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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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Food programs blooming in Clarkston

Happiness is what’s behind artist’s work


Don’t expect some deep, complex explanation from Fawn Lowery about the art she creates. “My message is be happy,” said the artist who specializes in an array of glass art—from wearable pieces to decorative items. Lowery, 54, formerly from Decatur and now a Stone Mountain resident, has been working at the Center Town Gallery in […]

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McNair school worker retells face-to-face encounter with gunman

Police are on hand as students return to McNair academy after a shooting there Aug. 20. Photo by John Hewitt

Police are on hand as students return to McNair academy after a shooting there Aug. 20. Photo by John Hewitt   Staring into the eyes of a gunman isn’t what Malcolm Quillen expected on a day that started normally. But just before 1 p.m. on Aug. 20, Quillen, nutrition manager with the DeKalb County School […]

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Sunny Isles makes for sunny disposition

Sunny Isles Beach Bay

  One shimmering glass and steel tower after another line the beachfront of Sunny Isles, Fla. Construction is booming with multimillion-dollar projects appearing to outdo each other in height and creative design. Still, this shouldn’t stop anyone from getting excited about vacationing in this south Florida paradise. Somehow despite all this development Sunny Isles has […]

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Secrets behind festival may be revealed


If the Decatur Arts Festival seems like it’s always been the top-notch arts event that is today, think again. Once organizers had to beg artists to participate and more than a few missteps have occurred along the way. The festival’s back story will be the focus of a DeKalb History Center Lunch and Learn event […]

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Go fly a kite


Looking for a carefree activity or a pastime reminiscent of childhood or something physical to get the younger folks moving and laughing? Consider flying a kite. Kite flying is believed to be more than 2000 years old and cultures around the globe (China, India, Japan) have early ties to kites. Throughout the years, kites have […]

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It’s Time for a Little Night (and Day) Music


Spring and summer are synonymous with the start of the outdoor music season, and DeKalb County offers a multitude of opportunities to relax outside in a lawn chair or on the grass while listening to melodious tunes. Many of the outdoor music events in Decatur, Dunwoody and nearby Atlanta are free, which makes these escapes […]

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