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17 min ago | Patch.com
The Georgia School Superintendents Association says four candidates remain for the 2015 Superintendent of the Year competition, including Dr. Phyllis Edwards of City Schools of Decatur. "This is a tremendous honor to be named a finalist and I sincerely thank the Board of Education for nominating me," said Edwards.
4 hrs ago | Ruidoso News
Rapper Tim Dog, who was accused of swindling women out of thousands of dollars, was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest last year, according to a death certificate filed in Georgia. The rapper, whose real name was Timothy Blair, was best known for the 1990s song "F--- Compton" that criticized West Coast rappers.
6 hrs ago | Washington Times
A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Michael Brandon Hill, 21, entered the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy near Decatur on Aug. 20, 2013, armed with a rifle patterned after an AK-47 and nearly 500 bullets, according to police.
6 hrs ago | USA Today
A man accused of opening fire in an Atlanta-area elementary school a year ago will spend 20 years in prison after prosecutors announced a plea deal Tuesday. School gunman to spend 20 years in prison DECATUR, Ga.
6 hrs ago | Patch.com
A mentally ill gunman who exchanged gunfire with police last year after he entered Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in DeKalb County carrying an assault rifle was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday. Armed with an AK-47, other weapons, and possibly explosives, Michael Brandon Hill, then 20, exchanged gunfire with police officers on Aug. 20, 2013 , Patch previously reported.
10 hrs ago | CBS Local
Authorities are investigating the gunshot deaths of two people whose bodies were found by a housekeeper at a motel near Atlanta. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the housekeeper founds the bodies of the two adults around 12:30 p.m. Monday.
12 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Every day there are thousands of homeless pets in shelters in metro Atlanta who all have the same wish - a forever home. They are dreaming of waking up in a home where they are loved and cherished and are a member of the family.
The University of West Georgia Alumni Association has announced the top 30 Under 30 list for 2014.
Two Gwinnett County men lost their lives early Sunday morning in a two-car crash on Buford Highway and Garnett Street in Buford. Gwinnett County Police identified the men as 29-year-old Brandon C. Pellien of Sugar Hill and 48-year-old Steven Barco of Buford.
Authorities are working to identify a woman who was found shot to death in a Stone Mountain apartment complex parking lot Saturday, and find witnesses to the crime. DeKalb County Police spokesman Capt.
Just 15 miles northeast of Atlanta, a round granite formation stands 800 feet tall. Stone Mountain generates a lot of questions, but also misconceptions.
A Stone Mountain woman was sentenced on Sept. 11 to life in prison after pleading guilty in the suffocation murder of her young daughter at their apartment in the Landmark at Mountain View complex on Wood Bend Drive.
There's been some brouhaha in the city of Brookhaven lately. Certainly the city is at a crossroads with how much power it ought to possess, but there's something a bit less controversial happening these days.
DeKalb County's plan to roll out Sunday voting-a new quest to boost voter turnout-has sparked an uproar among Republicans who say the move will give Democrats an unfair edge. DeKalb, particularly South DeKalb, is largely Democrat and many say the Sunday voting day will prompt a surge, especially if pastors urge congregations to go to the polls.
Family members at a Thursday night vigil for slain 2-year-old say the toddler's shooting death was an accident, although DeKalb County Police have charged the boy's uncle with murder. FOX Atlanta reports Kammari Lewis , also known as "Cuddy," was shot and killed while his aunt and uncle were babysitting him Monday at his home on Third Street.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:13 pm
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