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Voters boot DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton, keep Irvin Johnson as tax commissioner

Steve Bradshaw unseats DeKalb District Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in a landslide and voters keep Irvin Johnson as Tax Commissioner.

'Coffee for a Cop' fundraiser on July 29 for Officer Darrel Price

A “Coffee for a Cop” fundraiser is set for July 29 for DeKalb Police Officer Darrel Price, who is battling cancer.

NCNW 'Insurance and Risk Management" webinar on July 28

State Farm agent Terri Cade-Hill will present an NCNW Wise Women Wealth Building webinar, "Insurance and Risk Management" for Women Entrepreneurs, on July 28.

Family Life Center turns 3

The Fulton-DeKalb Family Life Center in the Belvedere Medical Plaza is celebrating its three-year anniversary with a fun-filled bash on July 30.

Let's Move! DeKalb Expo on July 30

Households with children can get free school supplies and fitness and nutrition information at the sixth annual Let's Move! DeKalb Expo on July 30 at the Exchange Park Recreation Center.

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DeKalb voter turnout light so far on runoff day

Less than 1500 DeKalb County voters had cast ballots by noon in the July 26 runoffs and special election, according to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections.

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DeKalb voters return to the polls July 26 for runoffs, special election

All DeKalb polling precincts will open on July 26 for five primary runoff elections and the special election for Tax Commissioner. Twelve candidates are vying in four Democratic and two Republican primary elections and one non-partisan special election.

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DeKalb Commission District 4 runoff contentious to the end

In the dwindling days before the hotly contested July 26 runoff for the District 4 DeKalb Board of Commissioners seat, incumbent Sharon Barnes Sutton is charging challenger Steve Bradshaw with making false and misleading claims about his military service.

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Boule records housed at Emory’s Rose Library

The records of the first post-graduate fraternal organization for African-American men, Sigma Pi Phi, are now housed at Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

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John Evans resigns NAACP presidency to focus on own group

Civil rights veteran John Evans, who has led the DeKalb Branch NAACP for 16 years, has resigned his post to head Operation Lead, a separate civil rights organization that he founded in 2005.

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Midnight basketball league builds relationship between kids, police

Program breaks down walls, misperceptions

On the surface, the event looked like nothing out of the ordinary. About 90 teenage boys were gathered for their sixth week of midnight basketball on Gresham Park Recreation Center’s two full-sized courts. But while some of the players were there by choice, about half were playing as part of their probation.

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DeKalb police officers will be wearing body cameras by Oct. 31

Body cameras monitor interaction with public, upload data to cloud

DeKalb County's 600 uniformed police officers will be patrolling the county with wireless body cameras by Oct. 31. Every county police officers will be outfitted with the BodyWorn brand of cameras, which are already in use in Marietta, City of Decatur, MARTA and Georgia Department of Corrections and by police departments across the country.

School District hiring bus drivers, mechanics

The DeKalb School District is recruiting bus drivers and mechanics on July 26 at the GDOL North Metro Career Center in Atlanta.

Coffee With a Cop on July 27 at Bojangles'

DeKalb residents can have Coffee With a Cop on July 27 at Bojangles' in Lithonia.

Oakhurst health fair offers free screenings and immunizations

Kids can get free immunizations and school screenings at Oakhurst Medical Centers Inc.'s Health Fair & Family Fun Day on July 30.

Free HIV tests at Clarkston Library

Free rapid HIV testing will be available on July 27 at the Clarkston Library.

World Hepatitis Day observance focuses on elimination

Millions of people across the globe are expected to observe World Hepatitis Day on July 28, urging action to eradicate the disease by 2030.

Beat the Heat Hike with Ranger Robby

Ranger Robby Astrove will lead a Beat the Heat Hike on July 29 at the Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve in Lithonia.

Summer revival in Scottdale

Bishop-elect Cary Williams of Judah House of Praise and Prophetess Rosaline Ash will lead the Worshippers Interceding for Excellence Church summer revival, Victory, on July 29-31 in Scottdale.

National Poetry Slam begins Aug. 1 in Decatur

Teams of poets from across North America and Europe will converge on Decatur on Aug. 1 to compete in the weeklong National Poetry Slam.

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