Brookhaven to participate in mediation with suspended city manager
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John Lewis on Sanders' civil rights work: 'Never saw him'
Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial equality, saying, "I never saw him. I never met him." The Georgia congres...
February 11, 2016 01:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early primary voting underway in DeKalb
Nearing the end of the first week of early voting, about 1,500 DeKalb County voters have cast their ballots for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary, according to a press release from the co...
February 11, 2016 10:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Decatur
Red Cross workers in DeKalb County and statewide are joining with local fire departments and community groups to visit neighborhoods at high risk for fires. Those visits include educating people ab...
February 10, 2016 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two DeKalb restaurants team up to help local children fighting brain cancer
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Taqueria del Sol, which has a location in Decatur, will be hosting a week of giving in advance of their trip to Hogs for the Cause 2016. From Feb. 22 to 28, Taqueria del Sol a...
February 10, 2016 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County Watershed Department to host community meetings
The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management has launched a comprehensive, multi-phased Priority Area Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program to assess and rehabilitate sewer lines thro...
February 10, 2016 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamblee, Doraville awarded grant to revitalize Buford Highway
The Atlanta Regional Commission awarded the city of Chamblee and the city of Doraville a $96,000 in Livable Centers Initiative study grant to help develop a plan and process to revitalize Buford Hi...
February 10, 2016 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Update: Rep. Holcomb introduces bill to change DeKalb County government
Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, introduced a bill during Monday’s legislative session that would completely abolish the CEO position in DeKalb County. According to the bill, the government restructu...
February 09, 2016 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s new Board of Ethics: Meet Greg Russell
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...
February 04, 2016 04:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 9 9 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 | 15 15 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 | 8 8 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 | 7 7 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 | 9 9 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 | 10 10 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 | 20 20 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 | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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