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38 min ago | Cross Roads News

The DeKalb Farmers Market expansion is expected to be completed in...

The DeKalb Farmers Market expansion is expected to be completed in four phases over 10 years.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA

38 min ago | Cross Roads News

Jul 25, 2014,

Curtis Winston, South DeKalb YMCA executive director, and DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson tour the 18-acre property on Snapfinger Road.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA, Scottdale, GA

38 min ago | Cross Roads News

GPTC launches program offering television, film training

GPTC President Jibari Simama gets help cutting ribbon on new Design and Media Production Technology program in Clarkston.

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1 hr ago | Cross Roads News

Author unveils ATL's steamy past

Author Laurel-Ann Dooley will share steamy stories about Atlanta from "In Wicked Atlanta: The Sordid Side of Peach City History" on July 28 at the Decatur Library in downtown Decatur.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

Metro Atlanta's Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.6 Percent in June

The unemployment rate rose for the second straight month in metro Atlanta, rising four-tenths of a point in June, according to labor force estimates released by the Georgia Department of Labor.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA

Patch.com

Police Search for Evidence in Fatal Clairview Drive Shooting

Chamblee police are investigating a shooting incident that killed one man and injured his nephew while the two were walking home from a local CVS store Friday.

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Related Topix: Chamblee, GA

Tifton Gazette

Police Report for July 24

TIFTON POLICE DEPT. Idalia Banda, 31, 13 Gene Lane, was charged Thursday with driving without a valid license and missing or defective headlights.

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Related Topix: Tifton, GA, Tift County, GA, Douglas, GA, Coffee County, GA, Decatur, GA, Willacoochee, GA

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Neighborhood Watch: Head of Household

Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, July 6 through July 12, and the Sandy Springs Police Department, July 10 through 16. Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Capt.

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Patch.com

20 Job Openings in Decatur

Here's a roundup of recent job postings in Decatur: Agency Manager for The Long Group Loss Prevention Specialist for TJX Companies Medical Supply Technician for The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center Medical Records Processor for DeKalb Medical Special Education - Autistic Support for Mosaica Education Recruiting Specialist at DeKalb Medical ... (more)

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Examiner.com

Celebrate a Limited-Time Menu of Sweet and Spicy Flavors

From June 23 through August 17, the Sweet + Heat specialty menu will include two signature items that show off the similar, bold Asian flavor combinations of bright and sweet meets richly spicy.

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Related Topix: Dining, North Atlanta, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

African-American women candidates in Georgia make history

Several black women, including elected officials and community leaders, gathered Wednesday to discuss how Georgia will make history in November.

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Related Topix: African-American, Georgia, Lithonia, GA

Peach Pundit

Vernon Jones And The Politics of Drinking Clorox

He may run for other offices in DeKalb County. He will lose. It is inconceivable for him to wrangle an appointed role in executive authority in government after last night's three-to-one loss to Sheriff Jeff Mann.

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Related Topix: Lithonia, GA

Patch.com

DeKalb County Hosts Community Education Family Fun Day

DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May and the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners host the Community Education Family Fun Day Saturday, July 26, from noon to 5 p.m. at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive in Decatur.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Patch.com

Georgia Attorney General Wants Same-Sex Marriage Suit Thrown Out

The Attorney of General of Georgia is asking that the judge hearing a controversial lawsuit hoping to overturn Georgia's same-sex marriage ban throw the case out.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Snellville, GA, Gwinnett County, GA, Decatur, GA

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Ethics memo scandal doesn't make cut for Georgia Senate newsletters?

There were many news stories throughout Georgia last week. It's safe to say that no headlines were more prominent than the ones about a 2012 memo from Georgia's top ethics official Holly LaBerge that accused the governor's office of pressuring her to settle ethics complaints related to his 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Tucker, GA

Patch.com

Elections 2014: 2 DeKalb Polling Places Moved for July 22 Runoffs

The steamy weather has prompted election officials to change two DeKalb County polling places for Tuesday's runoff elections because the original sites lack air conditioning.

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Related Topix: Lithonia, GA, Redan, GA, Decatur, GA, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Patch.com

Elections 2014: 2 DeKalb Polling Places Moved for July 22 Runoffs

The steamy weather has prompted election officials to change two DeKalb County polling places for Tuesday's runoff elections because the original sites lack air conditioning.

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Related Topix: Lithonia, GA, Redan, GA, Decatur, GA, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Business & Heritage Clarksville

Shifts in cultural landscape examined in new TV series

BOSTON, MA: Behind every number, there's a story. Dramatic changes in the demographics of this country are playing out in mainstream America, shifting the cultural landscape and deeply impacting how we look, vote, shop, and live.

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Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, PBS NewsHour, Entertainment, Television, Clarkston, GA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Examiner.com

Man from Guatemala shot to death, relative wounded in shooting in Chamblee

A man was killed and another man wounded in a double shooting and police on Sunday said they are trying to determine who shot the men and why.

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Related Topix: Chamblee, GA

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Jeff Mann, Vernon Jones gear up for DeKalb sheriff runoff battle

On one side of town stands the low-key lawman Jeff Mann , riding into the July 22 election on the saddle of incumbency, and with a large lead in the primary vote thanks to support from the county's political establishment and the new, predominantly white cities in North DeKalb.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Representative Hank Johnson, Lithonia, GA

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