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On Dec. 1, 2019, Chief Deputy Melody Maddox will make history as the first female to assume the position of sheriff in DeKalb County, Georgia. She will replace Sheriff Jeff Mann, who retires Nov. 30. The Morris Brown College graduate began her career in law enforcement in 1988 with the Atlanta Police Department. She worked…

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For more than a decade, Google has periodically changed its search page logo for holidays, special events and anniversaries, but today the search engine was designed by a young Black teenage girl from Georgia. Every year, Google hosts a competition for students around the country to design their own interpretation of what the Google search…

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As District Attorney for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, Sherry Boston oversees the prosecution of felony offenses in DeKalb County. Prior to serving in this capacity, Boston was elected DeKalb County Solicitor-General, where she was responsible for overseeing the prosecution of more than 12,000 misdemeanor crimes, ranging from domestic violence to trespassing and animal cruelty.…

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Somehow on the night of May 6, 2017, Dekalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann reportedly exposed his penis in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. An Atlanta police officer patrolling the area spotted Mann, who then took off running. A quarter mile later, Mann gave up and was later booked into the Atlanta Detention Center and identified himself as…

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A DeKalb County, Georgia, police officer is the subject of an internal investigation after a video showed him beating a homeless Black woman at a convenience store. Katie McCrary was at a Chevron gas station located in Decatur, Georgia, asking customers for money and the store owner reportedly called the police to have the woman removed…

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Last weekend shockwaves were sent through the city of Atlanta when DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was allegedly caught in Piedmont Park performing a lewd sex act. An Atlanta police officer reportedly spotted Mann with his penis out and shined his flashlight on him. The officer yelled, “Stop, police” and Mann took off running starting…

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In the city of Atlanta, Piedmont Park is known as the premier recreation site and a gay cruising spot for late-night rendezvous. The Atlanta Police Department has taken a proactive role in making the park a safe space with foot patrols during the late-night hours. Over the weekend, an APD officer encountered a lewd act…

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Mary-Pat Hector, a 19-year-old candidate for a council seat in a newly formed city in suburban Atlanta, narrowly lost the runoff election and therefore her bid to become one of the youngest elected office holders in Georgia history. Multiple media outlets have now reported that Mary-Pat Hector, a sophomore at Spelman College, barely lost to Tuesday to…

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Today is the birthday of the latest person to hit social media stardom, Cidney “Total Liberation” Green, who turns 27. She became infamous on Black Twitter when it was announced that her party would be a slumber party geared toward swingers in a safe setting. Soon the hashtag ATLOrgy was born and comments were hilarious and…

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Police in Dekalb County, Georgia, are on the lookout for Kimberly Moore, 54, the mom of Chavanta “Che” Mack. Mack appeared in season two of the reality series Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Dekalb County police responded to her home and found it ransacked with the front and back doors kicked in. Mack had just given birth…

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Johnie Oliver, Jr. is on his way to prison for the rest of his natural life. According to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, the Georgia man was found guilty of murder and other charges stemming from a June 2014 shooting over marijuana. Reportedly, Oliver purchased marijuana from seller Rayonte Weems. He paid $13 for the…

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It was an inferno on Atlanta’s I-285 where a small, single engine plane crashed near Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m. There weren’t any survivors. Four people are dead, according to DeKalb County Fire Department spokesman Eric Jackson. The plane clipped the front of a tractor trailer before it’s crash landing. The…

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