Three defendants plead not guilty in gang case

Three defendants plead not guilty in gang case

  Three alleged gang members pleaded not guilty during a Nov. 23 arraignment. Joseph Broxton, Daniel Pena and Christopher Hamlett are three of the nine people mentioned in a 45-count indictment against members of the HATE Committee, a subgroup of the Gangster Disciples criminal street gang. HATE is an acronym for “Helping All To Eat.” […]

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Center to address cancer among Blacks

Center to address cancer among Blacks

  Approximately two dozen people gathered Nov. 20 for the ceremonial groundbreaking for the African-American Cancer Initiative Health, Wellness and Education Center.  A partnership between Greater Faith Baptist Church and various 501(c)(3) organizations, the initiative has as its goal raising funding to produce a healthier and cancer-free Black community. The center will provide cancer screening, […]

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Local students support domestic violence program

Local students support domestic violence program

Georgia-certified family violence programs provided shelter for more than 4,500 adults and 4,700 children with 234,834 shelter nights in 2006, according to Georgia Department of Human Resources. Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) officials said that number is rising and more women and children seeking refuge in Georgia domestic violence shelters with just the clothes on […]

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St. Pius takes down West Laurens, advances to quarterfinals

St. Pius takes down West Laurens, advances to quarterfinals

Same opponent, similar results as the St. Pius X Golden Lions defeated West Laurens 33-14 Nov. 20 in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. This was the second consecutive year St. Pius faced West Laurens in the playoffs and their second consecutive victory over West Lauerns. The Golden Lions beat West Laurens […]

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Miller Grove sweeps Stephenson in region play

Miller Grove sweeps Stephenson in region play

It was teacher versus students at the Miller Grove High School gym with the teacher coming out on top in the Region 6-AAAAA matchup between Miller Grove and Stephenson. Former Miller Grove junior varsity coach and new Stephenson varsity Coach Rasul Chester returned home Nov. 17 to face his old program, but his Jaguars fell […]

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County databases on display during annual event

County databases on display during annual event

It was all about data—and the people who manipulate it—when DeKalb County held its annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Nov. 18. “Basically GIS is a database that links descriptive information—what things are like—with geographic information—where things are,” said Stacy Grear, director of the county’s GIS department.  GIS Day is a time to “demonstrate […]

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Community project becomes professional theater

Community project becomes professional theater

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I was going to take a community theater and turn it into a professional theater that competes for awards with the major downtown theaters I would have said you were crazy,” remarked  Robert Egizio, who did just that with Dunwoody’s  Stage Door Players.  The theater was […]

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Heart patient volunteers to show gratitude

Heart patient volunteers to show gratitude

Although 28-year-old Austin Harris has had eight heart surgeries since he was 4 years old, he’s grateful. “I think we just should be grateful for every day we are given,” Harris said. “I think we should be grateful for what we have and what we’re given. Some of us are given more than others. Some […]

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