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Report finds loose spending by DeKalb officials

DeKalb County has been lax in its oversight of spending by elected commissioners, and some officials frequently paid for items on their government debit cards without submitting required receipts, according to an audit released Thursday.

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Homeowners dedicate a handful of area's townhome space to Halloween decorations and hosting.

Matthew Stafford: From wild flinger to game manager?

Matthew Stafford: From wild flinger to game manager?

For five years Matthew Stafford was the NFL equivalent of the wild point guard who kept both teams in the game.

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Georgia schools at risk for disease outbreaks

Children attending more than 200 Georgia schools are in classrooms where vaccination rates fall short of the level needed to protect them from catching and spreading a variety of diseases, according to an analysis of state data by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

But when data shows high rates of students who are not fully vaccinated or of parents opting their children out of vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health doesn’t take key steps that could prevent outbreaks, the AJC found.

» SEARCHABLE DATABASE: See how many students at Georgia schools were vaccinated

» VIDEO: The AJC's kid reporter explains how vaccinations prevent outbreaks