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Former DeKalb watershed employees sentenced to jail
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson accepted plea deals from three former DeKalb County Watershed Department employees charged with bilking the county out of thousands of dollars in fra...
May 21, 2015 10:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet Potato Café, school partner to create program for deaf students
A café in Stone Mountain is giving deaf students a place to gain experience and get creative in the culinary arts through an innovative work-study program. Sweet Potato Café, 5377 Manor Drive, has ...
May 19, 2015 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb commissioners react to CEO’s criticism
DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May recently announced his resignation of his District 5 commission seat. In the process, he criticized the board of commissioners who he said “have never represented ...
May 19, 2015 09:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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City, Murphey Candler Park Conservancy to host cleanup day
The Murphey Candler Park Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to improving and maintaining the Brookhaven park, and the city of Brookhaven’s parks and recreation department are partnering to co-host ...
May 18, 2015 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board selects new superintendent
The DeKalb County Board of Education has announced its selection of R. Stephen Green, Ed.D., as the new superintendent of the DeKalb County School District. Green, 61, will start the new role July ...
May 14, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Updated: City: Mayor did not harass employees
The city of Brookhaven investigated allegations that two employees were sexually harassed by Mayor J. Max Davis, but an investigation into those claims determined no wrongdoing occurred, according ...
May 13, 2015 07:10 PM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Busted
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, April 26 through May 2, and the Sandy Springs Police Department April 24 through 30. Provided by Atlanta...
May 13, 2015 06:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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2015 graduation ceremonies
Editor’s note: the following list of graduation ceremonies was compiled based on information from the schools’ websites and their staff. Atlanta Country Day: May 21 at 6:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Atlan...
May 13, 2015 06:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local companies, workers honored by Ga. Commute Options
Four local companies and two area employees late last month were honored during the Georgia Commute Options’ Be the Solution awards ceremony at the Commerce Club in downtown Atlanta. The event reco...
May 13, 2015 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clean commuting promoted during Bike to Work Week
Bicycling to work may be a daunting prospect, but would you try it just for one week? Georgia Commute Options, a Georgia DOT program designed to encourage alternatives to driving to work alone, is ...
May 13, 2015 11:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal vetoes 11 bills
Gov. Nathan Deal has released a list of 11 bills that he vetoed. The list of vetoed bills that Deal released Tuesday included one that would have allowed motorcycle and bicycle riders to enter inte...
May 13, 2015 08:41 AM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Board of Realtors releases April Market Brief
The Atlanta Board of Realtors Tuesday released its April 2015 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 counties in metro Atlanta. Market Brief, now compiled by First Multiple Listing S...
May 12, 2015 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • POW! Awards to honor women in leadership
    by Erika Wells
    ewells@neighbornewspapers.com
    04.27.15 - 03:19 pm
  • Brookhaven City Council defers mixed-used rezoning decision
    by Erika Wells
    ewells@neighbornewspapers.com
    04.23.15 - 06:26 pm
  • Mayor discusses Brookhaven's progress, challenges
    by Erika Wells
    ewells@neighbornewspapers.com
    04.23.15 - 05:30 pm
  • Gov. Deal announces judicial appointments within DeKalb
    Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of the Honorable Jean-Paul “JP” Boulee as Superior Court judge of the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit and the Honorable Michael James “Mike” Jacobs as Sta...
    May 12, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Report: Atlanta among 35 'sneeziest and wheeziest' cities
    Atlanta is ranked among America’s 35 sneeziest and wheeziest cities, the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council announced Wednesday in a phone-based news conference to release a major rep...
    May 11, 2015 04:19 PM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb school district announces salary increases, no property tax rollback
    Teachers, food nutrition assistants, bus monitors and pre-K professionals will all see a pay increase beginning July 1, if the DeKalb County School District’s fiscal 2016 budget is approved. The di...
    May 11, 2015 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Carter Center, Rotarians to co-host human trafficking summit
    The Carter Center in Atlanta and Rotarians Against Child Slavery will co-host an international summit on human trafficking Monday and Tuesday. There also will be a candlelight vigil Tuesday at 7:30...
    May 10, 2015 05:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Commuters urged to use alternate routes, avoid plane crash
    The Sandy Springs Police Department Friday announced it is urging commuters passing through the city to use alternate routes to avoid the plane crash on Interstate 285 eastbound at Peachtree Indust...
    May 08, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    May resigns District 5 seat, criticizes commission members
    Interim CEO Lee May said his determination to restore trust and integrity to DeKalb County’s government and allow the residents of District 5 to have a voting representative is what led him to resi...
    May 08, 2015 03:19 PM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Deal signs watered-down version of craft breweries bill
    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir." The legi...
    May 06, 2015 05:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    MARTA planning two more transit-oriented developments
    During MARTA’s third annual Development Day Tuesday at the Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech in Midtown, it announced plans for transit-oriented developments at two of its stations. They...
    May 06, 2015 12:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    City of Brookhaven to host trail plan meeting
    The city of Brookhaven has begun work on its first bicycle, pedestrian and trail plan. This important effort will help develop a vision for a future bicycle, pedestrian and trail network to be enjo...
    May 05, 2015 05:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Braves announce plans for ‘world-class, four-star’ hotel
    The Atlanta Braves and Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts announced a 50-50 partnership last week for a 16-floor, 260-room hotel overlooking the new SunTrust Park in southeast Cobb County’s Cumberl...
    May 05, 2015 01:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Davis students honored in C-SPAN StudentCam contest
    Four students at the Davis Academy in Sandy Springs last week received honorable mention awards for their videos submitted to the 2015 C-SPAN StudentCam competition. A C-SPAN representative visited...
    May 04, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Westminster debate team wins Tournament of Champions
    The Westminster Schools in Buckhead last week announced its debate team won the Tournament of Champions — the premier national championship for high school policy debate — April 25 through 27 at th...
    May 04, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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