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Suspect charged with concealing death of murder victim

COVINGTON - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Covington man on Sept. 14. According to a report from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Tevin Terrell Bradley, 26, of Conyers was arrested on Sept. 15 and charged with concealing the death of another and making fals


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

Fayetteville firefighters climb Stone Mountain in full gear to honor 9-11 heroes

Firefighters from the city of Fayetteville Fire Department and Barrow County Emergency Services challenged themselves to a one-mile climb - equivalent to 160 flights of stairs - to the summit of Stone Mountain to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. A

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-22 11:12:58

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

Get scared: metro Atlanta's biggest haunted house now open in Gwinnett

Hyosub Shin / AJC Posted: 10:15 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 Get ready to get scared: Netherworld Haunted House is now open for the Halloween season. This year is the attraction's last in Norcross, where it's been since 1997. It will move to Stone Mountain after the Halloween season, joining th

MYAJC.COM - 2017-09-22 15:59:57

Burn ban remains in effect until Oct. 1

CONYERS - Rockdale County Fire Rescue is reminding residents that the state's ban on outdoor burning remains in effect until Oct. 1. To comply with Federal Clean Air Regulations, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources imposes a ban on outdoor burning from May 1 to October 1 each year. The open


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

Georgia State Rep. Valencia Stovall to host annual Career and Job Fair

State Rep. Valencia Stovall (District 74) will host her fifth annual Career and Job Fair on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 1-4 p.m. Job seekers are encouraged to attend this event for an opportunity to meet and network with over 40 employers. The Career and Job Fair will take place at the Forest Park Recre

THEATLANTAVOICE.COM - 2017-09-22 17:11:00

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

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

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

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