DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

DeKalb baseball teams hoping to make a run in the playoffs this season

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  Opening day for the 2013 DeKalb County baseball season is Feb. 16 and some of DeKalb’s top baseball programs have high expectations of having success in the postseason. Last season, four teams from DeKalb — Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Redan — reached the playoffs and all lost in the first round. The last […]

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Coyote problem leads to community meeting

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Residents in the Decatur and Druid Hills communities are in disarray on how to deal with the coyote problem in the metro Atlanta area. Coyotes convened on the city around 1980 and have terrorized neighborhoods, mostly attacking cats and small dogs. Residents have tried different solutions to take care of the problem, including trapping the […]

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Stone Mountain Village dedicates new public art

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  Stone Mountain Village has a new piece of artwork. The Village dedicated the “Interurban Streetcars 1913-19 48” artwork on Jan. 12 at the site of the new piece, 875 Main Street between the visitors center caboose and the city municipal building. The artwork, by artist Stone Mountain resident John Thigpen, is a double-sided pictorial […]

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Let’s Talk Trash: Increase Fee or Reduce Pickup?

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DeKalb County residents will have the opportunity to have a say in the future of garbage pickup. The DeKalb County Sanitation Department is holding public meetings, “Let’s Talk Trash,” across the county to discuss the future of garbage pickup. Burke Brennan, the county’s chief communications officer, said the discussion is about whether to reduce garbage […]

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‘We can’t continue to prosper if DeKalb County doesn’t prosper’

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City of Decatur commissioner Jim Baskett is now the mayor of Decatur. Baskett was elected mayor after former mayor Bill Floyd resigned Jan. 7. Baskett was elected to the Decatur Board of Commission in 1995 and served as mayor pro tem from 2002-2012. Baskett, who praised Floyd for his 13 years of service as mayor, […]

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DeKalb wrestling teams fall in state dual tournament

Volunteers repair senior citizens’ homes for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

For the 11th year in a row, thousands of volunteers will participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project, which provides home maintenance and repair free of charge to low-income Decatur senior citizen homeowners.

Instead of using the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday as a day off, volunteers from Decatur recognize the day as serving the community. For the 11th year in a row, thousands of volunteers will participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project, which provides home maintenance and repair free of charge to low-income […]

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Junior golfer finishes 2012 season in top 25

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  Ayanna Habeel of Lithonia finished the 2012 golf season in the top 25 for her age group after competing in the Doral Publix Junior Classic in Miami, Fla. Dec. 17-19, 2012. Ayanna, 12, shot an 86 and 87 in the three-day event, playing on the legendary Great White Course. She finished the season ranked […]

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