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McNair shooting gunman sentenced to 20 years

A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Obama announces Ebola offensive during CDC visit

President Barack Obama said the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the “largest international response in the history of the Centers for Disease Control."

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Prosecutor: Ellis case is about power, punishment and perjury

The trial of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis got under way this morning with his defense team seeking to quash the testimony of Nina Hall, Ellis’ former secretary.

Charter schools proposal to be discussed tonight

DeKalb County Schools wants to become a Charter Schools district. What does this mean?

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President to visit Atlanta Tuesday for Ebola update

President Barack Obama will be in Atlanta Tuesday for a briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa and the respiratory illness that has sickened children across the United States.

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Jury to begin hearing testimony in Ellis trial

The 16-person jury and alternates will begin hearing the case against suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis who is accused of strong-arming county contractors for campaign donations on Sept. 16.

Mother sentenced to life for suffocating 3-year-old daughter

A Stone Mountain woman was sentenced on Sept. 11 to life in prison after pleading guilty in the suffocation murder of her young daughter at their apartment in the Landmark at Mountain View complex on Wood Creek Drive.

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Jury seated in Ellis trial

A jury that was seated on Sept. 12 in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will begin hearing testimony Tuesday.

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DeKalb joins nation in commemorating 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, DeKalb Police, firefighters and residents remembered the victims in a solemn ceremony devoid of spoken words.

'Tie That Binds' at Stonecrest Library

A day of inspiration, celebration and healing will take place on Sept. 20 at Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

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Wynbrooke parents protest loss of teachers, large class size

For the first four weeks of the new school year, Anthony Owens was in Felecia Thomas’ fourth-grade class with 18 other students at Wynbrooke Theme School.

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Michelle Obama promotes higher education in Atlanta visit

First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her “Reach Higher” education initiative at Atlanta’s historic Booker T. Washington High School on Sept. 8 with a rousing call to action for students.

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Seniors’ photos, pottery on show at Porter Sanford Center

Thirty student photographers and potters from the Lou Walker Senior Center are showcasing their work at a two-week exhibit under way at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

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Ellis attorneys, prosecutors seek unbiased jury for trial

The jury of 12 men and women who will decide the fate of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis was expected to be seated by Sept. 12.

Wills lectures on government, arts

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and historian Garry Wills will present a public lecture on “Government and the Arts” on Sept. 18 at Emory University.

Writer to discuss ‘Belle City’

Author, playwright and journalist Penny Mickelbury will discuss the Southern interracial saga “Belle City: A Novel” on Sept. 17 at the Decatur Library.

Therapist to discuss massage, share techniques

Licensed neuromuscular therapist Safiyah Walcott will discuss the ancient healing method of massage on Sept. 20 at Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Emory treating 3rd patient for Ebola

Emory University Hospital is treating its third Ebola patient who was admitted on Sept. 9.

‘Be ACTive’ all over Georgia Piedmont

Faculty, staff and students can now engage in healthy choices to nourish their mind, body and spirit with Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s “Be ACTive” initiative.

DeKalb Elections Board OKs Sunday voting at 3 sites

For the first time in DeKalb, early voters will be able to cast ballots on a Sunday for the Nov. 4 general election.