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  1. Funeral service for Lauren JonesRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Cross Roads News

    Lauren Jones, the Southwest DeKalb High graduate who died suddenly last week at the University of Oregon, will be remembered at a Feb. 28 home-going service in Decatur. Lauren Jones, a 2014 graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School, died of meningococcemia on Feb. 17 at the University of Oregon.

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  2. Weight-loss challenge benefits Decatur education nonprofitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Cross Roads News

    Ross Palumbo and Carla Ziscook are among winners of the 2014 Decatur's Biggest Loser competition. Forty-seven people are vying for 2015 titles.

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  3. Troop 1210 ready to beat 2014 sales as Girl Scout Cookies returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Cross Roads News

    Girl Scout Cookie lovers can find their favorites and two new flavors at sales booths popping up around South DeKalb this month. The 16 members of Troop 1210, which meets at Greenforest Community Baptist Church in Decatur, and other troops will operate booths at locations such as the Gallery at South DeKalb and area Walmart and Kroger stores.

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  4. Panel examines black, Jewish tiesRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Cross Roads News

    A panel of Jewish Americans and African-Americans will examine collaborations for social justice on March 7 at the Decatur Library. "The Rise and Collaboration for Justice: The African-American and Jewish-American Struggle" begins at 1 p.m. It is sponsored by One Region Atlanta.

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  5. Novelist tackles will to survive in ...Read the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Cross Roads News

    "In Wilderness" is a daring and original novel about the fierce need for companionship and the enduring will to survive. Suffused with a sense of character and atmosphere, Thomas' intimate voice creates a depiction of the transformative power of love, how we grieve and hope, and the perilous ways in which we heed and test our hearts.

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  6. Mother at heart of Cohen memoirRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Cross Roads News

    Award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen discusses the memoir of his extended family, "The Girl From Human Street," on March 5 at the Decatur Library. His talk, part of the Georgia Center for the Book's Festival of Writers, starts at 7:15 p.m. Cohen turns a compassionate, discerning eye on the legacy of his forebears.

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  7. Feb 27, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Cross Roads News

    A 25-hearse motorcade preceded a "Stop the Violence" rally at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur on Feb. 22. Pedestrians did double takes when a 25-hearse motorcade rolled past them on Flat Shoals Parkway on Feb. 22 en route to Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church where members of the Georgia funeral industry joined families of victims in a rally against deadly gun violence. Participants in the emotional three-hour "Stop the Violence" program in the House of Hope complex said they wanted to raise awareness of the devastating effect that black-on-black crime is having on the African-American community.

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  8. South DeKalb's City of Greenhaven is feasibleRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Cross Roads News

    Isaac Finley and other City of Greenhaven organizers unfurled their banner for the first time on Jan. 30 at a news conference in the Wesley Chapel Library in Decatur. The proposed city of Greenhaven in South DeKalb is viable, a study done by the Carl Vinston Institute of Government finds.

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  9. Funeral set for SWD grad who died ...Read the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Cross Roads News

    A funeral will be held Feb. 28 in Decatur for Lauren Jones, a Southwest DeKalb High School graduate who died of meningococcemia on Feb 17 at the University of Oregon. Family and friends held a candlelight vigil Saturday in Lauren's on memory at Cheertyme All-Stars of Georgia in Decatur.

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  10. Children's writer at Wesley ChapelRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Cross Roads News

    Award-winning children's author Sharon Draper promotes her latest book, "Stella by Starlight," on Feb. 21 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur. "Stella lives in the segregated South - in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it.

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  11. Readers to discuss memoir, novelRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Cross Roads News

    The memoir "12 Years a Slave" by Solomon Northup and the novel "The Tempest Tales" by Walter Mosley are up for discussion at the Salem-Panola and Wesley Chapel library branches next week. On Feb. 23, parent and teen pairs are invited to join an exploration of Northup's unforgettable memoir at Salem-Panola.

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  12. LeVian trunk show at Macy'sRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Cross Roads News

    Fans of LeVian's diamond jewelry collection can attend its "Colors of Diamonds" trunk show on March 3 at Macy's Fine Jewelry at the Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur.

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  13. Feb 20, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Cross Roads News

    Thousands of costumed natives of Trinidad and other Caribbean islands and masquerade bands will parade on May 23 in the first adult Carnival in DeKalb County. Big, colorful, bodacious costumes and pulsating soca music will have people jumping along Covington Highway in Decatur in May with the first production of Carnival in DeKalb County.

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  14. Artist to talk Afro-Cuban cultureRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | Cross Roads News

    Narrative artist, educator and quilter Linda Asbury is leading a Feb. 21 discussion of Afro-Cuban culture at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur. "Havana, Cuba: Art and Culture" takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. with a class limit of 15. Participants will learn about the vibrant Cuban art scene and see and discuss videos, photos and artifacts about Afro-Cuban filmmakers and writers.

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  15. GBI is asked to probe police shooting deathRead the original story

    Friday Feb 13 | Cross Roads News

    The GBI has been called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting death of Decatur resident Kevin Davis in December. Kevin Davis, 44, was shot by a DeKalb officer who went to the Marquis Forest Apartments on Pine Tree Circle near Covington Highway on Dec. 29 to investigate a stabbing.

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  16. Exhibit captures Panama's many culturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Cross Roads News

    "Man With Candles" and other photos and artwork are part of "This Is Portobelo: A Mixed Media Exhibition" on display during February at the Decatur Library. "This Is Portobelo: A Mixed Media Exhibition" depicting the explorations of Panama by four Atlanta-based visual artists will be on display throughout February at the Decatur Library.

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  17. Male mentoring conference for teensRead the original story

    Friday Feb 13 | Cross Roads News

    Male eighth- to 12th-grade students, non-custodial parents and single mothers can attend a free two-day conference, "Cultivating Future Fathers," on Feb. 20-21 at Omega Psi Phi's international headquarters in Decatur. The fraternity and Project Friendship are presenting the Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative Male Youth Leadership Conference that seeks to educate young males and provide non-custodial parents and single mothers with life skills tools.

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  18. Resort developer plans no changes for ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Cross Roads News

    APD Solutions is seeking to redevelop the Panola Slope townhome community into an amusement resort with up to 425 gaming machines. In the wake of the DeKalb Board of Commissioners' Feb. 10 vote to revote the APD Solutions Amusement Resort in Decatur, developer Vaughn Irons says he has no plans to modify or change his application.

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  19. Feb 13, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Cross Roads News

    Taron Everett Nakie Hill and Ethan Suber speak at a community feedback session on Feb. 10 at Miller Grove High in Lithonia as part of the search for the DeKalb School District's next superintendent. South DeKalb residents say their next school superintendent doesn't have to be a veteran educator as long as he or she is honest, a team player and makes the students' progress the top priority.

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  20. Portobelo' depicts Panama's many culturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Cross Roads News

    "This Is Portobelo: A Mixed Media Exhibition" depicting the explorations of Panama by four Atlanta-based visual artists will be on display throughout February at the Decatur Library. The exhibition showcases works of sketch artist Tiha Baker, photographer and videographer N'Dieye Gray Danavall, artist and curator Tracy Murrell and photographer Julie Yarbrough.

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