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City of Conyers clears path to new outdoor trails

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More than 20 miles east of Atlanta, some 15,000 people live in the city of Conyers. This historic town is home to the Georgia International Horse Park and more than 20 miles of outdoor trails.

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The Monastery of the Holy Spirit attracts visitors to Conyers

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For more than 70 years, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit has been a place of peace.

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Cell phone buy back company ordered to reimburse consumers $42 million

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Two years after CBS46 first exposed Cash For iPhones and their questionable business practices, A federal judge in Atlanta has ordered the now defunct cell phone buy back company to reimburse consumers more than $42 million for taking their phones and failing to pay them in full.

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Teens, Trauma & Trouble

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For the past year, our cameras have had unprecedented access in some metro area juvenile courtrooms, watching as youth charged with armed-robbery, gang violence and, in some cases, murder, are processed through the system.

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DeKalb County CEO announces plan to improve infrastructure

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DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced a plan to improve the county's infrastructure.

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Police investigate UGA tennis drug scandal

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As the University of Georgia prepares to host the NCAA tennis championships in Athens this week, the Bulldogs are dealing with some drama off the court.

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No disciplinary action taken against Statham officer

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Next to the tracks in the town of Statham, there are many people here who feel they have been railroaded by city leaders after they say they were falsely arrested for DUI.

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DeKalb County sheriff under investigation following arrest for indecency

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For the second day in a row, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann did not report to work. And he has not been seen publicly since his arrest near Piedmont Park over the weekend.

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R.E.M. credited for evolution of Athens music scene

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For decades, the city of Athens has set the stage for some of the biggest bands in the world, helping to launch the B 52’s, R.E.M. and The Black Crowes. The music scene has been a driving force in the local economy for generations.

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The legend of the Iron Horse

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The city of Athens is home to the University of Georgia and everything red and black. And when students come to the school, they quickly learn it’s not all about the Dawgs.

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The case for trauma and juvenile crime Video included

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Douglas County Judge Peggy Walker loves the kids she serves. In her nearly 20 years on the bench, she has just about seen it all. And whether it's truancy or crime, the children she sees are often affected by traumatic events that impact how they live.

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Inside a changing juvenile court system

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CBS46 gained unprecedented access to juveniles in Douglas County courtrooms, spending a year documenting what is happening behind the closed, and sometimes sealed cases.

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Portable classrooms in Dunwoody not inspected

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Robert Miller began looking into the overcrowding issue a decade ago when his children were forced to learn in trailers. Then he learned the portable classrooms weren't being inspected.

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DeKalb County Code Enforcement cracks down on blight

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DeKalb County Code Enforcement took action against blighted properties on Wednesday issuing 158 citations.

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Nearest fire station unable to respond to I-85 emergency call

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Less than 10 minutes after the 911 call came in about a fire underneath I-85, first responders arrived on scene.

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Storm knocks down tree, killing homeowner in Jackson County

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Caution tape marks the spot of Wednesday night’s lone tragedy caused by severe weather in Georgia. Steve Meredith was just a few doors down when a tree fell on top of a home nearby, killing 29-year-old Jason Combs.

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Roofing company goes out of business after customers stuck with liens

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A metro Atlanta roofing company suddenly went out of business after CBS46 exposed a series of customer complaints two weeks ago.

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Iconic Atlanta restaurant loses its key ingredient

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If you dine at one of Atlanta's most iconic restaurants, you can expect to see some changes. Since 1945, Mary Mac's Tea Room has been setting the standard for southern cooking and hospitality. 

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Eyewitness describes murder of man using Letgo app

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Anthony Foster won’t soon forget the sound of a deadly shooting which rocked his DeKalb County neighborhood.

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Atlanta mayoral candidate may be in violation of state ethics rule

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Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall declared his run for mayor January 20, but according to state ethics rules, Hall hasn't filed all the routine paperwork to stay within ethical guidelines. 

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Grandmother viciously attacked while shopping at Walmart

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Sandra McClung will never forget her trip to Walmart, which ended in a vicious attack.

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92-year-old finally able to cancel home security contract after CBS46 intervention

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Geraldine Hill, 92, fends off phone calls several times a day from a collection agency asking her to pay her ADT home security bill.  

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County budgets $4M to address billing and blight issues

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DeKalb County budgets $4 million to address water billing and blight issues exposed by CBS46.

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Taxpayers believe DeKalb budget lacks support for public safety

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DeKalb County Commissioners voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve a budget with $25 million in deficit spending according to CEO Michael Thurmond. 

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Gangs becoming massive problem that can't be ignored

Law enforcement tells me gangs in the suburbs have become a massive problem that can no longer be ignored. 

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Businesses busted for selling alcohol to minors

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Dunwoody police cited several businesses for selling alcohol to minors.

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Embattled commissioner's employer responds to mayor's letter

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Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter continues to feel the heat after calling Congressman John Lewis a ‘racist pig’ on social media. Hunter would not discuss the issue on camera on Friday, but his spokesperson Seth Weathers would when asked if the Commissioner should resign.

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Business owner billed $3K for trash service she said she never received

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The owner of a metro Atlanta business called out the county for her $3,000 trash bill which she believes is nothing but a bunch of garbage.

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