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Food safety practices can help ensure healthy holiday meal

Novices making their first turkey or seasoned cooks who know their way around the kitchen should follow good food safety practices for a healthy holiday meal.

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Macy’s Great Tree lighting on Nov. 27

R&B legends the Isley Brothers will headline the Macy’s Great Tree lighting on Nov. 27 at Lenox Square.

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Foster child completes family

In a room crowded with parents and kids, Summer Hillesheim and 19-month-old Mya stood out.

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This Thanksgiving, family is grateful for ‘a whole new life’

This Thanksgiving, April Jones and her family have much to be thankful for, and at the top of the list is the recovery of their daughter McKinley Parks, who underwent a bone marrow transplant at age 3.

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High school student makes mark as a budding entrepreneur

Tucker High senior Donté Watkins, who founded Second Chance Tutoring, competed in the quarterfinals of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Youth National Entrepreneurship Challenge in California in October.

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DeKalb students collect 52 tons of recyclables in a month

In October, students from 17 DeKalb schools saved 52 tons of paper, plastics, wood, and glass from the county landfill.

Medicare ‘Extra Help’ offers assistance with prescription drug costs

Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications.

Santa letters help Make-A-Wish

Kids can write Dear Santa letters and “mail” them at the Macy’s at the Gallery at South DeKalb and other area Macy’s to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Churches hold joint Thanksgiving services

Six congregations – three each in Lithonia and Stone Mountain – are holding annual joint Thanksgiving services beginning Sunday.

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Churches, groups offer helping hand with Thanksgiving meal

Families who need a helping hand putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table can get one from the DeKalb Women in NAACP, Faith Tabernacle and Saint Philip AME Church.

Ross confirmed for federal bench with unanimous vote

DeKalb State Court Judge Eleanor Ross has been confirmed for the federal bench.

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19 to receive Presidential Medal

Musician Stevie Wonder, the late choreographer Alvin Ailey, three slain “Freedom Summer” activists, and Michigan’s U.S. Rep. John Dingell will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24 at the White House.

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Seven honored as trailblazers

Seven DeKalb residents who have impacted the community in business, education, religion, arts and politics were recognized with trailblazer awards on Nov. 20.

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I am thankful for day honoring forever families

For the past 15 years, it has been my honor and privilege to represent families in all aspects of the adoption process, and, with National Adoption Day being so close to Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to thank you, to share my gratitude with you.

Help make world a better place – stop killings, littering

Today I wonder … Why do people shoot other innocent people? Really?

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Homegoing service set for business icon Herman J. Russell

The homegoing service celebrating the life of trailblazing entrepreneur and philanthropist Herman J. Russell will take place Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Philip A.M.E. Church in Atlanta.

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Trailblazing Businessman Herman J. Russell dies

Herman J. Russell, a trailblazing entrepreneur and philanthropist who built one of the oldest Black-owned construction and real estate companies in America died Saturday after a brief illness, according to sources close to the family.

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Ethics Board reprimands former BOC member Elaine Boyer

The DeKalb Board of Ethics at its Nov. 13 meeting in Decatur voted unanimously to reprimand former District 1 commissioner Elaine Boyer.

DeKalb DA seeks death penalty in baby’s slaying

DeKalb District Attorney Robert James is seeking the death penalty for Devin Thomas, who is accused of shooting 9-month-old KenDarious Edwards Jr. to death in May during a home invasion in Stone Mountain.

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Grants help fund Sporty Girls outreach

The nonprofit Sporty Girls Inc., which fosters and develops lifestyle skills among young female athletes, has received $10,000 in grants and volunteer support since August to help girls become well-rounded leaders in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

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