Upscale shoe store opens in Dunwoody

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Ninety-year-old Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation prides itself on two things: At a time when most shoe manufacturing has gone overseas, it remains an American footwear manufacturer; and using a 212-step process, it takes “shoemaking to the level of an art form.” Wisconsin-based Allen Edmonds recently opened its only Georgia store in Dunwoody. “We are delighted […]

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Henderson Elementary first STEM certified school in DCSD

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Henderson Mill Elementary school recently became the first STEM-certified school in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) by the Georgia Department of Education. However, gifted students’ teacher Diane Maslia said the school has been moving in that direction for years. “We believe we’re the first elementary school, too,” Maslia said. In recent years, many schools […]

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Dunwoody dedicates Georgia’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange

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Since June, motorists who travel along the Ashford Dunwoody Road interchange at I-285 have driven through Georgia’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange. On Nov. 16, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle along with Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis, and representatives from the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) dedicated the interchange. The $6 […]

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Despite loss, couple still thankful

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Jamiracle Lett and her husband Lamourya were supposed to celebrate this Thanksgiving with their newborn son. But May 5 happened. That’s the day the couple lost their baby boy. Still, they are thankful. “I’m grateful that my son got a chance to open up his eyes in the arms of the Lord,” Jamiracle said. It […]

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DeKalb County’s Police Chief Retires

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DeKalb County is looking for a new police chief. DeKalb County Police Chief William O’Brien will retire at the end of November,Burke Brennan, the county’s chief communications officer, confirmed Oct. 31. O’Brien made the announcement in August, Brennan said. Currently, O’Brien is out of the office using accrued vacation until his retirement’s effective date of Nov. 30. “Police […]

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Dunwoody Police looking for man who tried to entice child

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The Dunwoody Police Department is looking for a suspect who attempted to entice a child while in the restroom of the Perimeter Mall. On Nov. 12 at approximately 7 p.m., a 15-year-old male was in the restroom when he was approached by the suspect, according to a media release by the Dunwoody Police Department. The […]

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New families formed during National Adoption Day

Patrick and Amanda O’Neill, of Tucker, used a private agency to adopt Morgan, 20 months old, from China. The couple plans to adopt again next year.

The courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams was decorated with balloons and teddy bears as children yelled and played Nov. 16. The children, more than 30 of them accompanied by their parents, were at the courthouse for DeKalb County’s second observance of National Adoption Day, an event that brings awareness to the need for […]

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