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2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival Announces Stellar Children's Program

2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival Announces Stellar Children's Program

Which authors and illustrators will attend the Children’s Stage and Teen Stage? And who is giving the Kidnote Address?
Jobless Rate Creeps Up for DeKalb County

Jobless Rate Creeps Up for DeKalb County

Unemployment in metro Atlanta climbed to 8 percent for July, mostly because of seasonal layoffs.
Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Plus, a local city is taking steps to create its downtown, a missing man was found alive and a UPS store suffered a data breach.
Dunwoody Location of BBQ Restaurant Closes

Dunwoody Location of BBQ Restaurant Closes

Old Hickory House has reportedly closed its doors in Dunwoody, but the Tucker location is still in business.
2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival Announces Diverse LGBT Track

2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival Announces Diverse LGBT Track

Find the lineup for featured presenters, poetry and panels for the LGBT track here.
Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Unsecured firearms in house where toddler was shot; Man with BB gun prompts school lockdown; Georgia has 2nd worst jobless rate.
How to Post on Patch

How to Post on Patch

Interested in blogging or posting an announcement on Patch's bulletin board? Step by step instructions.
Report: Atlanta Job Market Rebound Leads To Population Growth

Report: Atlanta Job Market Rebound Leads To Population Growth

The 10-county Atlanta region added more than 50,000 people between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014.
Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Is the increase in Georgia's unemployment numbers a seasonal blip or the continuation of a trend tied to a lack of skilled workers?
DeKalb CEO: Builders on Senior Centers Not Fulling Contracts

DeKalb CEO: Builders on Senior Centers Not Fulling Contracts

DeKalb County senior citizens recently complained that work to build three centers is months behind schedule. The interim CEO agreed.
Meet DeKalb Animal Services Pets of the Week

Meet DeKalb Animal Services Pets of the Week

Sasha and Luigi are only two of the many animals that need a forever home. Adoption rates have been lowered through the end of August.
$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Suspected electronics thieves stopped in Acworth; Atlanta Watershed probe; Tractor accident kills man; Missing man found safe.
Georgia Gwinnett College Welcomes 11,000 Students for Fall Semester

Georgia Gwinnett College Welcomes 11,000 Students for Fall Semester

The student body includes about 3,700 new students.
Gas Prices Drop in DeKalb County as U.S. Increases Production

Gas Prices Drop in DeKalb County as U.S. Increases Production

The average price of a gallon of gas in Georgia has dropped to $3.34, and further drops in price may be on the way.
Exciting Places, Superintendent Announces Retirement, Football Player Dies, Councilman Indicted, Murder-Suicide, Robin Williams Tribute, Another Baby Left in Car

Exciting Places, Superintendent Announces Retirement, Football Player Dies, Councilman Indicted, Murder-Suicide, Robin Williams Tribute, Another Baby Left in Car

Plus, a convicted rapist was sentenced to six life terms and a Patch blogger explains Robin Williams' impact on his life.
GA Wow Houses: $1.1M Estate; 'Truly Unique' Beauty; 2-Story Family Room and More

GA Wow Houses: $1.1M Estate; 'Truly Unique' Beauty; 2-Story Family Room and More

Beautiful and expensive homes for sale across Georgia.
GOOD NEWS! Most Exciting Cities, IB Diplomas, Public Safety Award, School Spirit + Lottery Winners

GOOD NEWS! Most Exciting Cities, IB Diplomas, Public Safety Award, School Spirit + Lottery Winners

Plus, Gwinnett teachers honored, business openings and expansions, and students fighting drugs were among this week's uplifting stories.
Nominate Your Favorite MD Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Nominate Your Favorite MD Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Just 24 hours left to nominate your everyday hero -- perhaps a coach or mentor -- for a prize package. Tell us how they made a difference.
Cabbie Found Slumped Over Behind Wheel; Shot in Back of Head

Cabbie Found Slumped Over Behind Wheel; Shot in Back of Head

GBI and Norcross PD are investigating late-night shooting death near Gwinnett apartment complex
Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

The slow storm season has been a relief to many, but tropical weather tends to pick up right about…now.