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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Brookhaven mayor apologizes, cleared of wrongdoing


Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said in a released statement that he apologized to two female employees that accused him of sexual harassment. “I have spoken with both employees present and they have accepted the sincere apology that I offered,” the statement read. “The action was innocent and was not intended to bring discomfort.” Two […]

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Harassment complaint filed against Brookhaven mayor

Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis

A Brookhaven employee has accused Mayor J. Max Davis of sexual harassment. City spokeswoman Megan Matteucci said city attorney Tom Kurrie is conducting an investigation after the sexual harassment complaint was by a female employee Feb. 24. “There was a complaint received verbally by the city manager [Marie Garrett], but it was regarding the same […]

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Decatur McDonald’s employee named crew person of the year


  “Ms. Southern Hospitality.” That is what Carolyn Elaine Hayes is known as at McDonald’s in downtown Decatur. For seven years, her dedication to customer service has made her a staple not just at the restaurant but also in the community.  Her unwaivering service to her customers paid off as she was named McDonald’s Crew […]

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Glazed goodness comes to Wesley Chapel Road


  The red glow of the famous “Hot Now” sign indicating fresh, hot doughnuts now resides at 2533 Wesley Chapel Road.  Many patrons welcomed the opening of Krispy Kreme doughnut store, which marks the 11th metro-area location for the North Carolina-based corporation.  Hundreds of customers braved early morning temperatures in anticipations of the store’s Dec. […]

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St. Pius heading back to the Dome

St.Pius X head coach Paul Standard is embraced by his family after the Golden Lions knocked off Woodward Academy to advance to the state championship. Photo by Carla Parker

It took a fourth quarter effort for the St. Pius Golden Lions to knock off Woodward Academy and punch their ticket to their second state championship game in three years.  No. 6-ranked St. Pius defeated No. 5-ranked Woodward Academy 28-21 Dec. 5 in the semifinals of the Class AAAA playoffs. The Golden Lions were down […]

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Family and football: Surprise mother-son reunion was almost 40 years in the making

Tucker Tigers assistant football coach Robby Gilbert reunited with his birth mother Tish Myatt during halftime of his team’s 55-0 victory over Alcovy. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Forty years ago Tucker Tigers assistant football coach Robby Gilbert was born and spent a short time in the arms of his 18-year-old mother before she reluctantly gave him up for adoption. Friday night at halftime of his team’s 55-0 victory over Alcovy, Gilbert walked out of the locker room with fellow assistant coach Todrick […]

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