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Good 'Deal' for bad schools

...them to charter-based schools or, in extreme cases, close them outright.Gov. Deal, who in 2013 replaced six DeKalb County school board members when that district faced a loss of accreditation, based the plan on programs used successfully...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-28/good-deal-bad-schools
Latest audit shows continuation of Paine's financial problems

...and a supporter of the school is to follow the vision of the board."However Michael Thurmond, superintendent of Dekalb County Schools and member of the committee, said the committee was not officially disbanded and that he continues to work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-26/latest-audit-shows-contin
Attorney: Georgia officer had time to use nonlethal force against Air Force veteran

...attorney for the late man's family said Wednesday.DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen shot 26-year-old Anthony...Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish declined to comment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-25/attorney-georgia-officer-had-time-u
Augusta deputy administrator picks named

...Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson.Ted Rhinehart, the deputy chief operating officer for infrastructure in DeKalb County from 2009 to 2013, and Chester Brazzell, director of general services and human resources for Richmond, Va., from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-25/augusta-deputy-administr
House panel OKs Deal's school takeover plan

...me" and waving brightly colored posters. Michelle Gutierrez, an 18-year-old senior at Towers High School in DeKalb County, told the crowd that teachers at her school stay after-hours for SAT and ACT exam prep two days a week and are devoted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-23/house-panel-oks-deals-sch
DeKalb County agrees to policy changes to protect rights of people who can't pay court fines

ATLANTA - DeKalb County agreed to policy changes meant to protect the rights of people who...debts, Choudhury said when the suit was filed. The ACLU singled out DeKalb County because it has collected more revenue than any other municipality...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-19/dekalb-county-agrees-p
Across Georgia

...have said there were no obvious signs of foul play.Ex-official sentenced to prison over fraudATLANTA - A former DeKalb County commissioner who admitted to stealing taxpayer money was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison Friday.Elaine Boyer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-20/across-georgia
Across the region

...bus stop in metro Atlanta.WSB-TV reports that the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office will seek the punishment...against 18-year-old Christopher Merritt of Lithonia.DeKalb County police say Merritt shot and killed 19-year-old Marcaysia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-18/across-region
UGA Week: Teachings of golf coach Chris Haack spell success

...He traces his AJGA roots back to when the "A" stood for Atlanta instead of American. The organization started in DeKalb County by local sports writer Mike Bentley, who would sit on the first tee with a pitcher of iced tea taking...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/uga-week-teachings-golf-coach-chris-haack-
Girlfriend says Georgia man shot by officer had stopped taking medication

...Hill. Officer Robert Olsen shot Hill twice when the man began running toward him and didn't stop when ordered, DeKalb County Chief of Police Cedric Alexander told reporters Monday.Hill had served more than four years in the U.S. Air Force...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-03-11/girlfriend-says-georgia-ma