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2 hrs ago | Patch.com

WOW House: Bungalow-Style Home Blocks from Decatur Square

This week's Decatur WOW house is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home within walking distance of Adair Park Church Park, Venetian Pools and Decatur Square.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Decatur, GA

5 hrs ago | On Common Ground News

Parents, stakeholders seek clarity on DeKalb's charter school petition

Parents, teachers and community stakeholders came together on Aug. 26 in Lithonia to hear the latest updates on the DeKalb County School District's petition for a public charter school system.

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Related Topix: Lithonia, GA, Education Etc., Family, Kids

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Patch.com

VA Worker Pleads Guilty to Theft of Funds

A former secretary at the Atlanta VA Medical Center has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to charges of theft of government funds and making false statements for misusing a government-issued credit card to siphon more than $80,000 of federal funds she used to buy personal items and gamble.

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Related Topix: Prison, Ellenwood, GA

MyFoxAtlanta

3 convicted in connection with GA rapper's slaying

A jury has convicted three men in connection with the shooting death of an Atlanta rapper known as Lil Phat.

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WSB-TV

Mother wants closure in son's 2013 shooting death by police

A mother wants answers in the case of her son's shooting death by a police officer in Avondale Estates last year.

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Related Topix: Avondale Estates, GA

Patch.com

Bookworms Converge on Region for AJC Decatur Book Festival

With lectures and book-signings by more than 600 local and national authors, every genre is covered at this weekend's Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival presented by DeKalb Medical.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Quick Bites: Chow Bing shutters, Bellwoods Social House opens, and more

Chow Bing owner Gary Lin is closing his Grant Park location at 349 Decatur St. to focus on his more recently opened Buckhead outpost .

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Buckhead (Atlanta, GA), Tucker, GA

Peach Pundit

AALAC Press Conference to Launch 10,000 Korean Vote Drive

The Asian American Legal Advocacy Center will host a press conference in its Atlanta office at 11 am today to launch the 10,000 Korean-American Voter Drive.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Recreational Vehicle, North Atlanta, GA, Banner, Korean-American

On Common Ground News

DeKalb County hosts fun day to celebrate families

DeKalb County families had a ball on Aug. 24 at the seventh annual Community Education Family Fun Day, enjoying basketball, football, dodge ball and even Frisbees as they celebrated the end of summer.

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Related Topix: Lithonia, GA

On Common Ground News

DeKalb sheriff announces new leaders for administration

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann has named Major Reginald B. Scandrett as Chief Deputy Sheriff and Xernia Fortson, Esq.

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Related Topix: Fortson, GA, Harris County, GA, Mercer University, Emory University, Georgia State University

Cross Roads News

The Abolitionists' to be screened at Stonecrest

"The Abolitionists," a documentary that revisits efforts to end slavery in America, will be screened Sept.

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Related Topix: Lithonia, GA, Interdenominational Theological Center

Cross Roads News

Community Cabinet taking road trip to Stephenson

Commissioner Stan Watson's Chief of Staff Kelly Lajoie and a volunteer organize donated school supplies at Watson's Aug. 2 meeting in Decatur.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA, Stone Mountain, GA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

On Common Ground News

DeKalb commissioners defer District 5 appointment

With DeKalb County District 1 Commissioner Elaine Boyer's abrupt resignation this week, the remaining five members of the seven-member DeKalb Board of Commissioners have voted to defer a decision to appoint George Turner to fill the open District 5 seat.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Nathan Deal

GlobeNewswire

BLUEPrint 2014 Conference Promises 'Greatest Results Year Ever'

BLUEPrint 2014 will take place at the Evergreen Marriot Resort at Stone Mountain, Georgia.

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Related Topix: Stone Mountain, GA

Huliq.com

HGTV Urban Oasis 2014 Giveaway Starts Today

Today is the first day to enter the HGTV Urban Oasis 2014 Giveaway for a chance to win a fabulous grand prize package valued at over $1.5 million to be awarded this fall.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Interior Design, Arts, Stone Mountain, GA

Patch.com

Two Days Left to Register for Avondale Estates' Citywide Yard Sale

Registration ends Friday, Aug. 29, to take part in Avondale Estates' first Citywide Yard Sale, which is planned for Sept.

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Related Topix: Avondale Estates, GA

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Former DeKalb commissioner Boyer charged with stealing county funds

Elaine Boyer, the former commissioner of District 1 in DeKalb County, has been arraigned on charges relating to her embezzlement of county funds and misuse of her county credit card.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, North Atlanta, GA

Detroit Free Press

Recruiting: Georgia defensive lineman Russell Ude on Michigan State's radar

Michigan State is getting tight on scholarships with 13 commitments already, but they will still more than likely add another defensive lineman to the class of 2015.

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Related Topix: Stone Mountain, GA

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Snake charmer

Costumed folks will fill the streets of Atlanta this weekend as Dragon Con, Decatur Book Festival, and other events take place around the city.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Five Points (Atlanta, GA), North Atlanta, GA, Midtown (Atlanta, GA), Druid Hills (Atlanta, GA), Decatur, GA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Patch.com

Street Closings Start Friday for Decatur Book Festival

In order to prepare for the country's largest independent book festival this weekend, several downtown Decatur streets will be closed from Friday morning through Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA

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