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Annual Moore’s Ford Bridge March on April 4 to honor Dr. King

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) will lead the 12th annual march to Moore’s Ford Bridge on April 4 in Walton County to mark the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and to demand the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the 1946 lynching of four African-Americans in Monroe.

May to host forum in City of Lithonia

Residents can offer input on interim CEO Lee May’s 2015 priorities for DeKalb County on April 7 at Lithonia City Hall.

Pet Easter chicks pose risk of salmonella

Those cute Easter chicks, ducklings and other types of live poultry being purchased as family pets pose risks for contracting salmonella or other illnesses.

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Easter egg hunts offer fun, treats, prizes for the little ones

Kids can get their Easter baskets ready for egg hunts and holiday activities throughout South DeKalb.

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Gateway beautification project reaches Candler Road

A year after DeKalb County broke ground on its $1.2 million Gateway/Interchange Beautification project, cleanup has finally started on the I-20/Candler Road ramps.A year after DeKalb County broke ground on its $1.2 million Gateway/Interchange Beautification project, cleanup has finally started on the I-20/Candler Road ramps.

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Orson facing questions about annexation emails

DeKalb School Board District 2 member Marshall Orson is facing reprimands or public censure from fellow board members for possible violation of board policy after allegedly encouraging the annexation of the Druid Hills neighborhood into the city of Atlanta, which would hurt the School District.

Toastmasters novice’s ‘I Still Got It Going On’ wins title

Sharron Saleem Martin of Decatur is Georgia’s Toastmasters Humorous Speech Champion.

Church activist Elzora Baker dies at age 104

Elzora S. Baker, one of DeKalb County’s oldest residents, died March 22 at age 104.

S.C. State honors Sonya Summers

Longtime Stone Mountain resident Sonya Summers has been inducted into the South Carolina State University 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame.

April 1 corporation filing deadline

Corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships have until April 1 to file annual registrations with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office and pay the renewal fee.

500 positions at Airport Job Fair

More than 30 of Hartsfield-Jackson’s top employers will be hiring for over 500 positions at the Airport Community Job Fair on March 30 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Clarkston Police offer ‘Craigslist Safety Zone’ to conduct transactions

The Clarkston Police Department has implemented a “Craigslist Safety Zone” geared toward making transactions arranged online safer.

23 DeKalb high schools top rated

All 23 high schools in the DeKalb School District received the highest approval rating from the Georgia Accrediting Commission.

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GPTC Adult Ed student wins EAGLE Award

Justin Walters of Lithonia is the statewide 2015 EAGLE Award winner for outstanding achievement in the state’s Adult Education program.

Pilot project helps parents get kids ready to read

DeKalb Public Library is one of 11 public library systems in the state selected to conduct a special federally funded early literacy pilot project aimed at young children.

Wesley Chapel Drop Everything and Read-In honors five writers

Readers and storytellers of all ages can join the Wesley Chapel Book Club and Imani Literacy Group for a read-in on April 4 at the library that pays tribute to five African-American writers.

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Stone Mountain Easter Sunrise Service is a family affair

Easter morning atop Stone Mountain holds fond memories for Norbert Lanford, grandson of the originator of the Easter Sunrise Service.

‘Seven Last Words’ service on Good Friday

First Afrikan Presbyterian will observe its annual “Seven Last Words” Good Friday Worship on April 3.

Women’s worship service at ITC

Women at the Cross 2015, a worship arts service of recovery and restoration, takes place on April 1 at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

Ga. Court of Appeals reverses ruling to release Reid, Pope

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker’s release of Patricia Reid and her ex-husband, architect Tony Pope, from prison has been reversed by the Georgia Court of Appeals.

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