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DeKalb County’s students show mixed results on CRCT scores

DeKalb school students improved year-to-year in four subject areas but showed a decline in math on the 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests for grades 3-8.

HPV vaccination campaign gets message out on MARTA buses, trains

Ads urging parents and guardians to “Talk to Your Doctor About Vaccinating Your Sons and Daughters Against HPV” are now appearing on dozens of MARTA buses, trains and bus shelters.

It’s a landslide for Sheriff Jeff Mann

DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann won his first election by a landslide on July 22, convincingly beating back challenger Vernon Jones with 76.4 percent of the vote.

DeKalb Schools made ‘material progress,’ student achievement elusive

The DeKalb School District has made “material progress” correcting problems that led to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools placing the school system on accreditation probation in December 2012.

2015 School Board will have only two former appointees

Only two of Gov. Nathan Deal’s six appointees to the DeKalb School Board – Dr. Michael Erwin and Dr. Joyce Morley – will on the new board when it is sworn into office on Jan. 5.

South DeKalb Y touting its green space, lake, proposed trails

The South DeKalb YMCA is hosting tours of its 18-acre property on Snapfinger Road in Decatur to show residents and other stakeholders its greenspace that is included in the proposed $4.95 million acquisition by DeKalb County.

GPTC launches program offering television, film training

Georgia’s burgeoning film, television and music industries are looking for skilled high-tech production workers, and Georgia Piedmont Technical College officials believe they’ve found a way to fill the demand.

DeKalb voters did good rejecting Jones’ bid

In Tuesday’s runoff elections, DeKalb voters showed in no uncertain terms that Vernon Jones is not “OUR Man!” as his campaign fliers would have had us believe.

HPV vaccination campaign gets message out on MARTA buses, trains

Ads urging parents and guardians to “Talk to Your Doctor About Vaccinating Your Sons and Daughters Against HPV” are now appearing on dozens of MARTA buses, trains and bus shelters.

State jobless rate at 7.4% in June

Georgia’s jobless rate inched up to 7.4 percent in June due to seasonal job loss and temporary layoffs, while DeKalb County posted an 8.4 percent rise in new claims for unemployment insurance benefits in June.

Mother sentenced in child cruelty deaths

Angel Johnson of Stone Mountain is going to prison for 35 years for leaving three of her four children unsupervised in a Stone Mountain apartment on Dec. 10, 2010.

Meals on Wheels programs get grants

Senior Connections meal programs for seniors have received a $3,500 boost from two foundations.

HUD grants to help homeless

Homeless Georgians and their families will have a better chance of getting permanent and transitional housing because of $16 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Ex-DeKalb officer gets 10 years

Former DeKalb Police Officer Jeremy Reynolds was sentenced on July 18 to 10 years in prison for violating his oath of office.

Wesley Chapel and Redan-Trotti Library voters relocated to new precincts for July 22 runoffs

More than 6,000 voters who normally cast ballots at precincts at the Wesley Chapel and Redan-Trotti branch libraries will have to vote elsewhere in the July 22 runoff elections.

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