City appoints its first judges

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Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis has sworn in the city’s first judges. Former Cobb County magistrate judge Laura Stevenson was appointed as Brookhaven’s chief judge and Jonathan Granade as judge pro tem on Feb. 12 at the city council meeting. Stevenson, who obtained her juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law, […]

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A message from DeKalb County’s Interim School Superintendent Mike Thurmond


  A message from DeKalb County’s Interim School Superintendent Mike Thurmond: Dear DeKalb County Community, Our district is undergoing a tremendous amount of change. From my appointment as interim superintendent to the election of a new Board of Education chairman, Dr. Melvin Johnson, to the legal proceedings involving our Board, 2013 has been full of […]

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Sneiderman trial date set for July

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Andrea Sneiderman Andrea Sneiderman, the widow accused of conspiring to murder her husband, will appear in court in July to answer those charges. At a Feb. 21 hearing, DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams set a date of July 29 to begin jury selection for Sneiderman’s trial, which is expected to last more than […]

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Governor to announce DeKalb school board decision Feb. 25


  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


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


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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