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DEKALB | Police release photos of BP shooting suspects

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A gas station clerk was killed in a possible robbery in southwest DeKalb County Monday night.

The incident happened shortly before midnight at the BP Food Mart on Cedar Grove Road near Ellenwood.

DeKalb Police spokesman Hilton Stafford said the clerk was shot in the chest in what appeared to be an attempted robbery. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A BP employee who was stocking the cooler during the shooting was questioned by police, according to Stafford.

Investigators said they are now looking for two suspects, both of whom are young black men. Images of the men were captured on security cameras inside the store.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call DeKalb County Police at 770-724-7850.

Witnesses: FAMU drum major was targeted due to sexuality

ATLANTA -- Was sexual orientation a factor in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major?

It depends on who you ask.

Nearly two months after his death, the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion said Tuesday morning that although their son was gay, that's not why he was targeted.

The Decatur native died November 19 after collapsing on a bus following a band performance. Officials have ruled his death a homicide caused by hazing.

During Tuesday's news conference, attorney Christopher Chestnut said after speaking with more than 15 witnesses, many reported that Champion was subjected to more severe hazing than other students.

Some witnesses said they believed Champion was hazed harder because he was gay.

But Chestnut said, according to other witnesses, Champion was punished because of his own anti-hazing stance, not because of his sexual orientation.

Meet Robyn Tibbetts: Decatur, GA's 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year

Meet Robyn Tibbetts: Decatur, GA's 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year

Decatur - Decatur ED TV recently forwarded to us their last newsletter and video before they put a close to the 3 year venture.

For the past 3 years Decatur ED TV has featured teachers, events and programs that were exclusively part of the City School system of Decatur.  Their last feature is of Robyn Tibbetts from Renfroe Middle School and has been voted Decatur's Teacher of the Year.

The video can be found here: Decatur ED TV

Middle Eastern Artist to Create Mural on MLK Jr. Holiday with Community Members Affected by 9/11

Middle Eastern Artist to Create Mural on MLK Jr. Holiday with Community Members Affected by 9/11

 

Mural Correlates with Dr. King’s beliefs to Eradicate Social Injustice and Invoke Peace

Monday, January 16 - 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Mattress Factory Lofts – Studio #16

300 Martin Luther King Jr. SE Atlanta, GA 30312

 

Open-To-The-Public Mural Painting Artistic Experience

Welcomes Friends and Loved Ones Affected by the 911 Attacks and the Iraq War

 

Flood Maps revised; DeKalb County to hold two Flood Insurance Open Houses

Flood Maps revised; DeKalb County to hold two Flood Insurance Open Houses

Dekalb County - - DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that DeKalb County, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Environmental Protection Division (GA DNR-EPD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has completed a countywide revision of the Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Study for DeKalb County and the following municipalities: Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, and Stone Mountain.   Open houses set for Jan. 24, 31

This Flood Insurance Study includes charts and a narrative report of local flooding to be used by permit officials for development in the floodplain.

 

DEALCHICKEN: $5 for $10 at SunO Dessert

DEALCHICKEN: $5 for $10 at SunO Dessert

DECATUR, Ga. -- Summer is over, but it's never too late to indulge in a little ice cream, especially when it's low in fat -- and price.

Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a half-price treat from SunO Dessert. For only $5, DealChicken members can indulge in $10 worth of SunO's signature dessert, which involves freezing ice cream in a block of ice and then shaving it into a fluffy pile of snow, or other goodies from the popular shop.

This deal is good for the Decatur SunO Dessert location at 2144 North Decatur Road only. It expires on July 10, 2012.

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ADOPT A PET: Meet Max

ADOPT A PET: Meet Max

 

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.