Flexible workplace solutions come to Decatur


A small- to medium-sized company opening its first office in an area might, in addition finding a space to rent, be faced with such startup tasks as buying furniture, arranging for utilities and cleaning services, setting up a telecommunications system and hiring such support staff as a receptionist and an office manager. There is, however, […]

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Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery to speak at Agnes Scott

Joseph Lowery

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and civil rights leader, is this year’s speaker at Agnes Scott College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. A retired minister in the United Methodist Church and the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Lowery participated in many major activities of the […]

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Florist-event planner creates budding business in Dunwoody


Suzanne Conreaux said she has loved flowers for as long as she can remember and has studied flower arranging in Japan, the District of Columbia and Atlanta. When she was working as an event planner at a major Atlanta corporation, her plan had been to retire at 55 and open a flower shop. Fate intervened […]

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OPINION: Lillian Lewis- a gentle freedom fighter


It is said that there’s a strong woman behind every man of great achievement. While she was content to live in her husband’s shadow, Lillian Miles Lewis, I suspect, was a far greater contributor to her husband’s success both as a civil rights leader and as a member of Congress than the world will ever […]

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Decatur restaurant leads national chain to join gluten- free movement

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Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop is the first national restaurant to offer, along with its other fare, a certified gluten-free menu—and it all started at the chain’s Decatur restaurant. Soon after Erbert & Gerbert’s on East Ponce de Leon opened in 2011 Michelle Kelly of nearby Pure Knead Bakery inquired whether the restaurant offered gluten-free selections. […]

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Fernbank planetarium reaches new heights

The fulldome/immersive projection system throws extraordinarily bright light onto a spherical mirror the exact shape of the Fernbank planetarium dome. Photo provided

  “Now we’re in the digital age,” That’s how Fernbank Science Center Director Douglas Hrabe summed up the recent changes at the center’s Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium. Already the biggest planetarium in Georgia and one of the largest in the United States, Fernbank’s planetarium near the end of 2012 underwent a major technological upgrade that […]

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Music, money flow into the community through church’s Music for Missions


Among the things dear to Jack Sartain’s heart are music and his church—especially the church’s missions program. He found an opportunity to combine those two passions and the community is benefiting with quality concerts and money for area nonprofits. In 1999 Sartain and other members of Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church’s United Methodist Men started […]

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Opinion: A time to laugh, a time to mourn


The classic television comedy show Saturday Night Live, or SNL, as its fans often call it, on Dec. 15 opened with the New York City Children’s Chorus singing “Silent Night.” There was no punch line—just the lovely Christmas hymn with the particularly appropriate refrain “sleep in heavenly peace.” SNL, during its 37 years on the […]

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