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Past articles by Tyler:

After record-high in 2019, DeKalb police see drop in homicides – 95.5 WSB

After working a record number of homicides in 2019, DeKalb County police have seen a significant drop in slayings through the first half of 2020. The 37% decline bucks the county’s own recent trends while also running counter to what many major American cities — including neighboring Atlanta — have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic and concurrent periods of civil unrest. And while DeKalb… → Read More

John Lewis crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge for final time – 95.5 WSB

SELMA, Ala. – The Edmund Pettus Bridge, with its imposing gray steel archway, played host to a blood-soaked turning point in the civil rights movement on March 7, 1965. Leading the way was a 25-year-old activist in a tan trench coat who nearly died that day from the blow of an Alabama state trooper’s billy club. Today that activist, the late Georgia congressman John Lewis, said goodbye to the… → Read More

DeKalb’s updated mask mandate goes into effect Saturday – 95.5 WSB

DeKalb’s updated mask ordinance officially goes into effect on Saturday. To mark the occasion, the county plans to distribute some 20,000 masks to local small businesses, which it is encouraging to adopt “no mask, no service” policies for patrons. “By providing masks to businesses that enforce [such policies], we are providing them with the tools needed to promote a safe and healthy environment… → Read More

Atlanta protests: Event planned in Dunwoody

In a tweet, Dunwoody police said the department “absolutely supports and encourages peaceful assemblies” and has spoken with the event’s organizers. → Read More

DeKalb weather: Thursday's rain caused at least 19 sewer spills

More than four inches of rain fell in parts of DeKalb on Thursday, overwhelming parts of the county's wastewater system. → Read More

Dollar store ban: DeKalb hosting public hearing on moratorium

Last month, DeKalb leaders put a 45-day ban on new dollar stores coming to the county. → Read More

New I-85 interchange near Buford in Gwinnett moves forward

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept just over $20 million in federal and state grants to pay for construction of the interchange, which is strategically positioned midway between the oft-congested Ga. 20 and Hamilton Mill Road access points. → Read More

Amazon to create 1,000 jobs in metro Atlanta

Georgia lost out on the hunt for Amazon’s second headquarters last year, but it won a consolation prize on Wednesday when the e-commerce giant announced it would open a new warehouse facility in metro Atlanta that will create 1,000 new jobs. The company said the 700,000 square-foot facility – a bit smaller than an average mall – will bridge Gwinnett and DeKalb counties and house workers who will… → Read More

For first time, Gwinnett County officially recognizes Pride Month

Gwinnett County presented a proclamation officially recognizing LGBTQ Pride Month on Tuesday night, the first time the diverse county has ever done so. → Read More

Norcross study highlights affordable housing in Gwinnett, suburbs

A recent study found that most of those living in a handful of Norcross extended stay motels were working class people living paycheck to paycheck. → Read More

Gwinnett's Tommy Hunter files new lawsuit over reprimand

The new federal lawsuit filed by Gwinnett Commissioner Tommy Hunter claims that his 2017 public reprimand violated his First Amendment rights. → Read More

Michelle Obama stops in Atlanta for 'Becoming' tour

Former First Lady Michelle Obama made the penultimate stop of her → Read More

Gwinnett news: Will District Attorney Danny Porter run as a Democrat?

Danny Porter has been Gwinnett County's district attorney since 1993. → Read More

Gwinnett MARTA: GOP rankles Dems by pitching delay on future vote

An amendment to Senate Bill 200 would prohibit Gwinnett from calling a new MARTA referendum until 2026. → Read More

Gwinnett MARTA referendum: How did pro-transit campaigns fail?

Gwinnett voters rejected the county's latest MARTA referendum in a Tuesday special election. → Read More

Gwinnett MARTA referendum: Early voting locations set

Gwinnett County will have three weeks of early voting for the March 19, 2019 MARTA referendum. Here are things to know about the schedule and locations of early voting. → Read More

Gwinnett closes on possible future home for MARTA station

Gwinnett County hopes to use part of the OFS site, positioned near Jimmy Carter Boulevard and I-85, for a transit hub, should next year's public referendum pass. → Read More

International shipping company to create hundreds of jobs in Gwinnett

Gov. Nathan Deal and Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash made the announcement Tuesday at the Capitol. → Read More

7th District: Woodall picks up votes in Gwinnett, Forsyth recounts

An order from Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden directed elections officials to “manually review by hand, in plain view of the public and designated officials for both candidates, any optical scan ballots” that have extra votes, stray marks or are folded or bent. → Read More

Gwinnett sheriff not worried about audit of forfeiture spending

Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway triggered a review of his department's asset forfeiture spending after buying a 707-horsepower Dodge Charger. → Read More