Tucker parents honor daughter’s memory with nonprofit

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Norman Hayes of Tucker said his daughter was a very “giving child.” He said it was “in the spirit of that kindness and that kind heart” that Livvy’s Love, a nonprofit organization that supports underprivileged youth, was formed in September 2008 to honor the memory of Olivia Nicole Hayes, affectionately known to family and friends […]

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Parents may want to plan now for summer camps

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There is a wealth of summer camps to choose from in DeKalb and greater metro Atlanta. Each year, theme camps for young chefs, musicians or aspiring writers have been popping up alongside traditional day camps. There are camps for rock climbers, actors, science geeks, young musicians and more. Many of them begin enrolling campers at […]

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Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery to speak at Agnes Scott

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The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and civil rights leader, is this year’s speaker at Agnes Scott College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. A retired minister in the United Methodist Church and the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Lowery participated in many major activities of the […]

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DeKalb wrestling teams fall in state dual tournament

Volunteers repair senior citizens’ homes for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

For the 11th year in a row, thousands of volunteers will participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project, which provides home maintenance and repair free of charge to low-income Decatur senior citizen homeowners.

Instead of using the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday as a day off, volunteers from Decatur recognize the day as serving the community. For the 11th year in a row, thousands of volunteers will participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project, which provides home maintenance and repair free of charge to low-income […]

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State board gives DeKalb school board 30 days to improve

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The DeKalb County school board has 30 days to make significant improvement on the district’s issues or face suspension by Gov. Nathan Deal. Board members attended a Jan. 14 hearing in front of the state Board of Education (BOE) to explain why the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) was placed on accreditation probation Dec. 17, […]

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Stop work order lifted for Druid Hills subdivision

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  It boils down to a cul-de-sac. Gravel has been delivered and orange construction fencing installed at the site of a proposed subdivision in North Druid Hills as residents prepare for the next battle in a decade-old fight against a development. Approximately 150 residents of the community attended what was called an “emergency neighborhood meeting” […]

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Ellis retains attorneys after office, home searched

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Ten days after his home and county offices were searched by investigators from the county DA’s office, DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis has retained a defense team. Ellis will be represented by former DeKalb DA J. Tom Morgan and Craig Gillen, a defense attorney who specializes in trials involving racketeering and financial crimes. Gillen’s partner, Anthony […]

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