Chamblee considers smoking ban in parks

Chamblee city officials are considering a smoking ban in all parks within city limits following an Aug. 16 city council meeting. The smoking ban could come via an “Offenses and Miscellaneous” and “Parks and Recreation” ordinance that passed its first reading on Aug. 16 with the second reading scheduled for Sept. 20. “While creating park […]

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County schools explore options to address overcrowding

Firm hears public input on Cross Keys Cluster overcrowding, E-SPLOST projects   More than 500 students, parents, teachers and community leaders gathered at Cross Keys High School Aug. 25 to voice opinions on how to address overcrowded middle and high schools in DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Officially titled the Secondary Schools Facility Planning & […]

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Clarkston employee’s accusations dismissed in DeKalb County court

Mayor Ted Terry addresses comments on Facebook   Clarkston resident Chris Busing’s battery charges involving city manager Keith Barker were dismissed Aug. 19 by DeKalb County Solicitor General Sherry Boston. The charges stem from an incident in October 2015 involving Busing and Barker outside of a Clarkston Business Association meeting. Attorney Catherine Bernard, who represented […]

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Carver Hills development put on hold

Residents, neighboring city and timing delay five-year plan for 249 new homes Divided residents, a lack of study by council members and concerns from a neighboring city led to the delay of a zoning change for a new development in the city of Doraville. On Aug. 15, there was standing-room-only in Doraville’s city council chamber […]

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City Schools of Decatur disputes overcapacity report

A recent article published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on City Schools of Decatur (CSD) capacity levels is misleading, according to district officials. Bill Banks, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stated in an Aug. 16 article that Westchester, Oakhurst, Winnona Park, 4/5 Academy elementary schools and Renfroe Middle School are over capacity. Banks also reported […]

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