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Jeff Mann keeps Sheriff's Office with a landslide; mixed results for incumbent school board members

DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann won his first election by a landslide today beating back challenger Vernon Jones with 74.9 percent of the votes.

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Wesley Chapel and Redan-Trotti Library voters relocated to new precincts for July 22 runoffs

More than 6,000 voters who normally cast ballots at precincts at the Wesley Chapel and Redan-Trotti branch libraries will have to vote elsewhere in the July 22 runoff elections.

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All polls open for July 22 election

After weeks of campaigning, the runoff elections for DeKalb sheriff and three DeKalb School Board seats will be finalized on July 22.

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Charter schools, student achievement top voter priorities at school board forum

With time running out before the July 22 runoff election, about 50 DeKalb voters had pointed questions for school board candidates about Charter schools, student achievement and teacher pay.

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Interim District 5 appointment brings out a crowd

The number of candidates seeking the interim District 5 commissioner appointment is now down to 19 after one of the 20 applicants removed himself from consideration Thursday.

Book looks at Harper Lee

Author Marja Mills offers an intimate look at the life of Harper Lee of “To Kill a Mockingbird” fame on July 25 at First Baptist Church Decatur.

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Men to offer an earful in ‘Piece of My Mind!’

“A Piece of My Mind!” by Ronald McIntyre will be read on July 26 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

Walk of HEROes sign-up now open

Walkers, runners, team captains, sponsors, vendors, donors and volunteers can register for the 8th Annual Walk of HEROes 5K that benefits clients of the DeKalb Community Service Board.

Let’s Move! DeKalb expo coming up

Families can learn how to stay healthy at the fourth annual Let’s Move! DeKalb/Back to School Fitness Fun Day on July 26 at Exchange Park Intergenerational Center in Decatur.

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New immunization requirements for tween, teen students

Preteens and teens now have new mandatory immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 school year that begins Aug. 11.

Morgan failed to mention pro-charter job in disclosures

State School Superintendent candidate. Alisha Morgan makes no secret of her support for charter schools or her affiliation with the pro-charter Black Alliance for Educational Options, noting it in several online biographies.

SACS: School system makes "material progress"

DeKalb’s accrediting agency says the School District has made “material progress” correcting problems pointed out by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2012 but SACS declined to restore full accreditation after it’s latest monitoring visit in May.

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New push for city of South DeKalb kicks off

A city of South DeKalb is definitely on the table for the 2015 Georgia Legislature.

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Young singer-songwriter in demand as word of her talent spreads

Taylor Madison Rose has been turning to pen and paper to express her feelings ever since she was in the third grade.

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Get a break from sales taxes on Aug. 1-2

Families shopping for back-to-school supplies and clothes will get a break from sales taxes on Aug. 1-2.

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Oakhurst Medical, Walgreens and Compassionate Nurses Inc. will offer screenings for hypertension and blood sugar at the expo.

The new school year is just around the corner, and preparing for the back-to-school rituals can be hectic and stressful on parents.

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The $630,000 mistake you don't want your kids to make

Do you need a new way to motivate your kids for the upcoming school year?

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‘Captivating’ dancer moves to any beat

Zion “Lil Wiz” Moore was 6 when he pulled some “hopping and ticking” dance moves that surprised his parents, Corliss and Arthur.

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The building blocks for delicious, nutritious school lunches

For some DeKalb County children, picking out a new lunchbox is a sign that the end of summer is near. However, many parents dread the thought of trying to come up with healthy lunch choices that their kids will actually eat day after day.

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Dunkin’ Donuts set to open July 22

The new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant on Wesley Chapel is opening on July 22.

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