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2 hrs ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

Atlanta Parent

7 Great Birthday PartiesEnter for a Chance to Win

Brunswick Bowling Center Chattahoochee Nature Center Unique and customizable bowling CNC Birthday Parties and arcade birthday parties to include time on our trails or Wildlife Walk celebrate your child's special day.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Cobb County, GA, Marietta, GA, Gwinnett County, GA, Norcross, GA, Decatur, GA

Sandy Springs Neighbor

DeKalb elections calls special election for District 1 commission seat

The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections will call for a special election to fill the vacancy in the office of DeKalb County Commissioner, District 1, resulting from the resignation of Elaine Boyer.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA

WSTR-FM Atlanta

DeKALB: Ex-commissioner Boyer faces prison for kickback scheme

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Sandy Springs Neighbor

Second phase of Brook Run Park trail complete

Staff / Katherine Frye / From left, Brent Walker and Bob Mullen discuss final plans for the opening of the new trail at Brook Run Park.

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Related Topix: Dunwoody, GA, Dunwoody (Dunwoody, GA)

KLEW-TV Lewiston

Clarkston students and teachers alike are excited for first day back-to-school

School is officially back in session for Clarkston students. Reporter Carol Zinke went to several Clarkston schools today and has this report.

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Related Topix: Clarkston, GA, Education Etc.

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Grandpa shot in the head protecting grandson during carjacking; Suspect gave police chase

Luther Tookes was shot on the top of the head, in his driveway, after two armed gunman tried to box him in and steal his car.

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Related Topix: Lithonia, GA, Life, Veteran Affairs

MyFoxAtlanta

Two arrested in DeKalb carjacking, 77-year-old shot in head

Police said two men shot a 77-year-old man and injured another man driving an AT&T van following a carjacking in Lithonia.

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Related Topix: Lithonia, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, East Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

Patch.com

Phipps Plaza Carjacking Suspect Stays Behind Bars

The alleged mastermind behind a series of carjackings and robberies in Atlanta will stay incarcerated for the time being, a judge has ruled.

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

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