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Obama announces Ebola offensive during CDC visit

President Barack Obama said the U.S. response to the Ebola epedmic in West Africa is the “largelest international response in the history of the Centers for Disease Control.

Prosecutor: Ellis case is about power, punishment and perjury

The trial of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis got under way this morning with his defense team seeking to quash the testimony of Nina Hall, Ellis’ former secretary.

Charter schools proposal to be discussed tonight

DeKalb County Schools wants to become a Charter Schools district. What does this mean?

President to visit Atlanta Tuesday for Ebola update

President Barack Obama will be in Atlanta Tuesday for a briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa and the respiratory illness that has sickened children across the United States.

Jury to begin hearing testimony in Ellis trial

The 16-person jury and alternates will begin hearing the case against suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis who is accused of strong-arming county contractors for campaign donations on Sept. 16.

Mother sentenced to life for suffocating 3-year-old daughter

A Stone Mountain woman was sentenced on Sept. 11 to life in prison after pleading guilty in the suffocation murder of her young daughter at their apartment in the Landmark at Mountain View complex on Wood Creek Drive.

Jury seated in Ellis trial

A jury that was seated on Sept. 12 in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will begin hearing testimony Tuesday.

DeKalb joins nation in commemorating 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, DeKalb Police, firefighters and residents remembered the victims in a solemn ceremony devoid of spoken words.

Wynbrooke parents protest loss of teachers, large class size

For the first four weeks of the new school year, Anthony Owens was in Felecia Thomas’ fourth-grade class with 18 other students at Wynbrooke Theme School.

Michelle Obama promotes higher education in Atlanta visit

First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her “Reach Higher” education initiative at Atlanta’s historic Booker T. Washington High School on Sept. 8 with a rousing call to action for students.

Ellis attorneys, prosecutors seek unbiased jury for trial

The jury of 12 men and women who will decide the fate of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis was expected to be seated by Sept. 12.

DeKalb Elections Board OKs Sunday voting at 3 sites

For the first time in DeKalb, early voters will be able to cast ballots on a Sunday for the Nov. 4 general election.

Pastors speak out about corruption cases in DeKalb

A coalition of DeKalb’s most prominent pastors said they are fed up with the county’s negative image and will meet with DeKalb political leaders to discuss the recent spate of corruption cases against elected officials.

Ga. voters must register by Oct. 6

Unregistered Georgians have less than one month to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

First lady, Education Secretary promote higher ed in Atlanta visit

First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her “Reach Higher” education initiative at Atlanta’s historic Booker T. Washington Higher School on Sept. 8 with a rousing call to action for students.

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