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Superheroes to fight bullying during Stonecrest appearance

Marvel superhero fans can meet Spider-Man and Captain America on Oct. 25 for an anti-bullying event at the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia.

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Republican Barge endorses Democrat Wilson for superintendent

Valarie Wilson, the Democratic candidate for state school superintendent, landed a big endorsement on Oct. 23 when John Barge, the Republican she is seeking to succeed, endorsed her for the job.

Walk raises depression awareness

A Journey to Serenity Walk is taking place Oct. 26 in Lithonia Community Park to raise awareness about depression.

Alzheimer’s study needs seniors

Healthy seniors who are 65 years and older can sign up to participate in a TOMMORROW clinical trial that is studying the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Emory Web site to serve as resource on Ebola screening, care

Emory Healthcare has created www.emoryhealthcare.org/ebolaprep as a resource for health care organizations seeking best practices for safe and effective screening, diagnosis and treatment for patients with Ebola virus disease.

Chefs wanted for Taste of Arabia

Local restaurants and chefs can sign up now to participate in Arabia Mountain High School’s fourth annual Taste of Arabia on Nov. 1.

Edwards a finalist for state honor

Dr. Phyllis Edwards, superintendent of City Schools of Decatur, is among four candidates vying for state School Superintendent of the Year.

Wadsworth Magnet is Blue Ribbon School

Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Ivy Prep, Kittredge Magnet awarded SHAPE grants

Ivy Preparatory Academy and Kittredge Magnet School are among 22 schools awarded Georgia SHAPE grants to fight childhood obesity and improve nutrition.

More early polls open on Oct. 27

Four new early voting polls will open Oct. 27 in downtown Decatur, Stone Mountain, Brookhaven and Chamblee as the election season enters its final week.

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YMCA to honor six volunteers from South DeKalb

Six YMCA volunteers from south DeKalb County will be among 22 men and women honored as 2014 Volunteers of the Year on Nov. 10 for their service to the YMCA of Metro Atlanta.

Lou Walker Center seeks help for vets

The Lou Walker Senior Center will donate more than 70 nutritious meals to homeless veterans for delivery to Fort McPherson through its Give-a-Meal Program on Oct. 29.

Voice your concerns on cityhood movement on Oct. 28

Generally speaking, I support a community in pursuit of self-determination. My reluctance to supporting additional new cities in DeKalb County is based on the lack of cohesiveness with which new cities are often created.

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PBS spotlights Clarkston politics in documentary

Clarkston will be the subject of a nationally televised documentary airing Nov. 1 on PBS.

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Glanton takes helm at SWD

Dr. Thomas W. Glanton Jr. is Southwest DeKalb High’s new principal.

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Ellis’ fate unknown in the wake of mistrial

The fate of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis continues to hang in the balance in the wake of the mistrial declared by DeKalb Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson on Oct. 23.

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Churches mobilize for Souls to Polls drive

A number of South DeKalb churches are encouraging their members to vote early in the Nov. 4 general election and to take part in the county’s historic Sunday vote on Oct. 26.

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South metro area is flooded with ‘underwater’ properties

We are seeing an increasing number of reports, articles and editorials about the difference between the prices of houses in the north metro area as compared to south-side communities.

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Halloween activities in full swing

Kids can have a frightfully fun time at Jodeco Road United Methodist Church’s annual Trunks-of-Treats on Oct. 26 in Stockbridge.

Clarkston explores youth violence

The city of Clarkston will be the focus of DeKalb Board of Health initiatives to curb youth violence.