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‘Spirit Walk up Stone Mountain’ for young adults

Young adult members of Berean Christian Church will take their ministry into the great outdoors on April 8 with a special event at Stone Mountain Park.

Workshop on immigration law at Christ Our Hope

Christ Our Hope Catholic Church will host a workshop for immigrants on March 26 in Lithonia. Attorneys will be present to explain the ongoing changes in immigration law within the current administration.

New Birth hosts Feast of Passover Celebration

New Birth members and leadership will host a Feast of Passover Celebration on April 9 at the Lithonia church.

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Deal receives criminal justice reform report

Deal receives criminal justice reform report

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Spring is here and Arabia Mountain is showing off

This time of the year, there is no place like Arabia Mountain. It’s spring and the granite outcrop is showing off. It’s signature bright-red diamorpha are in full bloom this weekend, and in the next two weeks, tiny white and pink flowers will emerge to carpet sections of mountain, that is part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Seem like there is surprise at every turn for walkers, hikers and the like.

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Bill amending Stonecrest charter now focusing only on mayor's term and voting

State Rep. Doreen Carter has tabled changing council district lines in the city of Stonecrest but House Bill 600 is still seeking to amend the city’s charter to impose a two-consecutive term limit on the mayor, and limiting the mayor to voting only to break a tie. The tweaking come after push back from residents and members of the Governors Commission who said lawmakers did not seek input from them before writing the bill.

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Is that the sound of a train comin' round the bend in South DeKalb?

I'm beginning to hear the faint sounds of a train comin' round the bend in of all places the proposed city of Greenhaven in South DeKalb. I'm about to explain how that might happen with special kudos to Greenhaven proponents and especially some of our DeKalb Delegation. People in South DeKalb have been waiting for almost 40 years (the east-west corridor started service in 1979) while being, until recently, one of only two counties to pour taxes into transportation and hopes of MARTA.

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Bostic to become first black president of a Federal Reserve regional bank

Economist Raphael W. Bostic will become the 15th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, effective June 5, the first African American to head a Fed regional bank.

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First Afrikan explores Lent from Africentric perspective

First Afrikan will explore Lent at Bible Study classes on April 5 and April 12 at the Lithonia church.

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Palm Sunday services at Greenforest Community Baptist

Guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Walter T. Richardson will help the Greenforest Community Baptist Church family begin their observance of Holy Week with Palm Sunday services on April 9.

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CEO, commissioners recognize DeKalb ‘her-story’ makers

DeKalb County honored eight “her-story” makers for their longtime efforts in public service on March 14 at the Board of Commissioners meeting in recognition of Women’s History Month.

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Atlanta actress presents Toni Morrison’s ‘Recitatif’

Atlanta actress Bernardine Mitchell presents Toni Morrison’s “Recitatif” on April 4 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s for Southern Writers Onstage: Women – Black & White.

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Rock 'n' roll king Chuck Berry leaves a rich legacy

Rock ‘n’ roll king Chuck Berry, who influenced generations of musicians, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley, died March 18 at age 90 near his St. Louis hometown. Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry on Oct. 18, 1926, the former hairdresser-turned-guitarist, singer and songwriter leaves us with classic songs like "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958).

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Marta Police Department To Host Public Safety Briefing

MARTA Police Department to host public safety session with commuters to inform them of ways of improving comfort and personal safety while riding the rail and bus systems.

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Poet Ashley Jones explores history, culture of Alabama

Alabama native and poet Ashley M. Jones will discuss “Magic City Gospel,” a love song to Birmingham, on March 27 at the Decatur Library.

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Take Back Your Community event at Bethune Middle School

Metro Atlanta is one of the most notorious cities in the country in the trafficking of girls, boys and women for sexual exploitation. Meanwhile, South DeKalb is riddled with levels of crime that threaten to take over our neighborhoods and prevent the type of prosperous growth it is capable of manifesting. Come learn how to take steps to prevent both at Bethune Middle School.

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Funniest Empire memes and tweets about season premiere on Fox

Funniest Empire memes and tweets about season premiere on Fox

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Dorothy Height stamp unveiled by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Dorothy Height was paid the ultimate homage by having her likeness on a U.S. stamp. It was unveiled in a special ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta.

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Jason Lary is the new mayor of Stonecrest, three council seats in runoff

Jason Lary will be first mayor of Stonecrest but the new city's government won't be immediately operational until after April 18 because of runoffs in council districts 2, 4 and 5.

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Rep. Michele Henson to host town hall with DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw

Representative Michele Henson Hosts Town Hall with DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw this Thursday to discuss beautification and sustainability initiatives and ways to make our neighborhoods safer.