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  1. Qualifying begins March 7 for candidates vying for 54 officesRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Candidates who have been on the campaign trail and others seeking a place on the May 24 ballot will qualify March 7-11 for 54 offices that are open or up for re-election in the May primary, nonpartisan, and special elections. All two-year offices - three federal offices: U.S. 4th, 5th and 6th districts; seven state senators; and 16 state representatives - are up for re-election this year.

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  2. Mar 4, 2016,Read the original story

    Mar 4, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson on Feb.16 moderates a panel discussion in Decatur with film and video game industry experts on attracting more film and entertainment projects to the county. A re-energized DeKalb Film and Entertainment Commission will be housed at Georgia Piedmont Technical College's campus on Wesley Chapel Road sometime this spring to encourage the growth of film production and other media in DeKalb.

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  3. Ex-con tells story of redemptionRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Today, he is a lecturer at universities and a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and he will share his story at First Baptist Church Decatur on March 11. During Senghor's 19-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, he discovered literature, meditation, self-examination, and the kindness of others - tools he used to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. Upon his release, he became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his.

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  4. 3 store owners going to jail for ...Read the original story

    Mar 4, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Three store owners who operated stores in Decatur, Atlanta and Union City defrauded the government more than $10.1 million in food stamps and WIC benefits are going to federal prison or are awaiting sentencing to prison. Tessema Lulseged, 49, who used his Decatur convenience store - Big T Supermarket on Memorial Drive in Decatur - to illegally traffic in food stamps, is going to prison for four years and three months for a scheme that netted him $6.5 million.

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  5. $1.65 million settlement for Baby Bou ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Baby Bou-Bou in May 2014 shortly after he was injured by a flashbang grenade in a botched drug raid. The family of Bounkham "Baby Bou Bou" Phonesevanh has been awarded $1.65 million in U.S. District Court for the "no knock" warrant raid on the family's Cornelia home on May 28, 2014, that injured the toddler.

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  6. Sims drops out of CEO raceRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    "I have withdrawn my candidacy for the position of DeKalb County CEO, and I am putting my support behind Michael Thurmond," said Sims, a retired MARTA worker and Stone Mountain community advocate. "Mike is an honest and ethical person and a skilled administrator.

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  7. DeKalb Chamber honors STAR Students/TeachersRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    STAR Students and STAR Teachers from the DeKalb School District, City Schools of Decatur and participating private high schools will be honored by the DeKalb Chamber on March 9 at the 2016 PAGE STAR Awards Luncheon. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel, 4156 LaVista Road in Atlanta.

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  8. DeKalb precincts busy in Super Tuesday votingRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    A steady flow of voters stepped away from their morning routine to cast ballots on March 1 at South DeKalb precincts in the "Super Tuesday" Presidential Primary. Poll workers at the William C. Brown Library on Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur said 133 people had voted at that precinct by 9:00 am, a little better pace than they've seen in other recent primaries.

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  9. Bounkham Phonesavanh, known as "Baby Bou Bou, shown with his family...Read the original story

    Feb 26, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Bounkham Phonesavanh, known as "Baby Bou Bou, shown with his family and their lawyers on Dec. 11, 2015 at a news conference in Decatur. U.S. District Court in Atlanta on Feb. 26 approved a deal awarding $3.6million to the family of Bounkham, known as "Baby Bou Bou."

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  10. Moms support group meetingsRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    A series of Moms, Babies and Breastfeeding Support Group meetings take place through May at Scott Candler and Hairston Crossing library branches.

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  11. 3-D mammography at DeKalb Medical Breast ...Read the original story

    Feb 26, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Starting in March, patients will be able to access 3-D mammography at DeKalb Medical's Comprehensive Breast Center on its North Decatur Campus. Cathy Landerman, manager of the center, said the staff is excited to provide the option to its patients in the fight against breast cancer.

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  12. Love Run' raises domestic violence awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Solicitor General Sherry Boston and her team speak regularly to young people about teen dating violence in an effort to curb domestic abuse. The inaugural "Love Run 5K" on Feb. 27 in Decatur will raise awareness about domestic violence issues and funds to help support victims.

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  13. Wadsworth Magnet seeks expansion to middle schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Parents at Wadsworth Magnet School, who have been lobbying for expansion to middle school grades, attend a Feb. 23 meeting with DeKalb Superintendent R. Stephen Green. DeKalb Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green is considering a proposal from parents at Wadsworth Elementary Magnet School to add middle school grades to the Decatur school.

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  14. Students learn from civil rights legendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    "Living Legends" Rita Samuels , J.T. Johnson, Xernona Clayton and the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian spoke to 500 DeKalb students and adults on Feb. 22 at the Porter Sanford Center.

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  15. New McDonald's, Family Dollar store under ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Construction of a Family Dollar store is under way at Salem and Panola roads. Crews brick the new McDonald's in the Wesley Chapel Crossing shopping center .

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  16. Harold Buckley 1943-2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Harold Buckley, the longest serving member of the MARTA Board of Directors representing DeKalb County, died on Feb. 23 after suffering a stroke, according to a MARTA statement. He was 72. Buckley had represented DeKalb since 1985.

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  17. Trivia game tests Black History knowledgeRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    The whole family can show off their knowledge in the Black History Trivia and Games on Feb. 27 at the Flat Shoals Library in Decatur.

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  18. Love Run 5k to raise awareness of ...Read the original story

    Feb 22, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    The inaugural "Love Run 5K" on Feb. 27 in Decatur raises awareness about domestic violence issues as well funds to help support victims. The Office of DeKalb Solicitor General Sherry Boston is host for the event, which kicks off at 8:30 a.m. from the Decatur Square, 101 E. Court Square.

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  19. Musical fairy tale at Decatur HighRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    The high-energy musical "Once on This Island," a fairy tale celebration of love, hope, life and death, is coming to the Decatur High Performing Arts Center in March. It is presented by the school's Drama Department and Light 74 Productions with show times at 7 p.m. on March 3-5 and at 2 p.m. on March 6. From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty comes a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" and based on the novel "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy.

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  20. Parade celebrates heritage, cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 | Cross Roads News

    Greenforest Christian Academy's Marching Band will take part in the 2016 Black History Month Parade on Feb. 27 in Atlanta. The Greenforest Christian Academy Marching Band will join entertainers, dignitaries and celebrities and corporate, civic and nonprofit groups in the 2016 Black History Month Parade on Feb. 27 in Atlanta.

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