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Brookhaven finance director resigns

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Brookhaven Finance Director Carl Stephens will step down Aug. 1, the city announced July 20. Assistant City Manager and CFO Steve Chapman has been named interim finance director. “Carl has been a solid contributor for the city of Brookhaven during our formative years of cityhood,” City Manager Christian Sigman said. “We wish Carl success in […]

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DeKalb players featured in 247 Sports top 100 state ranking

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Eight DeKalb County senior football players have made their way to 247 Sports’ 2018 Top 100 Georgia Football Recruits list. Tucker leads the way with three players in the top 100, including offensive tackle Dylan Wonnum, who has the highest ranking of the DeKalb players at 11th. The four-star recruit is the 81st overall player […]

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Ross opens at Tucker Meridian

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  Ross Dress For Less is the latest retailer to open at Tucker Meridian. Tucker Meridian, a 207,000-square-foot development, is located at the intersection of LaVista Road and Northlake Parkway near I-285 on 22 acres. The shopping center will also include Einstein Bagels, Jimmy John’s and other retail shops and restaurants. Ross employees, along with […]

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Brookhaven police accepting applications for citizen’s police academy

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Applications are now being accepted for Brookhaven Police Department’s fourth Citizen’s Police Academy. Brookhaven residents, 21 and older, may attend the academy. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants and the police department has the right to deny enrollment to those with a criminal history. The academy will meet every Thursday from 7 […]

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County, Girl Scouts create stormwater patch

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DeKalb County and the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta partnered to create a stormwater patch for scouts. The patch was created to help Girl Scouts learn about the role residents play in keeping county streams and rivers healthy and clean, according to the county. Stormwater comes from precipitation, enters the storm drain system and empties […]

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Chickens, bees legalized in Brookhaven

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The Brookhaven City Council has adopted an ordinance allowing residents to keep chickens and other domestic fowl in a limited capacity within the city. The ordinance, which goes into effect Aug. 1, also allows limited beekeeping under certain conditions. “We have heard a groundswell of support from the community in favor of allowing chickens and […]

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Second arrest made in Brookhaven murder

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A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the June 1 murder of Travis Ridley in Brookhaven. On June 27, Brookhaven Police announced the arrest of 27-year-old Abel Ashmelash of Stone Mountain. He was arrested by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force. Ashmelash has been charged with felony murder and armed robbery and […]

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Brookhaven to host last Food Truck Roundup before summer break

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Foodies have one final opportunity to visit the weekly Food Truck Roundup in Brookhaven on June 28 before the city’s food truck program begins a planned summer hiatus.  In 2017, thousands gathered on Wednesdays at Blackburn Park—located at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Brookhaven—to partake in various food truck offerings, according to the city. “We […]

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