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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

Patch.com

BBQ for Breast Cancer August 29 & 30 in Decatur

Order your BBQ for Labor Day weekend from the Chef & Owner of Joe's Catering and member of Team Boobie-Que for the Atlanta 2 Day Walk.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Decatur, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Patch.com

Healthy Cooking Chefs, Authors Featured at AJC Decatur Book Festival

Food issues and healthy cooking authors and chefs will be featured at this weekend's 2014 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival presented by DeKalb Medical.

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

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Common Core defended at public hearing in Dunwoody

At a public hearing last week held by the state Board of Education at Dunwoody High School, Barbara Hampton, the sixth district representative for the board, listened to parents, teachers and administrators' ideas and concerns regarding performance and public education.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Patch.com

All About Developmental Disabilities Offers Fall 2014 Workshops on...

All About Developmental Disabilities will host workshops for families living with developmental disabilities at two locations this fall.

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

Patch.com

Armed Robbers Grab Phone, Forget Cash: Police

Two armed robbers reportedly snatched a cell phone but left without taking the victim's cash, according to Decatur Police.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA

Patch.com

Embattled DeKalb Commissioner Resigns, Says Abused Power

DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer resigned from office Monday afternoon, reports WSB TV , saying she has betrayed her constituents and no longer wants an investigation into the purported misuse of a county credit card to be a distraction.

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Fox News

Church credits 'miracle' after paramedics revive man who collapsed during service

A man who went into cardiac arrest in a church last Sunday had two forces on his side: paramedics, and the prayers of pastor and congregation.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA

Examiner.com

Be in the know about your rights with law enforcement

This Thursday's program provides the audience with improved awareness of their rights when encountering the police.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA

Examiner.com

Dog left at animal control because family quickly replaced her with another dog

A beautiful dog named "Julie," is in need of a new home after her former family decided to leave her at an animal control facility in Dekalb County, Georgia.

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