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Dunwoody hopes to put a stop to false alarms

Dunwoody Police car

Dunwoody residents who call in numerous false alarms to the police department could face a fine up to $500. The city of Dunwoody is one of three north metro cities that are adopting ordinances that assess fines for false alarms. Dunwoody, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs, which share the same dispatch service, hope to have […]

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County leaders unite for ceremony

burrell ellis oath photo provided

County unity was the theme Jan. 3 as commissioners, judges, school board members and the solicitor general joined DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis for the county’s second Unity Inauguration. The elected officials gathered at Saint Phillip A. M. E. Church on Candler Road during a ceremony to take their oaths of office. They were sworn […]

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Tahj Shamsid-Deen: a great player becoming a great leader


With eight seniors gone and a new coach taking the helm for the 2012-13 Columbia High School boys basketball team, former head coach Phil McCrary knew he needed one of his returning players to be the team leader and help with the transition. So, he asked his point guard, Tahj Shamsid-Deen, to step up. “That’s […]

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Community remembers family killed in NJ accident

the girl in hat is the surviving daughter

A family friend of three Stone Mountain residents killed in a New Jersey accident said she has been questioning God. “When I heard the news…it took everything out of me and I questioned God,” said Marcia Coward. “Why them? Of all the families, why them? All through the holidays I kept saying, ‘Why them?’” Ainsworth […]

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Fundraiser set for Tucker hardware store lost in fire


  When Handy Hardware of Tucker was destroyed by a fire on Dec. 28, it marked the loss of a beloved Tucker landmark and a devastating event in the lives of its 35 employees, all of whom lost their jobs. On Thursday, Jan. 10, Greater Good BBQ will host a fundraiser for the Handy Hardware […]

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University presidents author letter urging stricter gun laws

Oglethorpe president writes about guns

More than 300 presidents of higher learning institutions all over the country have signed a letter that calls for stricter gun laws in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. The Dec. 19 letter is titled “An Open Letter to Our Nation’s Policy Leaders” and was authored by Oglethorpe University President […]

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AdvancED’s report garners strong response from residents


A group of DeKalb County parents have been circulating a petition asking Gov. Nathan Deal to remove DeKalb County School Board members if the findings of a recent report from accrediting agency AdvancED are accurate. The petition, which has gained nearly 500 supporters since it was posted on, asks Deal to review the findings […]

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OPINION: The difference between want and need


€œOver the course of history, men learn that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary philosopher and essayist Friederich Nietzsche (1844-1900) in 1878.   I am a loyal Georgia Bulldog fan, as well as an alumnus of UGA and its Grady College of Journalism. Some close friends believe that I bleed red and black. In truth […]

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