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Forum reignites debate on cityhood in South DeKalb

More than 100 residents in the proposed city of Greenhaven heard that if they are not at the table when cityhood is being discussed, they will likely be on the menu.

New Lithonia council member to take oath

Diane Howard, who was the lone candidate to qualify for the Lithonia City Council special election, will be sworn into office on Oct. 5. Howard will finish out the term of Al Franklin, who resigned to run for mayor.

Candidate forums set for Senate, House and Lithonia Council races

Candidates for the special elections for Senate District 43 and House District 92 will attend an Oct. 8 forum at Macedonia Baptist Church in Conyers.

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Scholarship honors DeBerry’s giving spirit

DeKalb Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry, who serves on more than a dozen nonprofit boards, now has a scholarship named for her.

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South DeKalb Senior Center finally opens for business

Seniors are back on Candler Road with the opening on Sept. 22 of the long-awaited South DeKalb Senior Center. The $5 million facility at 1931 Candler Road is next door to the Scott Candler Library.

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Investigators call for Lee May’s resignation

DeKalb’s interim CEO Lee May was apologizing to taxpayers and doing damage control on radio Thursday, the day after the “special independent” investigators he hired to root out corruption called for his resignation.

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Job seekers swamp Heart of South DeKalb fair

Twenty-five employers with hundreds of job vacancies were swamped by job hunters at the Heart of South DeKalb Festival on Sept. 26 at the Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur.

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Carter, Washington facing off in race for House 92 seat

Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce President Doreen Carter and Rockdale attorney Sherri Len Washington will face off in the Nov. 3 special election for the House District 92 seat.

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Observances raise domestic violence awareness

Victims and survivors of domestic abuse will be remembered and honored at local events throughout October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Fall fests in Avondale Estates, Pine Lake

Arts and music festivals in Avondale Estates and Pine Lake help usher in fall in DeKalb County. More than 90 local and regional artists and artisans, musicians, and chefs are featured at the Avondale Arts Alliance’s AutumnFest on Oct. 3-4 across from the historic Tudor Village in Avondale Estates.

Sandy Hook teacher to discuss memoir

Former Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, who shielded her first-graders during the Newtown, Conn., school massacre in 2012, will discuss her memoir, “Choosing Hope,” on Oct. 6 at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur.

Gospel DJ Reggie Gay at Ousley UMC Men’s Day

Gospel dejay Reggie Gay will be the keynote speaker at the Men’s Day celebration at Ousley United Methodist Church on Oct. 11.

Exhibits at Stonecrest, Hairston Crossing

Former NBA player and sports broadcaster Mike “Stinger” Glenn will display his collection of rare books, time period newspapers, magazines, and portraits of black athletes Oct. 3-24 at Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Judge Mark Scott honored as Fresno State ‘Top Dog’ alumnus

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott will be honored on Oct. 9 at the Fresno State Alumni Association’s Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala.

Digital resources available for Title I families

Title I families in the DeKalb School District now have 24/7 access to streaming videos to support their children’s learning through Family Engagement digital resources.

Chamber seeks donations for cancer patients all monthlong

Patients being treated at the DeKalb Medical Cancer Center will benefit from the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s supply drive that takes place during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

South Precinct hosting Coffee With a Cop

South DeKalb residents can have Coffee With a Cop on Oct. 5 at the Hardee’s restaurant on Bouldercrest Road in Atlanta.

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May’s investigators call for his resignation

Investigator Mike Bowers says Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May does not practice what he preaches and for that and other reasons, Bowers and investigator Richard Hyde have called for May’s resignation.

Two DeKalb schools back to normal after water main break.

Classes are back to normal at Arabia Mountain High School and Murphey Candler Elementary in Lithonia...

Water main break forces evacuations at two DeKalb schools

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management crews are working on a water main break near Klondike Road and Browns Mill Road.