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Moses C. Norman, former dean of Clark Atlanta University's School of Education and a pioneer in educational leadership in Atlanta, has died.

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His son, Conrad Norman, said his father died Tuesday at his Atlanta home. He was 82. An alumnus of Clark Atlanta, Norman had just retired as dean of the university's School of Education on June 30.

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Researchers believe one tiny beetle that made its way to Georgia could be responsible for introducing a lethal tree disease that's wiped out hundreds of millions of trees. 

It's known as the redbay ambrosia beetle, and it likely came along with cargo shipped from southeast Asia into the Port of Savannah about 15 years ago. 

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The University of Florida's Jason Smith says he and his team traced the disease back to one female beetle.

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Ten years, 30 code-enforcement citations and $400,000 in federal money.

That’s what it’s taking to address blight at the Brannon Hill Condominiums near Clarkston.

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Thursday morning, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond kicks off the demolition of two of the complex's abandoned buildings.

The Brannon Hill Condominiums have highlighted the challenges local governments can face in tackling eyesore properties.

Decatur Gets $11 Million To Purchase Land -- And Conserve It

Jul 13, 2017
Decatur City Hall
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The city of Decatur is getting an $11 million loan to help it buy the United Methodist Children's Home property. 

And it's getting really good terms on the loan. 

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The city's Public Facilities Authority was awarded this loan by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, provided by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

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Darren Eales sensed the potential for a rabid soccer fan base in Atlanta long before the expansion United first took the field.

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The Atlanta United president just didn't know how quickly it would blossom.

Atlanta leads Major League Soccer in attendance, averaging 46,482 fans per game. The Seattle Sounders (42,628), the longtime league leaders in attendance, are second. The average attendance for an MLS game is 21,327.

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