OPINION:Secession? Didn’t Georgia try that about 150 years ago?


Some of the folks who are unhappy about the outcome of this year’s national election are taking some pretty extreme measures—including screaming for secession. That’s right, secession—the solution that slave owners in the mid-19th century sought to the “tyranny” of the federal government. Remember how that worked out? America fought the bloodiest war in history […]

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Doraville searches for new city manager


Last year voters in Doraville passed a referendum allowing the city to change its form of government to one with a part-time mayor and a full-time city manager. Doraville is one of the last cities in DeKalb County to convert to such a form of government. The change means that Mayor Donna Pittman will share […]

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Piper plays at sundown


Bagpiper plays to celebrate and remember those forgotten Every Saturday for the past two months, as the sun sets, the sound of a lone bagpiper can be heard drifting from the gazebo in Stone Mountain Village. The bagpipes have had a presence in Stone Mountain for more than 30 years, since a resident founded Atholl […]

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Deputies looking for convict mistakenly released from jail


  DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies and Fugitive Squad are looking for a criminal accidentally released from jail. Joel Ledarius Harper, 22, was released from the DeKalb County Jail due to an administrative error on Nov. 21. On Aug. 31, Harper was sentenced to 10 years in prison for two counts of armed robbery and one […]

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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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