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  1. A volunteer, left, passes out gifts at the 16th annual Tree of Love...Read the original story

    16 hrs ago | Cross Roads News

    A volunteer, left, passes out gifts at the 16th annual Tree of Love giveaway party Dec. 20 at the Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson's annual Tree of Love campaign secured 500 Christmas gifts for needy families on Dec. 20, exceeding its goal of 300. Johnson, who represents District 3, hosted a giveaway party for recipients at the Gallery at South DeKalb on Saturday.


  2. Michael J. DonovanRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    Michael Joseph Donovan, 89, of New Bedford and Bourne, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Sippican Health Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Florence Donovan, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.  Born in New Bedford, son of the late Jeremiah and Hanorah Donovan, he lived in the area all his life.


  3. Your Money Matters: Gifts for givers tired of giftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Pocono Record

    Folks have been lamenting the commercialization of the holiday season for years, but the outcry this year about shopping on Thanksgiving indicates a rebellion of sorts. Christmas decorations pop up in stores in September; relentless television advertising pushes consumers to empty wallets for a “perfect” holiday; the irony of rushing around buying gifts right up until Dec. 24, only to see prices deeply discounted on Dec. 26; the economic hardship so many dealing with the season of pressured spending - all this contributes to a collective spirit of de-emphasizing materialism in lieu of meaning.


  4. Legislative Committee Draws New Boundaries for Tucker and LaVista HillsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Peach Pundit

    A House Governmental Affairs subcommittee voted 3-1 on Friday to set the boundary between the proposed DeKalb County cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker. The boundary settles the dispute between the two cityhood movements over the disposition of the Northlake Mall area, a commercial hub that would provide much of the property tax base both cities want.


  5. Campers Inn Acquires Ga.-Based Peco CampersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | RV Business

    Kingston, N.H.-based Campers Inn announced the acquisition of Peco Campers of Tucker, Ga. The dealership, representing Campers Inn's 10th location, will remain open and continue to operate as Peco Campers.


  6. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Senior guard Kelva Atkins scored a game-high 19 points and added nine rebounds as UNCW ended a five-game losing streak with a 61-48 non-conference victory over East Tennessee State in front of a sellout crowd of 5,141 fans at Trask Coliseum on Friday afternoon. While the Seahawks earned their first win since an 89-80 victory over Campbell on Nov. 19, the Buccaneers had their four-game winning streak snapped.


  7. Classic City Shootout loaded with talented teams in 2014Read the original story

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    It didn't take long for Cedar Shoals basketball coach Dreco Thomas to fill out the schedule for the inaugural Classic City Shootout. After Cedar Shoals attended two one-day events at Athens Christian and Loganville last season, Thomas began to think about bringing a similar event to Athens.


  8. Report: Google Delays Decision To Bring Faster Internet Service to Sandy SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    Plans to announce whether Google will bring its high speed internet connection to Sandy Springs and metro Atlanta homes have been delayed. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Google has delayed plans to announce the next slate of cities it will roll out its ultra-fast, fiber optic Internet service.


  9. What's Open, What's Closed in Decatur on Christmas 2014?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    Even though it's a holiday, not every business will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25. Here's a look at what's open and closed. All Decatur city offices and administrative services close on Dec. 25 and Dec. 26; Offices will reopen on Monday, Dec. 29. Dec. 24: All MARTA bus and rail lines operate on Saturday schedule, excepting except bus lines 24, 143 and 148 which run on a regular weekday schedule.


  10. Former U.S. Airman Sentenced in Sex Predator CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Columbia, SC A former U.S. Airman stationed at Shaw Air Force Base has been sentenced to 35-years in a sex predator case. Former U.S. Airman Sentenced in Sex Predator Case Columbia, SC A former U.S. Airman stationed at Shaw Air Force Base has been sentenced to 35-years in a sex predator case.


  11. BeSomeOne Chess Master Orrin Hudson Speaks For FreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | OurTown

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Must RSVP at When: December 20, 2014 from 1p.m. - 4p.m. Where: Fairfield Inn and Suites. 7850 Stonecrest Square, Lithonia, GA, 30038 To learn more about this event, watch the following video:


  12. Dunwoody council approves eminent domain for Tilly Mill Road propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Dunwoody City Council members approved the use of eminent domain for right-of-way and easement areas along 4962 Tilly Mill Road, a corner lot that is currently undeveloped, in a meeting last week. The acquisition of the land was needed in order to solve safety and traffic issues along the North Peachtree, Tilly Mill and Peeler roads intersections due to "an unacceptable level of service, particularly during the peak of the morning commute," according to a traffic analysis conducted in 2011.


  13. What to Do While School Is Out for HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    ... DeKalb History Center Museum . They are currently offering three exhibits on the main floor of the historic DeKalb County Courthouse. All exhibits are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Galleries and offices will be closed Dec. 24, ...


  14. Decatur's Burnt Fork BBQ Shuts DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    On the heels of a few recent restaurant closures in Decatur, Burnt Fork BBQ 's operators let patrons and fans know on Thursday that they have shut their doors for good. The post on Facebook read: "Well folks after 4 years of hard work we've decided to close our doors.


  15. Final Opportunity Remains at Park Overlook in DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Atlanta Real Estate Forum

    Start 2015 off in a new home at Monte Hewett Homes' Park Overlook community in Decatur! Featuring an excellent walkable lifestyle near the Decatur Square, this unique enclave of 10 homes has just one final home remaining for sale. Located on home site 4, the stunning Sweetgum plan features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a basement.


  16. MARTA considers turning Oakland City station's parking lot into...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Over the next year, MARTA will be moving forward to partner with private developers and start turning some of the transit agency's parking lots into mixed-use developments . Brookhaven, King Memorial, and Avondale Estates stations have already been selected for the program aimed at increasing ridership and shoring up the transit agency's balance sheets.


  17. Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Arizona Republic

    What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke. Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke.


  18. Chick-fil-A Classic Basketball tournament to feature top talentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | On Common Ground News

    High school basketball teams from Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama will join in competition against some of DeKalb County's best squads and other Georgia teams at the Chick-fil-A Invitational Holiday Classic on Dec. 26 - Dec. 30 in Tucker. The 16 high school boys teams will compete for bragging rights and tournament honors at Tucker High School, 5036 LaVista Road, Tucker.


  19. Police officer saves Christmas after family's presents stolenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2011 | WTVM

    To combat a shortage of Alabama State Troopers, several agencies will serve under the same umbrella as troopers starting Jan. 1, 2015. Alabama Marine Police and agents from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will be conducting traffic stops and arrests during the Christmas holidays and beyond.


  20. Google Fiber delays move into Atlanta area, other citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Business Journal

    Google said in February it was considering rolling out Google Fiber service to Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs and Smyrna. The company said it hoped to make a decision before the end of 2014.