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Blue Heron Nature Preserve adds 4 acres
The Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Buckhead Thursday announced it is expanding. By adding 4 more acres, the preserve directly connects to the local elementary school and enables construction of a co...
August 28, 2014 11:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former DeKalb commissioner Boyer charged with stealing county funds
Elaine Boyer, the former commissioner of District 1 in DeKalb County, has been arraigned on charges relating to her embezzlement of county funds and misuse of her county credit card. “As an elected...
August 28, 2014 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb elections calls special election for District 1 commission seat
The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections will call for a special election to fill the vacancy in the office of DeKalb County Commissioner, District 1, resulting from the resignation of...
August 27, 2014 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s student-run TV station to host auditions for second season
PDS-TV24, the television station for the DeKalb County School District, will host auditions for its hit teen program “The Bridge.” DeKalb high school students who have a variety of skills and talen...
August 26, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Peach Sizzler 10K to make Labor Day run
The Big Peach Sizzler 10K returns to Atlanta Monday with a 7:30 am kickoff. The race is expected to attract more than 2,000 runners who will trek down Peachtree Street from the Chamblee MARTA stati...
August 26, 2014 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yellow Daisy Festival begins next week
Attendees to Stone Mountain Park Sept. 4 through Sept. 7 will have the opportunity to browse and buy handmade merchandise from more than 400 artists and crafters during this year’s Yellow Daisy Fes...
August 26, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common Core defended at public hearing in Dunwoody
At a public hearing last week held by the state Board of Education at Dunwoody High School, Barbara Hampton, the sixth district representative for the board, listened to parents, teachers and admin...
August 26, 2014 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price touts bipartisan effort in VA reform
Health care and bipartisanship were the main topics of District 6 U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s, R-Roswell, visit to the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce breakfast last week. Price, whose territory now include...
August 26, 2014 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb hiring 15 E911 operators
The DeKalb County 911 Communications Department is seeking qualified applicants to join its communications team. Fifteen E911 Operator positions are currently open. Candidates can apply during a th...
August 25, 2014 04:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holy Innocents’ participates in ice bucket challenge
In a video posted to YouTube Friday, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School Head of School Paul Barton, left, and the Rev. Ned Mulligan, the school’s chaplain, took the ice bucket challenge for ALS after...
August 22, 2014 12:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia moves up seven spots in ACT rankings
The 2014 ACT (American College Testing) results show Georgia moved up seven spots from 37th in 2013 to 30th this year. The 2014 ranking puts the state at the top of the pack among its Southeastern ...
August 20, 2014 05:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park qualifies for Brookhaven's District 2 council seat
Longtime resident and software engineer John Park has qualified to run for the open District 2 seat on the Brookhaven City Council. The one-time technical consultant for Bioterrorism and Emergency ...
August 19, 2014 02:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven announces new toy donation policy
The city of Brookhaven recently announced it will begin reviewing toys donated at city parks to ensure the safety of all Brookhaven’s park users, especially children. A neighborhood tradition of le...
August 19, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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First week back goes well for DeKalb students
Aug. 11 marked the first day back to school for DeKalb County students and according to principals at Montgomery Elementary in Brookhaven, Peachtree Charter Middle in Dunwoody and Tucker High in Tu...
August 19, 2014 11:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County District Attorney recognized with award
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James was recently honored as the recipient of the My Brother’s Keeper award, an award which is given annually to a person who works to address and improve is...
August 19, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta video goes viral
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Rewind the Future video by its Strong4Life division went viral last week, and now has more than six million views. The video gives viewers a dose of reality when ...
August 16, 2014 12:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economic development chief lauds Sandy Springs, Dunwoody
The state’s economic development chief is touting area officials and merchants for their contributions to the current business and residential climate. Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Depar...
August 16, 2014 11:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State board of education public hearing in Dunwoody Tuesday
The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing for citizens in the sixth congressional district Tuesday, Aug. 19. The meeting will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dunwoody High School, 5035 Vermack...
August 15, 2014 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb ethics board dismisses complaints
The DeKalb County Board of Ethics declined to pursue complaints against four elected officials during its meeting Aug. 14. The ethics board tossed out complaints against DeKalb County Interim CEO L...
August 15, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Hawks CEO: Team to tap into city’s businesses
Officially one month into his new job as CEO of the Atlanta Hawks, Steve Koonin has big plans for the NBA team. “Of the 16 Fortune 500 companies in [metro] Atlanta, only three are doing business wi...
August 14, 2014 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven ranked ‘most exciting’ place in Georgia
The city of Brookhaven has been ranked the most exciting place in Georgia by the Movoto Real Estate blog. According to Movoto, “Not only did [Brookhaven] have a higher percentage of young people th...
August 13, 2014 04:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lekotek 5K benefits children with disabilities
For the 22nd year, 5K enthusiasts will be able to support a DeKalb organization whose mission is to help children with disabilities. On Saturday, the Lekotek Run 4 Kids will be held at Georgia Peri...
August 12, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur resident organizes 5K run to benefit lung cancer research
A Decatur resident is helping to organize and bring back a 5K run and one-mile walking event that will benefit lung cancer research and support the mission of doubling lung cancer survival rates. A...
August 12, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New charter school incorporates learning for autistic, general education students
A new, public charter school in DeKalb County is starting the 2014-15 school year with a mission — to offer an engaging and individualized learning environment for students on the autism spectrum a...
August 12, 2014 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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