Brookhaven to participate in mediation with suspended city manager
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2016 Georgia Legislative Session highlights
The 2016 Georgia Legislative Session began Jan. 11 and is still ongoing, and so far there have been a number of items put forth of interest to DeKalb residents. Here are some of the most noteworthy...
February 05, 2016 11:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb School District earns back full accreditation
The DeKalb School District has completed the necessary steps to move from an accredited-under-review status back to being fully accredited. AdvancED, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that co...
February 04, 2016 11:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lobbyist to Fulton County: keep eye on train, health, new city bills
Former state representative Ed Lindsey returned to the Capitol this year as an employee of the Thompson Victory Group lobbying firm. He has been hired to represent Fulton County’s interests to the ...
February 04, 2016 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Segment of PATH400 in Buckhead open to pedestrians
Denise Starling paused during a walk down the PATH400 Greenway Trail in Buckhead to kick some dirt off the trail back onto its side. Three joggers approached, speeding down the path from Lenox Road...
February 04, 2016 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district’s new program engages parents beyond school walls
The DeKalb County School District has begun rolling out a new series of videos covering a variety of topics of interest within the school system aimed at helping parents stay engaged. Marcia Coward...
February 03, 2016 07:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early primary voting sites and time listed for DeKalb
2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting Sites and Times: Voter Registration and Elections Office Two Areas -- One Exclusively for Senior and Disabled Voters 4380 Memorial Drive, ...
February 03, 2016 04:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur’s new mayor talks pushing legislation an overhauling city plans for 2016
With the new year, newly elected mayor Patti Garrett is looking at ways for Decatur to continue being a well-run city that offers residents a specific quality of life through existing services and ...
February 03, 2016 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Record-breaking number of voters registered in Georgia
Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced a new voter registration record in Georgia today. Over the last seven days, 54,385 Georgians registered to vote or updated their registration status using th...
February 03, 2016 10:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton heroin epidemic prompts nuanced law enforcement approach
Last week, the Neighbor reported on a group founded by parents of children killed by opioids dedicated to fighting addiction and overdoses. Georgia Overdose Prevention worked to pass laws that shie...
February 02, 2016 10:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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2015 Status of Health in DeKalb report released
The DeKalb County Board of Health has released data from its 2015 Status of Health in DeKalb report, which provides a comprehensive community health assessment of the health status of the people wh...
February 02, 2016 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody restaurant to help feed hungry this Saturday
Your Pie franchisee Lisa Maclellan will be celebrating the Dunwoody restaurant’s first anniversary by giving food to a local organization that aims to help the hungry in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs....
February 02, 2016 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watershed rehabilitating sewer lines throughout DeKalb County
The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management is set to begin a comprehensive, multi-phased Priority Area Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program to assess and rehabilitate sewer lines t...
February 01, 2016 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Oliver talks gun control, issues dominating legislative session
With the 2016 legislative session in full-swing, issues such as education, transportation and gun-control are emerging front-and-center. District 42 Senator Elena Parent and District 82 Rep. Mary M...
January 29, 2016 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenspace experts debate future park plans
City parks are not only a reference of higher real estate value for nearby properties nationwide but also improve one’s quality of life. “Atlanta needs to be a more natural place to live in. The ch...
January 28, 2016 07:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County heroin epidemic spurs community action
A recently-completed study commissioned by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office has found a rapid rise in the use of heroin in north Fulton County. The number of heroin deaths has grown fro...
January 28, 2016 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlement between Brookhaven, city manager voted through
A settlement reached between the City of Brookhaven and former City Manager Marie Garrett was unanimously voted through as part of the city’s consent agenda at last week’s regular meeting. The now-...
January 28, 2016 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mental health court program opens in DeKalb
An alternative-sentencing program launched this month to assist felony offenders in DeKalb County who have severe mental illnesses. The DeKalb County Felony Mental Health Court is a two-year judici...
January 28, 2016 08:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta developer proposes two 'residential towers' in Dunwoody
Dunwoody’s skyline could see a major change with a proposed 380 unit development consisting of owner occupied units and office buildings. According to Dunwoody city councilman John Heneghan’s blog,...
January 26, 2016 02:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Multiple appointments announced for DeKalb leadership positions
DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May announced several promotions in leadership positions today. “After some extended trial periods and a few national searches, we are solidifying the leadership in several k...
January 25, 2016 03:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officer indicted for Chamblee shooting released on bond
Following an indictment by the DeKalb County Grand Jury on Thursday, a DeKalb County Police Officer wanted in connection with the shooting death last year of a military veteran was taken into custo...
January 22, 2016 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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New downtown Doraville concept unveiled, approved
Many comprehensive studies have been conducted over the past decade that are now providing the foundation for a city center concept that could transform Doraville’s current suburban strip environme...
January 22, 2016 03:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s new Board of Ethics: Meet Daniel DeWoskin
As part of an ethics referendum that passed last November, a new seven-member ethics board was appointed by separate DeKalb County organizations and individuals. The DeKalb Neighbor will be introdu...
January 22, 2016 01:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area mourns loss of three local leaders
The Buckhead community is mourning the loss of three local leaders who died earlier this month. James Marvin “Jim” Caswell, Michael Egan and William “Bill” Holton died Jan. 12, 7 and 11, respective...
January 21, 2016 10:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local cities below top 25 on Georgia safe city list
SafeWise, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based, community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness and preparedness that tracks safety, released its 2016 40 Safest ...
January 21, 2016 06:05 PM | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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