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  1. Barbara Rice BarnettRead the original story

    27 min ago |

    Barbara Rice Barnett passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was born October 16, 1931, in Commerce, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mae Lord Rice.


  2. Transportation service launches in Perimeter areaRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Transportation, as it relates to commuting options and congestion, is a well-known hot button issue in metro Atlanta. The Perimeter market - which encompasses Dunwoody, Brookhaven and Sandy Springs - sees its fair share of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.


  3. 2016 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board: LinebackerRead the original story

    53 min ago | One Foot Down

    A couple of new offers have gone out at middle linebacker in recent weeks. First up is Elysee Mbem-Bosse who is a native of Cameroon, lived in London, and has only been playing football for a couple years.


  4. Find out if you're smarter than a fifth graderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | MyFoxAtlanta

    The new season of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader premieres Tuesday, May 26! In honor of the funny show returning, we want to know... are you? Try answering the following questions from firth through fifth grade and then scroll to the bottom to see the answers! Q. How many pronouns are in the following sentence? "Teddy and Greg went to the circus and bought five sodas." Q. Who lost the presidential election to John Quincy Adams in 1824 and then went on to defeat him four years later? Q. The process of a tadpole becoming a frog can be described by what Greek word that means "to change form"? Q. The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 is considered the loudest sound in modern history.


  5. Decatur Fire Department Announces Teen Driving SeminarRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    The two-hour class is a complement to technical driving school courses, and is not required to get a license. The Decatur Fire Department has opened registration a seminar designed to help teen drivers and their parents make the most use of the 40 required hours of supervised practice time needed to graduate to a full driver's license.


  6. Power Outage for More Than 1,000 in Decatur AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    As of 10:15 p.m., more than 1,500 in the metro Atlanta area were without power. More than 1,000 of those customers were in the Decatur area. For some residents, repairs were expected to be completed by 11:15 p.m., but in other areas, crews were still evaluating the outage.


  7. Decatur Man Arrested After Two Police ChasesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago |

    The 34-year-old was able to elude the first set of troopers pursuing him in Suwanee, but was eventually run off the road in DeKalb County. A Decatur man is behind bars after he led state troopers on a series of pursuits in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties on Monday morning.


  8. Lyons runners take myriad approaches to annual Bolder BoulderRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Camera

    Dressed for the pool, members of the Lyons High School track and field team have fun with the annual Bolder Boulder 10K race on Monday in Boulder. Left to right: Faith Myers, Jenna Anderson, Kate Berreman, Sierra Tucker, Georgia Barone.


  9. Imaginings Roll OutRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Over the next six weeks, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Cultural Agents will host Imaginings in 15 different towns and cities across the nation . Most of these vibrant, art-infused, highly participatory community dialogues have their own event pages on Facebook other or other sites; click the links to learn where and when.


  10. Memorial Day events to honor country's militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Business Journal

    Stone Mountain will host events throughout the day along with a Memorial Day laser light show at 9:30 p.m. that salutes U.S. troops. Roswell will host what is billed as the largest Memorial Day ceremony in Georgia.


  11. ICYMI: DeKalb Gang Member Sentenced to Life in PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    The man killed two people and set off a chain of violent events which saw a 9-month-old baby shot to death. A DeKalb County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to killing two people, including a women he and fellow defendants had rushed to protect earlier, and setting off a violent chain of events which led to the death of a 9-month-old child.


  12. Op-Ed: Gay Purple Heart Recipient Says 'Mission Not Accomplished'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Advocate

    Today is Memorial Day and most everyone is enjoying their long weekend with family and friends. I do that too, but I also reflect on what Memorial Day really means.


  13. Decatur man remembers veteran son with memorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | MyFoxAtlanta

    A Decatur man lost his son to an IED in Iraq, but thanks to that father's tireless efforts his son is being remembered in a meaningful way. Eight years ago, Sgt.


  14. Ga. student competes in Scripps Spelling BeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | MyFoxAtlanta

    A local teen has been crowned the state spelling bee champion! She's now heading to a high caliber contest in Washington D.C. to represent Georgia. "I like to, when I'm not spelling, spell other kids' words," said 14-year-old Mona Mahadevan.


  15. Identity in Friday Fatal ReleasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2014 | KFBB

    According to Lewis and Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson, the 90 year old man who lost his life later Friday evening at St. Peter's Hospital was Clyde Tindell of Toston. MHP says that the vehicle Tindell was driving slowed down to make a right hand turn on Lane Avenue when he was rear ended by a vehicle traveling at highway speed.


  16. Black Bear Spotted Near Milton SubdivisionRead the original story

    Sunday |

    The Milton Police Department on Saturday reported they were notified of a black bear sighting near a subdivision off Hickory Flat Road. The agency said on its Facebook page that the bear was seen around the Estates at Hickory Mill neighborhood.


  17. Georgia dashcam footage shows fatal plane crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | New York Daily News

    ... pile of smoke as the officer turns on his siren and begins speeding through traffic to the site on I-285 in DeKalb County, near Atlanta. Dashcam video from a Chamblee Police Department shows the burning wreckage at a plane crash site in Georgia on ...


  18. Memorial Day Confederate Flag Burnings Spark ControversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday |

    A Sarasota artist's plan to spark conversation this Memorial Day by organizing Confederate flag burnings in 13 states across the nation is igniting controversy instead. John Sims and those who have taken up his rallying call say they intend to simultaneously burn the fags to start conversations about the symbol's meaning, WESH reported.


  19. LifeLine Animal Project Opens New Cat Adoption CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday |

    Located around the corner from the DeKalb International Farmers Market and a few blocks away from our Avondale Clinic, this location houses cats only. The address is 3172 East Ponce De Leon Avenue, Scottdale, GA 30079 , and all cat lovers are invited to drop by! Whether you're looking to adopt, play with the cats or volunteer, we'd love to have you! The center is open daily from 8am-6pm.


  20. Battle Stirs Over Confederate FlagRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Wall Street Journal

    Confederate flags, like these in an Atlanta, Ga., cemetery, are the subject of renewed controversy with a Florida artist's plan to burn and bury Confederate flags in 13 mostly Southern states on Memorial Day. A conceptual-art project that includes plans to burn and bury Confederate flags in 13 mostly Southern states on Memorial Day has drawn the ire of groups such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans that consider the events disrespectful and divisive.