Tucker company helping autistic adults find work

Karen Lynn, founder and president of Mister Migs. Photos by Travis Hudgons

For young adults with autism, searching for employment after graduating high school can be a tough task. In the United States 76 percent of young adults with autism and developmental disabilities are unemployed and 68 percent have stopped looking for a job.  Nonetheless, owners of Mister Migs—a dog clothing company based in Tucker—want to do […]

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Beach party returns to Decatur

Photos by Horace Holloman

    After a one-year hiatus, Decatur’s annual beach party returned. Sixty tons of sand, live music and a kid’s boardwalk were a few of the attractions at the Decatur Beach Party, an annual fundraising event for the Decatur Business Association (DBA). Last year, instead of the beach party, DBA officials decided to hold a […]

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Lithonia living

Wendover Housing Partners has broken ground to prepare for the construction of the Granite Crossing community. Photo by Carla Parker

Half of the big blue plaza in Lithonia is gone and a new apartment development will soon be in its place. Wendover Housing Partners announced May 16 the ground breaking of a 75-unit apartment complex named Granite Crossing in downtown Lithonia. The complex will be built where the city-owned portion of Lithonia Plaza sat. The […]

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Dunwoody looks to continue park success

The Park at Pernoshal Court, which had its grand opening April 29, may be set to host Dunwoody’s Food Truck Tuesday from June to August.

Dunwoody hopes to expand on a local event’s success by holding it at more locations.The city currently holds Food Truck Thursdays at Brook Run Park, located at 4770 N. Peachtree Road. Food trucks from throughout metro-Atlanta gather to sell goods and create a family-friendly community atmosphere. Bob Mullen, director of communications for Dunwoody, along with […]

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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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