Stone Mountain woman is Mega Millions winner

Ira Curry, right, of Stone Mountain is a new multi-millionaire.

The immense good fortune and financial windfall of a Stone Mountain family has sent a ripple of surprise through a local neighborhood. Ira Curry, one of two winners of the $648 million Mega Millions drawing on Dec. 17, claimed her prize the next morning at Georgia Lottery headquarters. “It’s unreal,” said Curry, 56, in a […]

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Artist guides youthful creative expression

This sculpture at Drew Charter School in Atlanta includes more than a dozen sound-making elements, ranging from bamboo to tone blocks to gongs.

For Jeff Mather, art has few boundaries. Indoors or outside, there are a wide range of places where artistic expressions can enhance the environment and the lives of those who interact with those environments. That’s why Mather, a public artist and environmental sculptor, has been working on projects at schools and community organizations throughout metro […]

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Stone Mountain woman is Mega Millions winner

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The immense good fortune and financial windfall of a Stone Mountain family has sent a ripple of surprise through a local neighborhood. Ira Curry, one of two winners of the $648 million Mega Millions drawing on Dec. 17, claimed her prize the next morning at Georgia Lottery headquarters. “It’s unreal,” said Curry, 56, in a […]

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Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Retailers have been trying to rush the yuletide holiday since Halloween, decorating stores with Christmas finery and merchandise and blaring holiday carols on their audio systems. Now with Thanksgiving here, there’s no denying the Christmas season has officially begun. All metro Atlanta is aglow with holiday lights, traditional and nontraditional décor and activities that celebrate […]

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Class introduces wonders of healthful eating

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Sheldon Fleming is well known to many DeKalbites as “that guy in the garden.” He’s spent years cultivating Wonderland Gardens in south DeKalb County and extolling the virtues of working in the soil and helping things grow. Now Fleming, executive director of Wonderland Gardens, has turned his attention to the kitchen. He, along with Deborah […]

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Stone Mountain Park sparkles in Christmas lights

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster arrived at Stone Mountain Park Nov. 8 to kick off the venue’s Stone Mountain Christmas. They are two of the new characters and experiences added to the venue’s holiday lineup and can be seen during the nightly Christmas Parade. Also new this year is the […]

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Racing with bulls is an adrenaline high

Runners sprint for their lives as the 1,000-plus-pound bulls race around the track at the Great Bull Run. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Being pelted with tomatoes and running for dear life from a thunderous herd of rampaging bulls may not sound like a good way to celebrate one’s birthday, but for Keshawn Bussey it was perfect. Bussey of Dacula spent the day before his 21st birthday at the Great Bull Run at the Georgia International Horse Park […]

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Sweet spuds get top billing at Stone Mountain restaurant

Sweet Potato Cafe Chef Karen Patton

Sweet potatoes rule at the Sweet Potato Café. From starters to salads to entrees to desserts, spuds dominate the menu at this nearly two-year-old Stone Mountain restaurant. Owner and chef Karen Patton said it was her love of sweet potatoes and their many nutritional properties that resulted in her making them the focus of her […]

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