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Seminar, lunch for girls, moms

Delta Air Lines pilot Leja Noe keynotes a women’s empowerment seminar and lunch designed for girls 8 and up and their mothers or guardians at Greenforest Community Baptist’s Early Learning Center in Decatur on April 18.

Drug dealers plead guilty to holding up postman

Decatur drug dealers William James Wilkins and Michael Fairnot-Woods, who robbed letter carriers at gunpoint, have been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay $2,895 in restitution.

Hank wants Congress to act

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson has taken Congress to task for not addressing the mounting number of shooting deaths of unarmed residents at the hands of police.

Former DeKalb manager pleads guilty to triple dipping

Patrick Jackson, a former janitorial services manager for DeKalb government and the Georgia World Congress Center, has pleaded guilty to public corruption charges.

Safety Jam at Gresham Rec Center

An April 25 Safety Jam at Gresham Recreation Center will offer information and demos to keep adults and children safe during warm weather months.

Great American cleanup in Lithonia

Volunteers will clean up Rockbridge and Deshon roads and surrounding neighborhoods in Lithonia on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Snapfinger wastewater workshop

Stakeholders will get information about Phase 2 construction of the Snapfinger Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion project at an April 28 workshop at the Community Achievement Center.

DBE forum for business owners

Small-business owners can attend a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Forum on how to do business with the federal government on May 8 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center in Clarkston.

Hiring funds available for employers

DeKalb has Workforce Innovation Funds available to help employers save on hiring costs and to provide work experience to workers unemployed for one year or longer.

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Stone Mountain Train Depot gets a face lift

Stone Mountain Village residents and officials celebrated the completion of exterior renovations on its historic Train Depot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 23.

Zumba Basic class at Clarkston Library

Zumba instructor Akinya Joy will lead an hour of fun and fitness on April 25 at the Clarkston Library. Joy will teach Zumba Basic, a Latin-inspired dance fitness class, beginning at noon.

Student use of e-cigarettes triples

Use of e-cigarettes has tripled among middle and high school students in just one year, and hookah use has almost doubled.

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Tips to manage springtime allergies

For Georgians with allergies and asthma, itchy eyes and throats, sneezing, wheezing and coughing are the norm with trees in full bloom and high pollen counts.

Breast, cervical cancer screenings

Women ages 40 to 64 who live in DeKalb and have no health insurance or only make a limited income may be eligible to receive a breast and cervical cancer screening at no cost or at reduced cost.

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Rare photos part of Emory exhibit

An exhibit featuring student research on a rare African-American photo collection at Emory University is now on display at the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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Southwest DeKalb grad nabs two CIAA tennis awards

Southwest DeKalb alum Kaylin Roman, a freshman and a member of the Johnson C. Smith University Women’s Tennis Team, has captured two conference awards.

Museum Week offers special deals

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Michael C. Carlos Museum and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in DeKalb are among more than 30 institutions and historical sites offering two-for-one or free admission during Museum Week on April 25 to May 1.

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Book by Nichols’ hostage is basis of movie ‘Captive’

Former waitress Ashley Smith’s account of the March 2005 Fulton County Courthouse shooting rampage in her book “Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero” is the basis of the film “Captive.”

Month of live music leads up to Atlanta Jazz Festival

Music lovers can see live performances every day during the month of May as part of the 38th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Genealogy class for older adults

Aspiring family historians can get pointers at “Finding Your Family Tree” on May 6 at the Flat Shoals Library.