DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

Chamber’s Day of Service benefits Peachcrest Boys and Girls Club

A Chamber of Commerce volunteer freshened up a school name during a service day. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

More than 70 members of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce donned blue T-shirts and donated a day to the Peachcrest Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Sept. 27. Chamber of Commerce volunteers painted, cleaned and built shelves at the facility located at 3500 Sherrydale Lane, Decatur. “We seek opportunities where the chamber can make […]

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Heart of South DeKalb Festival


  The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall was the site of Heart of South DeKalb, a free outdoor festival Sept. 28 that celebrated the uniqueness of south DeKalb. Sponsored by Commissioner Larry Johnson, the family-friendly event included a parade, bands, vendors, food, a kids’ zone, car/motorcycle showcase, stage entertainment and performances and more. Other highlights […]

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Food programs blooming in Clarkston

DeKalb County remembers 9/11 victims

DeKalb County first responders and elected officials remembered 9/11 victims at the 9/11 memorial in front of DeKalb County Public Safety Headquarters. Photos by Carla Parker

DeKalb County police officers, firefighters and elected officials gathered around the 9/11 memorial in front of DeKalb County Public Safety Headquarters to honor the first responders and all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. The county joined the nation in honoring the victims on the 12-year anniversary of […]

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City of Decatur considering community transportation overhaul

Decatur has proposed a community-wide transportation overhaul unlike any other currently in Georgia. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

The city of Decatur is known for its diverse restaurants, pedestrian-friendly streets and environmentally conscious planning. Now, it may become the first city in Georgia to have a community transportation plan. David Junger, assistant city manager for the department of public works, said he has received requests from numerous residents asking for traffic calming measures. […]

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Dunwoody Police search for sexual assault suspect

Dunwoody suspect

The Dunwoody Police Department is investigating a sexual assault/battery that occurred on Barclay Drive near North Peachtree Road. According to police, on Aug. 25 an unidentified male attacked the victim from behind as she was walking near 4699 Barclay Drive in Dunwoody. The incident occurred at approximately 5:35 p.m. The suspect is described as a […]

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Boil Water Advisory in Effect for the Tucker Area


The DeKalb County Watershed Division is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for the Tucker area. The affected area is Northlake Parkway and I-285 on the west, Lawrenceville Highway on the south, Fuller Way on the east and LaVista Road on the north. This morning, a temporary fluctuation in water system pressure occurred which lowered the […]

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DeKalb remembers fallen officer


DeKalb County Police radio traffic paused momentarily Aug. 16 to honor the service of Officer Ivorie Gerhard Klusmann who died Aug. 10 in a single car accident while responding to a call. DeKalb County officers and law enforcement officials from around the state gathered at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia for the funeral […]

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