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DeKalb government overhauled following scandals

A broad transformation of DeKalb County’s government is taking place after years of corruption scandals.

Sunday Conversation with Ally Winkler

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Georgia Chapter recently completed its first Students of the Year Campaign, in which high school students raised an impressive $225,000 to fight blood-related cancers.

Moving beyond the Braves: Some question Boyce’s vision for Cobb

In phone calls, at candidate forums and on doorsteps, retired marine Col. Mike Boyce had one question for voters as he campaigned to replace Tim Lee as the Cobb County Commission chairman: If we can vote on a $40 million park bond, why can’t we vote on a $400 million stadium?
Court motion asks to remove Baby Dinah from life support

Court motion asks to remove Baby Dinah from life support

The court-appointed attorney for Baby Dinah has submitted a motion asking a court to order that the infant, who police say was abused by her father, be removed from life support.
Alpharetta Mexican restaurant fails recent health inspection

Alpharetta Mexican restaurant fails recent health inspection

An Alpharetta Mexican restaurant failed its routine health inspection Thursday after a county inspector observed potentially hazardous food improperly cooled and expired salsa, among other violations.
Sales tax weekend a ‘mini’ Black Friday

Sales tax weekend a ‘mini’ Black Friday

It’s not Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any of the other hot shopping days leading up to Christmas, but this weekend’s sales-tax free “holiday” gives retailers a foot-traffic boost.
Man arrested in fatal restaurant shooting

Man arrested in fatal restaurant shooting

A man accused of shooting and killing another man at a Cherokee County restaurant Thursday evening has been arrested, police said.
High school coach arrested on meth charge

High school coach arrested on meth charge

A high school coach was arrested Thursday in North Georgia after he allegedly bought methamphetamine from a law enforcement source, according to a media report.
Teen shot at back-to-school party

Teen shot at back-to-school party

A 14-year-old girl was shot at a back-to-school party Thursday night in DeKalb County, police said. The girl was shot in the abdomen and rushed to a hospital, where she remained Friday.
Rapper Drama denied bond

Rapper Drama denied bond

A rapper who allegedly threatened to set off a bomb in a Buckhead office building was denied bond Friday, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s office.
2 injured in Waffle House brawl

2 injured in Waffle House brawl

Two men were thrown through the window of a Gwinnett County Waffle House during a brawl involving at least six people early Friday.
Nuestra Comunidad: Mexico-born entrepreneur mixes business with family

Nuestra Comunidad: Mexico-born entrepreneur mixes business with family

An intense aroma of mango emanates from the factory of Paleterías La Huerta. With hundreds of containers and smells reminding him of his childhood, Fidencio Pantoja has built a family business around homemade popsicles packed with fresh fruit and Latin American inspired flavors.

Close to home for July 30

Punt, Pass, Kick in LawrencevillePunt, Pass and Kick. 9 a.m.-noon today. Free. Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 E.
Rapper arrested after bomb threat

Rapper arrested after bomb threat

A Buckhead office building was evacuated Thursday after a rapper who tried to go to the law firm of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Phaedra Parks threatened to set off a bomb, police said.
Location matters in polarized economy

Location matters in polarized economy

Unlike a train, economic growth doesn’t pull the caboose along at the same pace as the engine.The economy may accelerate coming out of a recession, slowly picking up steam until the leading sectors are rolling along at a good clip.
1 shot at Cherokee County restaurant

1 shot at Cherokee County restaurant

One person was shot Thursday evening at the Taqueria Oaxaquena II restaurant along Marietta Road in Canton, police said.
Lanes open after truck overturned on I-285

Lanes open after truck overturned on I-285

A box truck overturned on I-285 eastbound on the outer loop past I-85 in Fulton County Thursday. The accident happened about 5 p.
New Ga. nuke plant study approved

New Ga. nuke plant study approved

Georgia Power won approval Thursday to spend $99 million by mid-2019 studying a site south of Columbus where it may someday build the state’s third nuclear power plant.
Metro jobless rate jumps with season

