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Terry Shropshire

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Health Care Defeat: Social media laughing at Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and Republicans

After spending months repudiating Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, President Trump's and the GOP's health care plan to replace it crumbled at the last minute as the nation watched with bated breath.

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Grant supports DeKalb Community Service Board Integrated Health Program

Grant supports DeKalb Community Service Board Integrated Health Program

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NAACP hosting 2017 Annual Unity and Membership breakfast

The DeKalb County Branch of the National Association for the Advancemet of Colored People will host its Annual Unity and Membership Breakfast on April 8, 2017 8:30 AM, at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church

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DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond will give two State of the County addresses

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond will provide his first State of the County address on March 30 at the Carlos Hellenic Center and the second at the Sanford Performing Arts Center on April 4.

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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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CERT training DeKalb residents on disaster preparedness

CERT training DeKalb residents on disaster preparedness

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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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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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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.

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Donald Trump getting slammed on social media after FBI confirms Obama did not spy on Trump

President Trump is getting bashed on social media after FBI Director Comey confirmed what most people had already assumed: former President Obama did not 'wiretap' or otherwise spy on members of Trump's camp during or after the 2016 election.

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CEO Thurmond fills five key positions in his administration

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond’s administration is taking shape with the hiring of five key personnel, a chief procurement officer, an intergovernmental affairs manager, chief communications officer, external affairs manager and a policy analyst.

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Greenforest Eagles claim 2nd straight basketball state championship

The Greenforest High School Eagles boys basketball team has the makings of a bona fide sports dynasty as it crushed Southwest Atlanta Christian 81-57 to win its second consecutive state championship on March 10.

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MARTA goes green with electric bus on St. Patrick's Day

MARTA goes green on St. Patrick's Day with the unveiling of their electric bus, which will benefit the environment, reduce toxic emissions into the atmosphere and save money.

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Deadline looms to upgrade to MARTA's new Breeze cards

MARTA is transitioning from the blue to the more secure silver cards this month in order to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in the system. Riders are encouraged to purchase the new silver Breeze cards before March 31.

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Stonecrest mayoral candidate Jason Lary dares rivals to reveal personal info to public

Stonecrest mayoral candidate Jason Lary dares rivals to reveal personal info to public, presumably to separate himself from the pack and to gain an advantage.

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Avondale Estates mayor, business leaders celebrate groundbreaking of mixed-use development

Avondale Estates mayor and business leaders celebrate groundbreaking of mixed-use development.

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Rep. Hank Johnson slams “Trumpcare” after CBO report exposes disastrous impacts

Rep. Hank Johnson (D- Ga.) has denounced what he calls the "Pay More for Less" healthcare bill proposed by Republicans in Congress and supported by President Donald Trump.

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County says Sugar Creek will be significantly upgraded and repaired

Sugar Creek Golf Course, the one-time gem of metro Atlanta that fell into disrepair, will receive treatment on multiple levels according to DeKalb County officials.

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Atlanta Jazz Festival celebrates 40th anniversary in 2017

Atlanta Jazz Festival celebrates 40th anniversary in May: Mayor Kasim Reed said this year's event will have 40 days of events leading up to the Memorial Day holiday extravaganza to commemorate 40 years of jazz in the ATL.

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Memorial Drive lane closed at Beech Drive in Decatur after massive road cave in

Water Main break causes road closure on Beech Drive at Memorial Drive in Decatur

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Former RHOA star Kordell Stewart awarded $3 million by DeKalb Judge in defamation lawsuit

Kordell Stewart, a former pro football and reality TV star, has been awarded millions by a DeKalb County judge after suing blogger Andrew Caldwell who publicly claimed that he and Stewart were in a homosexual relationship without providing evidence.

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Stonecrest political candidates speak on bankruptcy, liens and improving the local economy

Stonecrest political candidates speak on bankruptcy, liens and improving the local economy

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DeKalb County has the highest rent hikes in Atlanta metro area

The DeKalb County/East Atlanta corridor are now the ATL’s most in-demand neighborhoods with the highest median rent increases in the metropolis within the past year, most particularly the DeKalb County cities of Chamblee and Tucker.

Commissioner Steve Bradshaw determined to erase racial divide in North-South DeKalb

One of the first orders of business for Commissioner Steve Bradshaw (D-4), who was just elected on Nov. 8 and took office on Jan. 1, was to obliterate the invisible, yet very discernable, racial demarcation that separates North and South DeKalb County and make it one.

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Minority contractors in DeKalb help build Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta’s reputation for ensuring that city contracts include a healthy dose of qualified minorities – dating back to Mayor Maynard Jackson’s pioneering efforts 40 years ago.

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City of Avondale Estates announce groundbreaking ceremony for multi-use development Friday morning

City of Avondale Estates announce groundbreaking ceremony for multi-use development Friday morning

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MARTA hosts citywide listening sessions

MARTA Hosts Citywide Listening Sessions: Atlanta residents will have a chance to let MARTA officials know their vision for expanded bus and transit services during citywide MORE MARTA Listening Sessions.

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ACA meeting stressed ways to defend Obamacare

Dozens of DeKalb residents, worried about threats from President Donald Trump’s and the Republican congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aired their concerns at townhall meeting hosted US Rep. Hank Johnson office on Feb. 28.The mostly elderly crowd at the Lou Walker Center expressed fears that they would lose their health coverage because of high costs.

