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Ellis found guilty on four of nine counts

Suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis was found guilty on four of the nine counts against him on July 1 and was immediately taken into custody.

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Police investigating beating of teen at Stonecrest Mall

Three security guards who were caught on video beating a 15-year-old at the Mall at Stonecrest on June 27 have been suspended without pay and banned from the mall.

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Activists celebrate Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage

Rain didn’t stop more than 1,000 people from rallying outside the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta on June 26 to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that makes gay marriage constitutional throughout the nation.

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Thurmond reflects on time in School District

On Feb. 8, 2013, when Michael Thurmond took over the DeKalb School System, it was teetering on the brink of a precipice.

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Parades, fireworks and more ways to celebrate Fourth of July

America turns 239 on the Fourth of July, and DeKalb residents will join in the national celebration at parades, barbecues, fireworks and laser shows, and concerts around metro Atlanta.

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Jury deliberations under way in Ellis corruption retrial

The jury in the corruption retrial of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis completed its first full day of deliberation on June 25 without reaching a verdict on the nine counts of extortion, bribery and theft he is facing.

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Local students vying for $10,000 duct tape scholarships

Rising seniors Ella Coleman and Jarron Jones of Lithonia are finalists in Duck brand duct tape’s Stuck at Prom scholarship competition.

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Church, community mourn 9 killed in S.C. racist attack

Family and friends of the nine victims of the June 17 shootings at Emanuel AME in Charleston, S.C., and church members are picking up the pieces of their shattered lives and burying their dead this week.

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FDA gives trans fat the boot

Food manufacturers have three years to remove trans fat from their products after the FDA finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in human food.

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Fireworks sales legal in Georgia starting July 1

Georgia consumers can legally buy fireworks in the state starting July 1, in time for Independence Day celebrations. Gov. Nathan Deal signed HB 110 into law on May 5 for the commercial sale and regulation of fireworks.

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Safety tips to avoid lightning strikes

Lightning is the No. 2 weather-related killer in Georgia, and DeKalb residents can take precautions to avoid being struck, especially when swimming, grilling and participating in other outdoor activities.

Registration open for international students

New students born outside the United States as well as those whose primary home language is other than American English can register over the summer at the DeKalb International Welcome Center.

Summer vacation Bible School on at area churches

Wisdom bearers and wisdom seekers can attend Camp Taifa, an African-centered Family Vacation Bible School, on July 6-9 at First Afrikan Church in Lithonia.

School textbooks available for review

Parents, educators and other stakeholders can review textbooks and resources for classroom instruction in k-12 foreign/modern languages and Latin and k-12 English as a second language through July 9 at Lithonia High, one of 14 Learning Resources Evaluation Sites in the state.

Stay cool, hydrate to beat the heat

Summer arrived this week with a bang, and high temperatures are raising health concerns throughout the state. DeKalb residents can cool off at county libraries and rec centers during normal business hours as temperatures linger in the mid- to upper 90s. The buildings have been pressed into use as cooling centers.

Metro Atlanta jobless rate climbs in May, still below 2014

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate for May rose to 5.9 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 5.6 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 6.9 percent.

Avoid injuries, leave the fireworks to professionals

Prevent Blindness is urging Georgians to leave fireworks to the professionals on July Fourth and throughout the year.

Summer vacation Bible School on at area churches

Wisdom bearers and wisdom seekers can attend Camp Taifa, an African-centered Family Vacation Bible School, on July 6-9 at First Afrikan Church in Lithonia.

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Candidate forums in Lithonia for District 5 runoff

Voters in DeKalb Commission District 5 can hear from runoff candidates Mereda Davis Johnson and George Turner at two upcoming forums in Lithonia.

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Farrakhan to shooting survivors: ‘Don’t be so quick to forgive’

In a fiery speech in Atlanta on June 22, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan chided relatives of nine African-Americans killed by a white gunman in the Emanuel AME Church massacre on June 17 in Charleston, S.C., for being “too quick to forgive.”

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