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3 hrs ago | Cross Roads News

Spirited sheriff's debate highlights candidates' differences

The morale of DeKalb County Jail employees and a "street cop" background for the next sheriff are two issues that underscore a clear divide among six candidates seeking to become DeKalb's next sheriff.

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Related Topix: Stone Mountain, GA

13 hrs ago | On Common Ground News

OCG News Elections Section

Voters in Rockdale County's Fieldstone community will cast their ballots at a new precinct on May 20. Life Church, located on Salem Road, is being sold and will no longer be used as a voting site for the community.

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Related Topix: Rockdale County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Decatur, GA, Lithonia, GA, Emory University

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Patch.com

Job Openings in Dunwoody, DeKalb County

Here's a sampling of recent job postings in Dunwoody and DeKalb County: Business Development Associate at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Babies"R"Us - Off Hours Stock Crew at Toys R Us Credit Card Risk Analyst at State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Store Associate at Goodwill Industries of North Georgia Case Advocate ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dunwoody (Dunwoody, GA)

Tue Apr 15, 2014

On Common Ground News

NCGM celebrated in DeKalb

In celebration of National County Government Month , DeKalb County reminds citizens of events throughout the county.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA, Tucker, GA, Atlanta, GA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Patch.com

Police: Man Charged With Posing as Cop to Get out of Speeding Ticket

A man who allegedly posed as a police officer in hopes of getting out a speeding ticket now faces a felony charge of impersonating an officer and up to five years in prison.

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Related Topix: Avondale Estates, GA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Mail

Speaking up for rescue dogs during Autism Awareness Month: Mother...

Missing MH370 was thrown around like a fighter jet as if it were being flown to avoid radar detection, say investigators amid fears the plane's black box battery has died and may NEVER be found 'My son is dead, how can I relax?' Family of youngest victim of Boston bombings speak for the first time about moment attack ripped family apart and left ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News

The Macon Telegraph

2 killed in DeKalb County house fire

Authorities say the 43-year-old woman and her 10-year-old daughter were killed during a house fire in Avondale Estates - east of Decatur.

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Related Topix: Avondale Estates, GA, Decatur, GA

The Times

Johnny Vardeman

Gainesville native Iverson D. Hudgins was characterized "a miracle man" because he survived the 1936 tornado despite being caught in the vortex of the twister, thrown high above his house, landing midst all manner of debris and leaving him with 17 fractures and nails in one eye and his jaw.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, GA, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hall County, GA, Sugar Hill, GA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Examiner.com

Police: Man wanted in hit-and-run that killed boy, 2, has fled the country

Mr. Concepcion Cruz, 57, is wanted for the hit and run that killed a 2-year-old boy and seriously injured his sister over the weekend in DeKalb County, police said.

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Related Topix: Atlanta, GA

Cross Roads News

Budding scientist wins with lip gloss

Mount Carmel Christian School eighth-grader Jennifer Rice walked away with two first-place wins at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair last month for her "Juicy Lips" lip gloss.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, University of Georgia, Education Etc.

Cross Roads News

Boyer facing ethics probe over debit card use

The DeKalb Ethics Board will hear a complaint filed against District 1 Commissioner Elaine Boyer and her use of the county's debit card for personal purchases at its May 8 meeting.

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Related Topix: Norcross, GA, Blythe, GA

Cross Roads News

DeKalb County set to acquire South DeKalb ...

The YMCA will use the $4.95 million purchase price to renovate the 39,000-square-foot South DeKalb Y and add 10,000 square feet of space.

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Related Topix: Atlanta, GA, Decatur, GA

On Common Ground News

Miller Grove's Sharman White Named Usa Today's "Coach of the Year"

Miller Grove High School's Coach Sharman White and his six-time champion basketball team are basking in glory again.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

On Common Ground News

Business Spotlight: Simply Sassy salon makes fairy tale prom for three high school girls

For many high school students, prom is an epic event. But for some, the cost to attend that special dance is more than their families can afford.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Lithonia, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Suspect identified in fatal metro Atlanta hit-and-run crash

DeKalb County police have identified a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 2-year-old boy.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

On Common Ground News

Dunkin' Donuts Breaks Ground on Wesley Chapel Location

South DeKalb community leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the new Dunkin Donuts that is under construction at 2555 Wesley Chapel Road near I-20.

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Creative Loafing Atlanta

First Slice 4/9/14: Beltline trademark fight ensues over naming rights

Atlanta Beltline Inc., the nonprofit tasked with the construction of the 22-mile greenspace loop, has sent a cease and desist letter to Beltline & Co., Scoutmob Co-founder Michael Tavani's new startup space, over possible trademark infringement.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Atlanta, GA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

DeKalb County school system eyes charter status

All Georgia school districts must decide by summer 2015 whether to maintain their current structure or pursue a charter school status, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported .

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Gwinnett County, GA

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Boyer accused of misusing county-issued card, may face penalties

DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has come under scrutiny for allegedly racking up personal expenses on a county-issued credit card.

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Patch.com

Police: No Reason for Worry in Man's Death Near Hambrick Elementary

A college student found dead near the playground of Hambrick Elementary School was shot to death, police said, but area residents shouldn't be concerned about public safety.

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Related Topix: Stone Mountain, GA

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