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Avondale Estates awarded grant to complete Carl’s Corner

Avondale Estates received a $1,500 grant from the Georgia Historic Preservation Division to complete the preservation project for historic Carl’s Corner. Photos by Carla Parker

  The preservation project for historic Carl’s Corner in Avondale Estates will be completed soon. Carl’s Corner, located on South Avondale Road next to Twin Oaks Plaza, was once the city’s entryway when the city was built in 1926. It was named after Carl Houseworth, an Avondale Estates gardener. City Planner and Community Development Officer […]

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Brookhaven demolished Skyland building for future park

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A new park is coming to Brookhaven. The city, led by Mayor John Ernst, began the demolition process of the Skyland Center on Skyland Drive July 24 to make way for Skyland Park. Ernst, controlling an excavator, was the first to take part in ripping down the Skyland Center, a former school and former location […]

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DeKalb artist helps non-profit organizations

The “Puzzling Pointy People” created by DeKalb County artist Kyle Brooks, helped raise more than $7,000 for local nonprofit organizations.

Dekalb resident Kyle Brooks said he loves creating art that makes people smile and recently his contributions helped put a smile on the faces of volunteers at metro nonprofit organizations. Brooks, also known as Black Cat Tips, painted a “Puzzling Pointy People” puzzle for a project with 25th Century Games—a publishing studio in Atlanta. The […]

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DeKalb Police incident ignites protests [VIDEO]

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    In the aftermath of a DeKalb County Police officer being filmed repeatedly striking a homeless woman with his baton, protests were held in several locations through the county asking for the officer to be fired for alleged police brutality. The incident, which occurred June 4 at a gas station on Glenwood Road, involved […]

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More with less

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Cedar Grove graduate making international impact    Staff Sgt. Jennifer Singh, a United States soldier and graduate of Cedar Grove High School, is getting a crash course on how to do more with less.  Singh, who works in the operating room as a technician and is currently on a mission in Gabon, is experiencing Africa […]

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Brookhaven police accepting applications for citizen’s police academy

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Applications are now being accepted for Brookhaven Police Department’s fourth Citizen’s Police Academy. Brookhaven residents, 21 and older, may attend the academy. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants and the police department has the right to deny enrollment to those with a criminal history. The academy will meet every Thursday from 7 […]

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County, Girl Scouts create stormwater patch

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DeKalb County and the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta partnered to create a stormwater patch for scouts. The patch was created to help Girl Scouts learn about the role residents play in keeping county streams and rivers healthy and clean, according to the county. Stormwater comes from precipitation, enters the storm drain system and empties […]

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Brannon Hills is falling down

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  County set to address blighted property issues     Brannon Hills is close to falling down. Not from the dilapidated conditions and burned out properties, however, but from county bulldozers.   The DeKalb County Community Development Department issued a public notice June 15 requesting the release of grant funds to demolish burned-out properties at […]

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