Updated: Hemy Neuman’s conviction reversed


The state’s top court has reversed the conviction of Hemy Neuman, who was found guilty but mentally ill of the 2010 murder of Russell “Rusty” Sneiderman outside a Dunwoody daycare center.  In a 6-to-1 decision announced June 15, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the DeKalb County Superior Judge Gregory Adams “erred by allowing […]

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The Ark brings flood of animal care services

Kennel Manager Ashley Wells, left, and front desk employee Lona White say playing with the dogs is a favorite part of their jobs.

After 10 successful years in Chattanooga, Tenn., the most recent two marked by recognition in The Chattanooga Free Press’s “Best of the Best” competition, The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel has opened its first Georgia location. The pet facility opened April 25 in Doraville, offering boarding, daycare, training and grooming for dogs, cats and other […]

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Men working together to stop violence

Dads and daughters participate in a bridge activity.

When it comes to addressing the issue of domestic violence, women are often the ones to speak out against it. However, there is a group of men in DeKalb County who have spoken out for years against domestic violence and worked to educate other men on ending male violence against women. For more than 30 […]

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Dad teaches kids to run a business


Matt Slappey is deeply involved in his children’s lives. As a Decatur business growth advisor, Slappey helps people buy and sell businesses, and he’s exposed to many different companies. Slappey said talking to current and former clients many made him realize that many people do not understand the fundamentals of business finance. He said, “It’s […]

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Virtual Students Have Real Dreams for the Future


  Atlanta, GA (June 8, 2015) – Leading national education expert, CNN and MSNBC educational contributor, columnist and author Dr. Steve Perry will serve as the keynote speaker for Provost Academy Georgia’s commencement exercises on June 13, at 2 pm at Agnes Scott College’s Presser Hall. Approximately 155 students will graduate from PAGA and nearly […]

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Archers set sights on sport for wide range of reasons


  They are on the firing line, bows drawn, arrows about to be jettisoned to the targets. This is beginners’ archery at Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge, and the sport has captured the attention of adults as well as children. And the reasons many adults are taking to the sport are diverse. Asha Sullivan […]

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Community garden, church collaborate to feed thousands

Henderson Park Community Garden Club celebrated its fifth anniversary in April. Photo provided

Community gardens are used by some people as an option to access food outside of grocery shopping. Community gardens are also used for giving back to those in need. In its five years of existence, Henderson Park Community Garden has had a partnership with Friends of St. Martin de Porres food ministry at Holy Cross […]

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From food to finances, agency touches lives


From newborns to the elderly, the DeKalb County Extension Office has a variety of free programs to aid and inspire. “The most important thing that Extension offers is that we really touch people in the community,” said Jessica Hill, director of the county’s extension office. The DeKalb County Extension Office is a part of the […]

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