DeKalb County news

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19-year-old arrested in DeKalb armed robbery, fatal shooting
A 19-year-old was arrested Friday in connection with a fatal shooting in DeKalb County last year, officials said.

The Baxter to replace Slabtown Public House and more restaurant news from the week
The owners of McCray’s Tavern are planning to open a new concept in the former Slabtown Public House space on the...

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DeKalb closes Intrenchment Creek area until further notice due to ‘traps’
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond issued an executive order Friday closing Intrenchment Creek Park due to “dangerous...

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Man accused of killing dog out on bond after DeKalb prosecutor’s mistake
A man accused of killing a dog in an incident captured on video will remain out of jail on bond for at least 10 more...

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Decatur school system names finalist for superintendent
City Schools of Decatur announced Gyimah Whitaker as the sole finalist for superintendent on Monday.

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Campus safety efforts ramp up after deadly gunfire near Clark Atlanta
A coordinated campus alert system, a unified police force. Speed bumps, more streetlights.

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Opinion: As public school students, we oppose private school vouchers
Zoe Jama Hutton is a student at Savannah Arts Academy and an organizer with Deep Center and Georgia Youth Justice...

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Hopkins Elementary students star on The Weather Channel en Español
Lessons around conservation, pollution and weather have jumped out of textbooks and into real life for students at...

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Tight-knit West Point community filled with helpers after another severe storm
A sign that used to be in front of Bethel Baptist, a small church in the town of West Point right on the Alabama state...

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‘The devil’s work’: Young father fatally shot in front of kids at Gwinnett home
In a quiet Gwinnett County neighborhood, a mother awoke to gunshots. Jessica Holsey ran downstairs to her son’s room...

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Gwinnett woman shot to death after domestic dispute, police say
Investigators believe a Gwinnett County woman was shot to death after a domestic dispute, police said Monday.

Evacuation order lifted near Spalding reservoir after dam overflowed
Several inches of rainfall Monday morning forced residents to evacuate the area of a Spalding County reservoir as the...


Police from area agencies clear park near planned training center
Days after DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond closed a park near the location of a planned public safety training...

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Cops: Ex-boyfriend arrested in strangling death of Gwinnett woman
Gwinnett County authorities have accused a Lawrenceville man of strangling his ex-girlfriend to death and setting her...

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Cobb murder suspect strangled man, fought with officers, police say
After strangling a man, police said a Cobb County man then tried to fight with officers who arrived at his home.

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Officials ID man recovered from Lake Lanier
The body of a man was pulled out of Lake Lanier on Saturday, authorities said. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office and the...