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African Americans make Oscar history with four wins

Five African Americans actors and film makers won four Oscars on Feb. 26 – the most ever at one time since the Academy Awards began in 1929. Viola Davis landed Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in “Fences, ” and Mahershala Ali won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Moonlight,” and Moonlight’s director Barry Jenkins won Best Writing Adapted Screenplay for “Moonlight” which he co-wrote with Tarell Alvin McCraney. The movie is based on McCraney’s play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

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Greenforest Church Pastor Dr. Berry believes church is linked to the community

Dr. Emory Berry leading Greenforest Community Baptist Church into the Community: The fourth senior pastor at Greenforest believes that the church must minister to the community around the church by being a constant presence in the community

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Moonlight wins Oscar for Best Picture after presenters wrongly announced La La Land

Moonlight wins Oscar for Best Picture after presenters wrongly announced La La Land: Presenters and producers of the 89th Academy Awards had egg on their faces after a humiliating mistake caused them to initially announce favorite La La Land as the winner.

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Funniest Twitter responses to Halle Berry’s Hair at the Oscars 2017

Funniest Twitter responses to Halle Berry’s Hair at the Oscars 2017

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Suits With a Purpose outfits seniors for prom

Suits With a Purpose helps buy teen males suits for the prom and college interviews

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Rep. Hank Johnson, national organizations vow to fight President Trump's ban and deportation mandates

Rep. Hank Johnson, national organizations vow to fight President Trump's ban and deportation orders: Political dignitaries and organizations, both locally and nationally, are aligning against Donald Trump's executive orders banning refugees from predominantly Muslim nations and deportation of illegal immigrants.

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Decatur Municipal Court offering amnesty to drivers with traffic infractions

Decatur Municipal Court offering amnesty to drivers with traffic infractions: The City of Decatur Municipal Court is helping drivers reconcile outstanding traffic citations and bench warrants and return to legal status without paying the extra fees and court costs for a specified period time

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Lowe's donates $500,000 to the UNCF

Lowe's donates $500,000 to the UNCF: The money is stored as emergency funding for graduating seniors at the nation's 37 HBCUs facing financial strife while trying to graduate on time.

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Stonecrest candidates for mayor and District 4 talk up themselves

During a spirited Feb. 19 election forum, the three candidates for Stonecrest mayor and the five seeking the district 4 council seat discussed the top issues facing the new city and what they would do about them.

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$200 million mega sports and entertainment complex to transform city of Stonecrest

Atlanta Sports City at Stonecrest, a mega sports and entertainment complex being constructed in South DeKalb

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'Hidden Figures' star Taraji P. Henson's sexiest photos

'Hidden Figures' star Taraji P. Henson's sexiest photos: Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson has long dazzled audiences with her superb acting skills, and has dazzled men with her alluring beauty and smoldering on-screen persona.

Funniest Donald Trump memes as president

Funniest Donald Trump memes as president: The 45th president of the United States has inspired hysteria and anger among the American populace in just his first month in the Oval Office.

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GSU multicultural series explores Black Panther revolutionary images

Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther

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LGBT Non-discrimination bill SB 119 introduced in Georgia Senate

LGBT Non-discrimination bill SB 119 introduced in Georgia Senate: ensures members of the LBGT community do not continue to face discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations in the state of Georgia.

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Nationally known scholar to deliver Benjamin E. Mays lecture

Dr. Noma LeMoine, a nationally-recognized language and literacy acquisition researcher, will deliver the 28th annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Feb. 21 at Georgia State University. LeMoine, who is the chief educational officer of LeMoine and Associates Educational Consulting, writes curriculum, and designs and conducts professional development for teachers, administrators, para-educators, and parents.

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GPTC, Clark Atlanta collaborate to expand opportunities for students

Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Clark Atlanta University collaborate to expand postsecondary opportunities: The schools have announced a historic partnership that will provide transfer students with additional options to continue postsecondary education.

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Conditions at Sugar Creek are way under par

At one time, Sugar Creek Golf Course was considered the crown jewel of South DeKalb county, attracting golf enthusiasts and connoisseurs from many miles around. Golf aficionados, novices and older players cherished the flat course, the manicured greens, and the treelined fairways. Its easy-to-reach location at Bouldercrest and I-285 was a big plus, too.

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HIV Clock sculpture to track metro Atlanta's infection rate

AID Atlanta, AHF erect HIV Clock to alert public to HIV epidemic in metro Atlanta and Georgia

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Damien Wimes, Southwest DeKalb High's new head coach, on familiar turf

Coach Damien Wimes retuns to Southwest DeKalb High School to Continue Winning Tradition: As the newest caretaker to this fiercely proud football power, Wimes aspires to replicate some of the gridiron feats of his legendary mentor, Coach Buck Godfrey, for whom he played in high school and then later coached under.

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Dental sealant and water fluoridation, handy tools in fighting dental decay in children

Children ages 6-11 are at high risk of tooth decay, and a CDC study finds 21 percent of them had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. Throughout February, as National Children's Dental Health Month, parents, caregivers and kids can learn how most cavities can be prevented.

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Discussion on race and judicial system features Holder, Dyson and others

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said US history is pockmarked with many instances of using law enforcement and the American penal system to block upward mobility and repress activists fighting for equality and justice. He said this was most prevalent during Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement and was one of the main reasons he accepted President Barack Obama's call to become the first African American Attorney General. “I am proud of the work we did in the Obama Administration,” Holder said Feb. 15 at the at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta. “We put in place programs that I think were balanced. And we thought that if we do it right, we could bridge that gap that we know exists between people of color and law enforcement.

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Healthy credit ratings help DeKalb Schools to jump start E-SPLOST projects early

DeKalb County School District will be able to implement technology and facility renovations and upgrades much earlier than expected, thanks to its upgrades in it’s financial ratings by credit-rating agencies Moody's and Standard & Poors.

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