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  1. Nominations open for NAACP AwardsRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Businesses, groups and individuals can be nominated for the DeKalb NAACP Achievement Awards to be presented at the 60th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner. The deadline for receipt of award nominations is 5 p.m. on Sept.

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  2. Family sues police in Taser deathRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    The family of Troy Robinson, who died a year ago after DeKalb Police tased him, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the police officers and the Police Department on Aug. 8. Robinson, 33, was tased in the back on Aug. 6, 2015, while on top of an 8-foot wall he climbed trying to escape police after a traffic stop. The complaint says Robinson broke his neck when he fell off the wall after officers Casey Benton and Charles Franklin chased him on foot and Benton used a Taser on him.

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  3. Goodwill opening new Decatur centerRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 25 at its new Career Service Center at 2201 Lawrenceville Highway in Decatur. Goodwill officials broke ground in November 2014 for the $15 million two-story career center and retail store in the North DeKalb Square shopping center near North DeKalb Mall.

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  4. Advocates organize for NAMI WalkRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Mental health advocates and supporters can attend NAMI Georgia and NAMI DeKalb kickoff events on Aug. 26 and Aug. 29 in Decatur for the annual fundraising walk. The NAMIWalks Georgia kickoff takes place 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the DeKalb Community Service Board, Bohan Auditorium, 445 Winn Way.

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  5. WIC Farmers' Markets for qualified recipientsRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Qualified WIC recipients can shop at WIC Farmers' Markets hosted by the DeKalb Board of Health on Aug. 18-19 and on Aug. 25-26. Eligible WIC participants will receive vouchers valued at up to $30 to spend at the market in addition to their regular WIC benefits.

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  6. Aug 12, 2016,Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    "She was just supposed to be going to the store to get a Sprite, a bag of hot chips and a Slim Jim." Lawanda Riley, mother of Keaira Palmer .

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  7. Shop for a Cause at Macy's ...Read the original story

    Aug 12, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Macy's South DeKalb customers can support the March of Dimes while saving 25 percent off all day, all weekend, at the 11th annual Shop for a Cause on Aug. 26-28. Many community organizations will be on-site on Aug. 27 to let local customers know about their programs and services.

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  8. Mark Trail Flying Eagles' AAU All ...Read the original story

    Aug 12, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Ten AAU All Americans with the Mark Trail Flying Eagles youth track club had finishes in the top eight at the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics in Humble, Texas, on July 30-Aug. 6. Arlen Epps , Bryce Belisle, JaNorris Terrell, and King Little participated in the 9- and 10-year-old boys 4x400 meter relay. Cydney Bowe, Brooke Fung Chung, Danee Walters, Candace Taylor and Serena Tate, 12-year-old girls, 4x400 meter relay, 7th place Brooke Fung Chung , Jayla Lee, Liala Smalls, Alaiah Jones, Serena Tate, and Kennedy Reynolds took part in the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics on July 30-Aug. 6 in Humble, Texas.

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  9. Denny's, Barnacles opening restaurants in South ...Read the original story

    Aug 11, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    A Denny's is near completion at 2657 Panola Road in Lithonia, and Barnacles Bar and Grill is planned for the old Dugan's space on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur. The new Panola Road Denny's is owned by RWDT Foods, Inc, a company founded by life-long friends and former high school, college and NFL players Donnell Thompson and Ronald Wooten.

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  10. Southwest DeKalb High Football coach Michael Tanks became ill at his home on July 26, friends say.Read the original story

    Aug 8, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    A homegoing service is set for 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at Saint Philip A.M.E. Church in Atlanta for Michael Tanks, beloved head football coach at Southwest DeKalb High in Decatur. Tank passed away on Aug. 3 at Grady Memorial Hospital ten days after suffering a massive stroke at his home.

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  11. Free Work Readiness Workshops for job ...Read the original story

    Aug 5, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    They are held at DWD located at 774 Jordan Lane, Building #4, in Decatur. More than 2,500 residents have attended the workshops since the program's inception.

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  12. Denny's, Barnacles to open in South ...Read the original story

    Aug 5, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    The new Panola Road Denny's owned by Atlanta businessman Donnell Thompson will be open 24 hours and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner under a brand name made famous at 1600 locations around the U.S. The chain founded in 1963 is based in Spartanburg, SC. "We saw a need in the [Panola Road] corridor," said Thompson on Aug. 4. "It's an under served area.

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  13. Community helping 'darn good' police officer ...Read the original story

    Aug 5, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    He rode his bicycle every chance he got, worked out in the gym, ran regularly, never drank alcohol and never smoked. Price, a 14-year DeKalb Police officer, has spent the past nine years at the South Precinct in Decatur and is a key member of the precinct's 10-member community policing arm - Neighborhood Enforcement Team, NET.

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  14. Police, community put unity back in celebrationRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    DeKalb Police Sgt. C. Dillard shares a light moment with a resident during a line dance at the National Night Out block party on Aug. 2 in the parking lot of the Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur.

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  15. Rapper Silent to perform at back-to-school bashRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Hip-hop artist Silento makes a special guest appearance on Aug. 6 at a back-to-school bash at the N.H. Scott Recreation Center in Decatur. The DeKalb Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs is host for the 11 a.m.-to-2 p.m. event.

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  16. Walking builds friendship among retired menRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Walking buddies Howard Baker, Claude Hill, Melvin Dennis, Willie Lawrence, Marion Thornton and Hilton Wynn Jr. - are known as the Starline Walkers because they all live in the Starline subdivision off Tilson Road in Decatur. Every weekday morning for the past five years, Howard Baker and his buddies have been walking together in the Candler Road area, attracting attention all along the way.

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  17. Jul 29, 2016,Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Steve Bradshaw and supporters at the Village Corner German restaurant in Stone Mountain on July 26 celebrating his victory in the District 4 DeKalb Commissioner's Democratic runoff. Clarkston businessman Steve Bradshaw unseated DeKalb District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in a landslide victory, and voters kept Irvin Johnson as tax commissioner in the July 26 primary runoff and nonpartisan elections.

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  18. SWD head football coach Micheal Tanks ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Michael Tanks, head football coach of the Southwest DeKalb High Panthers in Decatur, is in critical condition in Grady Memorial Hospital after suffering a massive stroke at his home on July 26. Hospital officials, citing privacy rules, would not comment on his condition, but social media channels has been buzzing as SDW students and alums discuss the unexpected illness. Former PTA president Greg White said on Thursday that SWD parents, students and administrators are planning a vigil at the school to pray for Tanks' recovery.

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  19. DeKalb chapter of federal workers group ...Read the original story

    Jul 29, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Retired federal workers and their spouses can learn more about the DeKalb Chapter 380 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees on Aug. 9 at the Piccadilly Restaurant at the Gallery at South DeKalb. The event begins at 1 p.m. The chapter holds its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of every month except July and December.

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  20. Gallery at South DeKalb hosts Back to School BonanzaRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    The Back to School Bonanza for community youth on July 30 at the Gallery at South DeKalb features free school supply giveaways, games and entertainment. The mall is at 2801 Candler Road in Decatur.

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