Avondale police notify residents of summer crime spike

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Summer break has begun in DeKalb County, which means police departments are preparing for the annual summer crime spike. Avondale Estates Police Chief Lynn Thomas released an emailed message to residents May 23 to expect an increase in crime during the summer months. “As stated in previous summer letters, we must always remember that crime […]

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Judge upholds Governor’s investigation into Sheriff Mann

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  DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann made his first court appearance after allegedly exposing himself to an officer in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on May 6.   Mann and his attorney, Noah Pines, appeared in a Fulton County Superior Court on May 31 to request halting Gov. Nathan Deal‘s executive order to investigate the sheriff under […]

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North Georgia’s Currahee Club in a class by itself

The iconic bronze statue of a Native American warrior greets guests at the entryway to the sports complex. Photo by John Hewitt

In the language of the Cherokee, “Currahee” means “stands alone.” In the competitive world of golf resort communities, Currahee Club lives up to its name; it stands alone at the top of many best-of lists. Currahee Club—one of the nation’s top golf and resort properties—is located a couple of hours north of Atlanta in the […]

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Printer says business built on faith, hard work

“I can’t separate my business life, my personal life and my spiritual life,” says Rick Sauers as he reflects on 50 years in the printing business.

Rick Sauers’ Stone Mountain office at The Sauers Group Inc., where he is president and CEO, was once filled with prestigious awards and other honors from his career in the printing business. Many honor his service to local, regional and national professional organizations. One day he decided to remove most of them and display “what […]

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Marist forces Game 3

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After getting blown out by Blessed Trinity in Game 1, the Marist War Eagles came back to win Game 2 and force a Game 3 in the Class AAAA baseball championship series.  Marist lost 11-1 in Game 1, but fought their way back to a 7-2 victory in Game 2 at State Mutual Stadium in […]

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Sheriff Mann suspends himself from office

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  DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has suspended himself from office nearly three weeks after he was arrested in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park for indecent exposure and obstruction.  The self-imposed suspension will last one week starting May 27 and ending June 4.  According to a DeKalb Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, the letter was an internal memorandum and […]

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Lakeside High breaks ground on new bleachers

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$320,000 in seating improvements to be completed before 2017-2018 school year   School district and DeKalb County officials, school foundation representatives, students and community members at Lakeside High School broke ground on a site for new bleachers on May 18 following several years of fundraising.  The bleachers—estimated to cost approximately $320,000—will be funded by $160,000 […]

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