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Wylde Center hosts annual garden tour this weekend
Decatur residents can welcome spring by taking a stroll through several of the city’s most beautiful public and private gardens in this year’s 26th annual Greater Decatur Garden Tour, sponsored by ...
April 23, 2014 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stone Mountain celebrates 175th anniversary
This year, the city of Stone Mountain is celebrating its 175th anniversary with special activities throughout the year exploring and highlighting its rich history. “Most people who drive through St...
April 23, 2014 09:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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McClarty to bid farewell to DeKalb chamber
Last week, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leonardo McClarty sent a letter to chamber members stating that he would be leaving the chamber effective May 23. McClarty, who worked as the eco...
April 23, 2014 09:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former DeKalb officer indicted for child molestation
A former DeKalb County police officer was indicted on three counts of child molestation. Manuel Williams, who resigned after serving 18 years with the department, allegedly molested a friend of his...
April 18, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverbacks respond to soccer franchise in Atlanta
Wednesday was a big day for the sport of soccer in Atlanta. At an event in downtown Atlanta, an investment group led by Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank announced its purchase of a Major League S...
April 17, 2014 10:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County seeks input on comprehensive transportation plan
The public is invited to review the draft comprehensive transportation plan and to submit comments during the 30-day comment period, which ends May 9. All comments should be submitted in writing to...
April 15, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Association hosts 70th Easter sunrise service at Stone Mountain
What started as an Easter service to get youth connected to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, has turned into a 70-year tradition. On Sunday, thousands of worshipers will climb Stone Mountain or...
April 15, 2014 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Vincent de Paul promotes shopping for a cause
Chamblee is known for its unique assortment of antique and thrift stores, but the volunteers at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 5463 Peachtree Road in Chamblee, said the store is a...
April 15, 2014 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody to get new park in Perimeter area
The city of Dunwoody is partnering with the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts for a new perimeter park. The location of the proposed park runs along Perimeter Center Parkway between Hammond...
April 15, 2014 03:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Man sought in death of 2-year-old fled country
Authorities say a Salvadoran man wanted in a crash that killed a 2-year-old Tucker boy has fled the country. DeKalb County police say they've verified that Concepcion Cruz boarded a flight at the A...
April 11, 2014 04:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA ridership up in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
Compared to this time last year, MARTA ridership is up in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, CEO Keith Parker told attendees today at a luncheon hosted by the Dunwoody and Sandy Springs/Perimeter chambers...
April 08, 2014 04:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heartburn can lead to Esophageal Cancer
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. This month is designated to promote education and awareness regarding this lethal cancer. Cancer of the lower esophagus is called adenocarcinoma and is c...
April 08, 2014 11:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boyer accused of misusing county-issued card, may face penalties
DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has come under scrutiny for allegedly racking up personal expenses on a county-issued credit card. According to an investigation done in 2012 and 2013, Boyer...
April 08, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal names Child Welfare Reform Council members
Gov. Nathan Deal recently named the list of those who will serve on the Child Welfare Reform Council, which was created to improve the child welfare system and better protect Georgia’s most vulnera...
April 02, 2014 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody appoints Police Chief Billy Grogan to acting city manager
Members of the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan as the city’s acting city manager effective April 25. Grogan will continue in his dut...
April 02, 2014 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marcus Jewish center announces launch of its $7.5 million capital campaign
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta recently unveiled the public phase of its $7.5 million comprehensive capital campaign. Funds raised through the campaign will reconfigure, renovate and enh...
April 01, 2014 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools, students showcase positive initiatives to public
During the inaugural Seeing is Believing school tour, hosted by the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County School District, schools were able to showcase different programs and ini...
April 01, 2014 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb's suspended CEO still receives salary with trial pending
Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is still collecting a paycheck while he awaits trial in a public corruption case. “The county pays both former county CEO Burrell Ellis and interim county ...
April 01, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody prepares to replace city manager after resignation
Last week, after serving five years as the first city manager of Dunwoody, Warren Hutmacher announced his plans to resign his position. Hutmacher will officially leave his post April 25 to become t...
April 01, 2014 10:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Chamber, school district host school tour for business leaders
Two busloads full of city leaders, business professionals, school board members and media toured schools last week as part of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb County School District...
April 01, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Children whose parents have cancer get chance for summer fun
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    03.18.14 - 09:15 am