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17 min ago |

Dr. Edwards Named Finalist for Superintendent of the Year

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.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Decatur, GA, Spalding County, GA, Effingham County, GA

4 hrs ago | Ruidoso News

Death certificate: Rapper Tim Dog died last year

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.


Related Topix: Online Dating

6 hrs ago | Washington Times

Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

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.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Stone Mountain, GA

6 hrs ago | USA Today

School gunman to spend 20 years in prison

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.


Related Topix: Decatur, GA

6 hrs ago |

Gunman Who Entered DeKalb School Sentenced to Prison

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

Housekeeper Finds Two Dead Bodies While Cleaning Motel Room

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.


Related Topix: Lithonia, GA

12 hrs ago |

Featured Furkid: Epi

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.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Tucker, GA

13 hrs ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

Wilson, Woods draw contrasts at education forum

The candidates hoping to lead Georgia's education agency agreed that students are tested too often, but Democrat Valarie Wilson and Republican Richard Woods shared different strategies for addressing that during a candidate forum Monday. Woods, a former Irwin County educator and administrator, said tests should be divided up during the school year as benchmarks rather than given at the end of a school year.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Irwin County, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Decatur, GA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Chattanooga Resident Named to UWG 30 Under 30

The University of West Georgia Alumni Association has announced the top 30 Under 30 list for 2014.


Related Topix: Georgia, University of Georgia West Georgia State, Student Society, Sororities, Alpha Gamma Delta, Houston County, GA, Warner Robins, GA, Carrollton, GA, Carroll County, GA, Decatur, GA

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Two die in Buford traffic accident

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.


Related Topix: Buford, GA, Gwinnett County, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, North Atlanta, GA

Police Working to Identify Stone Mountain Shooting Victim

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.


Related Topix: Stone Mountain, GA

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Her passion for helping others led Vargas, a senior at Middle College High School, and her best friend, Mishel Gomez, to start Latino Ambassadors, a civic organization on the campus of Southern High School. Vargas attended Southern before moving on to Middle College, which enrolls juniors and seniors.


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

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Hear Childish Gambino's Smooth New Track, 'Sober'

Childish Gambino 's new track, "Sober," may be labeled as a rough mix but don't let that fool you. The track is 100-percent smooth.


Related Topix: Donald Glover, Community, Entertainment, Television, Stone Mountain, GA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Times

Rudi Kiefer

Just 15 miles northeast of Atlanta, a round granite formation stands 800 feet tall. Stone Mountain generates a lot of questions, but also misconceptions.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Stone Mountain, GA, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Ringgold, GA, Catoosa County, GA, Walker County, GA

Cross Roads News

Mother sentenced to life for suffocating 3-year-old daughter

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.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Stone Mountain, GA

Pedestrian Awareness Essential for Vital Communities

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.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, North Atlanta, GA, Cobb County, GA, Marietta, GA

What's Happening in Decatur This Weekend?

Relive the hysteria of a 1950s teen idol in "Bye, Bye Birdie," or join your Decatur neighbors on the square for a free concert. This week the Decatur Business Association welcomes The Rainmen to town.


Related Topix: Decatur, GA, Elvis, Celebrities, Rock-N-Roll

Fri Sep 12, 2014

On Common Ground News

Sunday voting plan causes uproar

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.


Related Topix: US News

Vigil Held for Slain Toddler, Uncle Charged in Death

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.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Business Journal

Deal, Carter clash over education

Gov. Nathan Deal defended his education record from attacks by Democratic challenger Jason Carter Friday morning during a candidates forum in downtown Atlanta. The Republican governor, who is seeking a second term this year, told an audience of educators at the Marriott Marquis Hotel education has taken up 54 percent of state budgets on average since he took office in 2011.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Governors, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Celebrities, Jason Carter, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Decatur, GA