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Atlanta police make arrests after Ferguson protest rally

Atlanta Police arrested at least 21 people Tuesday night after incidents that followed a peaceful downtown rally protesting the St. Louis County grand jury’s decision on Nov. 24 to not indict Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Atlantans to protest Ferguson grand jury's decision

Hundreds of youths and adults are expected at a vigil to protest the St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police office Darren Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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'Blueprint' seeks to fix county government

Blueprint DeKalb, a nine-member community action group of residents organized in February, is pushing for a series of reforms aimed at rebuilding public trust in DeKalb government by improving ethics and transparency.

Judge Becker to leave DeKalb bench next March

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker is leaving the bench on March 1, 2015.

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Solid Rock welcomes new pastor

Solid Rock AME Zion Church in Lithonia will pull out all stops to welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Karim Louis Currey.

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This Thanksgiving, family is grateful for ‘a whole new life’

This Thanksgiving, April Jones and her family have much to be thankful for, and at the top of the list is the recovery of their daughter McKinley Parks, who underwent a bone marrow transplant at age 3.

Georgia’s jobless rate dips to 7.7% in October

Georgia’s unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent in October with the creation of more than 33,000 new jobs in the state.

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Decatur teen named Metro Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of Year

Sir Dalvin Holloman is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Youth of the Year.

H.E.A.T. receives funds from AGL

Residents who need help with their heating bills this winter will benefit from a $190,000 donation to H.E.A.T. from Atlanta Gas Light.

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Goodwill building $15 million DeKalb store, center

Goodwill of North Georgia is expanding its footprint in DeKalb with a new $15 million retail store and two-story career center now under construction one block east of North DeKalb Mall near Decatur.

Thanksgiving travelers have cheap gas

More than 1.3 million Georgians will be traveling this Thanksgiving to be with family and friends for the holiday.

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Stone Mountain Santa to light tree

Santa parades into Stone Mountain Village on Nov. 28 to light its Christmas tree.

Stone Mountain’s Santa Breakfast

Kids can have a bite to eat with Santa on Dec. 6 at Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church.

Christmas Miracles toy drive on Nov. 29

High school ROTC programs are competing to see who can collect the most canned and nonperishable food for needy families in Commissioner Stan Watson’s fourth annual “Every Can Counts Campaign.”

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Community helps put turkey on the table for Thanksgiving

Tiffany Wilson knew the turkey she stood in line for two hours to get on Nov. 22 wouldn’t be enough to feed the 20 people coming to Thanksgiving dinner, but she was happy for the helping hand.

Mayors’ Motorcade seeking gifts

Avondale Estates is accepting donations for the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade that brings holiday cheer to clients and patients of the Georgia Regional Hospital in Decatur and other state facilities.

Fireworks, Santa in Clarkston

A spectacular fireworks show will light the way for Santa’s arrival in the city of Clarkston on Dec. 4.

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North DeKalb Mall’s holiday sounds

Shoppers and children taking a photo with Santa Hugh at North DeKalb Mall in Decatur can get into the spirit with the mall’s model train exhibit and annual free Holiday Sounds music series featuring performers from area churches and elementary and middle schools.

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Retailers ready for Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday crowds

Black Friday, the start of the annual holiday shopping season, is looking better this year than last year this time. Shopping surveys from the National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade association, estimate a 4.1 percent increase in sales to $616.9 billion, the first increase above 4 percent since 2011.

MARTA seeks bus operators

MARTA representatives will be recruiting bus operators on Dec. 4 at the Department of Labor’s North Metro Career Center in Atlanta.

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