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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Tucker code enforcement to clean up election signs

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  With the 6th Congressional District election no being history, Tucker code enforcement officers will assist in removing campaign signs from the city rights-of-way. Although only part of the Tucker is in the district, campaign signs for Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff were placed throughout the city, with many signs posted illegally in rights-of-way, according […]

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Brookhaven shooting suspect arrested, charged

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The man suspected in a June 1 murder in Brookhaven has been arrested. Brookhaven police said Edward Tavarez, 24, was arrested June 13 by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force for the shooting death of Travis Ridley. Police said information by Brookhaven detectives and the task force led them to a location in Stone […]

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Suspect identified in Brookhaven shooting

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Brookhaven police have identified Edward Tavarez as the alleged shooter in a June 1 murder. Officers responded to a call of a person shot at the Avana Apartment Complex on 2910 Clairmont Road on the evening of June 1. Officers found a man, who was later identified as Travis Ridley, suffering from more than one […]

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Lucky number 13: Marist wins 13th state baseball title with comeback


Just as in Game 2, the Marist War Eagles found themselves down in Game 3. And just as Game 2 ended with a comeback win for Marist, so did Game 3. The War Eagles came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat region 7-AAAA rival Blessed Trinity 4-3 in the final game of the Class […]

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