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James and Ellis need to settle case and end the nightmare

District Attorney Robert James has to make a difficult decision about what to do with a case that seemed so promising during the investigation but in court, against talented opposition, did not live up to the promise.

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We have great power in ballot box – let’s exercise it

I got a surprise in the mail on Oct. 27 – a mailer from a Republican.

Program for micro-entrepreneurs

The Start:Micro-Entrepreneur Accelerator Program is recruiting micro-entrepreneurs in the Clarkston and East Lake communities for a free program offering training, mentorship and financial support.

Water billing process improved

DeKalb has updated and improved its water billing process and is investigating higher-than-average water bills experienced by some county customers.

Fines, jail time for illegal signs

Business signs placed on utility poles, in rights of way and along roadsides will soon become an expensive way for business owners to advertise in DeKalb County.

Amendments, referendum on ballot

Voters in the Nov. 4 general election also will vote on two proposed constitutional amendments and a statewide referendum on the ballot.

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Breast center to be renovated

A $44,670 check from the DeKalb Medical Auxiliary will help DeKalb Medical transform its Comprehensive Breast Center on the North Decatur campus into a more modern healing center

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Retired TV anchor Amanda Davis to share her story

Former TV news anchor Amanda Davis will share her personal journey of grace and new beginnings at the second annual women’s empowerment tea fundraiser on Nov. 1 at the Mary Hall Freedom House in Atlanta.

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Nunn garners support from John Lewis and DeKalb County

U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn says she will represent all of Georgia’s citizens if she is elected.

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Wesley Chapel Library reopens after five month closure

After being closed for more than five months, the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library reopened for business on Oct. 31.

Deal issues aggressive Ebola policy

Travelers from Ebola-affected countries now face more aggressive monitoring procedures when they arrive in Georgia.

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CAPUS offers one-stop online connection to HIV/AIDS care

The Georgia Department of Public Health has launched the Georgia CAPUS Care Portal, a one-stop online connection to care for HIV-positive residents.

Grants support prevention of chronic diseases

The DeKalb Board of Health is getting more than $928,000 in Health and Human Services grants to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Wadsworth Magnet is Beta School

Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers is a National Beta School of Distinction.

Red Ribbon contest for shutterbugs

Students, families and schools have until Nov. 4 to enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad and $1,000 for their k-12 school of choice.

DeKalb Schools lands tech grant

DeKalb students will have greater access to technology through an $8.4 million grant from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

Fall back into good habits with Nov. 2 time change

Clocks fall back on Nov. 2 for the return to Eastern Standard Time.

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Macy’s Pink Pig rides herald the holidays

Priscilla the Pink Pig – one of the surest signs of the approaching holiday season – is up and running outside Macy’s at Lenox Square in Buckhead.

Art expo benefits library group

The creative talents of DeKalb Public Library employees will be on display in the Employee Art Expo at the Decatur Library.

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Music, poetry at library

R&B/jazz vocalist Gabbie McGee and spoken word artists Georgia Me and Queen Sheba will headline Scribes & Vibes on Nov. 8 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

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