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Primary runoff election results

Primary runoff election results

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Raise Your Voice: Following nephew's killing, woman works to stop youth violence


DECATUR, Ga. -- Fatimah Jewel Chandler is on a mission to save lives. It's been nearly one year since her 17-year-old nephew was killed, a victim of gun violence. His accused killer was only 18 years old.

"The community lost two young people that day," Chandler said.

On Sunday, July 27th, she plans to fill the Saratoga Lake Community Clubhouse with teens, just like her nephew, in hopes of helping them avoid the same mistake. Named in honor of her nephew, the Kamau Project begins with a day-long conference, free of charge, geared toward kids and teens ages 12-18.

Guest speakers range from attorneys and motivational speakers to a juvenile probation officer. They will talk to the teens about topics including conflict resolution, anger management, negotiation and bullying.

AADD names Madeline Griffin Family Support Center Coordinator

AADD names Madeline Griffin Family Support Center Coordinator

DECATUR, Ga. -- All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) today announced that Madeline Griffin has been named the nonprofit agency’s Family Support Center (FSC) Coordinator. Griffin will be responsible for all of the organization’s community workshops, partnerships and programs.

Every year, AADD (www.aadd.org) provides support services, advocacy and training to more than 2,000 individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.

The FSC is designed to serve individuals and families living with developmental disabilities in metro Atlanta and across Georgia, offering assistance during difficult life transitions.  The Center is initially funded to serve more than 1000 people annually, but the non-profit organization plans to expand its services as funding allows.

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Tracy Humphrey has your weekend forecast

Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.

House fire burns in DeKalb County


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Crews responded to a large house fire in DeKalb County Friday morning.

The fire broke out shortly after 6 a.m. in the 2800 block of Monterey Drive near Rupert Road.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries. Dispatchers said the house was vacant. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Random Act of Kindness: YMCA swim instructor

Random Act of Kindness: YMCA swim instructor

DECATUR, Ga. -- Tuesday's Random Act of Kindness is for Brigette Tucker, a swim instructor at the Decatur Family YMCA.

Brigette was nominated for a Random Act of Kindness by Kris Smith, the mother of a child who is currently taking lessons from her. Kris says that Brigette is one of the most caring and patient instructors around, while still remaining firm about teaching water safety.

Do you know someone who deserves a Random Act of Kindness? Nominate them today!

Thousands vote early in DeKalb County

Thousands vote early in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- More than 4,100 DeKalb County residents have already cast their ballots for the upcoming runoff election.

Early voting continues through this week. In-person voting will be held on Election Day, Tuesday, July 22 at DeKalb County's Voter Registration and Elections Office.

Visit dekalbvotes.com for more information about the election.