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December 1, 2021
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 Edward Allen Gatling   DEKALB COUNTY, GA– The Lithonia man who shot two DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office deputies this morning (Dec. 1) has been killed after engaging in gunfire with law enforcement tactical units attempting to make an arrest. Several metro law enforcement agencies joined the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office in pursuit of  Edward Allen Gatling, […]

December 1, 2021
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Photo: Former students of Bruce Street School look over maps of the school during the first community engagement session, which was held on Nov. 14. Photo by Glenn L. Morgan/ocgnews.com    LITHONIA—Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance(AMHAA) will host its second community engagement session to determine the future of the historic Bruce Street School site, DeKalb County’s […]

December 1, 2021
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    GWINNETT COUNTY, GA– Gwinnett County Planning and Development will hold a job fair on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in Lawrenceville. The job fair will be held in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Conference Center (second floor), 75 Langley Drive. Masks are recommended but not required. The department wants to fill several […]

December 1, 2021
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  ATLANTA—Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams announced her campaign for Governor today (Dec. 1). In conjunction with the announcement, Abrams released a video titled One Georgia focusing on her campaign. The video, narrated by Abrams, features images of Georgians from across the state and outlines Abrams’ efforts over the last four years to build a […]

December 1, 2021
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    FULTON COUNTY, GA—The Fulton County Library System, in collaboration with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation, announced, One Book, One Read a county-wide book club with the aim of getting as many people across reading, talking about and engaging with the same book. The goal is to promote critical conversations, community building and literacy all while […]

November 30, 2021
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    Story Updated Dec. 1: Graves thanks supporters, Incumbent Jimmy Clanton for his service STONECREST, GA—Tara Graves overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Jimmy Clanton in the Nov. 30 runoff for the District 1 Stonecrest City Council seat, earning 68.05 percent (296 votes), according to unofficial results released at 9:40 p.m. by DeKalb County elections officials.   Clanton […]

November 30, 2021
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    ATLANTA– Georgia Power has provided Hosea Helps with a $50,000 donation to support more people in more counties this holiday season. In early 2017, the nonprofit was forced to leave its decades-long home due to a change in the building’s ownership and plans for redevelopment. Recently, Hosea Helps moved into an expanded location in south Atlanta, allowing the […]

November 30, 2021
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Update: Tara Graves receives whopping 68.05% (296 votes). Incumbent Jimmy Clanton receives 31.95 percent (139 votes), according to results released at 9:40 p.m.The numbers reflect advance voting and Election Day results.   STONECREST, GA—Tara Graves soared to victory tonight in the runoff against incumbent Jimmy Clanton for the District 1 Stonecrest City Council seat, early […]


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