Reckless driver fatally shot by Dunwoody Police

Dunwood Sheild

A reckless driver in Dunwoody was fatally shot by Dunwoody Police after he wrecked several vehicles and endangered police officers and several pedestrians Nov. 28.   The incident occurred near Perimeter Mall at approximately 6:20 p.m.   According to a police statement, Dunwoody Police officers noticed a vehicle driving recklessly through the parking lot of […]

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Police fatally shoot man who tried to steal dog, patrol car

DeKalb County Police

DeKalb County Police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer after he tried to steal a neighbor’s dog and then a police car Nov. 22. Christopher Lee, 44, died after being transported to a local hospital after the incident. Both officers involved are on routine administrative leave as the department continues to investigate […]

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Shoppers leave the football and turkey in search of holiday bargains


The big kickoff day for winter holiday shopping traditionally known as Black Friday at many locations started early with shoppers crowding malls and big box stores Thanksgiving evening. More than 35 million Americans visited retailers’ stores and websites Thursday—up from 29 million last year—scoring deals on everything from hot electronic items to cashmere sweaters and […]

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New families formed during National Adoption Day


The courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams was decorated with balloons and teddy bears as children yelled and played Nov. 16. The children, more than 30 of them accompanied by their parents, were at the courthouse for DeKalb County’s second observance of National Adoption Day, an event that brings awareness to the need for […]

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Basketball stars ink signatures to play college ball


      Three of DeKalb County’s most talented basketball players have already decided where they plan to play college basketball next season. Arabia Mountain’s Bakari Copeland, Decatur’s Jordan Dillard, and Moses Johnson of Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy have signed or will sign their letters of intent to their schools of choice. Johnson on Nov.14 signed […]

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DeKalb County breaks ground for two new senior centers


DeKalb County senior citizens and elected officials had a lot to celebrate as they broke ground for two new senior centers. On Nov. 14, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, and the City of Chamblee held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 15,000-square-foot North DeKalb Senior Center at 3393 Malone […]

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OPINION: 1,000 children in DeKalb wait to be adopted


Usually when I go to court it’s for something bad: a murder, rape, theft, dog mauling, etc. But on Nov. 16, it was all good. The courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams looked and sounded like a birthday party as more than 35 families gathered for DeKalb’s celebration of National Adoption Day. Teddy bears, […]

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Audit uncovers school district problems


An audit released Nov. 13 shows the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has had a series of accounting difficulties and central office errors in recent years. The 31-page audit, performed by firm KPMG, is addressed to Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson and states the data included in the report was obtained “on or before November, 8, 2012.” […]

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