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Commissioner Barnes Sutton hosting community conversation

Residents of DeKalb Commission District 4 can join Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton for Community Conversations on Dec. 3 in Stone Mountain.

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Quick start for Holiday sales

Black Friday shopping jumped off to a quick start on Nov. 27 with eager crowds at South DeKalb stores and malls hunting bargains and deep discounts on the traditional first official day of the holiday rush.

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Mixed-use Avondale Park development gets nod from county

The $95 million Avondale Park development, near the Kensington MARTA station, will move ahead now that the county has approved the rezoning application for a mixed-use development.

Voters told to monitor their credit in wake of SOS data breach

More than 6.2 million Georgia voters whose private information was mistakenly released by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office are being encouraged to monitor their credit and take steps against identity theft.

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Snazzy dressers nab top prize

Floyd Porter of Conyers and Denise Clark of Decatur dressed their way to the top prize at the annual “Stompin’ at the Savoy” banquet and fundraiser on Nov. 14 at the Ramada Plaza in Atlanta.

Graham is Y’s Volunteer of Year

Angela Graham, who has volunteered at the South DeKalb YMCA since 2013, is the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year.

Media campaign fighting FOG

As residents get busy with holiday cooking, DeKalb Watershed Management is launching a FOG media campaign to educate stakeholders on how to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease.

Don’t fall for holiday job scams

Job seekers looking for holiday work should be on the alert for job scams.

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Residents pitch development ideas

More than 150 residents networked with business owners, vendors, county officials and potential employers at the Renaissance 2.0 Economic Development Forum: Breaking Through How We See Our Community.

CodeRED sign-up urged countywide

In the wake of recent severe storm activity, DeKalb interim CEO Lee May and emergency management officials are urging residents and businesses to sign up for CodeRED, the county’s high-speed notification system.

ACA enrollment help for women

Since the Affordable Care Act’s provisions have taken effect, an estimated 17.6 million previously uninsured Americans have found health coverage, including 8.2 million women.

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Mayor’s annual Masked Ball raising funds for UNCF

Tickets are available for the 32nd Annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball on Dec. 19 at the Marriott Marquis, where local personalities will walk the red carpet.

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Keep safety in mind when decorating for holidays

Before setting up your Christmas tree and displaying your holiday decorations, be alert to potential hazards that could spark a fire.

Historian explores identity of slavery, Mormonism

Historian Angela Pulley Hudson discusses her book, “Real Native Genius: How an Ex-slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians,” on Dec. 1 at the Decatur Library.

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300 creches at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

More than 300 Nativity scenes from around the world will be on exhibit at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany for the 20th holiday season beginning Dec. 5.

Women’s group marking 25 years

Members of the DeKalb Section of the National Council of Negro Women celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Silver Gala on Dec. 6 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta.

Photos to unveil family’s history at Heritage Fest

Paula Wright will share her journey of discovery that began with a treasure-trove of family photos on Dec. 8 at the Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival.

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Box Heroes to march in Children’s Parade

Atlanta’s Box Hero Corps will perform in the 35th Annual Children’s Christmas Parade on Dec. 5 in Midtown.

Milestones test results offer hope despite low passing rates

The Georgia Milestones 2015 Spring test shows lower passing rates for DeKalb elementary, middle and high school students, but School District officials say the scores also show signs of progress.

Lithonia tree lighting, caroling in Kelly Park

Santa Dee will make a jolly appearance at Lithonia’s annual Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration on Dec. 6.