OPINION: Reach out and correct someone

opinion john

We hear it every day, yet it means nothing—“reach out”. The Four Tops released an album through Motown Records called Reach Out in July, 1967. That should be how this phrase is remembered and the use of the phrase should have stopped shortly thereafter; but it didn’t. Apparently the use of the phrase experienced resurgence […]

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New commissioner ready to work

Nancy Jester

“I have a lot of work to do so I’m going to get to it.” That’s what Nancy Jester, DeKalb County’s newest county commissioner, said before meeting with county staff during her orientation to her new political office on Dec. 5. “We have a lot to do together—lots of work,” Jester said. “I’m here to […]

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More Chargers added to the Clarkston fleet

Clarkston to add new cars and officers to the police department.

The city of Clarkson is getting nearly 6,000 new residents after a newly passed annexation referendum and is hiring eight additional public safety employees: six officers, one sergeant and one detective. To serve the added population and geographic area, City Manager Keith Barker proposed at the Dec. 2 council meeting the purchase of five Dodge […]

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Ex-Georgia Perimeter president wants job back

anthony tricoli

The man who was ousted as the president of Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) in 2012 still wants his job back. Through an attorney, former GPC President Anthony Tricoli has filed a motion in DeKalb County Superior Court seeking to be restored to his position pending the outcome of his lawsuit against the University System of […]

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Redan sweeps Chamblee in region play

Redan T  Tucker

Chamblee never quit on its home court, but Redan used big second halves to pull away to a sweep in Region 6-AAAA high school basketball action Dec. 5. Taylor Tucker came up big for the Redan Lady Raiders (4-0) when they needed her as Chamblee (1-3) battled to a 31-29 lead at the end of […]

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Police want to replace ‘deplorable’ training facility

Recruits take breaks in a dilapidated building. Their microwaves sits precariously on a chair in front of a wall with a hole. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

DeKalb’s finest don’t have the finest training facility. Interim DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy called the conditions at the training facility “deplorable” when he asked the Board of Commissioners for $1.8 million toward a better building. Currently the training facility is housed in an old school building that now is shared with the Bruce […]

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Arrest warrant obtained in Decatur shooting

Karen Pearce

Decatur Police investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in the shooting death of Karen Pearce. Police said an arrest warrant was issued for 34-year-old Aeman Presley of Atlanta, who is currently in custody in Fulton County on additional charges. “We are actively working with multiple agencies at this time and cannot provide […]

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Two cops shot in south DeKalb

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Two DeKalb County Police officers and two suspects were shot during the early morning hours of Dec. 12 in unincorporated Decatur. The shooting triggered a manhunt for several hours as law enforcement officers swarmed the south DeKalb area near Glenwood Road and I-285. At 6:45 a.m. DeKalb County Police responded to a report of a […]

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