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How to improve Decatur neighborhoods? City officials want your input

DECATUR - City staff and council members are preparing for what they hope will mark the beginning of a new chapter in Decatur - a sweeping effort to revitalize neighborhoods. A special city council session planned for 5:30 p.m. on Monday is envisioned as the first step in a comprehensive plan to reh

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 15:00:00

Robber escape with $1.8 million in bank heist

A robber drove away with more than $1.8 million in the heist of a ATM courier cargo van robbery. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who said its agency is partnering with DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy, the robbery occurred Sept. 8 on South Hairston Road in Decatur. A

THECHAMPIONNEWSPAPER.COM - 2017-09-22 15:07:58

Commissioners approve $600 million infrastructure wish list

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved a project list for more than $600 million of infrastructure upgrades and community-based capital projects Sept. 19. The work would be funded by a proposed one-penny sales tax increase lasting six years.Rosie Manins/CrossRoadsNews The DeKalb County Bo

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 17:24:00

NJROTC offers students discipline, drive

Each school day, Cross Keys High School senior Nikol Diaz makes sure her grades, physical fitness and character are exemplary in the eyes of her peers and teachers. This comes as second nature, Diaz said, as she is a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC). "I wish I had jo

THECHAMPIONNEWSPAPER.COM - 2017-09-22 11:17:26

Healthcare provider steals $55,000 from Alzheimer's patient, sentenced to 3 years in prison

Diandra Abernathy, a healthcare provider who stole more than $50,000 from a former Alzheimer's patient, was sentenced Sept. 22 to 3 years behind bars and 17 years probation. Abernathy, 41, plead guilty to three counts of Exploitation of an Elder Person and two counts of Identity Fraud. She is also r

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 19:14:00

DCSD school days will be 20 minutes longer, recouping lost time due to Tropical Storm Irma

Students in DeKalb County will have longer school days to recoup the four missed days after Tropical Storm Irma battered the county on Sept. 11. In a Sept. 22 announcement, DCSD Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green said schools will release 20 minutes later Monday - Friday beginning Oct. 2 through Dec.

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 16:21:00

Scholar preacher at Greenforest Women's Day

Scholar, preacher and hospitality consultant Allison M. Henderson-Brooks will be the featured speaker at Greenforest Community Baptist Church Women's Day service on Sept. 24. Brooks, who is youth coordinator at New Life Presbyterian Church in College Park, will speak at the church's 7:45 and 10:45 a

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

Family ravaged by Irma still homeless

Single mother Patrice Dunn and her five children are still homeless, nearly two weeks after a huge tree crashed through the roof of her rented Decatur home during Irma's peak on Sept. 11. The four-bedroom brick house on White Oak was condemned by the county on Sept. 19. "It's unlivable and we aren't

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

Pastors, leaders conference at Berean

Conference leaders Dr. Jasmin "Jazz" Sculark and Rev. Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant will motivate church-goers about progressive ministry at the 2017 Pastors and Leaders Conference at Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain. The conference, presented by the church and Kerwin B. Lee Ministries, takes p

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

Congressmen push for consumer protection

Democrats, including Congressman Hank Johnson of DeKalb County, are demanding answers from the country's three main credit rating agencies about consumer protection laws, in the wake of an Equifax data breach that revealed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Johnson (D-GA

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 15:46:00

"Let's get talking" roundtable helps women connect with each other

Women are gathering Sept. 30 to discuss gratitude, relationships, spirituality, wellness and work life balance at What Matters Most Women's inaugural roundtable "Let's Get Talking" in Atlanta. Approximately 100 women are expected to attend from 10 to 3 p.m. at Airport Marriott 4711 Best Road. Attend

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

Deadline looms for Officers Down 5k

Runners and walkers have until Sept. 24 to register for the Officers Down 5k Run/Walk in Tucker. The event takes place 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 7 at DeKalb Police Headquarters, 1960 West Exchange Place. It is part of a nationwide event that celebrates officers who protect communities and those who h

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

DeKalb students scoring better on ACT

The 2017 ACT results show DeKalb County student scores are improving but continue to fall short of state averages in five areas of competency. Approximately 2,502 DeKalb students were tested in English, Mathematic, Reading, Science, STEM and Writing (optional) during the spring semester earning a co

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

Chefs Galore to dish at St. Philip AME

More than 100 chefs will prepare and serve some of their finest dishes at St. Philip AME Church's fifth annual Chefs Galore on Oct. 7. The popular event which offers unlimited food tastings, takes place noon to 3 p.m. at the church at 240 Candler Road SE in Atlanta. Registration for chefs and cooks

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

Fall in Love with Greater Fort Lauderdale

(NewsUSA) - Travelers may think of summer and beach activities when they think of Florida, but Greater Fort Lauderdale takes its relaxing vibe into the fall season. With options for off-season savings, visitors can enjoy a VIP experience for less and make the most of a fall visit to the destination,

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 13:51:40

Chief DeKalb judge under investigation for courtroom peeing incident

The chief judge of the DeKalb County Superior Court, Judge Courtney Johnson, is being investigated by the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) for allegedly denying a defense attorney's urgent requests for a bathroom break during a murder trial in June. Jan Hankins, an attorney at the St

CROSSROADSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:55:00

Suspect named in death of former high school football QB

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Three years ago, he helped lead his high school football team to the state championship. Now his family is trying to understand why he's gone. Rodricous Gates was the quarterback of Mundy's Mill High's football team in Jonesboro, Ga. from 2012 to 2014. His life ended outside o

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-21 22:51:01

Sandy Springs firefighter killed in Forsyth County motorcycle crash

A Sandy Springs firefighter was killed early Thursday when his motorcycle crashed in Forsyth County, a sheriff's spokesman said. Jacob Hammond, 21, of Cumming, died in the single-vehicle accident on Bannister Road, Doug Rainwater said in a statement. NEW: Join the discussion at the AJC's Crime & Saf

MYAJC.COM - 2017-09-21 19:29:37

Wylde Center Presents STE(A)M Truck Rocket Making at Sugar Creek Garden

Wylde Center, one of metro Atlanta's premier environmental organizations, is celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout 2017. To commemorate this milestone year, Wylde Center is offering a series of outdoor art and nature programs for both Wylde Center members and the public. The programs will enco

PATCH - 2017-09-22 15:35:07

DeKalb school times extended by twenty minutes through December

Buy Now DeKalb County School District Superintendent Stephen Green gives his state of the district address at the Clarkston campus of Georgia Piedmont Technical College.Brent Barron DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school day by 20 minutes, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 15:52:00