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May reviewing his year at two more meetings

Interim CEO Lee May will talk with residents at the Maloof Auditorium on Aug. 26 and at the Dunwoody Library on Aug. 27 in his series of community meetings reviewing his first year in office.

$4.6M grant to fight veterans’ homelessness

Decatur Cooperative Ministry Inc. and three other Atlanta-based groups have been awarded more than $4.6 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs to fight veterans’ homelessness, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson announced on Aug. 19.

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Operations Task Force subcommittee to meet Aug. 27

DeKalb’s Operations Task Force subcommittee on governance is meeting Aug. 27 at the Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur.

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Imam Plemon El-Amin will facilitate Let’s Talk About It.

Imam Plemon El-Amin will lead a discussion of “Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” by F.E. Peters on Aug. 26 at Scott Candler Library.

Women’s clinic at chamber tourney

Women golfers can raise their game in the 10th annual DeKalb Chamber Golf Tournament set for Sept. 15 at the Druid Hills Golf Club with the addition of a Women’s Golf Clinic.

Book a librarian for extra help

Individuals who need help surfing the Internet or conducting research can Book-A-Librarian for Aug. 27 at Salem-Panola Library.

Tour de’ CASA bike ride to focus on child abuse

Child advocates and their friends and supporters will bike in the DeKalb CASA Tour de’ CASA at Milam Park in Clarkston on Sept. 6.

Bishop Holston for Ousley’s Men’s Day

Bishop Jonathan Holston, South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church resident bishop, will be the guest speaker at Ousley UMC’s Men’s Day on Aug. 31.

Fall Book Preview offers the scoop on new tomes

Can’t wait to get your hands on the latest reads? Then make your way to the 2014 Fall Book Preview on Aug. 27 at the Decatur Library and find out what books you need to watch for.

Goizueta Business School puts first black woman at its helm

Erika Hayes James has taken the helm as dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, marking the first time a minority woman will lead a full-time MBA program at a top-25 business school.

Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 8% in July

Metro Atlanta’s jobless rate rose to 8 percent in July, and seasonal factors such as temporary layoffs in educational services and manufacturing were cited again as the cause for the increase.

Jobs Bus heads to Tucker, Decatur

DeKalb’s Mobile Career Center is on the road again and will make stops on Aug. 26 and 27 in Tucker and Decatur.

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Free MAC Cosmetics makeover at Macy’s at South DeKalb

Women hankering for a MAC Cosmetics makeover close to home, can get one free on Aug. 29 and 30 at Macy’s in the Gallery at South DeKalb mall.

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Bird watching all the rage at Panola State Park

Children and adults can commune with a few fine-feathered friends at the Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk on Aug. 30 at Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge.

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Play about all-female battalion coming to Porter Sanford

The fictional historical play “Six Triple Eight” will be on stage at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center this fall, and schools and art teachers can begin reserving tickets now.

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DeKalb demolishes 3 vacant school buildings

Three closed schools that educated thousands of DeKalb County students between 1935 and 2009 no longer exist.

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Atlantans protest police shooting of unarmed teen

The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer came to the streets of downtown Atlanta on Monday.

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$2.5 million RaceTrac project for Wesley Chapel put on hold

The controversial RaceTrac gas station and convenience store that was planned for the corner of Wesley Chapel Road and Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur is not happening anytime soon.

Sexuality workshops for disabled

Families with young adults with developmental disabilities can take part in a workshop series on sexuality starting Aug. 26.

Teens, young adults explore careers

More than 100 DeKalb teens and young adults joined Youth ROCK! for workshops on traditional and nontraditional career paths and heard inspiring speeches and tapped into their creative sides.