Local businesswoman advances refugee support

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Thirty-two years of business has helped make Finders Keepers Consignments become a ubiquitous enterprise in the Atlanta resale market. Since it’s humble beginnings as a single store-front in Avondale Estates’ Tudor Village that sold children’s clothing and home decor items, Finder Keepers has grown its inventory to include women’s clothing, accessories, men’s clothing and furniture. […]

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Doraville police fleet to be upgraded


Doraville’s cost for patrol vehicles increased after the production of 2015 patrol cars was suspended by the manufacturer. City Manager Shawn Gillen said, “We approved the budget and we based our budget estimates on the 2015 model year.” He added, “Between curving the budget and ordering those cars, which was about a 30- to 45-day […]

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Student overcomes obstacles to attend Columbia College

Cellist Joseph Ford with his mother.

Applying to college can be exciting and stressful. With so many colleges to consider and deadlines to meet, daunting might be an understatement for the work ahead. Joseph Ford, 18, is a cellist who writes and performs his own compositions. In 2014, he was accepted into his top choice, Columbia College of Chicago as an […]

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Biking promoted in Clarkston


Communicycle, a program initiated in Clarkston through a bike safety and education effort, works to promote cycling as a sustainable form of transportation and a good source of exercise. Communicycle Clarkston was inspired by a group in Chamblee who originally formed the organization. According to Clarkston Community Center Executive Director McKenzie Wren, in 2013 the […]

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Shaq-a-Claus in town

Shaq-a-Claus in town

An invitation-only Shaq-A-Claus event aimed to increase diabetes awareness and promote healthy living was recently hosted by the American Diabetes Association with Feeding America, in collaboration with Atlanta Food Community Bank and other organizations. Rena Cozart, executive director at American Diabetes Association, said, “We are so grateful to be working with the food bank in […]

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Reality TV singer leads DeKalb school choir

Reality TV singer leads DeKalb school choir

  Dozens of students, parents and teachers gathered at Ivy Preparatory Academy’s Kirkwood (IPA) campus for the school’s holiday concert “When Genres Collide” on Dec. 17 and 18.  The performances were led by IPA Music Director Ian J. Knighton who was formerly chosen by judges in Sacramento, Calif. to be a contestant on The X […]

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Clarkston holds annual Christmas tree lighting


photo by Beverly Burke The city of Clarkston kicked off the holiday season with its annual Christmas tree lighting event. The tree lighting brought an estimated 300 residents to the Clarkston Woman’s Club and featured dancers and singers from the Clarkston First Baptist Church as well as musical selections from the Proskuneo School of the […]

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GSU gets head start on merger

GSU gets head start on merger

Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) students and faculty observed workers making changes to the college’s signage in preparation for the merge with Georgia State University (GSU).  The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges gave its approval on Dec. 8 to the consolidation plans of GSU and GPC which were first announced by […]

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