2013 county departmental budget requests up $44 million

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The numbers are in: DeKalb County department heads want $44 million more in 2013 than they received this year. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners got an early look at the county’s 2013 budget requests Oct. 5. The budget requests from the county’s various departments total $601 million, up $44 million from the current county […]

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Fourth-grader inspired by visit with civil rights icon

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Haley Pate, a fourth-grader at 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue in Decatur, said when civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis spoke to her third grade class last year it changed her life. “His words were so intriguing,” Pate said. “He had been through so much and you could imagine how sad it was when Martin […]

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City of Decatur considering several annexations

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In the Midway Woods neighborhood, west of Columbia Drive and on the outskirts of the city of Decatur, an annexation proposal at least four years in the making is pitting neighbor against neighbor. At issue is a request by some residents of the neighborhood to be annexed into the four-square-mile city of Decatur. Kevin Polite, […]

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DeKalb County Schools to implement balanced calendar this fall

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The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will switch to a balanced attendance calendar this fall even though surveys show a majority of parents are against the change. The DeKalb County School Board voted Oct. 8 to move to a balanced school calendar, which contains the same 180 school days as its current calendar. However, the […]

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McCrary passes for over 300 yards in win against Decatur

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Cedar Grove Saints quarterback Johnathon McCrary put on a passing clinic in the Saints’ 42-21 win over the Decatur Bulldogs Sept. 29. McCrary passed for 365 yards and five touchdowns on 20 out of 25 pass attempts. He also had two interceptions. Cedar Grove (3-2) was up 21-15 on Decatur (4-2) late in the third […]

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St. Pius X blanks Lovett in battle of Lions

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by Wade Marbaugh In a showdown between state-ranked high school teams, the St. Pius X Golden Lions proved more golden than the Lovett Lions. Ryan Braswell scored two touchdowns and Jack Spear and Thomas O’Leary added six points apiece as the St. Pius X Golden Lions blanked the Lovett Lions 24-0 Sept. 21 at George […]

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Audit: Inaccurate budget data provided to former GPC president

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This article is the second of a series looking into the rise and fall of former Georgia Perimeter College president Anthony Tricoli.   Former Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) President Anthony Tricoli was not given “timely and reliable financial information” during the years that led to an “unprecedented fiscal shortfall” at the institution. That’s part of […]

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Nautical town has much to entice visitors

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Annapolis is well known as the place where politics culminates in Maryland; the state’s capital. Maryland lawmakers and other movers and shakers flock there to make laws and shape policy. For the rest of us, however, there’s an abundance of non-partisan reasons to venture to this city of 33,000. Consider that Annapolis is a sailing […]

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