Metro jobless rate jumps with season

The metro Atlanta unemployment rate jumped from 4.5 percent in May to 5.3 percent in June, as seasonal layoffs and school graduations swelled the labor force with job-seekers, the government reported today.
Five key back-to-school tips for Atlanta families

Five key back-to-school tips for Atlanta families

Most Atlanta schools start classes this year on Wednesday, Aug. 3. School district staff are will be ready on Day 1, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said this month, and have fixed problems with student schedules, bus routes and air-conditioning that have plagued the start of school in past years.
Bragbook for July 29

Bragbook for July 29

Mara and Tom Morrison and Kristen and John Novay were named 2016 Atlanta Crystal Ball Chairs by the Arthritis Foundation.
How your local school scored on Georgia’s state tests

How your local school scored on Georgia’s state tests

Every year, Georgia students spend hours taking state standardized tests. The test results are used for all kinds of purposes: To help teachers figure out where students are struggling and where they’re excelling; to determine how the state rates schools and to grade some teachers’ performance.

Q&A on the News

Q: There was a story recently on the news where employees at Taco Bell refused to serve police officers.
Self-defense was motive in fatal shooting

Self-defense was motive in fatal shooting

Self-defense appears to be the motive in a double shooting in south Fulton County that left one man dead and another injured, police said.
Body found near Northside Drive bridge

Body found near Northside Drive bridge

A man was found dead Thursday near the Northside Drive bridge in northwest Atlanta.He may have fallen, Atlanta police Officer Kim Jones said.
Operator of Pinewood Atlanta Studios to sell itself

Operator of Pinewood Atlanta Studios to sell itself

Pinewood Studios, the legendary operator of movie studios in London as well as in metro Atlanta, said Thursday it has agreed to sell itself to an investment group.
  Funds frozen, inquiry begun on homeless student’s story

 Funds frozen, inquiry begun on homeless student’s story

The woman who started a stunningly successful GoFundMe campaign for Fred Barley, the young man who said he rode his bike 50 miles to register for a Georgia college, said Wednesday night that she now has “multiple questions about Fred’s story.
Bernice King to deliver Thursday invocation to open final day of DNC

Bernice King to deliver Thursday invocation to open final day of DNC

Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr., is one of four faith leaders slated to deliver an invocation Thursday to begin the historic closing night of the Democratic National Convention where for the first time, a woman has been chosen to lead a major party ticket.
Fulton County sheriff sees runoff win as affirmation of his work

Fulton County sheriff sees runoff win as affirmation of his work

Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson said Wednesday that he plans to expand programs to keep seniors from becoming victims and show people the potential consequences of committing crimes if he wins the race against his Republican challenger in November.
Pedestrian hit in Roswell crash had stab wounds

Pedestrian hit in Roswell crash had stab wounds

Doctors evaluating a pedestrian who was hit in a crash Wednesday morning discovered he’d been stabbed several times before the accident, Roswell police said.
Community Lens for July 28

Community Lens for July 28

Calling amateur photographers!Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world?
Fulton County schools

Fulton County schools

Fulton County SchoolsFulton County Schools is the fourth largest school district in Georgia, with 96,000 students and a budget of more than $900 million.

Q&A on the News

Q: In a recent article, the country of the Philippines is spelled with a “Ph” and the people who live there are called Filipinos (spelled with an “F”).
Bradshaw defeats Sutton in runoff, pledging to reform DeKalb

Bradshaw defeats Sutton in runoff, pledging to reform DeKalb

Loud and clear, DeKalb County voters spoke Tuesday, voting overwhelmingly to boot Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton from office to make way for a candidate who campaigned on the promise of clean government.
Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Norcross

Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Norcross

The accident area has been cleared in downtown Norcross after a train struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday morning, police said in a Twitter post.
Two Latino women seeking election to the Georgia General Assembly

Two Latino women seeking election to the Georgia General Assembly

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported recently, Brenda Lopez of Norcross is poised to become the first Latino woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly after winning the May Democratic primary election in House District 99.
Franklin-Warner, Mack and Rooks win Clayton runoff races

