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News Nearby: Family Dollar Protest, Man Impersonates Doctor

Here are your top Patch headlines from around the region.

Residents Chant "No Family Dollar" in Protest of the Fairburn Road Construction

"No Family Dollar" was chanted by over a dozen protesters that gathered at the site of the newest Family Dollar store on Friday, August 24th, located at Fairburn Road and Benjamin Mays Drive in southwest Atlanta.

The stores have been in the forefront of resident's minds lately due to the fact that at least 

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Decatur High Boosters Kiss Off Chick-fil-A

The Decatur High Bulldog Boosters (DBB) will not sell  products at concession stands during athletic events, but club leaders say it's not because the fast-food chain donates money to groups that oppose gay marriage.

Club leader Bill Ainslie said the booster club, which raises money for  and  school athletic programs, had talked about finding other vendors for several years.

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Austell Man Charged with Impersonating Doctor, Treating 500 Patients

An Austell man pretended to be a visiting doctor in Columbia, SC, where he treated more than 500 senior patients, Lexington County deputies report.

Authorities arrested Ernest Addo of Austell Friday and charged with unlawfully practicing medicine,  He is being held at the Cobb County Detention Center.

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Gwinnett Commissioner Beaudreau Requests Election Recount

Current Gwinnett County Commissioner Mike Beaudreau is seeking a recount following a close runoff election earlier this month. Gwinnett County's Communication Director Joe Sorenson has confirmed this news in an email to Patch.

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House Fire Reported in Snellville

Firefighters spent Monday afternoon and evening on the scene of a working house fire on Lake Drive in Snellville. They used aerial ladder device and several handlines to control the blaze.

Crews found heavy smoke and flames showing from a two-story wood frame house on arrival. 

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