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Black Friday: Perimeter Mall’s parking lot now at 75 percent capacity
*updated at 1:04 p.m.* Perimeter Mall General Manager Dennis Kemp said the mall is seeing a “nice, steady stream of shoppers,” and said the foot traffic is comparable to last year’s Black Friday sh...
November 28, 2014 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday not as big as it used to be
Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in past years after many die-hard shoppers swarmed...
November 28, 2014 07:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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#GivingTuesday to benefit nonprofits
Following the shopping sprees of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, residents have an opportunity to give back on #GivingTuesday, a global giving back initiative. It is an opportunity to sup...
November 26, 2014 01:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia students’ writing test scores rise
The percentage of 11th-grade, first-time test takers meeting or exceeding the standard on the Georgia High School Writing Test increased in 2014, rising from 94 percent last year to 96 percent this...
November 25, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamblee to get $45M mixed-use project
The city of Chamblee and developer Cocke Finkelstein Inc. — in conjunction with Macauley + Schmit and Origin Capital Partners — held a groundbreaking for the new Olmsted Chamblee project. According...
November 25, 2014 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jester talks goals for guiding the district if elected
Republican candidate Nancy Jester, who earned the second highest votes in the Nov. 4 election, said she is enjoying hitting the ground and meeting more residents during her runoff campaign for Dist...
November 25, 2014 11:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA predicts 1.3 million Georgians traveling for Thanksgiving
Tampa, Fla.-based AAA Travel Thursday announced it projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since ...
November 20, 2014 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forecaster: Buckhead following Midtown’s lead
Once the epicenter of the metro Atlanta economy, Buckhead is now taking a back seat to Midtown, at least in the housing department. That was the message from Rajeev Dhawan, Ph.D., director of the E...
November 19, 2014 04:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb graduation rate up by 2 percent
The Georgia Department of Education recently released statewide high school graduation rate data that showed continued improvement by DeKalb County School District students. Overall, the graduation...
November 18, 2014 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murals encourage student expression at Chamblee Middle
Students at Chamblee Middle School, 3601 Sexton Woods Drive, are leaving a lasting impression. That is because visual arts teacher Molly Newton not only instructs her students to create art on pape...
November 18, 2014 09:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven's District 2 residents get new representation
After securing 59 percent of the votes to fill the vacated District 2 seat during a special election Nov. 4, John Park will be a new face at city council meetings. The seven year Brookhaven residen...
November 18, 2014 09:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children’s Healthcare performs 600th kidney transplant
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Thursday announced its transplant program performed its 600th kidney transplant last month at its Egleston campus in DeKalb County. Markai Dickerson, 4, of Jonesbor...
November 13, 2014 05:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freeze warning covers metro Atlanta
Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest weather so far this season blows into the state. The National Weather Service said the warni...
November 13, 2014 01:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. Board of Education seeks public input on Common Core
The Georgia Board of Education has posted, for a 60-day public comment period, revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. The standards were revis...
November 13, 2014 09:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peach Pass can now be used in Florida, North Carolina
Just in time for the holiday travel season, the State Road and Tollway Authority announced Wednesday Peach Pass customers can now drive on Florida and North Carolina toll roads without having to st...
November 12, 2014 01:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lovett hosting lecture, art show
The Lovett School in Buckhead will continue its four-year lecture series, The Civil War and the Forging of Character, with a talk by Elizabeth R. Varon, Ph.D., Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Hendrix-Che...
November 12, 2014 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Chamblee shop combines handcrafted merchandise, food
Last week, a new business in Chamblee celebrated its recent opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the city’s chamber of commerce and attended by city officials, business owners and resid...
November 11, 2014 11:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamblee seeks to focus on art
A new organization in Chamblee is aiming to make the city a destination for the arts. The Chamblee Arts Committee, which was formed about a month ago by the chamber of commerce, is dedicated to foc...
November 11, 2014 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb voters re-elect incumbents
Last Tuesday’s mid-term election saw the biggest turnout in DeKalb County since 2010, according to H. Maxine Daniels, elections director. In the elections for State Senate and Representatives, DeKa...
November 11, 2014 10:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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High voter turnout leads to runoff in DeKalb election
After what DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Director Maxine Daniels called an “extremely high turnout,” for voting last week, Brookhaven will welcome a new District 2 city councilmemb...
November 11, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Duck Duck Goose 5K to celebrate anniversary of Murphey Candler Park
On Saturday, runners, walkers and trotters can participate in an inaugural 5K race to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Murphey Candler Park in Brookhaven and to raise funds and awareness for updat...
November 11, 2014 09:57 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven sets time limit on Pink Pony's compliance
Last week, Brookhaven City Councilmembers and Mayor J. Max Davis approved an exit transition agreement between the city and Trop, Inc. and JE Family Trust — the operators of the Pink Pony and the l...
November 11, 2014 09:48 AM | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fox Theatre Biggest Fan contest winner named
After a month-long search and 372 entries via social media, the Fox Theatre in Midtown Monday announced the winner of the Fox Theatre Biggest Fan contest, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of ...
November 10, 2014 05:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASO management, musicians reach agreement
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Midtown announced Saturday it has ended the two-month lockout with its musicians. The symphony’s 70th anniversary season will open Thursday after its musicians and...
November 08, 2014 08:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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