Franklin-Warner, Mack and Rooks win Clayton runoff races

Updated - 11:07 p.m. July 27,2016Veteran businesswoman Felicia Franklin-Warner has been elected Clayton County’s District 3 commissioner, preliminary results from Tuesday’s runoff election show.
Final results: Bradshaw wins DeKalb Commission race vs. Sutton

Final results: Bradshaw wins DeKalb Commission race vs. Sutton

10:55 p.m. update (corrected at 1:05 a.m.) The results are in for DeKalb County races: Challenger Steve Bradshaw defeated Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in a Democratic runoff to represent a district of about 150,000 people in the Stone Mountain area.

Johns Creek adopts new noise ordinance

The Johns Creek City Council amended the city’s nuisance ordinance to include fines for “plainly audible” music or other amplified sounds reaching a residential property late at night.
West Nile virus reported in Brookhaven

West Nile virus reported in Brookhaven

The DeKalb County Board of Health confirmed that mosquitoes in the Ashford Park area in Brookhaven near Chamblee tested positive for the West Nile virus.
Murder suspect arrested in traffic stop

Murder suspect arrested in traffic stop

A Covington man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a Conyers man this month, authorities said.
BBB warns: Office copiers can be used to steal your identity

BBB warns: Office copiers can be used to steal your identity

That office copier may not look very sinister. In fact, you’ve probably used it to make a copy of your credit cards, paperwork that contains your social security number, tax returns or health records.
Drought in DeKalb: County urges conservation

Drought in DeKalb: County urges conservation

Turn off your faucets, DeKalb. It’s too dry outside. Most of North Georgia — including DeKalb County — is currently experiencing severe drought conditions, according to the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.
Hours-long SWAT standoff ends

Hours-long SWAT standoff ends

A man was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly holding four children and a woman inside a northwest Atlanta apartment for nearly three hours, police said.
Making the Grade: Special-needs school uses garden for therapy

Making the Grade: Special-needs school uses garden for therapy

It started with six students and a mother’s determination. Sixteen years ago, Tamara Spafford turned the frustration with her special-needs daughter’s education into a new school where students learn many lessons through experiences and hands-on activities.
Fund started after fatal bar shooting

Fund started after fatal bar shooting

The owners of a Buckhead bar have established a GoFundMe account to help the family of a woman who was fatally shot outside the establishment.
For $1.1M, nature lover's dream home in DeKalb

For $1.1M, nature lover's dream home in DeKalb

Want to be closer to nature without losing any luxuries? For only $1,099,000, you can live with the best of both worlds in this log cabin dream home, once called one of Atlanta's weirdest houses for sale — in an endearing way.
School shooter released from prison

School shooter released from prison

A man who shot and injured six people in a 1999 shooting at a metro Atlanta high school was released from prison Tuesday, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Man gets 60 years for raping 83-year-old woman

A 28-year-old South Carolina man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole for raping and robbing an 83-year-old woman in February 2015.
  Atlanta’s Olympic legacy in the eye of beholder

 Atlanta’s Olympic legacy in the eye of beholder

Bit by bit, the daily reminders of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta disappear. The airport mural of children at Centennial Olympic Park was taken down last month.
Planners unveil post-Braves development vision

Planners unveil post-Braves development vision

The Turner Field area — now dominated by a ballpark and lonely parking lots — could be a denser and more walkable community with a street grid much like what was lost decades ago by development of two stadiums and freeways.
Bystander killed in shootout

Bystander killed in shootout

A woman was shot and killed outside a southwest Atlanta apartment complex during a shootout Monday evening, Atlanta police said.
Investigators search for clues in deadly Cobb fire

Investigators search for clues in deadly Cobb fire

Investigators returned to the scene of a deadly Cobb County fire with a police dog Monday. An incoming South Cobb High freshman was found dead in a bedroom Saturday as the house went up in flames, Channel 2 Action News reported.
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