OPINION: The Fort Mac attack

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“I am pleased that we reached an agreement that will help long-term job creation, business expansion and community investment in Fort McPherson and its surrounding communities,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. I am a fan of Tyler Perry. His most famous creation, Madea, reminds me more than a bit of two women who helped raise my […]

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Doraville hires a new city clerk

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Doraville officials have added a new face to its growing staff. Sherry D. Henderson was hired on May 28 as a city clerk for Doraville. Henderson formerly worked as a city clerk and elections superintendent in Riverdale and has more than 15 years of experience in automating government processes, spearheading an open records tracking system […]

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Brookhaven City Council appoints new mayor, council member

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A new mayor, city council member and mayor pro tem were appointed during the June 9 Brookhaven City Council meeting. District 1 Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Rebecca Chase Williams was sworn in as mayor, filling the seat vacated by former mayor J. Max Davis. Davis resigned as mayor to run for Georgia House District […]

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Decatur underpass comes to life

Visionary third-grader Tahlia Newton-Norris poses with Decatur High School alumni Evan Hynes and Spencer King underneath the newly designed Commerce Street Bridge. Photo by Ashley Oglesby

The arches of the Commerce Street Bridge have gotten an artistic facelift.  Muralists Evan Hynes and Spencer King were commissioned by city of Decatur officials to paint the panels of the bridge after 7- year-old Tahlia Newton-Norris wrote a letter to Decatur mayor Jim Baskett about the unattractive appearance of the underpass.  The walls of […]

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South DeKalb ministry serves meals for 25 years

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For 25 years, Emma Burrus, a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Decatur, has been serving meals at an apartment complex near her church. “This is my church community and we are a part of the community,” said Burrus, a resident of Conyers, about volunteering in the community. Each Tuesday, Burrus and others serve meals […]

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Burrell Ellis on trial again

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“Debt, desperation and deceit. That is what the evidence will show this case is about.” That’s how Assistant District Attorney Lawanda Hodges began her opening arguments June 9 in the retrial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Ellis is on trial in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson. He is accused of strong-arming vendors […]

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CITY OF CLARKSTON CURRENT PROPOSED 2015 TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY

Civil Rights trailblazers honored

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Outgoing DeKalb school Superintendent Michael Thurmond and former Georgia attorney general Thurbert Baker are two of the DeKalb residents recognized June 3 for their contributions in the struggle for integration and equality during the late 1950s to 1970s. More than 120 men and women were acknowledged during the State Bar of Georgia’s “Celebration of Civil […]

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