Avondale Estates mayor and commissioners discuss compensation

Avondale Estates is the only city in DeKalb County that does not compensate its mayor and city commission.

The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners is one of few city mayor and city council boards that do not receive monetary compensation, according to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.Avondale Estates is the only city in DeKalb County, with the exception of newly established Tucker, that does not pay its mayor or commissioners, […]

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Doraville to spend $400K on emergency pipe repairs

Doraville City Council approved moving forward with emergency pipe repairs along Lambeth Circle and McLave Drive for an estimated cost of $400,000.

The city of Doraville is set to spend big on emergency pipe maintenance in a residential neighborhood.  Doraville officials agreed to spend an estimated $422,310 on maintenance work at Lambeth Circle and McClave Drive following a regularly scheduled biweekly city council meeting held March 21. The proposed area is located one block east of Buford […]

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Residents give thoughts on Ashford Dunwoody Road corridor study

Residents share their concerns with representatives from Gresham, Smith and Partners design firm. Photos by Carla Parker

Brookhaven residents in the Ashford Dunwoody Road corridor have given a variety of ideas on what traffic and pedestrian improvements they would like to see in the corridor. The city held two stakeholder meetings on March 21 and 23 to collect ideas for the Ashford Dunwoody Road corridor study to develop a vision for the […]

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Investigation on Lithonia police chief still ongoing


The investigation of Lithonia Police Chief Roosevelt Smith and Capt. Lloyd Owens for an alleged assault on a teen while in custody is still ongoing. Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson and the city council held a special called meeting Feb. 29 to discuss City Administrator Eddie Moody’s investigation. Smith and Owens are under investigation by the […]

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Georgia’s Junior Leagues Participate in Inaugural Little Black Dress Initiative


  Georgia has one of the highest poverty rates for children in the United States at over 26 percent. Some statistics say that 40+ percent of single family homes are living below the poverty line. Growing up in poverty is one of the greatest threats to healthy child development. Poverty and financial stress can impede […]

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Honoring legacies: A Decatur family honors the past while looking to the future

Carrie Salone, right, with her daughters Alleah, left, and Ayana hold awards that were presented to the honorees. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Recently, on a quiet residential street off College Avenue, local matriarchs and longtime Decatur residents Thelma Faverand, 94, Carrie Cook, 86, and Gussie Mae Lowe (posthumously) were honored at the Hometown Country Cookout—an annual event hosted by Carrie Salone.  “This year [we] wanted to give tribute to three legendary women who have truly touched the […]

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Residents question proposed soccer facility


There were more questions than answers when the three commissioners who voted against the proposed Atlanta United Soccer facility held a community conversation Sept. 28. Nearly 100 people were present when DeKalb County Commissioners Kathie Gannon, Nancy Jester and Jeff Rader hosted the public conversation about The Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank’s proposed Atlanta United […]

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Brookhaven City Council appoints new mayor, council member


A new mayor, city council member and mayor pro tem were appointed during the June 9 Brookhaven City Council meeting. District 1 Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Rebecca Chase Williams was sworn in as mayor, filling the seat vacated by former mayor J. Max Davis. Davis resigned as mayor to run for Georgia House District […]

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