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Blank’s Major League Soccer team picks DeKalb

Decatur could become home to the headquarters and practice fields for the new Atlanta United FC Major League Soccer team.

Ellis seeking to overturn his sentence, jail time

Convicted DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis is appealing his five-year sentence for attempted theft by extortion and perjury.

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Entertainment, info shared at Family & Back-to-School Expo

Thousands turned out to the Mall at Stonecrest on July 25 for CrossRoadsNews' annual Family & Back-to-School Expo on the Mall's lower level.

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Prevent food poisoning with safe handling of produce, juice

Safe handling of produce and fresh-squeezed juice is especially important during the summer months because foodborne bacteria multiply faster in warm weather and fresh fruits and vegetables are often consumed raw.

DeKalb teachers get merit pay

More than 1,800 DeKalb School District teachers received merit pay awards up to $2,500 from the federal Race to the Top program.

Forum on Decatur superintendent search

City Schools of Decatur stakeholders can offer their perspectives on the most desirable characteristics and skills that the new superintendent should possess at a community forum on Aug. 5.

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GPTC’s Wesley Chapel campus opens on Aug. 19

Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s new South DeKalb campus will open its doors to students on Aug. 19.

Workshops on debt management

Residents can pick up pointers on personal finances at Get Out of Debt on Aug. 3 and Aug. 8 at the Salem-Panola Library in Lithonia.

Learn risks of using Internet

Computer security expert Steve Norfolk will present Internet Security on Aug. 8 at Redan-Trotti Library in Lithonia.

Scan may show early death risk

A simple heart scan may help identify patients at risk for premature death, a new study by Emory University researchers suggests.

Arabia Mountain Run aids students

Students at Murphey Candler Elementary in Lithonia will benefit from the Arabia Mountain Run on Aug. 16.

Volunteers needed for SMILES jamboree

Donors, vendors, sponsors and volunteers are needed for the S.M.I.L.E.S. Back-to-School Jamboree on Aug. 9 at the Midway Recreation Center in Decatur.

May appoints two to DeKalb Board of Ethics

Attorney Christopher E. Bruce and Nikki Forman, a public relations/communications professional, have been appointed to the DeKalb Board of Ethics

State Court Judge Dax Lopez nominated to federal bench

DeKalb State Court Judge Dax López has been nominated for a federal judgeship on the U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

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DeKalb boil water advisory lifted

DeKalb County lifted a boil water advisory on July 27 after more than 100 lab tests confirmed that there were no health risks for residents from a water main break.

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Boil water advisory in effect for DeKalb after main rupture

DeKalb residents are still under a boil water advisory even though a water main break that occurred on July 24 in the Tucker area has been repaired.

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Watson seeking school supplies

Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson is collecting book bags and school supplies for his annual Back-to-School “Book Um and Bag Um” drive throughout July.

NAACP co-hosting Aug. 1 health fair

Free health screenings for hypertension and diabetes will be available on Aug. 1 at the DeKalb NAACP Health Fair at the Gallery at South DeKalb Mall in Decatur.

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Preventing bites is key in the fight against mosquito-borne illnesses

Mosquitoes are winging their way into a back yard or home near you and bringing with them potential health risks.

Nutrition tips at programs for kids

Kids and tweens can pick up tips on healthy eating at programs on July 28 and 29 at the Covington Library in Decatur.

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