Residents concerned about gas pipeline station

A proposed gas pipeline station to be constructed near a Chamblee neighborhood has residents concerned about the possibility of an explosion and other public safety issues. Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) plans to build a gas regulator station near the intersection of Clairmont Road and Tanglewood Circle. The station will also be in the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport’s […]

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Dunwoody Police looking for missing woman

A Mattie’s Call has been issued for a missing Dunwoody woman. The Dunwoody Police Department is currently looking for 68-year-old Ann Lange, who suffers from dementia and has been missing since the afternoon of April 2.  She was last seen at approximately 12:30 p.m. near her home located on the 4900 block of Leeds Court. […]

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Without business savvy new churches often fail

Thousands of ministers establish new churches each year. Heeding God’s call, they seek to preach the gospel and aid the poor. Despite the good intentions and true calling, many new churches fail shortly after opening. About 4,000 new churches come into existence every year. According to some estimates, 80 percent of them close or become […]

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OPINION: Van stolen from paralyzed woman again

How much lower can one go than to steal a wheelchair accessible van from a single mother of three? That heartless crime has happened twice to a Decatur woman. For the second time in five months, Sophia Powers’ van, donated in part by the Shepherd Center in Atlanta where she receives treatment, has been stolen. […]

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OPINION: Bad law, good picks

The 2011 state law that allows the governor to remove “non-functioning” boards is flawed, unconstitutional and sets a dangerous precedent when it comes to the sanctity of individual voting rights. The people elected the DeKalb school board. People should un-elect them. The law should be repealed or at the very least—as Gov. Nathan Deal himself […]

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DeKalb school board considering nepotism policy

Interim DeKalb school Superintendent Mike Thurmond wants to eliminate the “actual or perceived” nepotism in the school district. “In the many open houses and community meetings that he has attended since taking over the position, “one of the issues that continually presented itself on numerous occasions was a concern, whether real or imagined, that hiring […]

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DeKalb schools will keep traditional calendar, for now

In its April 1 meeting, the DeKalb County Board of Education reversed a decision made by previous board members last year. The school board voted unanimously to keep the traditional school calendar for now. Dr. Kathleen Howe, deputy superintendent over curriculum and instruction, said the board’s decision will give the district time to further evaluate the […]

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City of Atlanta violations affecting DeKalb’s South River

A DeKalb County environmental group says the city of Atlanta is violating a state-issued permit that regulates the quality of wastewater discharged into the South River. Issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) in January 2005, Atlanta’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit sets limits on the types and amounts of pollution […]

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