Shoppers leave the football and turkey in search of holiday bargains

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The big kickoff day for winter holiday shopping traditionally known as Black Friday at many locations started early with shoppers crowding malls and big box stores Thanksgiving evening. More than 35 million Americans visited retailers’ stores and websites Thursday—up from 29 million last year—scoring deals on everything from hot electronic items to cashmere sweaters and […]

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New families formed during National Adoption Day

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The courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams was decorated with balloons and teddy bears as children yelled and played Nov. 16. The children, more than 30 of them accompanied by their parents, were at the courthouse for DeKalb County’s second observance of National Adoption Day, an event that brings awareness to the need for […]

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Basketball stars ink signatures to play college ball

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      Three of DeKalb County’s most talented basketball players have already decided where they plan to play college basketball next season. Arabia Mountain’s Bakari Copeland, Decatur’s Jordan Dillard, and Moses Johnson of Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy have signed or will sign their letters of intent to their schools of choice. Johnson on Nov.14 signed […]

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DeKalb County breaks ground for two new senior centers

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DeKalb County senior citizens and elected officials had a lot to celebrate as they broke ground for two new senior centers. On Nov. 14, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, and the City of Chamblee held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 15,000-square-foot North DeKalb Senior Center at 3393 Malone […]

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OPINION: 1,000 children in DeKalb wait to be adopted

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Usually when I go to court it’s for something bad: a murder, rape, theft, dog mauling, etc. But on Nov. 16, it was all good. The courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams looked and sounded like a birthday party as more than 35 families gathered for DeKalb’s celebration of National Adoption Day. Teddy bears, […]

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Audit uncovers school district problems

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An audit released Nov. 13 shows the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has had a series of accounting difficulties and central office errors in recent years. The 31-page audit, performed by firm KPMG, is addressed to Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson and states the data included in the report was obtained “on or before November, 8, 2012.” […]

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Doraville gets first strip club with annexation

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Starting Jan. 1, Doraville’s city limits will expand along Tilly Mill Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. It will now include a strip mall and an adult entertainment club. The Oasis Goodtime Emporium, located off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, will become the first strip club within Doraville’s city limits. However, there are several on Buford Highway in […]

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County residents place in Bike to Work challenge

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Three DeKalb County residents earned individual top-10 places in a metro Atlanta Bike to Work Challenge in October. The challenge, organized by The Clean Air Campaign, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s RideSmart division and local transportation management associations, encouraged bicycle commuters to compete as individuals or on teams with other cycling enthusiasts in […]

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