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Dunwoody, Gainesville educators offer aid to Fairington Elementary

Educators and parents in North DeKalb are offering to collect school supplies to replace those lost in the Jan. 17 arson fire at Fairington Elementary School In Lithonia.

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$10,000 reward offered as Fairington students return after arson fire

Fairington Elementary students, teachers and staff returned to their fire-damaged school building in Lithonia on Jan. 26. As the students settled into familiar surroundings, DeKalb School District offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the suspected arson fire that broke out at the building on Jan. 17.

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Fairington students to return Jan. 26 after arson fire

The students and faculty of Fairington Elementary school will return to their building Monday morning Jan. 26 after being displaced for four days by a suspected arson fire that destroyed a kindergarten classroom and spread smoke and soot throughout the school.

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Reward offered for leads in Family Dollar robbery

DeKalb Police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying an armed robbery suspect who held up a Family Dollar store at 2500 Snapfinger Road in Decatur on January 19.

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Police issue photo of suspect in Fairington arson fire

Investigators have issued a photo of a suspect in the Jan. 17 arson fire at Fairington Elementary School and are asking the public’s help in finding him.

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Nutrition, recycling, healthy relationships – expo covers it all

Expo-goers who frequent the annual CrossRoadsNews Health & Wellness Expo know that the presentations and demonstrations are always top-notch.

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Rae Rae to rev up expo audience with fun warm-up routine

There is a reason Rae Rae Clark is known as the Fitness Motivator.

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Healthcare Marketplace enrollment available at Jan. 31 expo

The deadline for 2015 open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace is Feb. 15, and Oakhurst Medical Centers will help consumers sign up for the first time or re-enroll in better options at the 10th Annual CrossRoadsNews Health & Wellness Expo at the Mall at Stonecrest.

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Long ignored, winter’s superfoods gaining centerpiece status

Kale remained a tremendously popular vegetable in 2014, but I predict its distant relative, cauliflower, will continue to rise as a shining star in the produce department.

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A decade of thanks for expo’s supporters

Milestones should be celebrated, and this year, we at CrossRoadsNews are marking the 10th anniversary of our Health & Wellness Expo at the Mall at Stonecrest.

Fitness diva leaps at Kangoo Jumps low-impact workout

Fitness diva LaWanda Brokenborough is now jumping for health.

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Job fair at Community Achievement Center lures 150 applicants

Nearly 150 job hunters showed up for interviews with recruiters at a three-hour job fair hosted by members of Admiration Lodge No. 25 on Jan. 21.

Workshops offer tips, feedback for writers

Aspiring writers can get tips and feedback on their work at library sessions in Decatur and Lithonia.

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Jackie Robinson film ‘42’ at Stonecrest branch

The film “42,” the story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, will be screened on Jan. 26 at the Stonecrest Library.

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Student-powered ‘The Bridge’ receives four Aurora Awards

The DeKalb School System’s student-powered “The Bridge” TV program, which is in its second season, received four Aurora Awards – for editing, original score/music, music variety and educational programming.

NYU law professor to discuss best-selling memoir

New York University law professor Bryan Stevenson will discuss his memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” on Jan. 28 at the Carter Library & Museum.

Vendors needed for seniors expo

Vendors and exhibitors can sign up for DeKalb for Seniors Inc.’s second annual Business and Community Expo on Feb. 4 at the Lou Walker Senior Center

Diversity job fair on Jan. 29

Professionals, veterans, college grads, students and others can attend the Diversity Hiring Expo on Jan. 29 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

Financial class at ‘the Ray,’ Greenforest

Families and individuals can get help charting their financial future with best-selling author and financial adviser Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at Ray of Hope Christian Church and Greenforest Community Baptist Church beginning in February.

Reading and writing – one way to ensure King’s ‘Dream’

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s annual birthday celebration is a constant reminder for generations to come that we must do our part to “Keep the Dream Alive.”