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DeKalb commissioners pass budget

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Includes raises for public safety personnel According to DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, it doesn’t matter what you say is your priority, where your money is going reveals the “real” priority. Thurmond, who had his proposed mid-year budget passed by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners July 11, said the budget puts its money where […]

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Developer says ‘It’s going to be OK’

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The contracted owners and developers of an unused east Atlanta property—located at 770 Shadowridge Drive—have responded to a recent petition insisting the space remain undeveloped forestry. Save Ormewood Forest, a group hoping to preserve six acres of greenspace near Ormewood Avenue, Shadowridge Drive and Flat Shoals Avenue, started a Change.org petition in mid-June calling for […]

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Brookhaven finance director resigns

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Brookhaven Finance Director Carl Stephens will step down Aug. 1, the city announced July 20. Assistant City Manager and CFO Steve Chapman has been named interim finance director. “Carl has been a solid contributor for the city of Brookhaven during our formative years of cityhood,” City Manager Christian Sigman said. “We wish Carl success in […]

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DeKalb artist helps non-profit organizations

The “Puzzling Pointy People” created by DeKalb County artist Kyle Brooks, helped raise more than $7,000 for local nonprofit organizations.

Dekalb resident Kyle Brooks said he loves creating art that makes people smile and recently his contributions helped put a smile on the faces of volunteers at metro nonprofit organizations. Brooks, also known as Black Cat Tips, painted a “Puzzling Pointy People” puzzle for a project with 25th Century Games—a publishing studio in Atlanta. The […]

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DeKalb Police incident ignites protests [VIDEO]

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    In the aftermath of a DeKalb County Police officer being filmed repeatedly striking a homeless woman with his baton, protests were held in several locations through the county asking for the officer to be fired for alleged police brutality. The incident, which occurred June 4 at a gas station on Glenwood Road, involved […]

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DeKalb players featured in 247 Sports top 100 state ranking

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Eight DeKalb County senior football players have made their way to 247 Sports’ 2018 Top 100 Georgia Football Recruits list. Tucker leads the way with three players in the top 100, including offensive tackle Dylan Wonnum, who has the highest ranking of the DeKalb players at 11th. The four-star recruit is the 81st overall player […]

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Men sought in robbery and exploitation of elderly man

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Two men are being sought in connection to robbery and exploitation of the elderly, according to Dunwoody Police Department. Dunwoody public information officer Mark Stevens issued a release on outlining crimes believed to have been committed by Herbert Lewis and Clinton Stone throughout metro Atlanta.   According to Stevens, the two men have active warrants […]

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Confessions of Uber/Lyft drivers

Confessions of Uber/Lyft drivers

Hard-to-believe occurrences when strangers jump in their cars  One of the trendiest ways to get around these days is through rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. One gets picked up and dropped off by regular folks who use their personal vehicles and it’s all done in real time through mobile apps. It’s been estimated […]

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