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Sherry Boston wins DA race, Thurmond to be DeKalb CEO

Sherry Boston will be DeKalb’s new district attorney and Mike Thurmond won the Democratic primary for DeKalb CEO in a landslide.

Primary election day off to a busy start in South DeKalb

Voting in the May 24 primary and special election got off to a brisk start with poll workers at South DeKalb precincts reporting voter turnout so far appears better than it's been in recent elections.

Sessions for small businesses at DOE expo

Small-business owners will learn from experts and network with U.S. Department of Energy representatives and prime contractors working with the DOE at an expo on May 23-25 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Tax Commissioner candidates face two elections on May 24

Interim Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson and attorney Susannah Scott answered questions about their qualifications for the tax commissioner’s job in a May 16 forum at New Life Baptist Church.

Low employee morale consumes sheriff’s challengers

Employee morale emerged quickly as the focus of a DeKalb County sheriff’s candidates forum in Decatur this week.

Barksdale going after Washington

Millionaire Jim Barksdale, who wants to leave the business world for the U.S. Senate, says the burdens of underemployment and income inequality hurt everyone.

Chamblee valedictorian Aomeng Cui nails perfect SAT score, heads to Columbia U

Aomeng Cui got a perfect 2400 score on the SAT on the one and only time she took the exam. She is Chamblee Charter High School Magnet valedictorian with a GPA of 4.443.

DeKalb CEO candidates want to transform county

Michael Thurmond wants to “change the trajectory” of the county and build a model community that others will look to emulate.

DA: I am a good prosecutor, have a lot of compassion

In one of his campaign mailers to voters, incumbent District Attorney Robert James describes himself as “gang-busting and toddler-cuddling.”

Boston: DeKalb is not getting all that it can out of the DA

Two years ago when friends began telling Sherry Boston that she should run for DeKalb district attorney, it was not an easy sell.

Bills support education, training

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding students’ and service members’ access to postsecondary education and jobs skills training.

Self-service tag kiosks at Kroger

Motorists can now use two self-service tag renewal kiosks at Kroger stores in Decatur and Atlanta.The stores are at 2875 N. Decatur Road and 3559 Chamblee Tucker Road.

Former Lakeside student gets 15 years in fatal crash

Former Lakeside High student Ramiro Gerrardo Pedemonte of Stone Mountain has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in a fatal prom night collision in 2015 in Decatur

Nigerian soccer team to train in DeKalb

The Nigerian soccer team will train for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the Silverbacks Stadium in DeKalb County from June 28 to July 29.

Citizens can use portal to apply for vacancies

Any resident can find out which DeKalb County boards and commissions have vacancies and apply to serve on them through a new online platform.

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