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Former DeKalb commissioner's chief of staff indicted for theft
A DeKalb County grand jury indicted Robert Lundsten on six counts of theft by taking and three counts of making false statements. Lundsten served as former Commissioner Elaine Boyer’s chief of staf...
April 16, 2015 02:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb DA hosts ‘PAWS for the Cause’ event Saturday
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James will join a host of community partners and animal lovers for the 2015 PAWS for the Cause community awareness event Saturday at Glenlake Park, 1121 Churc...
April 15, 2015 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Granite Grasshopper Festival Saturday in Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain residents can hop to it for some family fun during the city’s inaugural Granite Grasshopper Festival and 5K race Saturday. The full day of events will start with an 8:30 a.m. 5K race...
April 14, 2015 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb resident will be featured on Food Network
A DeKalb County resident and home baking enthusiast will be a contestant on “Spring Baking Challenge,” a new series on Food Network. Chris Taylor, who is an associate director and researcher at the...
April 14, 2015 09:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur chef cooks meals for chemo patients
A Decatur chef is helping local patients going through chemotherapy treatment by providing healthy, wholesome meal options. Lynne Sawicki, owner and executive chef of Sawicki’s Custom Meals and Cat...
April 14, 2015 09:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doraville to get new film/TV complex
Hollywood will soon arrive in Doraville. It was recently announced by The Integral Group — developers of the former General Motors site — that they have partnered with Capstone South Properties for...
April 14, 2015 09:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Double-decker highway among ideas to unclog Atlanta traffic
Georgia transportation planners say converting Atlanta's Downtown Connector into a double-decked superhighway -- or creating tunnels beneath or parallel to it -- are the types of ideas they want ex...
April 09, 2015 09:52 AM | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cityhood efforts prevail for Tucker, LaVista Hills
With the 2015 session of the general assembly ending last week, many pieces of legislation were decided upon at the last minute — either in favor or not in favor of those fighting for them. Lawmake...
April 07, 2015 01:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor to share his story at MJCCA
Irving Roth is not afraid to tell his story. The 85-year-old Holocaust survivor and author has traveled the world telling of how when he was 14, he spent a year at two concentration camps — Auschwi...
April 07, 2015 10:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henderson Park Community Garden continues to thrive
This year, the Henderson Park Community Garden members are celebrating the garden’s fifth anniversary as well as accomplishments and future plans to continue helping the Tucker community. The garde...
April 07, 2015 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thurmond proposes pay hike for DeKalb teachers
Salary increases may be on the way for DeKalb County School District teachers and employees and they may add an additional $20 million to the district budget for fiscal year 2015-16. In a business ...
April 07, 2015 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Schools of Decatur plans for rapid growth
City Schools of Decatur is preparing to increase its student population by 50 percent in the next five years. Last week, Superintendent Phyllis Edwards hosted an informational session for Decatur p...
April 07, 2015 09:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie studio to anchor former GM site in Doraville
Integral’s Project Executive, Eric Pinckney, recently announced the company has teamed with Capstone South Properties to begin development on Georgia’s newest film and television production studio ...
April 06, 2015 05:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior students serve community at Chamblee Charter High
Senior students at Chamblee Charter High School will participate in a day of giving back to the community during the third annual Senior Service Day event Thursday. Students will be volunteering at...
March 31, 2015 09:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talented child remembered through Decatur foundation
She could dance, swim and run. She was bilingual. She had a love and passion for the arts rarely seen at such a young age. She was kind, empathetic, enthusiastic and made friends wherever she went,...
March 31, 2015 09:02 AM | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bank of North Georgia CEO talks banking rebound in Dunwoody
Although there have certainly been challenges, Rob Garcia, president and CEO of Bank of North Georgia, said banking is an industry that has persevered and is making a comeback. At a Dunwoody Chambe...
March 31, 2015 08:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avondale Estates welcomes new mayor
The city of Avondale Estates has a new interim mayor to serve the city until general municipal elections occur in November. Mayor Jonathan Elmore, who has lived in the city since 2007 with his wife...
March 31, 2015 08:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discover DeKalb launches new dining website
Discover DeKalb announces the launch of Off The Eatin’ Path’s own website — www.OffTheEatinPath.com. Starting as casual sales meetings over lunch with the department’s staff, a full-on blog was for...
March 26, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Urban Coop Tour this weekend in Decatur
DeKalb County residents who are interested in bringing a little bit of the farm to their own backyards can attend the eighth annual Urban Coop Tour hosted by The Wylde Center in Decatur. The tour w...
March 24, 2015 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thurmond on the DeKalb school district: ‘Our diversity is a strength’
“Since I’ve had this opportunity to serve as superintendent, it’s changed my focus on what public service is all about,” said DeKalb County School District Superintendent Michael Thurmond. “Now my ...
March 24, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven resident shares story of vision-saving surgery
Earlier this year, Gov. Nathan Deal declared March Eye Donor month in Georgia and for one Brookhaven resident, a cornea transplant saved his vision and changed his life. Kelvin Davis said although ...
March 24, 2015 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: Inaugural Brookhaven event this weekend
This weekend, Brookhaven residents can enjoy the start of spring at the city’s inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival. The free, three-day event will be at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, an...
March 24, 2015 10:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Symposium to focus on curbing plastic pollution
Georgia State University, the David J. Sencer Museum of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Plastic Pollution Coalition will co-host the 2015 Welch Symposium: Plastic GYRE: Artis...
March 23, 2015 01:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boyer sentenced to 14 months in prison
A former DeKalb County commissioner who admitted to stealing taxpayer money was sentenced to federal prison Friday. Elaine Boyer, 58, of Stone Mountain, was sentenced to 14 months. Boyer used her c...
March 23, 2015 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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