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DeKalb Neighborhood Summit set for July 9

DeKalb residents with questions about Zika virus prevention, water bills, potholes and other topics will have a chance to get answers from DeKalb officials on July 9, 9 a.m. to noon at the county's Neighborhood Summit.

Free screenings at 'My Year of Restoration' health fair

Residents can get free basic screenings on July 2 at the "My Year of Restoration" health fair at C&S Movement Church in Decatur.

DeKalb Schools raises teacher pay again in FY 2017 budget

The DeKalb School District’s fiscal 2017 budget will be $962.7 million and property owners won’t have a tax increase.

Zumba classes mix fun, fitness

Fun meets fitness at high-energy Zumba classes on June 27 at the Clarkston and Stone Mountain library branches.

More men using family planning services

More men are using family planning services, but they are still a small percentage of users.

Disparity, decline in substance use disorder treatment facilities

Counties with a higher number of black residents are disproportionately impacted by the decline of public substance use disorder treatment facilities.

Poet, friends pay tribute to fathers

Poet and essayist Gwen Russell Green and a few of her friends present "A Special Tribute to Our Fathers" on June 27 at the Stonecrest Library.

Fish fry, block party will kick off holiday in Lithonia

An Old-School Fish Fry & Block Party on July 2 will kick off the Independence Day weekend in downtown Lithonia.

'Talking Drum' examines civil rights movement

"Talking Drum" by visual/performing artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou on display at the Center for Civil and Human Rights examines the role of black popular music and the social justice movements of the 1960s.

Artwork from Redan Middle students in national exhibit

Artwork from Redan Middle School students is on exhibit through Aug. 31 at the headquarters of the National Art Education Association in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

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South Precinct luring kids with books, movies and midnight basketball tourneys

The lobby of the South Precinct of the DeKalb County Police Department is looking a little more cozy these days. A free bookstore for kids has been created there with some attractive shelving, a few chairs and more than 250 donated books, to date.

Sterk selected as Emory's first woman president

Claire E. Sterk, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory, has been selected as the university’s 20th president, the first woman to hold the office.

Synee’ Davenport receives Bradford Family Scholarship

McNair High graduate Synee’ Davenport is the recipient of the third annual Bradford Family Scholarship.

Registration open for East Lake Y youth soccer

Registration begins June 27 for kids 3 to 13 to play in the Fall Youth Soccer Leagues at the East Lake Family YMCA.

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Lewis, Johnson among Democrats staging sit-in to press for gun vote

U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson were among more than 200 House Democrats who staged a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to press demands for a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence.

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Site cleared for new Citgo store and restaurant on Candler Road

Work crews on June 10 demolished the old Citgo convenience store at Candler Road and Kelly Lake Road to make way for a new 3,300 square foot Citgo gas station, convenience store and takeout restaurant.

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New sculptor to create King statue for Georgia Capitol

Atlanta artist Martin Dawes has been chosen by Gov. Nathan Deal to create a life size statue of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. that will be placed in a prominent spot outside the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta.

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South River Trail offers more connectivity

Tasha Thomas was getting ready to move away from Decatur when she discovered the new 3.1-mile segment of the South River Trail that opened up between the Decatur Campus of Georgia State University and Clifton Church Road in Atlanta.

May's proposed midyear budget calls for worker pay raise

A $1.34 billion proposed midyear operating budget submitted by DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May to the Board of Commissioners on June 21 allocates $6.5 million dollars for county government employee pay raises.

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Community Ambassadors to mentor South DeKalb teens

A new corps of mentors called the Community Ambassadors will help 44 South DeKalb high school and middle school students develop social skills, plan for careers and build positive relations with police this summer.