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Avondale police notify residents of summer crime spike

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Summer break has begun in DeKalb County, which means police departments are preparing for the annual summer crime spike. Avondale Estates Police Chief Lynn Thomas released an emailed message to residents May 23 to expect an increase in crime during the summer months. “As stated in previous summer letters, we must always remember that crime […]

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MARTA brings TOD to Chamblee

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  Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson said he’s excited that the city will have its first “Class A” office project after officials with MARTA and Pattillo Industrial Real Estate held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $25 million project named Trackside.  Trackside, located adjacent from the Chamblee MARTA station parking lot at the intersection of Peachtree Road […]

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‘Fairy godfather Steve’

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Chamblee cop goes on The Steve Harvey Show to find a worthy man   For Chamblee police officer Lacanmaren Shinholster, a night out on patrol—potentially filled with chasing and arresting criminals—is much easier to deal with than the world of modern dating. “My friends think I’m so hard on guys, that my expectations are too […]

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Jason Lary to Lithonia mayor: ‘I’m done’

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Stonecrest will not partner with Lithonia on anything while Deborah Jackson is mayor, newly-elected Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary told The Champion. Lary’s declaration came a day after he expressed the same sentiments to Jackson during the April 3 Lithonia city council meeting. Lary, whose management firm manages the events at the Lithonia Amphitheater, accused Jackson […]

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‘Word on the street’

Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood School for Girls experienced a 400 percent increase in enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year, crediting changes in the overall atmosphere and teacher retention as sources of improvement. Photo submitted.

Word-of-mouth leads to historic enrollment numbers at Ivy Prep    With a 400 percent increase in potential enrollment, a superintendent with an Atlanta education legislative background and a fresh principal—it’s easy to see why members of Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood School for Girls say the school is leading the way in innovation. “We’re doing some […]

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Doraville police get training, new canines

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The Doraville Police Department will be joined by two new canine (K9) units within the next few months following a city council-approved contract worth $27,500 on March 20. In addition to the K9 units, the contract—made with Shallow Creek Kennels based out of Sharpsville, Penn.—will also include six week training sessions for two Doraville police […]

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Brookhaven gets new public works director

Hari Karikaran

  Brookhaven has a new man in charge of its public works department.  Hari Karikaran took over as department head April 3. Lowe Engineers, the private contractor that operates Brookhaven’s Public Works department, hired Karikaran to manage the day-to-day operations.  “The city of Brookhaven’s Public Works Department is really kicking into high gear under the […]

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Fifty tons of debris collected

DeKalb County officials kicked off the Operation Clean Sweep initiative March 11.

Streets in DeKalb County may be a little cleaner after a recent cleanup effort by county officials. In the first Saturday of the county’s Operation Clean Sweep, 50 tons of debris were removed from a 12-mile stretch of south Stone Mountain and Lithonia on Panola and Redan roads by county crews. On March 11, crews […]

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