Alleged serial murderer may be shackled in court

Alleged serial murderer may be shackled in court

Aeman Presley, who is accused of murdering four people, will be shackled during court appearances and in front of media cameras, according to a DeKalb County Superior Court judge.  Judge Gregory Adams declined a motion by Presley’s lawyers that he not be shackled when news media are present, at a Sept. 30 motion hearing. The […]

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Cityhood proponents, opponents make their cases to voters

Cityhood proponents, opponents make their cases to voters

A few hours after the release of a report that claims DeKalb County has “appalling corruption and a stunning absence of leadership,” proponents of cityhood used that report to validate their argument for a new city. Proponents and opponents of LaVista Hills made their case to voters Sept. 30 at a legislative forum on the […]

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Peachcrest Club celebrates four decades

Peachcrest Club celebrates four decades

Forty years ago, the Peachcrest Boys and Girls Club opened on Sherrydale Road in unincorporated Decatur.  A decade later, “the Salvation Army saw an opportunity and the two became one. The growth took off from there,” said Salvation Army Lt. James Sullivan, who runs the site, along with his wife, Lt. Rebecca Sullivan. Now, approximately […]

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Artist brings diverse styles to Stone Mountain exhibit

Artist brings diverse styles to Stone Mountain exhibit

When Rhonda Shakur Carter was homeless in the streets of Los Angeles, she painted under overpasses and sold her paintings on the lawn of an art museum. Her work now hangs in prestigious galleries across the country and in the homes of such celebrities as actress Angela Bassett.  “I have to paint. It’s something that’s […]

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Decatur receives grant for community mural

Decatur receives grant for community mural

The Decatur Mural Project was established in 2012 to create partnerships with artists, property owners, local volunteers, sponsors and funding agencies aimed to create murals for the beautification of Decatur buildings. Since its inception, city officials have approved several art projects by local artists. Decatur’s latest effort to increase public art will be a mural […]

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Residents question proposed soccer facility

Residents question proposed soccer facility

There were more questions than answers when the three commissioners who voted against the proposed Atlanta United soccer facility held a community conversation Sept. 28. Nearly 100 people were present when DeKalb County Commissioners Kathie Gannon, Nancy Jester and Jeff Rader hosted the public conversation about The Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank’s proposed Atlanta United […]

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District Attorney says he wasn’t required to cooperate in corruption investigation

District Attorney says he wasn’t required to cooperate in corruption investigation

The same corruption report that calls for the resignation of DeKalb’s interim CEO accuses the county’s top prosecutor of not cooperating with the investigation. In his report on the investigation into county corruption, special investigator Mike Bowers accused DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James of a “clear violation of the Georgia Open Records Act.” James […]

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Neuman retrial set for August 2016

Neuman retrial set for August 2016

A new trial has been set for Hemy Neuman, who in 2012 was found guilty but mentally ill of the 2010 murder of Russell “Rusty” Sneiderman outside a Dunwoody daycare center. Neuman will face a jury again in August 2016, more than a year after the Supreme Court of Georgia overturned his murder conviction. The […]

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