Should it stay or should it go

Hate Free Decatur along with local chapters of the NAACP and Black Lives Matter held a press conference to ask government officials to remove the Confederate monument located in downtown Decatur.

  Rally held to remove Confederate monument Several DeKalb County-based civil rights organizations and DeKalb residents held a march in Decatur proclaiming the Confederate monument near the old courthouse in Downtown Decatur must be removed and put into a museum. Hate Free Decatur, a newly formed grassroots civil rights organization, along with local chapters of […]

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Pull up with pull ups

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Radio shows host diaper drive in DeKalb for Hurricane Harvey victims DeKalb County officials, residents and radio hosts stopped by South DeKalb Mall in Decatur to give diapers and wipes for the “help Houston diaper drive” for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The drive, held Sept. 6, was hosted by radio stations V-103, 92.9 The […]

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Power outage forced resident to throw out $400 worth of food

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    For three days, DeKalb County resident Connie Irvin and her family were without power due to tropical storm Irma.  Irvin’s power went out the afternoon of Sept. 11 and was turned back on after 8 p.m.  on Sept. 13. Due to the long period without power, Irvin had to clean out her refrigerator. […]

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Schools struggle after Irma

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Closures last until Sept. 15 as facilities go without power   Following lengthy rains and strong winds, schools in DeKalb County remained closed through Sept. 14 following the arrival of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 11 and 12.  On the evening of Sept. 12, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education member Stan Jester reported […]

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Avondale Estates officials discuss streetscape project

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Before more new development comes to Avondale Estates, city officials want to make sure the central business district has a consistent streetscape standard. Mayor Jonathan Elmore started a streetscape discussion during the Board of Mayor and Commissioners work session on Sept. 6. With the construction of the mixed-use development at Sam’s Crossing and East College […]

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Clarkston mayor seeks four more years

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When Mayor Ted Terry first ran for public office in 2013, he had one goal for the city of Clarkston: to put it on the map. “The role of every mayor is to represent the city to the outside world,” Terry said. “You’re an outward facing leader. Every mayor wants to say the name of […]

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Breweries roll out new beers to celebrate new law

A flight of craft beers at Wild Heaven Brewery. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  Local craft beer brew masters and beer lovers celebrated a new law that went into effect Sept. 1 by raising a pint or two and for some byreleasing a new line of brews. Gov. Nathan Deal signed what’s been called the “beer bill” in May after a long-fought battle that pitted alcohol distributors against […]

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IRMAGEDDON

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DeKalb responds to first-ever tropical storm warning as result of largest recorded hurricane in history Compiled by Carla Parker, Horace Holloman and R. Scott Belzer As Hurricane Irma decimated many parts of Florida with wind speeds reaching up to 80 miles per hour, the Peach State hunkered down for its first-ever tropical storm warning. On […]

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