Picketers protest Walmart again

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Flash flooding in Decatur July 13 did not stop a group from protesting a proposed Suburban Plaza Walmart. Carrying handmade picket signs, members of Good Growth DeKalb, which is opposed to the Walmart development, gathered at the usually busy intersection of Medlock Road, North Decatur Road and Scott Boulevard. Carter Joseph, of Decatur, participated in […]

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DeKalb coaches schedule around new heat policy

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The Georgia High School Association’s new heat-acclimatization policy, adopted in March, requires all football players to build up tolerance to high temperatures by working out in shorts and helmets for five days before donning full pads. Three-a-day practices are banned, and two-a-day practices cannot take place on consecutive days or exceed five hours in a […]

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Forum features county candidates

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Of the three candidates running for DeKalb County chief executive officer, Jerome Edmondson was alone onstage during a July 12 question-and-answer forum. CEO candidate Gregory Adams, who is the pastor of True Church of God in Christ in Austell, was at the forum for a while but had to leave early to preach at his […]

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Ellis, planning director named in lawsuit

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A lawsuit filed July 3 against three county officials over a land displacement permit calls into question the DeKalb CEO’s hiring of an interim planning director. Bobby Buckler and Anthony McCullar filed the lawsuit “because they won’t let us put a cul-de-sac on our property,” Buckler said July 13. The lawsuit names DeKalb CEO Burrell […]

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Twelve 24 Boutique celebrates the plus-size woman

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Angela Hargro said that the boutique in downtown Decatur that she opened with partner Melanie Williams was “born out of frustration as a shopper.” “It was so hard to find clothes in my size that didn’t look like something somebody’s grandmother would wear,” Hargro said. The name Twelve 24 reflects the range of sizes carried […]

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Leadership DeKalb wins IKEA’s office makeover contest

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Leadership DeKalb in its 26-year history has been involved in makeovers of a sort. By training and inspiring community leaders, the organization has transformed communities in which these leaders work and volunteer. Earlier this month Leadership DeKalb was on the receiving end of a more tangible makeover. The organization received $10,000 in-kind from IKEA Atlanta […]

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Dunwoody councilwoman files ethics complaint

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Dunwoody City Councilwoman Adrian Bonser filed an ethics complaint June 21 against Mayor Mike Davis and the rest of the city council, alleging that several meetings held over the past six months were held illegally. Bonser, who is also facing an ethics investigation, alleges the city council held an illegal meeting Feb. 3 to discuss […]

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Sugar Moon rises in Oakhurst area

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There are a number of ways for people to relive stress. It’s a good thing for folks in the Oakhurst area that when Amy Kiefer is stressed she bakes. Kiefer, chief cupcake baker, and her cousin Catherine Pfitzer, chief cupcake marketer, are the owners of Sugar Moon Bake Shop. The cupcakes are the byproducts of […]

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