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Falcons player donates computer lab to group home

Babineaux shows 13-year-old Ahmone Talley how to turn on the laptop.

Book reports, school projects and other homework assignments will now be easier to complete for those living at Turning Point Group Home in Decatur. The 32 young people, ages 12-20, have a new computer lab with six laptops and tablets thanks to Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux. Babineaux, who has spent his nine-year tenure […]

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New salon in Tucker specializes in nonsurgical hair replacement

West opened her salon on Mountain Industrial Boulevard in September. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Sharmele “Smiley” West has been a licensed cosmetologist for 23 years, but a few years ago she decided to specialize. “I noticed that I was seeing a lot of hair loss in women. Even my mother had that problem,” she said, noting the hair loss, or alopecia, may occur for several reasons including genetics, a […]

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Clarkston has a new mayor


  A 30-year-old, two-year resident of Clarkston is the city’s new mayor. Ted Terry received 52.76 percent of the vote, while Ibrahim Awow Sufi, a Somali-American who owns Atlanta Global Freight Logistics in Clarkston, received 28.26 percent. Mayor Emanuel Ransom, who has served as Clarkston’s mayor since 2007, received 18.98 percent. Terry said he is […]

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Autumn lights: Community holds vigil for Autumn Mack


Just as the voting polls were closing and some people where headed home from work, a somber group of approximately 70 men, women and children held a candlelight vigil for 5-year-old Autumn Mack Nov. 5 in DeKalb County. Autumn was struck by a vehicle and killed while trick-or-treating on Pepperdine Drive in the Chapel Hill […]

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CORE dance company celebrates cross-cultural exchange

Members of CORE and Association Manifeste collaborate during a “salon.” Photos by John Ramspott

As Decatur-based contemporary dance company CORE begins its 33rd season, artistic director Sue Schroeder said the company is beginning a project that has been more than 15 years in the making. “A big piece of what we’ve done for many years is cultural projects and dialogue and this one has been 15 years in the […]

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Deputies commended for stopping school shooter

DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown speaks about the actions of three deputies when a shooter took over Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Center. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

Three members of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department were presented Oct. 24 with the second highest award available for any employee of the sheriff’s office for their response to the Aug. 21 shooting at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Center. Sheriff Thomas Brown presented deputies Jarad Hunt, Soloman Daniels and Terrance Wortham the Sheriff’s […]

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Stephenson High football player shot on campus

Another Family Dollar going up in DeKalb

Under construction on Custer Avenue in Atlanta. Photos by Carla Parker

  Quite a few Family Dollar stores have opened in DeKalb County, specifically in south DeKalb, over the last couple of years and a new store is currently being constructed in southwest DeKalb. The new store is located at 1486 Custer Avenue, near Moreland Avenue. According to Family Dollar’s website, the Custer Avenue store will […]

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