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Sherry Boston wins DA race, Thurmond poised to be DeKalb CEO

Sherry Boston will be DeKalb’s new district attorney and Mike Thurmond won the Democratic primary for DeKalb CEO in a landslide.

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Primary election day off to a busy start in South DeKalb

Voting in the May 24 primary and special election got off to a brisk start with poll workers at South DeKalb precincts reporting voter turnout so far appears better than it's been in recent elections.

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Talented, well-rounded, and setting examples for others

The 50 students who topped the Class of 2016 with the highest grade point averages were celebrated by the DeKalb School District at its annual Valedictorian and Salutatorian Recognition Ceremony on May 5.

Sessions for small businesses at DOE expo

Small-business owners will learn from experts and network with U.S. Department of Energy representatives and prime contractors working with the DOE at an expo on May 23-25 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Tax Commissioner candidates face two elections on May 24

Interim Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson and attorney Susannah Scott answered questions about their qualifications for the tax commissioner’s job in a May 16 forum at New Life Baptist Church.

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Low employee morale consumes sheriff’s challengers

Employee morale emerged quickly as the focus of a DeKalb County sheriff’s candidates forum in Decatur this week.

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Barksdale going after Washington

Millionaire Jim Barksdale, who wants to leave the business world for the U.S. Senate, says the burdens of underemployment and income inequality hurt everyone.

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Chamblee valedictorian Aomeng Cui nails perfect SAT score, heads to Columbia U

Aomeng Cui got a perfect 2400 score on the SAT on the one and only time she took the exam. She is Chamblee Charter High School Magnet valedictorian with a GPA of 4.443.

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DeKalb CEO candidates want to transform county

Michael Thurmond wants to “change the trajectory” of the county and build a model community that others will look to emulate.

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DA: I am a good prosecutor, have a lot of compassion

In one of his campaign mailers to voters, incumbent District Attorney Robert James describes himself as “gang-busting and toddler-cuddling.”

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Boston: DeKalb is not getting all that it can out of the DA

Two years ago when friends began telling Sherry Boston that she should run for DeKalb district attorney, it was not an easy sell.

Blazer keynotes 2016 Apex Awards

Robert Blazer, founder of Your DeKalb Farmers Market, keynotes the DeKalb Chamber’s 2016 Apex Awards on May 25.

DeKalb Board of Health achieves national accreditation

The DeKalb Board of Health has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board, one of fewer than 200 health departments nationally that have been awarded accreditation through PHAB.

Learn to play at Chess Club

Learn to play chess or join in a game on May 24 at the Covington Library in Decatur.

Viva La Vida for older residents

It’s party time for DeKalb residents 55 and older at Viva La Vida on May 25 at the Decatur Library. The party limit is 100 – call 404-508-7190, Ext. 2257, to register.

Creative Writing Group meets

Aspiring writers can attend the Creative Writing Group meeting on May 24 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur.

South Precinct book giveaway

Parents and kids can drop by the DeKalb Police South Precinct and pick up a free children’s book throughout the summer as part of its “Encouraging Our Kids to Read” initiative.

Library book sale

Thousands of books and CDs will be available for purchase on May 28 at the Friends of the Decatur Library’s annual Memorial Day book sale on the front lawn.

June 3 spelling bee deadline

Rising second-graders through rising eighth-graders have until June 3 to sign up for the June 11 spelling bee at the Caribbean American Heritage Month celebration at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library.

‘Hidden South’ documents unseen

Atlanta-based photographer and storyteller Brent Walker will discuss “The Hidden South – Come Home” on May 24 at the Decatur Library.