DeKalb responds to Conn. school shooting

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A school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six adults dead has turned the holiday season into one of grieving for many. According to The Associated Press, 20-year-old Adam Lanza used a high-power rifle to kill his 26 victims, including the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School where the killing took place […]

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Second annual Nike Boys’ Basketball Invitational set for Christmas week

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Columbia High School is set to play host to the 2012-13 second annual Nike Boys’ Basketball Invitational tournament beginning on Dec. 26. The 16 team field for the tournament includes five state championship teams from four different states, one Final Four entry, three Elite Eight finalists and four teams that reached the playoffs or the […]

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Southwest DeKalb wrestling sweeps meets at Marist and Dunwoody

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The Southwest DeKalb wrestling team is having a successful season so far after sweeping six schools in its past two meets. At the Dec. 12 meet at Marist, the Panthers outscored Lithonia 63-18, Stone Mountain 57-12, and Marist 46-16. On Dec. 14 at Dunwoody, they outscored Dunwoody 66-6, Miller Grove 42-21 and Martin Luther King, […]

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Sneiderman case moves forward, hearing set for Feb.

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              Andrea Sneiderman, the widow accused of conspiring in a plot to murder her husband, has been ordered to appear before a DeKalb County judge in February. Prosecutors allege Sneiderman and her former boss Hemy Neuman plotted to kill her husband Rusty Sneiderman to collect his insurance money and […]

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DCSD tables vote on adopting draft of reorganization plan

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The DeKalb County School District (DSCD) decided Dec. 10 to delay voting on an extensive proposed school reorganization plan until Jan. 7. Initially, the board was expected to adopt a draft of the plan at its Dec. 10 business meeting but school officials decided to delay the vote to allow staff to incorporate public suggestions […]

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Dogfood: Good enough to eat

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One of Decatur’s newest businesses is Corrina’s Corner. Corrina isn’t the owner; she’s the owner’s dog and the inspiration for the business. Business owner Jacques Duplantier explained it this way: “I found Corrina at an animal rescue place. She was in such poor health that they didn’t want me to adopt her. She was almost […]

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As another Walmart goes up, Publix leaves Memorial Drive

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After being open since 1995, the Publix grocery store on Memorial Drive is closing. “The store has been under-performing,” said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix. “The company decided that it’s in its best interest to close the store.” Publix’s management wanted to protect the interests of its stockholders from the store […]

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Hundreds of homeowners helped at foreclosure prevention event

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Homes in America are entering foreclosure at a slower pace than a year ago. According to RealtyTrac, a California-based company that tracks foreclosures nationwide, only 971,533 homes entered the foreclosure process between January and October, down 8 percent from the same period last year. In DeKalb County, foreclosures this year have dropped from 6,630 in […]

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