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Georgia State joins Common Application

Georgia State University has joined Common Application to make it easy for students to apply to the college.

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Mann adds 2 to leadership team

DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann has promoted two longtime employees to his leadership team.

Clothing and food pantry reopens

Disadvantaged individuals and families can get food and clothes from Sarah’s Clothes Closet and Food Pantry in Decatur staring Sept. 2.

South DeKalb improvement group to meet

The South DeKalb Improvement Association will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Sept. 6 at the Berean Community Center in Stone Mountain.

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African diplomat lobbies for Ebola drug, supplies

As the Ebola virus rages on unchecked in West Africa, an Atlanta-based diplomat is urging the United States to send shipments of the experimental drug Zmapp and other emergency aid to Liberia.

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Wesley Chapel Krispy Kreme finally going up

The long anticipated Krispy Kreme store on Wesley Chapel Road is finally under construction.

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Boyer to plead guilty to federal mail, wire fraud charges

Former DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer – who abruptly resigned Aug. 25, a day before she was to appear in federal court on mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud charges alleging she bilked taxpayers of more than $90,000 – says she is going to plead guilty on Sept. 3.

Karon’s Father Tim returns to Mitford

Fans can catch up with Father Tim when Jan Karon discusses “Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good” on Sept. 6 at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur.

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‘The Abolitionists’ to be screened at Stonecrest

“The Abolitionists,” a documentary that revisits efforts to end slavery in America, will be screened Sept. 2 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Judaism up next in series

Clarkston residents and library patrons can learn the tenets of Judaism on Sept. 6 at the Clarkston Library.

Natasha Trethewey archive finds home at Emory

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey has placed her archive, which is currently open to researchers, at Emory University.

Qualifying for District 1 seat begins on Sept. 8

DeKalb Commission District 1 residents interested in finishing out Elaine Boyer’s term on the Board of Commissioners can qualify for the Nov. 4 special election starting Sept. 8

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Community Cabinet taking road trip to Stephenson

Commissioner Stan Watson’s Community Cabinet Meeting is on the road for September.

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Defending champs win meet

Cross country defending champs Clarkston Angoras and Dunwoody Lady Wildcats continued their winning ways at the DeKalb cross country season opener on Aug. 26.

Qualifying for District 1 seat begins on Sept. 8

DeKalb Commission District 1 residents interested in finishing out Elaine Boyer’s term on the Board of Commissioners can qualify for the Nov. 4 special election starting Sept. 8.

Voter education class on Sept. 3

DeKalb residents who want to learn more about the voting process can attend a Sept. 3 Voter Education and Outreach Training for Community Organizations seminar at the DeKalb Registration & Elections Office.

Campus Portal keeps parents connected

The DeKalb School District has launched its new and updated Campus Portal, a confidential and secure Web site that allows parents and guardians to log in and view their children’s progress in school.

3 DeKalb grads win CBC scholarships

Three DeKalb County high school graduates are among five winners of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships from the 4th District.

Tablet, smartphone class for seniors

Residents 50 years and older can learn to use tablets and smartphones at a series of free AARP workshops at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.

Series offers tips to start nonprofit

Starting a Nonprofit Organization, a four-part series, kicks off on Sept. 8 at the Decatur Library.

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