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DeKalb lets freedom ring on Stone Mountain

Sen. Emanuel Jones, interim DeKalb CEO Lee May, Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton and Clerk of Superior Court Debra DeBerry participate in the ceremony. Photo provided.

  During his historic speech during the March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.” Fifty years later, on Aug. 28, DeKalb County officials commemorated that speech during a special bell ringing ceremony atop Stone Mountain, marking the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom […]

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Decatur High student arrested for robbery

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Decatur City Police charged a 15-year-old Decatur High School student with robbery and simple battery for stealing an iPhone from a Renfroe Middle School student. According to Sgt. Jennifer Ross, police responded to a robbery in the 200 block of Greenwood Circle. The victim said he was walking home from the middle school and noticed […]

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Student says man tried to abduct her

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A Freedom Middle School female student said a man attempted to abduct her while she was waiting for a bus in Clarkston. The sixth-grader said a White male driving a gold Nissan approached her in the in the Nielson Drive/Nielson Court area and “then attempted to grab her from his vehicle” on Sept. 3. The […]

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DeKalb officer shoots burglar suspect


A DeKalb County Police officers shot a suspected burglar early Sept. 3. According to police spokeswoman Mekka Parish, the department received a phone call at approximately 10:30 a.m. from a female resident on Streamside Court who notice individuals breaking into her home. The woman barricaded herself inside and called 911, Parish said. When police responded […]

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DeKalb Police holding job fair Sept. 4

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The DeKalb County Police Department is currently seeking qualified applicants to join the force. Applications will be accepted to fill approximately 80 officer positions for the 98th Police Academy Class. The Department will host a recruitment fair on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. Representatives from various units in the agency will be on […]

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Happiness is what’s behind artist’s work


Don’t expect some deep, complex explanation from Fawn Lowery about the art she creates. “My message is be happy,” said the artist who specializes in an array of glass art—from wearable pieces to decorative items. Lowery, 54, formerly from Decatur and now a Stone Mountain resident, has been working at the Center Town Gallery in […]

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Foreclosure numbers down in DeKalb


The housing market in DeKalb County has seen a slight improvement in the past year. According to foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc., foreclosures in DeKalb County were down 62 percent this July compared to July 2012. Lenders repossessed 113 homes in DeKalb last month, down 26 percent from last July, and the number of homes […]

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DeKalb County lets residents ‘sneak’ into the library at night

HiddenEyes by Jamie Hopper

What goes on behind the doors of your local public library at night—probably nothing right? But what if all the books came down off the shelves, alive, turning the library into another world? That’s exactly what Nicole Livieratos and Phillip DePoy had in mind when creating Hidden Away, the library at night—a new work of […]

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