DeKalb BOC changes committee meeting time

DeKalb BOC changes committee meeting time

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution June 28 to allow the first monthly committee of the whole meeting to be held at 5 p.m. instead of 10 a.m.  The resolution was enacted after DeKalb County residents complained that early-morning meetings were too difficult to attend due to scheduling.  According to the resolution, […]

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Center for deaf changes name amid complaints

Center for deaf changes name amid complaints

The Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GCDHH), located on Memorial Drive in Decatur, recently changed its name after receiving complaints from the deaf community. The center recently held an open house June 24 to reintroduce its new name and welcome the local community. GCDHH was formerly known as the Georgia Council […]

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Gun debate reloaded

CJI Guns co-owner Ron Moon said he isn’t worried about a potential bill in Georgia that could ban assault rifles. Photo by Horace Holloman

The debate over assault rifle use and gun bans in America flared up once again in the wake of Orlando’s deadly nightclub shooting. Days after gunman Omar Mateen used an AR-15 to kill 49 people and injured 53 others in a popular nightclub in Orlando on June 12, State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, said […]

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Orlando shooting impacts DeKalb LGBT community


On a regular basis, Decatur-based counselor Bryan ‘Orion’ Crook helps teens of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community with issues of sexuality and identity. Now, Crook also finds himself helping LGBT teens with another issue—fear. On June 12 around 2 a.m., gunman Omar Mateen, 29, killed 49 people in Pulse nightclub, a popular […]

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Tucker company helping autistic adults find work

Karen Lynn, founder and president of Mister Migs. Photos by Travis Hudgons

For young adults with autism, searching for employment after graduating high school can be a tough task. In the United States 76 percent of young adults with autism and developmental disabilities are unemployed and 68 percent have stopped looking for a job.  Nonetheless, owners of Mister Migs—a dog clothing company based in Tucker—want to do […]

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Beach party returns to Decatur

Photos by Horace Holloman

    After a one-year hiatus, Decatur’s annual beach party returned. Sixty tons of sand, live music and a kid’s boardwalk were a few of the attractions at the Decatur Beach Party, an annual fundraising event for the Decatur Business Association (DBA). Last year, instead of the beach party, DBA officials decided to hold a […]

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A different look for Dekalb History Center


DeKalb History Center Executive Director Melissa Forgey said she wanted to bring new, creative ideas to the exhibits on display at DeKalb History Center. Decorative Arts from the Permanent Collection fits Forgey’s vision by offering a fresh look at antique art pieces. Items belonging to DeKalb County residents such as Caroline McKinney Clarke, Judge Charles […]

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Decatur experiencing residential building surge

Photo by Travis Hudgons

For those looking for a place to stay in the Decatur area, chances are an apartment or condominium won’t be hard to find within city limits. In the last few years, a condo and apartment development surge has dramatically increased the number of opportunities for those looking to reside within Decatur city limits. During a […]

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