Dogfood: Good enough to eat

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One of Decatur’s newest businesses is Corrina’s Corner. Corrina isn’t the owner; she’s the owner’s dog and the inspiration for the business. Business owner Jacques Duplantier explained it this way: “I found Corrina at an animal rescue place. She was in such poor health that they didn’t want me to adopt her. She was almost […]

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Tucker Flower Shop wins decorating contest

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A panel of judges decided that Tucker Flower Shop has the best Christmas decorations in Tucker. The Tucker Business Association, Main Street Tucker Alliance and the Tucker Historical Society announced Dec. 5 the winners of the Downtown Tucker Holiday Decorating Contest. Tucker Flower Shop on Idlewood Road was awarded first prize and owner Julia McDonald […]

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Cook brings New Orleans flavors to Decatur senior community

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Anthony Joseph left his native New Orleans in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. While his old Louisiana neighborhood has been completely destroyed, Joseph brought one thing with him to Atlanta that no storm could wipe out—his knowledge of Louisiana cooking. “My grandmother raised me because my mother was, well, caught up in another […]

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Upscale shoe store opens in Dunwoody

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Ninety-year-old Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation prides itself on two things: At a time when most shoe manufacturing has gone overseas, it remains an American footwear manufacturer; and using a 212-step process, it takes “shoemaking to the level of an art form.” Wisconsin-based Allen Edmonds recently opened its only Georgia store in Dunwoody. “We are delighted […]

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Chamber president weighs in on DeKalb’s job outlook

Pedal power: 41 years and counting

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Fred Boykin and Mark Zuckerberg have more than one thing in common. Zuckerberg attended Havard. Boykin went to the “Harvard of the South.” Another shared interest: Both presided over successful business startups in college.  Zuckerberg (with a little help from others) conceived Facebook. Boykin and his Emory chums started Bicycle South. One thing, though, Boykin […]

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Picketers protest Walmart again

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Flash flooding in Decatur July 13 did not stop a group from protesting a proposed Suburban Plaza Walmart. Carrying handmade picket signs, members of Good Growth DeKalb, which is opposed to the Walmart development, gathered at the usually busy intersection of Medlock Road, North Decatur Road and Scott Boulevard. Carter Joseph, of Decatur, participated in […]

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Twelve 24 Boutique celebrates the plus-size woman

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Angela Hargro said that the boutique in downtown Decatur that she opened with partner Melanie Williams was “born out of frustration as a shopper.” “It was so hard to find clothes in my size that didn’t look like something somebody’s grandmother would wear,” Hargro said. The name Twelve 24 reflects the range of sizes carried […]

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