City officials, developer break ground for Sams Crossing development

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  Avondale Estates officials, the city’s Downtown Development Authority and associates from South City Partners gathered March 10 to break ground on the Sams Crossing development. The multi-use development, which will be built on 3.17 acres, will feature approximately 8,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space on the ground floor, approximately 197 residential units in four […]

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Doraville Police go high-tech

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  License plate recognition, traffic, vehicular analysis system costs city $61,047 Doraville City Council unanimously approved a Doraville Police Department purchase for a traffic and vehicular analysis system worth more than $61,000 during its Feb. 21 meeting. Doraville Police Chief John King made the request for the system, which includes a radar speed trailer, three […]

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Westchester hosts Battle of the Bands

Westchester Elementary School hosted its annual Battle of the Bands fundraiser event on March 10 at Avondale Towne Cinema. Rick Beato and Friends opened the event with a mix of classic rock. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

    PTA holds annual fundraiser at Avondale’s Towne Cinema, raises more than $15,000 On the evening of March 10, Towne Cinema in Avondale Estates transformed into a haven for good times, rock-n-roll and the epicenter of school fundraising. Westchester Elementary School—located at 758 Scott Boulevard in Decatur—hosted its third annual Battle of the Bands, […]

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Greenforest cruises to second consecutive state title

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  Mission complete A 24-10 third quarter run was the turning point for the Greenforest Eagles as they cruised to a 81-57 win over Southwest Atlanta Christian in the Class A-Private state title game March 10. This is the second consecutive title for the Eagles and third in five seasons. Head coach Larry Thompson said […]

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A different complexion

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  DeKalb County Online Judicial System classifies Asian man’s skin as ‘yellow’     Merriam-Webster dictionary defines complexion in four different ways.  One definition is “the combination of the hot, cold, moist, and dry qualities held in medieval physiology to determine the quality of a body.” A second is “an individual complex of ways of […]

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Cave-in causes chaos in DeKalb County

Cave-in causes chaos in DeKalb County

According to a county official, a company installing fiber optic lines in DeKalb County damaged a water main at the corner of Beech and Memorial Drive. The company damaged a 36-inch water main. County officials are unsure of the extent of the damage but county spokesperson Andrew Cauthen, said it’s “significant.”  The incident occurred at […]

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Franchise owner says, ‘We’re a local business’

Owner Randall Bloomquist says he chose to put his FASTSIGNS franchise in the heart of the Decatur business district.

“The fact that we’re a franchise doesn’t mean we’re not local,” said Randall Bloomquist, who recently opened a FASTSIGNS franchise on East Trinity in downtown Decatur.“Although we’re affiliated with a national company, we are locally owned and operated and absolutely part of the Decatur community,” Bloomquist said of his signage, graphics and visual communications company. […]

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Tucker business owners voice frustrations with Comcast

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Several Tucker business owners complained publicly about the unsatisfactory service they received in the past few months from Comcast. The city held a public information session on Comcast internet service Feb. 28 with Comcast representatives in attendance. The session was scheduled after the city received numerous complaints about unreliable internet service. City hall staff have […]

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