decision Feb. 25

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  Gov. Nathan Deal has scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference Feb. 25 to respond to the recommendation by the Georgia Board of Education (GBOE) to remove six members of the DeKalb County school board. “I have closely followed the situation in DeKalb County schools since their accreditation was put at risk, and I paid […]

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State board recommends removal of six DeKalb school board members

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After a marathon hearing, Georgia’s Board of Education (GBOE) decided that six members of the DeKalb school board need to go. GBOE voted, after a 14-hour hearing on Feb. 21, to recommend to Gov. Nathan Deal to remove DeKalb board members Sarah Copelin-Wood, Jesse “Jay” Cunningham, Donna Elder, Nancy Jester, Pamela A. Speaks and Eugene […]

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Victims: Bishop Long knew about scammer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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