Friday, September 17, 2021

DeKalb Election Central

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At a rally in Decatur this afternoon, Oprah Winfrey echoed her statements given to a crowd of 600 in Cobb County this morning: “I don’t want any party, and I don’t want any kind of partisan influence telling me what decision I get to make for myself,” she said. “Nobody paid for me to come he…

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DeKalb residents voted to approve a one cent special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) and a special homestead exemption while keeping two incumbents as city mayors during the Nov. 7 local elections.

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MARIETTA — Despite polls and pundits dubbing it a tight race in the days prior, Republican Karen Handel did more than squeak out a win against Democrat Jon Ossoff in Tuesday’s runoff election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

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The DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections has approved a satellite advance voting location for the Congressional District 6 special election at the Dunwoody Library Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Dunwoody Library is located at 5339 Chamblee Dunwood…

A Closer Look: Suburban Heroin Addiction

A medley of illegal drugs were found, along with two guns, inside the bedroom of a Mableton man, according to Cobb sheriff’s deputies, who arrested and jailed the suspected drug dealer.

Acworth police busted an illegal drug dealing operation when they pulled over a Maserati on Cherokee Street, finding the driver in possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and pills, officers claim.

In 2017, 118 Cobb residents died of opioid overdoses, the highest of any county in Georgia, according to the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department. The same year, there were over 600 Cobb residents who suffered opioid-involved hospitalizations and ER visits, the second-highest rate in …

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