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13 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

Combo guard Shembari Phillips commits to Tyndall

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Phillips was on campus this weekend for UT's high school camp.

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Related Topix: Tucker, GA, Sports

17 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Several injured following deck collapse at house party

Six people were injured at a Labor Day weekend house party in Ellenwood, following the collapse of a deck.

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Related Topix: Ellenwood, GA

17 hrs ago | Examiner.com

First Waffle House opened on Labor Day 1955 and other interesting information

The first Waffle House opened on Labor Day weekend in 1955 at 2719 East College Avenue in Avondale Estates, Georgia.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Avondale Estates, GA, Gwinnett County, GA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

Man, girlfriend found shot in Atlanta

Police say a couple was abducted from a DeKalb County home and later found shot in Atlanta.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

WALB-TV Albany

Man dead, woman injured in Atlanta shooting

A man was dead at the location, and a woman was taken to Grady Hospital in critical condition.

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

Sat Aug 30, 2014

CBS Atlanta

Report details unaccompanied minors placed in Ga.

A new federal report shows nearly 350 unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border have been placed with families in DeKalb County, the largest number in the state.

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Related Topix: Gwinnett County, GA, Cobb County, GA, Cherokee County, GA

Examiner.com

Atlanta's Literary Weekend: AJC Book Festival and Dragon Con August 2014

More information is available at: http://www.dragoncon.org/ 3. Gather to rest, relax, and enjoy another event at: Atlanta Black Pride Literary Cafe Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM Venue: The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA 4. Writers converge and share skills throughout the year.

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Related Topix: North Atlanta, GA

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

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

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