Neuman retrial set for August 2016

Neuman retrial set for August 2016

A new trial has been set for Hemy Neuman, who in 2012 was found guilty but mentally ill of the 2010 murder of Russell “Rusty” Sneiderman outside a Dunwoody daycare center. Neuman will face a jury again in August 2016, more than a year after the Supreme Court of Georgia overturned his murder conviction. The […]

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City development threatens century old trees

City development threatens century old trees

Atlanta’s Kirkwood community dates back to the 20th century–1899 to be exact. Some of the community’s oldest occupants have been there much longer. On Sept. 30 State Rep. Karla Drenner and State Sen. Elena Parent, in conjunction with Atlanta Protects Trees, held a news conference to address community concerns regarding the imminent removal of some […]

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Interim CEO criticizes ‘laughable’ corruption report

Interim CEO criticizes ‘laughable’ corruption report

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said a corruption report he commissioned is “laughable” and he will not resign as it recommends. Former state attorney general Mike Bowers, who investigated the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, was picked in March by May to root out county corruption. “They were charged to investigate the day-to-day operations […]

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Journey to Jaco

Journey to Jaco

  Likely Costa Rica’s most popular beach town and according to the Internet the easiest to access from San Jose International Airport, Jaco is a booming little place with something for almost anyone. It’s just a bit hard to find. A friend and I recently embarked on a whirlwind tour of Costa Rica with the […]

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North DeKalb Mountain Bike Team formed

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Football, basketball and baseball have always been the more popular sports with fans and the sports that children often want to play. There are other sports that have gained popularity with children over the years such as soccer, tennis and lacrosse; and there is another sport that is gaining interest–mountain biking. In 2013, the Georgia […]

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Lee May won’t resign over ‘laughable’ corruption report

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    Special_Investigators_Report   Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said a corruption report he commissioned is laughable and he will not resign as it recommends. Former state attorney general Mike Bowers, who investigated the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, was picked in March by May to root out county corruption. “They were charged to investigate […]

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Corruption report calls for interim CEO’s resignation

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said he will root out bad apples in the government after he receives a corruption report. Photo by Travis Hudgons

DeKalb County is plagued by “appalling corruption and a stunning absence of leadership,” states the long-anticipated report on county corruption. The report, commissioned by interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May, states that May should resign immediately and allow for a special election. Former state attorney general Mike Bowers, who investigated the Atlanta Public Schools cheating […]

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Residents question proposed soccer facility

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There were more questions than answers when the three commissioners who voted against the proposed Atlanta United Soccer facility held a community conversation Sept. 28. Nearly 100 people were present when DeKalb County Commissioners Kathie Gannon, Nancy Jester and Jeff Rader hosted the public conversation about The Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank’s proposed Atlanta United […]

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